A Carolina-rig is a great technique used to target deep-water, fish-holding structure. The “C-Rig”, as it is commonly referred to, is also a great way to determine the bottom content and what kind structure might be available on the bottom of the lake, which is why tossing a Carolina rig, is a great way to dredge the depths of any body of water.
Some of the offshore structure where a C-Rig shines includes underwater humps, wood, points and breaks. Over the past several seasons I have played around with this technique and keep it rigged up on my boat day in and day out—it is a key tool in my arsenal.
By adapting the components that make up a Carolina-rig, an angler can use this technique in situations on their local body of water, whether it is a deep lake or a shallow river. Another benefit to using a C-Rig is it can be great for covering water looking for active fish.