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    Using Wine Corks for surf Fishing Tackle

    Have you ever heard of anyone using a wine cork for fishing tackle?

    The rig looks like this:

    -- Standard FF rig.
    -- But a really long hook line.
    -- put a hole into the cork; then put the hook line through the cork, followed by wrapping the cork and tying the line around the cork.
    -- So the cork in like stuck half way down the hook line.

    Does this description make sense?

    The thought is that crabs steal bottom bait and this cork lifts the bait just off the bottom. Also, might add some motion to the bait?

    Has anyone ever seen something like this being used???


    Thanks!

    Best Regards,
    Stan

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    Nice idea but I did I know what DNR thinks about that

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    like this? you can buy pre-made rigs like that.

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    Catfish rig

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    Ha! I never knew that it had a name. So, I searched and found out that other places call it: Sante fe rig and Santee rig. This is another web site: http://discovercatfishing.com/2010/05/171/

    So, is this good to use in the surf? Does it do it's intended purpose (e.g. keep away crabs, but allow other fish to get caught? Would a Hi/Low rig do about the same thing????


    Thanks again.

    Best Regards,
    Stan

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    forget the float - crabs can swim from the bottom to get at your bait anyway. Also, floats are not nice to cast and cut down on distance. The only time I use a float in the surf is if I am using one "bonito splasher" style - fill one of the large cast a bubbles up halfway with water and attach a long 4" leader below it with a white bucktail. Really works good for casting to feeding feed on top...

    Sandcrab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcrab View Post
    forget the float - crabs can swim from the bottom to get at your bait anyway.
    Exactly right.Also, many of the fish we target are feed on the bottom, not sort of on the bottom. Colored corks may provide some attraction but they don't float your bait up off the bottom out of the reach of crabs.

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    Exactly the advice I was looking for. Thanks! So, I'll just chuck the wine corks...


    Best Regards,
    Stan

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