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It's everywhere!!!! today I saw it on two T.V. shows. Anyone using it or intend to get it? i've used it saltwater fishing (trolling) but not sure how i feel about it for bass. Sounds like everyone who fishes tournies better have one (where its legal).

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Fished it for the 2nd time today. 1st time I didn't throw it much and it was after a big cold front. Nothing on the first day. But it kicked butt today, and out of the back of the boat, too. I think it's found a place in my tackle box!

It was not as big a PITA to fish as I was afraid it'd be. I don't like braid, and that's about the worst part of fishing it for me. The upside of the 65lb braid is I was able to pull the rig back from the snags I got with it. It does snag up pretty easy. I'm casting it on a 7' heavy action Kistler LTA rod. 5 1/8-3/16 oz jigs with hooks and swimbaits.

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Fished it for the 2nd time today. 1st time I didn't throw it much and it was after a big cold front. Nothing on the first day. But it kicked butt today, and out of the back of the boat, too. I think it's found a place in my tackle box!

It was not as big a PITA to fish as I was afraid it'd be. I don't like braid, and that's about the worst part of fishing it for me. The upside of the 65lb braid is I was able to pull the rig back from the snags I got with it. It does snag up pretty easy. I'm casting it on a 7' heavy action Kistler LTA rod. 5 1/8-3/16 oz jigs with hooks and swimbaits.

jeb what specific jig heads were you using and how deep approx did the a rig swim with specified jig head weights on it? thanks

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Just cheapy 1/8oz round, unpainted jig heads and Keitech (sp?) 3.8" swimbaits. A-rig head was 1/2oz, I'd guess. Painted a shad color. Depth varied. I'd let it sink anywhere from a 1 second count to a 10 second count, depending on where I was fishing it. Fish came anywhere from 3' off of the bank to 50' offshore over 40' of water. I need to do a lot more experimenting with it, but it's working well so far with the paddle tails.

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I bought two this weekend. Rigged on up with 3/8 oz jigheads, 5 1/2" Shadalicious

and a 3/4 oz Ledgebuster (white) single blade (silver) spinnerbait in the middle.

The rig is just too pretty to fish!

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While I guess its ok for recreational use, I dont think it should be legal for competition, especially for the big circuit FLW/BASS guys-after all if they are so good shouldnt they be able to catch fish with just one lure tied on? I also think stuff like the Hydowave should not be allowed-what happened to sportsmanship?

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I bought two this weekend. Rigged on up with 3/8 oz jigheads, 5 1/2" Shadalicious

and a 3/4 oz Ledgebuster (white) single blade (silver) spinnerbait in the middle.

The rig is just too pretty to fish!

So hang it up over your bed like a mobile. Guarantied to help you dream about the next big catch..lol!

While I guess its ok for recreational use, I dont think it should be legal for competition, especially for the big circuit FLW/BASS guys-after all if they are so good shouldnt they be able to catch fish with just one lure tied on? I also think stuff like the Hydowave should not be allowed-what happened to sportsmanship?

AGREED on all accounts Zell_pop!

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While I guess its ok for recreational use, I dont think it should be legal for competition, especially for the big circuit FLW/BASS guys-after all if they are so good shouldnt they be able to catch fish with just one lure tied on? I also think stuff like the Hydowave should not be allowed-what happened to sportsmanship?

Like performance enhancing drugs? Maybe congress should get involved. :tsk-tsk: Maybe we should ban lures with multiple hooks as we have all seen pics of guys reeling in 2 fish on a single crankbait. Maybe we should catch the fish with our bare hands or our teeth as that would be the only REAL way to show off a fishermans skill.

It's a tool to make fish bite. You still need to locate fish. If your on a school of fish, more than likely you're going to catch more than one by making repeated casts with a single lure. Also it's not a contest on who can catch the most fish. 5 quality fish still need to make it to the weighin. I'm waiting on delivery of 2 Illinois legal baits and will be purchasing a couple for my TOC at Guntersville as long as the fish police don't stop me.

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It's a tool to make fish bite. You still need to locate fish.

You can make the same argument for trolling and using live bait, but I don't think I'll see those allowed in BASS tournaments any time soon.

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Some of you guys who are against the rig should buy one and fish it you'll figure out how wrong you are I've used one for weeks know and haven't had a double or triple yet it is mostly a one fish bait it just allows you to count down a bait similar to a Crappie jig

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I bought two this weekend. Rigged on up with 3/8 oz jigheads, 5 1/2" Shadalicious

and a 3/4 oz Ledgebuster (white) single blade (silver) spinnerbait in the middle.

The rig is just too pretty to fish!

Where can I acquire one of these Alabama rigs at?

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They are available all over the internet. I bought the YUM version for $17.

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Some of you guys who are against the rig should buy one and fish it you'll figure out how wrong you are I've used one for weeks know and haven't had a double or triple yet it is mostly a one fish bait it just allows you to count down a bait similar to a Crappie jig

Its like fishing with 5 rods at once, which ain't legal. That is what people have a problem with. Baits with 2 hooks are still just one bait. I also think the double rigged flukes should be banned as well or allow everything like walleye guys.

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Maybe the people against the A-rig just can't afford to drop $20 or $30 on a lure, or $20,000-$50,000 on a bass boat and another $40,000 on a truck to pull the boat that catches fish on the A-rig.

Jealous??? :love-158:

I'm a mechanic by trade.Tools cost money. There are tools that work and there are tools that work better. I can use a butter knife to turn a screw, I can use a screwdriver, or I can use an electric screwdriver. The tool that makes my job the easiest, normally cost the most, in turn makes me the most money. What's the difference?

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Maybe the people against the A-rig just can't afford to drop $20 or $30 on a lure, or $20,000-$50,000 on a bass boat and another $40,000 on a truck to pull the boat that catches fish on the A-rig.

Jealous??? :love-158:

I'm a mechanic by trade.Tools cost money. There are tools that work and there are tools that work better. I can use a butter knife to turn a screw, I can use a screwdriver, or I can use an electric screwdriver. The tool that makes my job the easiest, normally cost the most, in turn makes me the most money. What's the difference?

Yeah and hangin fifteen rods out of your boat with big shiners on it is the best tool a man can use, but that ain't legal. Shouldn't be able to throw multiple lures at one time, basically slippin your way out of a rule through a loophole.

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Contrary to popular belief the Alabama rig does not operate on magic. You still have to locate fish and they have to want to eat it. I don't see why it should be banned. It is an artificial and everyone has the same ability to use one.

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If the rig isn't banned from a league or any bass association I don't see why anyone would be so defensive on the rig?

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This seems like it would work very well after a cold front, or when the water is going down. I think the problem with this rig would be when the bite is on. During a tourny you could very well have to cull a large number of fish to get down to the best keepers.

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Maybe the people against the A-rig just can't afford to drop $20 or $30 on a lure, or $20,000-$50,000 on a bass boat and another $40,000 on a truck to pull the boat that catches fish on the A-rig.

Jealous??? :love-158:

I'm a mechanic by trade.Tools cost money. There are tools that work and there are tools that work better. I can use a butter knife to turn a screw, I can use a screwdriver, or I can use an electric screwdriver. The tool that makes my job the easiest, normally cost the most, in turn makes me the most money. What's the difference?

I'm far from jealous, I find it to be unsporting. Like I said, how is it any different from trolling or using live bait or multiple rods in a tournament. Do whatever you want for fun. If the goal wasn't multiple fish it would have one lure on it and 4 attractors. Its a meat rig but as long as it has support from the target market - which it does - it isn't going anywhere. Justify it however you want. Anymore I like catching fish how I want to catch them, its just unfortunate that bass tournament fishing has degraded to the point where sporting and challenge are no longer part of what people consider when allowing certain rigs. Trolling,live bait and multiple rods were all banned before they had catch and release.

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If it is used in an ileagal manner to harvest fish,then Ban it,but all us Fisherman are doin ,is nothing but catch n release.So how can you say,Bann it,for,unless you are jealous on what it can produce.Their is alway's gonna be a better this or that,for the market is growing with Idea's. This rigg is H-Maid,n hold's 9 swimbait's.

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I'm far from jealous, I find it to be unsporting. Like I said, how is it any different from trolling or using live bait or multiple rods in a tournament. Do whatever you want for fun. If the goal wasn't multiple fish it would have one lure on it and 4 attractors. Its a meat rig but as long as it has support from the target market - which it does - it isn't going anywhere. Justify it however you want. Anymore I like catching fish how I want to catch them, its just unfortunate that bass tournament fishing has degraded to the point where sporting and challenge are no longer part of what people consider when allowing certain rigs. Trolling,live bait and multiple rods were all banned before they had catch and release.

I kinda agree here,the number of hooks bother me for some reason,specially for tournaments.

If it is used in an ileagal manner to harvest fish,then Ban it,but all us Fisherman are doin ,is nothing but catch n release.So how can you say,Bann it,for,unless you are jealous on what it can produce.Their is alway's gonna be a better this or that,for the market is growing with Idea's. This rigg is H-Maid,n hold's 9 swimbait's.

That's the thing,it would be much easier to harvest and go over the amount of fish. Again,the number of hooks bother me.

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If it is used in an ileagal manner to harvest fish,then Ban it,but all us Fisherman are doin ,is nothing but catch n release.So how can you say,Bann it,for,unless you are jealous on what it can produce.Their is alway's gonna be a better this or that,for the market is growing with Idea's. This rigg is H-Maid,n hold's 9 swimbait's.

Yup it has 9 baits and is very illegal, check your states regulations. Here in Ky they only allow 3 hooks

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Contrary to popular belief the Alabama rig does not operate on magic. You still have to locate fish and they have to want to eat it. I don't see why it should be banned. It is an artificial and everyone has the same ability to use one.

People are upset because its a way to use multiple rods legally, where do you draw the line? Why not allow live bait since the reasoning of some is that catch and release negates the negative? Why not allow trolling? Heck i'm all for using everything but if you are going to limit something this bait is clearly designed to simulate (multiple rods) then you gotta ban the simulation no?

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I think all tournament anglers should be required to fish out of dug out canoes that they fashioned themselves (unassisted of course) using only hand tools.....speaking of tools.....

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I would think the fish are biting because they see multiple fish, not multiple rods, LOL.

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