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lmramos
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?
Mike

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

BIG_ONE
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.

norcalkat
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.

http://www.cnufishing.com/images/umbrella_rig.jpg

metalmouth
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!

MM

lmramos
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.
Mike

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

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

lmramos
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.
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2996/8ab81nk2.jpg

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

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

norcalkat
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

nayr
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!

lmramos
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.
Fishing
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. *:-? :-?
Mike

metalmouth
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?

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

lmramos
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

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

Don