sabiki rigs

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARKANSAS TALK' started by Jimmy Don, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Jimmy Don

    Jimmy Don Member

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    Is there anyplace in the Little Rock area that keep sabiki rigs in stock. I'm wanting to try my hand a skipjack fishing this spring.

    Do they keep them in stock at Zimmerman's on University Ave. or maybe up at Hatchet Jack's.

    What size jigs do ya'll use on them?

    How do you fish them?

    What time of year do the skips start gathering up at the base of the dams?
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    If you want to go the sabiki route, you first need to determine what size and how many hooks you want on the rig. This can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and even different models by the same manufacturer. Some of us prefer to simply tie on a couple of crappie jigs in tandem. Even if you prefer sabiki rigs, keep the idea of the crappie jigs in the back of your mind just in case you run out of sabiki rigs.

    Jimmy Don shoot me a PM sometime and we'll have a mini-meet for coffee. lunch, or whatever; might even work up a fishing trip if I can get well long enough. Been fighting bronchitis the past six weeks; finally seem to be getting over it. Karokecatfish & Gardenhawk are generally free to join us right now, since Gardenhawk's temp job ended after a year.
     

  3. jim

    jim New Member

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    Cabelas has them in their Saltwater catalog or you can go on line.:big_smile:
     
  4. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    Just tie 4 or 5 jiggs on your line using a spinning real and go to town.....That is what I do, anyways. That way you can switch up colors and the size of the hooks if you want. Skips can get pretty big.
     
  5. crazyjet1

    crazyjet1 New Member

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    ole skippy is fun to fish for but my personal favorite rig for them is a crappie jig with a blade on it because those skips are looking for tiny shad to eat and the blade in the sun produces a flash in the water and you can just absolutley bust them this way. i usually tie atleast three on and go to town. the skips left the upper part of the ohio when the water temp hit 52 degrees so im expecting them back at 55 degrees and when those baby shad start jumping everywhere.
     
  6. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    I take that back...I like Shiloh's style.
     
  7. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    Jimmy Don - sent you a P.M, Myself and Poisonpits, maybe top, will be at the Nuke Plant thios Saturday. You and anyone else is welcome to join us. I will be taking my boat along with me.
     
  8. Jimmy Don

    Jimmy Don Member

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    I appreciate all of the info. and the fishing invite for this weekend. As I told Newton in a pm, I'm nursing a bad back right now and couldn't possibly sit in a boat right now.

    I'm really ready to get out there and do some fishing. I've got two new rigs that I'm dying to try out.
     
  9. Grits

    Grits New Member

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    Jimmy Don

    To answer your question, I do not think anyone in LR carries sabiki rigs. I looked everywhere last fall, including where you mentioned and had no luck. I ordered mine from Cabela's.

    Grits
     
  10. Punkinsdad

    Punkinsdad New Member

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    You can find them on Ebay too. There are about 3 main dealers. Nothing beats the herring to me.

    Thanks
     
  11. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    Bass Pro has 'em too, I just can't visualize casting a sabiki, but then the only place I've ever used mine was offshore in the Gulf.

    You can google up more sites for them than you can read in two hours.