Forums - View Single Post - Albany Newcomer
Thread: Albany Newcomer
View Single Post
Old 05-06-2010, 02:20 AM
Reel Force's Avatar
Reel Force Reel Force is offline
First Mate @ Ace Charters
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington Co., New York
Posts: 761
Default Re: Albany Branch, Hudson River Chapter of S247

Originally Posted by bassinbrian View Post
-Do not bait the Herring/Sabiki rig at all, they will hit it just the way it is.
Also make sure you only have 5 hooks on it (some come with 6) Here in
NY 5 is the max you can have ... i just cut the top one off mine.

-You can fish for both at the same time, you are allowed 2 lines/poles
in the water max. Make sure you set your drag real loose on the Striper
rod (i assume you do not have a bait runner reel) and you will be ok.

-The fish finder rig has a weight on you main line (either egg sinker or
slide to attach weight to), swivel, 3' leader (approx) and then your hook
with the bait. Better than the 3way swivel IMO

Hope this helps
Now go get'em !!!

If your drifting keep close attention to the depth - keep your sinker just off the bottom foot or two or three / leader maybe 3-4 ft long - don't matter ... but it's just insight of them "big" lazy fish laying on the bottom that won't chase a bait -seems like the smaller / aggressive fish are actually in the schools of Herring chasing them down - the big "cows" - Females layidin with eggs, seem like they just wait for a meal to pass buy...
Reply With Quote