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Old 07-18-2009, 06:24 AM
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Default Anyone use a Breeches Bouy Rig?

Some folks may call it a cable car rig or that may even be a different rig altogether. This is a description of what it is

First, tie up a Breeches buoy rig, using a connecting link attached to a 3-foot fluorocarbon leader, which is tied to a circle hook.

Cast out a sinker of a weight of sufficient amount to hold a line taught from your rod tip to wherever you cast your weight. Now clip on a snap swivel and leader with bunker/live bait. This allows a bunker or herring to swim up and down it, without pulling your sinker all over the place. (Just enough so that the current doesnít pull your weight all over the beach).

Clip on bait, Lift up the rod tip up, and the whole bunker and rig slide down the line until they hit the water. Then the bunker can swim from the beach to wherever your weight landed. (Like putting your dog on a dog run).

The trick is learning when to set the hook after the fish has picked up the bunker.
When the fish picks up the bunker it will start swimming with it, and the rig will pull down the line heading for the weight, and the weight will be moving over the bottom as the fish moves away with the bait, stops and turns the bait around to swallow it, and then starts moving off again.

The rod tip will be dancing like crazy, and you will want to start reeling, but donít! You will have to wait until the rod bends over and stays down. (That is when the fish has dragged the line all the way down to the snap, weight and breeches buoy rig, and all three have come together giving you a straight line between you and your circle hook, and the circle hook has pulled up tight and sunk into the fishes mouth.)


The time between when the fish picks up the bunker, and the time you start reeling in, is when you will want to pull your hair out, because it is so hard to wait! I suggest that you donít even lift the rod out of the holder until that rod has doubled over and stayed that way.

If there are bluefish in the area, and all of a sudden the rod stops dancing, donít reel it in, thinking that it is over! Bluefish will bite the fish off up to the head of the bunker and the bunker head will float to the bottom and stay there bleeding. What better bait for the Bass following those blues around? If there is no action after 5 minutes, then pull it in and see if you need to put a new bunker on.

This rig works great with bunker in the area. When the bunker come by, snag one with the bunker snagger and reel it in. Then transfer the bunker over to the Breeches buoy rig, inserting the hook under the Dorsal fin, but not down far enough to hit the backbone. Attach the breeches buoy rig with the fish on one end, to the line between your rod tip and the water, with the connecting link and then make sure that the connecting link is closed tight.




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Old 07-18-2009, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use a Breeches Bouy Rig?

Mostly used off piers south of NJ
Never seen one used here although it might not be a bad idea to try it off one of our piers
I'd think you'd need a 20' pole to get it high enough to get the bait out enough from the beach if you're fishing the sand.
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Mostly used off piers south of NJ
Never seen one used here although it might not be a bad idea to try it off one of our piers
I'd think you'd need a 20' pole to get it high enough to get the bait out enough from the beach if you're fishing the sand.
I don't think you need such a long rod for the surf as the idea is to let the bait swim out and hopefully head for England. By using this you may be able to cover a large area with one bait/rod being the bait will swim out. So providing the bait actually swims out you will cover close to the beach all the way out to your sinker, well thats the idea anyways
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The problem is that the surf is going to drag the bait back in - even live bunker or herring

Ever try livelining from the sand?
If there's any wave action at all you're lucky to get five minutes out of a bunker before he's lying on the beach again
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Yes I have live lined and know just what you mean, this is why I was asking as it didn't seem like a great idea. I can't count the time I have been live lining oly to look over and see my bait laying there

I quess there is a time and place for everthing. I had seen this done when on a long Thanksgiving week down in North Carolina and got several days in fishing. Actually I had been down there for a few years on Thanksgiving as a relative owns a Bed & Breakfast in Wilmington.
Several guys we ran into used this setup and it seemed to work fine. They don't take to kindly to yankees though but was lucky as my wifes uncle and friends knows many of the folks. I would suspect that it would need to be out going tide. Many things they do and use down there doesn't work well in other places though. I even sold a bunch of high low rigs on the beach as they use a different type of setup and liked the way I tied mine. I must have tied about 20 more for my wifes uncle back at the house.
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