How Do You Rig a Pole for Lake Fishing?

Fishing from a lake shore can be a great way to spend a day, as long as you have the right gear. One of the most important pieces of equipment for lake fishing is the pole.

If you don’t have the right kind of pole, then your chances of catching anything are slim. This is why it is so important to know how to rig a pole for lake fishing.

The first step in rigging a pole for lake fishing is to make sure that it has the appropriate type of line. Monofilament line is the most commonly used type of line for this purpose, as it is strong enough to handle larger fish and provides good casting distance.

If you have a spinning reel, then braided line may also be an option. However, if you are using a baitcaster reel then monofilament should always be used.

Once you have selected your line, it’s time to attach it to your pole. This can be done by tying one end directly onto the eyelet at the top of your rod and then threading the other end through the guides along its length. Make sure that you leave enough slack in order to allow for casting without snagging or tangling the line.

Once your line is attached, it’s time to attach your lure or bait. There are two main types of lures – spinnerbaits and crankbaits – and both can be used for lake fishing depending on what kind of fish you are Targeting. For spinnerbaits, simply tie them onto your line using an appropriate knot such as an improved clinch knot or Palomar knot.

For crankbaits, you will need to use a swivel in order to attach them properly. First tie one end of your line directly onto your rod’s eyelet as before and then thread the other end through both eyes on either side of the crankbait before tying it off with another improved clinch knot or Palomar knot.


Rigging a pole for lake fishing requires some knowledge and practice, but once mastered it can make all the difference when out on the water trying to catch some fish! With some basic understanding of knots and lines, anyone can learn how to rig their own poles correctly so they can enjoy their day out on the water without worry about losing their catch!

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Emma Gibson