The Sabiki Rig will catch bait for you in a most productive way. If you are on white perch or blue back herrings you can catch from one to six baits at a time. This rig consist of a six foot piece of fishing line that has a swivel at one end (this attaches to your fishing line), a clasp at the end (this is where you attach your tear drop sinker or slinky weigh) and in between the swivel and the clasp are six gold hooks (number 6) with two beads and some plastic wings above the gold hook. A 3/4 to 1 oz. weigh is of suffient size. An ultra lite rod and reel with 8 to 10 test line is ideal for this type of fishing. There are several ways to use the Sabiki Rig (brand name), such as jigging it slightly over the marked bait fish, slow trolling over the bait fish or setting it out while you are drifting for cats and this way when you cross over a school of bait fish you all of a sudden have some live bait. You need for the weigh to be touching/bouncing the bottom most of the time. Also, you can add a small piece of worm or real small piece of cut bait for the perch. Don't add bait for the blue backs. When you feel the first strike, do not bring that fish in, let it jerk and this will attract other fish to the rig. When the end of the rod bends down with the fish, then bring then in. Not only can you catch perch and other bait fish with this rig, you can catch small bass, stripers, bream, crappie, catfish and carp. When you bring the load into the boat, keep your rod tip up so you keep the line tight, if you don't, the rig will tangle itself. Start from the bottom when you are taking the bait fish off the rig. If you are going to eat the perch, put them on ice in your cooler and if you are going to use them for bait, put them in your bait tank and or live well. Be careful using this rig, you can hook yourself and your clothes. I do it all the time, no way around it, at least not for me. You can buy yourself a rig and use it as a pattern to make you some up for yourself and use worms or small pieces of cut bait on them. This is just as productive as the Sabiki Rig. When the bite is on, one rig is all one person can handle at a time. The carp depicted below was caught on a Sabiki Rig and it weighed in at 14+ pounds.