These would work if you can still find them.Hi folks can I ask a noob question? We are going out of San Diego next month on a three day. Virtually all our fishing had been river/stream and near offshore for Salmon/Rock/Ling up here in the Bay Area so this is new territory and excited.
We are using the boats rods, etc., as our gear is not really anything suitable for most of what I think you guys do down there and I don't want to drag rods/reels that are useless down. .
However I do have a couple dozen cannonballs mostly in the 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" diameter and a handful of sinker releases. I'm happy to drag them down but not sure they will be of any use?
Thanks guys for the time and heads up.See it, but still do not understand how it works! Probably one of those duh moments.
No, the release is when the fish strikes - the weight falls away. It is sacrificial and lost. the trick with salmon is when shakers strike to gently pull them in so as not to lose the weight. The depth is maintained by trolling speed and line length with drag set to allow for trolling with the weight.So the "dog whistle" releases the weight after reaching the desired depth. How do you blow it underwater? (kidding) Never seen that before. There must be more applications. An extra line to the weight must retrieve the weight?
Any one got a good explanation of how to fish sinker rig when its all rigged up? Do you measure out to the called out depth and leave it there, or are your slowly letting out and following bait and estimate once you go through where they're at? Also, are you guys slowly reeling it back in once done with drift?
I get most of my fish on this and put a lot of time in last 3 years doing it, even when most are fly lining. So always nose hook the bait and start with 6oz and adjust up or down depending on current placing sinker about 4’ above your bait. My go to technique is I thumb the spool to let bait drop at a controlled fall. If you let it out too slowly it takes forever. Too fast it tangles.
Lets say fish are holding 30 fathoms (180’). I will stop the bait at my hundred foot mark and let it sit. I get most bites between my 100-200’ marks. Each time I let it sit I do so for about 20-30 seconds. Then I let out 15-20’ of line at a time until I am about 50-75’ past the zone. Then If I am not bit I barely put it in gear so line picks up onto real and slowly wind up. If I get slammed itcwont pin me to rail so violently I will see my line peel and push it to strike. My bait is in water about 5 min from time I start at rear of boat and end up at bow.
Been seeing a lot of reports about the sinker rig this year. I've only been out when it was all about the jig or fly line.