Sabiki Mackeral Removal

HavasuSun

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 15, 2015
567
269
Phoenix, AZ
Name
Scott
Boat
Proline 32 "Knot Reely”
A butter knife works great but last year I starting using one of these and will never go back. This one is a Berkeley dehooker but several companies make them. Just make sure you get a small one.

58BFDD4A-4BDD-4D6D-B1CD-CCF3B222C34A.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: NATIVE and Shon

SQUUID

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 10, 2006
152
34
Los Angeles
Name
Peter
Boat
Trophy Pro 2052 Bayrunner 20 CC Zodiac 10
Take a 6" tig stainless rod and bend a shape as below with pliers. Stick a wine cork on the other end as a handle. Or just buy one...works great!

upload_2018-3-29_7-54-22.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: NATIVE

?? fisherman

super Captain
Feb 27, 2003
16,890
5,018
Soul Cal
www.sandiegofishing.com
Name
Mike
Boat
Kencraft CC
The dull side of butter knive and shake them over the bait tank
^^^^^^^
This!

Once you figure out how to use the butter knife and get good.... it's the way to go!

I've got some of the other tools shown and mentioned, and I will still use them from time to time, but for me the best is still by far the butter knife.

The unknown fisherman:p:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Noah & Scoot

aguachico

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 20, 2004
6,303
1,724
El Lago Tijuana
Name
Art
Boat
Trident Yak- Grady White Seafarer
I use the skinny pieces from my calcutta lengths to make a shaker. It's easy and you can tweak it o what you like. Cheap and easy.

The knife works in a pinch, but I like the wide hook so I do not have to stab in the air, in the dark - trying the get a flippy mac to drop in the tank,

I just hook and flip. If I'm grooving just right - it's like poetry.

Anyways the stainless is about 1/8 inch which is good for #10 hooks on down.

This one is scheduled for refinish:D

 
  • Like
Reactions: strackle99

stella marina

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 21, 2011
1,282
528
santa cruz
Name
Andrew
Boat
Parker 2320, 16 Klamath cc, 10 ft Livingston "bass slayer"
Make sure you get the sabikis without barbs, you might lose a few but it's way easier to get them off.
 

strackle99

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Mar 20, 2008
3,253
2,060
Villa Lepro, Baja
Name
Todd
Boat
The one on the fish
Once you learn how to twist the butter knife properly, it will be the way to go
 
  • Like
Reactions: ?? fisherman

mullet

Metal Fabricator
Jan 10, 2006
4,179
3,902
San Fernando Valley
Name
Mike
Boat
19"Gregor
Go to a restaurant supply and buy a box of cheap butter knifes .You need more then one because in a good bite somebody will eventually drop the only one you have in with the tank of macs ,and it will be a bitch to find believe me.
 

Hooops

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 26, 2005
3,723
1,245
46
Huntington Harbour
Name
Hoops
Boat
17ft Whaler Montauk - "TYFISH"
coat hanger - cut and bend accordingly.

butter knifes are dangerous
 

Willdoggy

Willing Member
Jun 25, 2014
2,115
2,610
Chula Vista
Name
IG = WetWillyBiz
Boat
Purr-Sea-Stance: Boston Whaler Montauk 170
We have different opinions on our boat. I like the little de-hooker device while Chica Dulce prefers my arm! I must admit it makes you feel "Alive" using her method.

IMG_6526.jpg IMG_5331.jpg
 

hawkplayer32

I'd rather be fishing.
Aug 6, 2012
3,667
1,658
Valencia, CA
Name
Tony Hicks
Boat
Baja Bound
You can make one. Take an old coat hanger. Cut off an 8 inch straight piece. Bend a hook on one in and glue the blunt end into an old wine cork. Works great.
 

mahi

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jan 5, 2005
768
168
laguna niguel
Name
Bob
Boat
Henriques 28 Express
Pinch down the barb if you have already bought sabikis that have them.