What is a sabiki rig ?

What is a sabiki rig ?

A sabiki rig is a simply a long piece of line with six small jigs attached to it. These jigs are generally either green or pink in color. It is important that you use a light florescent color. This is a highly visual type of fishing. They are designed to catch small bait fish of varying size. You simply attach them to your main line and attach an appropriate size sinker to the bottom of the line. You first decision concerning a sabiki rig is selecting the proper size. Very small rigs are designed to catch small pilchards and other bait in the two inch size range. Large sabiki rigs are targeted toward species like ballyhoo, pinfish, grunt and other large bait fish. Understand also that you can and will catch game fish species with sabiki rigs. Crevalle Jacks are famous for attacking this lure. It is not uncommon to catch more than one fish on one cast with this rig. Sabiki rigs can be fished in two different ways. They can be cast long distances into a school of baitfish and retrieved slowly. There is no need to set the hooks, simply retrieve the lure slowly and action will come soon if bait fish are in the area. You can also vertically jig this rig when your boat or pier offers you close access to a school of the bait fish you are targeting. Be sure to slowly lift your rod up and down when fishing in this manner.

Daniel Eggertsen
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