The Modified Mullet Rig Catches More Fish Uses Less Bait

The DS Custom Tackle Modified Mullet Rig Is The Best Mullet Rig To Catch Bluefish

DS Custom Tackle’s Modified Mullet rig works great! This past season they made it available to the public and so far everyone is loving the rig. “I spend less on bait, because I use less bait, and I am hooking up more fish, it is awesome! ”

It is easy to use. A regular mullet rig with one major change that creates a lot of advantages. A small hook is mounted on the rig just below the float on a loop in the wire. The angler uses that hook to hold the mullet on the shaft of the rig. “For best results you want to hook the mullet through the eyes, preferably both, that holds the skull, not just the meat.”

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets

The loop for the hook also has a couple bonus features. For starters the float can’t move up and down the shaft. Which is one of the reasons the mullet gets pushed into the hook. Then we reel in a fish head with a hook. That float keeps hammering into the mullet in a strong or even mild current on a regular mulet rig. The modification fixes that issue.

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
DS Custom Tackle Modified Mullet Rig

Casting hasn’t changed much, it is still an awkward rig that likes to spin through the air after you cast. However with the mullet hooked in place. The force of the cast and landing in the water doesn’t move the mullet. The small hook holds the mullet and the float stays in place.

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local

Modified Mullet Rig are the perfect length. There are two rigs in each package to give you the option of the tow average sizes of mullet. “After a year or more of testing we found that there are two average sized mullet in frozen bait packages. Even catching fresh mullet most anglers prefer that size range. We found that these two lenghts are the best. If you want longer rigs just let us know, we can make you a cob mullet rig, about a foot long.”

The Modified Mullet Rig is still the right length for mullet, but here are two rigs in the package for the two average sizes of mullet we usually find at bait shops. One rig is an inch longer than the other. You will be able to adjust accordingly which size you will need. As with all DS Custom Tackle Mullet rigs the Modified Mullet rig come with two hooks per rig, which means you get four hooks in the Modified Mullet rig packages.

Related Articles
1 of 993
modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets notice the bead keeps the float from covering the loop or moving up the shaft.

Lastly the float with the beads on each end makes a little noise. That clicking sound we think helps attract curious fish. Activity in the water always excites predators. The main advantage is the fact the float can’t move up and down the full length of the shaft.

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
Modified Mullet rigs in Chartreuse

I have been using these modified rigs or a form of them for over four years. I catch more fish and use less bait. DS Custom Tackle’s design is on point to help catch more fish, bluefish specifically, and save you money on bait. I have cast one mullet over a 100 times and it never moved down the shaft. Sometimes the fish hit, leave most of the mullet and I use it again and catch another fish. This really is the last mullet rig you will ever buy.

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
Modified Mullet Rig hooked into the fish’s eye sockets and ready to cast with a 4/0 mullet hook

You can purchase the Modified Mullet Rig online at the DS Custom Tackle page’s website. It comes in several colors with or without teasers.


The Modified Mullet Rig is also available locally only at the following shops …
Dan’s Tackle Box
Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle
Icehouse Bait and Tackle
Fenwick Tackle
Broadkill Beach Store


Fish On!
Rich King

modified mullet rig, catching bluefish in delaware, delmarva, surf fishing rigs, mullet rig, ds custom tackle, buy local
Modified Mullet rig options … pink is being added soon I am told.

Comments are closed.