Anyone use this catfishing rig?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by TA2D, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    I saw this in the new In-Fisherman, and they were using a rig similar to this for crappie fishing, they would suspend it off of the bottom and troll crankbaits with it. It should work well for a bank-fisher like myself, I think because it will suspend the bait at 2 different levels.

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  2. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Yep, when I'm fishin' with shad that is how we like to rig up. We use a bank sinker, and instead of beads we use snelled hooks and tye the sinker on first and then loop the line through the snell and drop the sinker through the loop a couple of times, then move down the line about a foot and use another snelled hook the same way.
     

  3. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Yep, used that rig for King Salmon in the river up north, only I used small stainless steel trebles. Would put a spawn bag and two minature marshmallows on each treble.
     
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    I use a rig almost like that fishing in salt water, but what I do is on leader line of the top hook I put a small cork so that I can adjust how far off the bottom I keep my bait. This way you can try different depths with the same rig.
     
  5. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I use that rig for drifting for several different species of fish.
     
  6. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Basically a Sibaki rig with tri-swivels and leaders. Personally I think the Sibaki would be less hassle and give you more bait action.
     
  7. mazdabob

    mazdabob New Member

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    I use a similar setup when I'm snagging for shad.
     
  8. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    yep when i fish the dam there are alot of hang ups down there and with that set up most of the time your sinker will skip over a few rocks. i don't use the 2 hook idea i always use a 3 way swivel and tie about a 3 or 4 foot leader on one side and a 1 foot tag line for the sinker.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I have use a three way rig, but not one with two hooks.
     
  10. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    thats just a basic top and bottom rig that you'll see in 90% of surf caster's bag of tricks... I use it sometimes when fishing for bullheads, cause they'll get aggressive and start fighting over the baits so you can hook 2 at once...

    They are also called crappie rigs but those are made w/ lighter weight materials and wouldn't hold up to too many catfish...

    I've use similar rigs in surfcasting with semi good results... though usually i buy premade rather then doing my own... the only problem is hook storage after use and also the lines tangling when casting...
     
  11. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    This rig is very popular for many types of fish. I also use it for Crappie fishing. I have also used it for striper fishing. ;)
     
  12. andi1950

    andi1950 New Member

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    Hey joesf,
    I hate to sound dumb, but what the heck is a sibaki rig? :confused: After all the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

    jerry
     
  13. delawareriver

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    a sabiki rig is a rig with about 5 small flies that people use to catch mostly shad but also for sunfish and other baitfish.

    that rig is used for 90 percent of bottom fishing in saltwater. i simplify it when fishing in curent with only one hook because of snags and i would hate to have 2 big catfish on at once, and i dont have enough of my secret bait to be throwing two out at a time. works well for me. great for locating what depth fish are feeding at.
     
  14. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    i use that rig for flats with live bluegill. only i use 1 hook instead of 2, and the leader is farther up the line from the weight (pyramid).
     
  15. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    To many swivels and lost tackle if you ask me,it just leaves to many weak spots in your line.I say keep it simple.
     
  16. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    Ive never used a multi hook rig for anything but skip jack fishing. But i dont see why it wouldnt work.
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    looks like a crappie rig i use em for trout also never tried em for cats im satisfied to use one hook and many rods
     
  18. delawareriver

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    well the easiest way to use it is take out the swivels and not make two droper loops and cut one side of the loop and then you have one long line. works great and also real easy if you make a bunch up over the winter or on a rainy day and then if you ever lose your rig or change sizes for bait or what not all you have to do is add a weight, bait, and tie the main line to it.
     
  19. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    We call it a high low rig around here and mostly use it , bait fishing for cats and stripers or surf fishing!
     
  20. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    well, i've gotta post this time for my tenth time, before I can even see what you're talking about.