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Thread: Bank Rigs for River Sturgeon?

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    Yea I was planning to bait wrap the bait on the back side of the hook so that may help also.l True though I used to use a lot of pickled squid and it does take up a lot of space, very hard to control without thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spactrukn View Post
    I use that "short leader" rig close to the mainline. The lead dropper length varies depending on where I'm fishing. I'll see if I can put some pictures together.
    I have to dig through a couple totes in the garage to find the spool of Dacron so I'll just explain...

    Mainline is tied to one side of a barrel swivel. Lead dropper is tied to the same side of the swivel....
    Make a loop that is about 6"-7" long (or how ever long the sand shrimp or bait you will be using)
    Attach that Dacron loop to your hook (as discussed above, 5/0-9/0 depending on your bait)
    Attach the other end of the loop to the unused eye of the swivel.
    Wrap your bait onto the Dacron with stretchy thread and you are in business. (I like sand shrimp and worms combo)

    We have also experimented using foam in the Dacron loop with the bait to float it up off the bottom sort of vertically for a good hookset. This rig also helps to keep them from inhaling the hook as the leader is only like 7" long.
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    9/0 hooks? You must have gone crazy. All of you. Those are for towing trucks and bulldozers.

    Crazy talk.

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    And? Have you seen the size of some of these fish? hehe :P
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    I got an 8 footer to the bank on a 5/0 hook once, but I like having more hook point sticking out away from the bait. When using chunks of mackerel for Catfish I used to use a 9/0... I miss those days sometimes.
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    Well I am finally recovering and gearing up for this now.. hoping to be back on the water in a week or so..
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    Lol, I read that as "Using chunks of mackerel or catfish" and assumed for sturgeon. Was wondering how well catfish would work for a minute there.
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    Personally I wonder about carp strips because its gotta be a common food in the river given their shear numbers. Not sure I am willing to go through the trouble but I am betting a good backup for a pickled fish bait..

    I do however plan on fishing some bluegill cut baits this spring for catfish :P
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    I'd like to join you for a cat outing or two. I'll see if I can import some Mackerel and Bonito. Best Cat baits ever.
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    Yup, this spring... we can be on it.... Sauvies
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