How To Catch A Livewell Full Of Threadfin Using A Sabiki Rig
By: Joseph Simonds on July 11, 2017
It’s live bait time!
In particular, threadfins.
Threadfins are awesome bait for most inshore fish, and tarpon eat them up like candy.
The great news is that you don’t need a cast net to get your live well full of threadfins.
So if you forget your cast net, lose it your cast net (or destroy it on underwater structure), or just don’t know how to throw a cast net well, keeping a sabiki rig on board can be a great idea.
The best news is that the entire family can do it (so adults can sit back and let the kids catch bait – and have a blast doing it).
This video comes to us from Capt. Justin Napior (make sure to follow Justin’s fishing adventures here on Instagram)
How To Use A Sabiki Rig To Catch Threadfins
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to catch threadfins using a sabiki rig.
All you need is:
- An inexpensive rod and reel
- Sabiki rig
- 1 oz weight
- Live well
Then it’s just a matter of finding the schools of threadfins (which are the ones usually schooling up right near the surface), casting into the school with your 1-oz weight and sabiki rig, slowing reeling it in using a few bumps of the rod, and wait for the bait to hit the small hooks.
Definitely take advantage of the fact that threadfins will often hit the sabiki line when another threadfin is hooked.
It’s not rare to catch 3-4 threadfins at a time (in a single cast).
Do you have any other tips to catch live bait using sabiki rigs?
Let us know in the comments.
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