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Old 03-31-2008, 08:35 PM
HallT HallT is offline
 
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Default Sabiki Rigs for Shad

Has anyone had any success catching shad on sabiki rigs? I marked plenty of bait this weekend and tried a sabiki without the slightest nibble. Hook sizes were 12s. I've heard some say that small bare gold hooks are better and can be tipped with a piece of worm.

After an hour of throwing a cast net, I managed 3 Threadfins, but no Gizzards or Herring. I could see the larger baits flipping on the surface (and stripers busting them), so I know they were present. Frustrating.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Sabiki Rigs for Shad

Don't know about shad,I know they work well on mackerel though.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Sabiki Rigs for Shad

fished the hudson at albany, use them for herrings, and have caught shad on them, white and green and wht and red seem the best there

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:52 AM
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Default Re: Sabiki Rigs for Shad

I catch white perch on them regularly, and a few crappie, but never shad. Offshore I have caught many baitfish with them.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:42 PM
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work great on white perch for sure
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Sabiki Rigs for Shad

7 shad this year on a sabiki early in the season ... upper Hudson River .
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