Sabiki Rigs

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by Ohio_River_Rat, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    I have a few Sabiki rigs for catchin skipjack but bluegill is more readily available. Does anyone know if bluegill can be caught using a Sabiki rig?
     
  2. s_self88

    s_self88 New Member

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    Bluegill can be caught on sabiki rigs. That is actually all I have ever caught on mine. It helps if you but some sort of bait on the hook, like hotdogs.
     

  3. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    What is a sabaki rig? I've never heard of it.
     
  4. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    A sabiki rig is a bunch of small jigs on a main line used for catching baitfish.

    I hope the pic gives a decent description...
     

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  5. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Sabaki rigs work awesome for bluegill! I like to catch bluegill off the bottom with sabaki rigs, I just put about a 2-3 oz weight on the bottom of it and put some tiny pieces of cut up nightcrawler on the hooks. Sabaki rigs have like 5 or more hooks on them usually so you can just put the bait on all of the hooks. Sometimes you will even catch like 2-3 bream at a time. And occasionally you even catch something big on them while your bluegill fishing like a big bass, carp, etc. I almost only use sabaki rigs now for fishing for bream. I'm telling you, they work awesome! I catch them even in the winter with sabaki's. Definitely give it a try.

    Good luck:)
     
  6. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    They are great for skipjack! Sometimes we get more hits on crappie jigs than sabikis though. Color can make a big difference too. I've seen one color outfish another 4:1 fished side by side.

    As for gills on sabikis, just give it a try. If they don't work and you know the gills are there, try a beetle spin. Ultralight fishin for gills can be a lot of fun! Especially if you take a kid along. They usually don't care what they catch as long as they are cathing SOMEthing!

    Good luck!
     
  7. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'm definitely going to have to try it.
     
  8. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    I just read in Indiana's regulations that you can't have more than two hooks on one line. Can I still use the sabaki rig? I think I need to Google it and see if I can get a pic.
     
  9. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Sure you can! cut the sabiki rig down . I cut mine in half because it makes it much easer to cast. Also I get more use from one rig I get two from one.:)
     
  10. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    That sabiki thing seems to me like it will hang up a lot. Just saw one yesterday first one i ever saw.
     
  11. kevinw

    kevinw New Member

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    I have found that the bait used needs to be the largest thing that the gill sees. Im not saying to use a large bait I use a shot weight about 7" above the bait. I have found that this is far enough as to not distract from the bait. I dont use a bobber ether. If the gills are a little shy then the bobber delays your reaction time. Also if the gill is in the shy mood then I drag the bait by him very slowly and this usually intises him to take it. This method has increased my catch rate tremendously. Dont forget to use a stick to remove the hook. This will help to keep your fish alive. Since I started using the stick removal method 99% of my gill live.
     
  12. SMP_Angler

    SMP_Angler New Member

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    The only thing i have ever been able to catch on my 6 sabiki rigs are bluegill and sunfish, at Shawnee Mission Park, I usually don't put bait on them, mostly because they see the rig and just go for it.