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44361
08-27-2016, 08:55 PM
Thinking of using a Sabiki loaded with shrimp morsels in the surf for my Grandson., good idea or no, Should I add a bobber to keep it off the bottom? Just to catch something, size doesn't matter to a 4yr. old or to me either.

ez2cdave
08-27-2016, 09:09 PM
Personally, I would just make up a Dropper Loop rig ( Monofilament or Fluorocarbon ), using several small gold hooks ( #6 - #8, smaller if needed ). If you want, a small float can help hold the rig more vertical in the water ( with the weight still on the sand in the water ). Use about a 1oz weight to start with and adjust it, if needed.

The reason I would not use a Sabiki Rig is that most of them are tied with very weak lines going from the main body of the rig to the hooks.

Tight Lines !

bronzbck1
08-27-2016, 09:35 PM
No bobber, a Sabiki or a River rig should have him in the fish

1BadF350
08-27-2016, 11:06 PM
Sabiki in the surf will be good

DaBig2na
08-28-2016, 08:28 AM
For smaller fish I will be just fine for your FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDSON... I don't thnk you will be hooking up a big Drum, or Fluonder with it.. But for catching smaller fish, Spots, Croaker, and so forth..... ABSOLUTELY !!!! Quick and Easy.

They make several hook sizes and with that. The larger the hook the larger size leader that comes with it.. Just know it will be hard to cast the entire rig because of its length standing on the beach. you might want to cut off a couple of the branches with th hook on it to make it more manageable.

You two have fun !!

Mark OH
08-28-2016, 11:15 AM
Last year I caught over 100 fish with a Sabiki, during a slow week when most others were catching nothing. Sure, most were small, but there were some keepers. Lots of pompano, some mullet, spot, and I forget what else. Even a little flounder. This was in a trough right up against the beach -- casting only a few feet. On the pier was great, too. Dropped straight down near the pilings, I often pulled up 2-4 at a time - some decent size. Trust me, if the bluefish were hitting I'd have been after them instead, but they weren't. And this was fun!

I'm heading to the OBX next week, always hoping and trying for the big catch. But, I'll have couple Sabikis on hand just in case. I'm certainly no expert, spending one week per year surf fishing - but I had a blast! You and your grandson will too!

Mark OH
08-28-2016, 11:21 AM
One more thing... It worked well with small bits of shrimp, bloodworms and was surprisingly effective with artificial Fishbites - sand flea flavor.

DaBig2na
08-28-2016, 12:32 PM
It doesn't take much to entertain a four year old (as Witler will be doing)when it comes to fishing.. !! Quick easy uncomplicated fun.. I can't tell you how many OBX visitors I've watched just catching "bar jacks" and having the best time..

spydermn
08-28-2016, 02:13 PM
We fished sabiki and #8 gold hooks on dropper loops last weekend just beyond the wash at Kure and the little ones were hooked up every couple mins. Nothing but pinfish and rats but they had a blast!

gshivar
08-28-2016, 03:53 PM
You already have good advice on the sabiki rigs. I take two grandsons - 4yr and 9yr. Got a toy bucket and toy shovel and the 4 yr old stays occupied with toys and fishing. Have a great time - glenn

ez2cdave
08-28-2016, 04:29 PM
No bobber, a Sabiki or a River rig should have him in the fish

Agreed . . . I wouldn't use a float, but the OP asked about it.

ez2cdave
08-28-2016, 04:33 PM
We fished sabiki and #8 gold hooks on dropper loops last weekend just beyond the wash at Kure and the little ones were hooked up every couple mins. Nothing but pinfish and rats but they had a blast!

Thanks for the backup to the info I posted . . . The kids should have a blast !

44361
08-28-2016, 10:35 PM
We fished sabiki and #8 gold hooks on dropper loops last weekend just beyond the wash at Kure and the little ones were hooked up every couple mins. Nothing but pinfish and rats but they had a blast!

Where is the wash at KB.

Shanep
08-28-2016, 11:07 PM
do it all the time for bait and sometimes catch decent fish. Add tiny bits of fishbites

pmcdaniel
08-29-2016, 02:45 AM
A standard double-drop rig tied with light line with some small Aberdeen hooks tipped with shrimp will do about the same thing without the mass of tangles. I use this setup all the time to catch pinfish for bait when I can't keep shrimp in the water because they are so thick.

23mako
08-29-2016, 08:56 AM
Where is the wash at KB.

"The wash" is a surf lingo term that means in the breakers.

ez2cdave
08-29-2016, 01:57 PM
Where is the wash at KB.

Glad to be of help . . . Have a great trip !

Tight Lines !

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