Live Bait Rigging
Posted May 26 2012 - 02:41 AM
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Posted May 27 2012 - 01:10 AM
Using rubber bands is a very popular method when using live bait, but not fore cudas. The purpose of the rubber band is to keep the bait fish alive longer and swim naturally when fishing for billfish, goggle eyes cost $10 a piece here in Florida. A wide rubber band is placed around the girth of the bait fish, hook placed under the band, not entering the flesh. Line from a second rod (short rod called a kite rod) is fed up to a kite in the air, down from the kite clipped onto to the mainline, fish hits and kite line gets detached.....cool stuff.
Posted May 27 2012 - 03:59 AM
I'll tell ya one thing i got 6 months of doing this left and i heard it only gets better as it heats up threw the summer its 115* today. but these cuda that i haven't caught and queen fish iv got maybe 20 of so far are a blast to catch idk how im gonna go back to wny and catch bass and northerns it might bore me......ok maybe not bore but it wont ever be the same.
I attached what I use for bait plus the baby cuda I caught on the sabiki, that first fish they go crazy for and there all over the place but a pain to catch just like sun fish masters at stealing bait but not the hook iv been using cheese.
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Posted May 27 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted May 27 2012 - 12:10 PM
I started hooking mine threw the lip to keep em alive longer after seeing how they took the fish down thinking that would be the best bet because the back hook didnt work. we started using bait in the 3-5" range then i got a few tiny 1" ones I had a Queen hit mine but i was to busy catching more for the other guys and never got my pole in time, The guy who caught the needlefish hooked his with a wide gap trokar worm hook lol threw the whole thing so it looked like a lateral perch jig. Looked funny but it worked.
- SMB 6.1
Posted June 10 2012 - 03:50 PM
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