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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
what is the best way to rig up for seabass?

i want something fast to tie up. not sure how many hooks are recommended

if prep work is needed, like leaders and hooks, that's ok. just need a good quick set-up to get back in the action upon getting hung up, etc.

also, what size and shape hooks, leader strengths, and hooking techniques would be appriciated.

thanks
scotty
post #2 of 18
Keep it simple.

Loop on the bottom for a sinker, 8 inches above that tie a dropper loop, 12 inches above that tie a another dropper loop. Add 4/0 hooks and enough lead to hold bottom and go get em.
post #3 of 18
i use basically the same thing as fishgeg described sometimes i would add a 3 rd hook. one thing that i find that works is making the bottom dropper or leader to hook long enough to tickle the bottom+ and keep the higher hook(s) on a shorter leader about 4-6" to minimize fouling and help a quick hookset. .02
post #4 of 18
Skip the high hooks if there are a lot of Dogs around.
post #5 of 18
They are gonna close the seabass season so you don't need any rigs.
post #6 of 18
Dont say that man i love going sea bassing.
Went last week and i cought a 4 and half LB Sea bass. it was huge.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the rigs guys, and as for razz's comments, its just another dagger throw into our sides as the fluke season is just about ready to close. probably many of the seabass thrown back are eaten by the dogs anyway. they can't figure where the cbass are going???? well, look at all the protected dogfish and you will get your answer
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
is a 20# or 30# mono shock leader tied to 20# braid good? also, how about hook size, 2/0 or 3/0 good?
post #9 of 18
2/0 and 3/0 should be good Scotty. I like to use the baitholder hooks when seabassin' with clam.
post #10 of 18
You were sea bassing with us this spring. Just buy some snelled 2/0 or 3/0 hooks and make high lo rigs on your top shot. It takes 30 seconds. As for braid, if you use 20, do not use a 30lb top shot or you will have to re-do top shots all day as the braid will break before the mono. I usually do 30 braid, 25lb top shot because that is what I have. A cretin can catch sea bass and ling, but you always seem puzzled about it. I hope you are better with those naval aircraft than some of your fishing.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by whitechin View Post
You were sea bassing with us this spring. Just buy some snelled 2/0 or 3/0 hooks and make high lo rigs on your top shot. It takes 30 seconds. As for braid, if you use 20, do not use a 30lb top shot or you will have to re-do top shots all day as the braid will break before the mono. I usually do 30 braid, 25lb top shot because that is what I have. A cretin can catch sea bass and ling, but you always seem puzzled about it. I hope you are better with those naval aircraft than some of your fishing.
I just need to tweek a few things with my rig. Thanks for the mono/braid help though
post #12 of 18
Scott- use the Hi Lo rig 2 or 3 "long" dropper loops-tied directly in to your top shot of mono-you can use the bait holder hooks I bought for you, that size is fine or if you prefer drop down to a 4/0 or 5/0 gami octopuse-the eyes are plenty big for 25/30 # doubled mono loop will fit thru the eye no problem .quick and easy rig puts you back in the game fast if you break off.

Tip- if you have some gulp w/ you put it on the very top hook this will get there attention and also a bettr shot at the larger fish as they hover above the structure.

when you gonna go lemme know. I need to put some meat in the freezer.

PS yesterday fluking-landed a 3lb cbass made I for dinner WOW other than that the bite suxd.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by whitechin View Post
A cretin can catch sea bass and ling, but you always seem puzzled about it. I hope you are better with those naval aircraft than some of your fishing.


Now you got scotty all riled up
Last year scotty had a a nice share of tog pool winners
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
tough day for me on a brielle bottom fishing boat. i left with one keeper porgy . not too many cbass taken on the boat today, but some porgies and a fluke were had for the boat.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Snaps View Post
Now you got scotty all riled up
Last year scotty had a a nice share of tog pool winners


Yeah.....his pool winners came from mugging ME...gotta love Scotty...he was in such a hurry to jump in my hole that he hung up on the anchor rope on his cast and nearly took my head off with the sinker when he yanked it off the rope...I don't mind though...we always split the pool.
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