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Old 05-04-2006, 09:31 PM
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Anyone have simple instructions for a sabiki rig to jig for mackerel. Someone once described a pole made from PVC with line and jig.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:35 AM
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Put a heavier jig on the end... look for bait on your sounder and drop it to the bottom. When you hook up don't pull it until you have an other in the water and it is full of fish. Using the 2 rig method you will fill the boat up in 15 minutes once you get into them.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:57 PM
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Anyone know if they are up in this area yet? I need some bait fish!
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:05 PM
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I havent heard if the mackeral are in Plum Island area yet, but I will be making inquires around town this weekend. I am rather new at fishing and have been advised that when mackeral are around you can catch a bunch, freeze them and use them for bait thru the summer.

Any tips on how to find and catch them would be appreciated.

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heard the midwater trawlers are targeting them , and hammering them. right now. there goes another forage base!! maybe we won't see them this year at all.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:27 AM
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jnelso, I don't have many tips on how to find them and that is my biggest problem. Basically I go out and use my FF to hopefully find a school. Otherwise watch for birds. Sometimes they school near the surface and the birds are diving for them. Also, if they are near the surface there is a good chance something is driving them up to the top (feeding on them) and then you could put one on a line, throw it down and catch who knows what.

Fishing them is easy. They are a very competive fish (with each other) and when one goes after your line others will go after it as well. Get a mackerel rig (or sabiki if that is more your style) and just throw it down. You really don't need to put any bait on the hooks although you can put a small bit of worm if you want. You can also throw some chum in the water to keep them near your boat if you find a school.

Keeping my ears and eyes open! Hope anyone who hears they are around posts here!
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:39 AM
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jnelso - 5/4/2006 9:31 PM

Anyone have simple instructions for a sabiki rig to jig for mackerel. Someone once described a pole made from PVC with line and jig.
www.plasticnavy.com/sabikirod.htm
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:49 PM
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rhartjr,

Thats the info I was hoping for. Now I know what to do with those old reels I purchased at the flea markets.

Thanks for the web site: www.plasticnavy.com/sabikirod.htm

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