View Full Version : Umbrella Rigs

07-23-2008, 05:08 PM
I have my rigs ordered. I will try them at my usual trolling spots. Anybody out there ever use umbrella rigs on the west coast? If so, what was your expierience?

07-24-2008, 05:59 AM
What's an umbrella rig? Post up a picture.

07-24-2008, 11:58 AM
umbrella rig is a rig that kinda have like a metal wires by itself or crossing another, rigged with many swim baits, and its mainly for trolling, popular for trolling tuna, sailfish, marlin etc...and stripes.

07-24-2008, 06:43 PM
i never heard of anyone using them here, but i am curious if they would work....they kill them in the east coast with these setups.


07-24-2008, 06:56 PM
I can't wait to hear how it does! The east coast guys use them for ocean schoolies but they seem to have higher concentrations in a little deeper water. Good luck and let us know!


07-26-2008, 08:02 AM
I received my umbrella rigs (Cowcatcher Brand). Each rig has 9- 5 inch swimbaits. Each rig weighs 20 oz. This should be interesting. I am going to try them at two different locations that I have had consistent success. I will post my results, with pics. I will fishing Tue, Wed, Thur of next week.

07-26-2008, 05:33 PM
keep us posted!! what kind of rod/reel/line setup you using?

07-26-2008, 08:54 PM
IDK where you are, but you can buy those at sportsmans warehose in Rocklin

07-28-2008, 04:58 PM
Here is a pic of the umbrella rig. Baits are 5 inches. Total weight of rig is 20 oz.

07-28-2008, 05:12 PM
Sweet! Does the trailer have a hook in it?

07-29-2008, 02:23 AM
Yes. But you can use any trailer you want. ;D

07-29-2008, 02:02 PM
DAYUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, if that dont work, i dont know what will...hahahaha man that looks like a killer setup! hahaha

07-30-2008, 10:21 AM
How many of them can actually have hooks? Can you have more than 3 because it is a trolling rig? Rig looks enticing, hope to hear a good report!

08-02-2008, 07:18 PM
I havent used the umbrella rigs yet, I am waiting for clarification from DFG...There may be a problem:
Article 1.
Methods and Gear
Restrictions2.00. Fishing Methods--General.
(a) All fish may be taken only by angling with
one closely attended rod and line or one hand
line with not more than three hooks nor more
than three artificial lures (each lure may have
three hooks attached) attached thereto. *:-? :-?

08-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Ooh, I hadn't thought about the 3 lure rule. Is it a lure if it doens't have a hook?

08-02-2008, 10:11 PM
To me that doesn't look legal. I'm sure its only three hooks, and or leaders. :(

08-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Ok, I got the answer I was hoping for. As long as only 3 lures have hooks, it is a legal setup. Actually there are no regs pertaining to the amount of attractors a rig can have........oh man I can see it now.....draggin about thirty hookless swimbats ;D ;D :D :D

08-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Thanks for doing the leg work. That is the answer I was hoping for as well!