Best Mackeral Sabiki

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  1. gonsurfn

    gonsurfn Well-Known "Member"

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    Went to grab a few macks on the sabiki in SD Bay. Only had small white fly style sabiki and the macks wanted little to do with it...even tipped with squid. Boat next to use is just waxing them...bait after bait after bait...and looks like they were using a sabiki with larger red flys/grubs, but I couldn't really tell...not as big as a shrimp fly though. Never had macks so finicky on the sabiki..

    So what's your favorite sabiki style for macks? Success with the larger sabikis?
     
  2. kindafishy

    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    did you chum the waters? that seems to get them biting for me.
     
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  3. smokinwater

    smokinwater "Fire's Out!"

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    I carry dry dogfood (no cats in our house) in a ziplock baggie and toss some over to chum. Then I use the sabikis I find on sale or at Walmart. 20 minutes and we're baited up.
     
  4. NGSD1

    NGSD1 Dreamer

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    Def chum as it makes quick work of it. I mix up some old ground fish with cat food and oatmeal and freeze into chunks. As they dissolve it creates a nice little feeding slick
     
  5. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Chum, chum and chum. If they are not wide open chum them up and stack the tank. Even can chum the first few you snag. A bit of squid or mackerel skin from a fresh one makes for better catching as well. Some use cat food, oats or other. Cut fin bait has worked the best for me.


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  6. nefarious235

    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  7. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    what I have Done on my Friends Boat when they are not Biting
    real well, is I take the Wash down Hose and just Spray some
    Water , to case a Disturbance and ripples, ( Water the Lawn )
    and they will go crazy, the only thing is they will Tangle
    you up if your not ready, because its gets them Fired up.
     
  8. ahubley09

    ahubley09 Newbie

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  9. gonsurfn

    gonsurfn Well-Known "Member"

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    Yes, I'm a believer in chum...and we did have a small chum slick and the macs were all around us...but they didn't want our small white sabiki. What size/color/style of sabiki do you use?
     
  10. PoolMan

    PoolMan 7 'dines short of a full scoop

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    Carry a few colored sharpie pens with you. Red, blue, green, and black. Good for recoloring jigs, making "eyes", marking line (depth or to camoflage it), or coloring sabiki rigs.
     
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  11. bmachale

    bmachale Bob MacHale

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    Nobody wants to answer your question. And I don't have a definitive answer either. Seems to change from trip to trip. Sometimes small. Sometimes bigger. I really don't think it matters much. http://www.basspro.com/Offshore-Ang...g/product/89609/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT_HZB2. I prefer something like this but not in a 12. 6 or 8. I ahttp://www.basspro.com/Offshore-Angler-Green-Ultraskin-Sabiki-Rig/product/89605/?hvarAID=shopping_connexity. If you can find them, first step, then chum them into excitement, they will bite anything. Somedays they dont. They are not bright, but they are fish.
     
  12. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My favorite bait catchers are the cheap ones found at Walmart.Disposable and i dont pay 5 bucks for it.Sabiki style bait catchers dont always work.Its weird,my friend was throwing a small swim bait and catching a mackeral every cast.Im jigging the sabiki and catching nothing.
     
  13. mullet

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    When the bait making is tough the trick is catching the first one.Sacrifice that one by cutting into little pieces and bait up your sabiki.I too am fond of the cheap ones they can be found online for about a buck each.
    In answer to your question the best sabiki is the one with pieces of mackerel on it :)
     
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  14. embo

    embo I've been recommended for a recommendation...

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    They gotta have a touch of red in em, I've found that to be the hot tip. Also like to cut off a couple of hooks to minimize tangles.
     
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    It's all about the chum. Mo Chum, Mo Betta.
     
  16. monster1

    monster1 Typical striper owner

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    Chum and the Sabiki's I get for a buck at the FHS.
     
  17. Arima-bob

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    Mullet beat me to it, but I do the same. Get a chum line going, and sacrifice one for little chunks. MAC LOVE MAC!!
     
  18. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    and don't Forget too Paint your sinkers Black
    Other wise they will suck it Down too their A Hole.
     
  19. mullet

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    Just fish a bigger sinker at least a six it also helps to keep them from tangling
     
  20. Otto

    Otto Well-Known "Member"

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    I use canned tuna. Cheapest stuff in the store.
     

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