Sabiki Rigs For Mackerel

Hayabusa Fishing’s Sabiki D115E – Feather & Yarn Mackerel Fish Skin exhibits all of the required characteristics that directly contribute to an effective saltwater fishing rig. These feature 6 hooks with fluorescent beads and fish skin. The #15 size and color is ideal for goggle eye bait fishing.

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Where to Use a Sabiki Rig

Since you are targeting live bait, you need to go where schools of bait fish congregate, which is usually around structure of some sort. Navigational towers, channel markers, buoys, the base of bridges, jetties, the edges of mangroves, grass flats (pinfish), shorelines, and even floating debris are great places to find schools of bait fish.

When bait catching offshore or in cooler waters where bait are lower in the water column, a sabiki rig beats a cast net hands down. When bait catching over a natural or artificial reef, a cast net can easily get tangled in rocks and coral so it is best to use a sabiki.

When you see a school of bait, simply drop your rig or cast underhanded down current towards the school and/or structure and you should have a line full of bait in no time. If offshore, drop your sabiki over structure like artificial reefs or shipwrecks. Be mindful of divers when doing so.

If you find yourself in an area where there are sharks interfering with your fishing, using a shark repellent in a small chum dispenser attached to your rig works well.

If you are bait catching from shore, you may have to modify your sabiki to make it shorter for shallow water by cutting off some of the line. Use a heavy sinker to get your rig into deeper water and hold it in the surf. Casting your rig from shore can be tricky, be sure to cast underhanded, not over.

Owner Mackerel Fish Skin Sabiki Rigs come with Gold hooks; green glow bead slides on each branch line; hooks dressed with mackerel skin. Rigs vary in length depending on number of hooks, but generally, 10 inches of main line stretches between 4-inch drop lines. Swivels attach at each end of rig. Each rig has hooks in varying numbers, and sizes, plus varying strengths (lb.-test) of main line and branch lines.

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What is the best size sabiki rig for mackerel?

If you are just targeting macks a size 6 or 4 size subiki should be just fine. Then tip the hooks with squid or mackerel. If they are thick use a heavier weight. If you don’t then you might get one of the worst tangles known to man.

What is the best sabiki rig for mackerel?

The Mustad Sabiki Rig is perfect for catching bait, but also targeting bigger fish, all depending on the hook size and location. The Mustad Sabiki rig is perfect for catching small Snappers, Mulloway, Flathead, Mullet, Sardines, Mackerel, Herring or Threadfin.

What weight should a sabiki rig be?

Use a 2-4 ounce sinker depending on the current with a JP 14-22 size rig with 30-40 lb main line and 15-30lb branches. You can use 1/16th an ounce jigs instead of hooks if you make your own sabiki.

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