- It imitates a flock of small fish
- You can fish with the five baits at the same time
- It makes it possible to catch several fish in a single cast
- It increases the chances of successfully catching fish
- It is suitable for many types of predatory fish
- Allows the angler to change out the different baits on the tackle
- You can adjust the distance between lures
The best tackle for umbrella jigs.
The key to an umbrella rod is to cast well with the rod you choose. If you’re casting a large, heavy tackle, you’ll need a larger 9- to 10-pound rod. If you are using a lighter tackle, you can get by with a much smaller 7-pound length.
For the mainline, it is better to use a discreet 0.30 mm thick fluorocarbon. It is better and more comfortable than braided line, it tangles less when you cast.
If you’re fishing a really big or heavy umbrella rig, a 300-size casting reel is best, designed for heavy use, but for most purposes, a standard bass reel will do as well. A 6:1 or 7:1 gear ratio will work.
Almost any swimbaits will work as bait, as well as baits like small floating fish. They should have a hook strong enough to fit the tackle you are using.
How to troll with an umbrella rig.
Umbrella jigs are some of the most popular and productive implements of inshore trolling. Umbrellas can be rigged with anything from soft plastic shad to spoons, the traditional rigging consists of “worms like sand eels” made from painted surgical tubing. The tubes are armed with special bent hooks or pieces of wire that make them spin as they are dragged through the water.
Tether line has long been used with umbrella jigs to catch striped bass when the fish are kept well below the surface. A standard setup includes a sturdy boat rod equipped with special carbide rings and a reel loaded with stainless steel trolling wire.
At a typical trolling speed of two to four knots, you can expect one foot of depth for every ten feet of wire in the water. For example, releasing 200 feet of wire will put the rig at 20 feet. This is an easy and accurate way to bring umbrellas up to deep holding fish.
Next, bait up each leader with a chunk of worm or liver and fan out the baits until they’re evenly spaced. Cast your umbrella rig into a deep hole near a flat bank and let it sink to the bottom. Then slowly reel it in, allowing the baits to flutter in the current. This will attract catfish from all around!
Another way to fish umbrella rigs is by casting them out and retrieving them quickly like you would a spinnerbait. Whichever method you choose, make sure you keep your bait moving with some type of action.
When fishing an umbrella rig, it’s important to keep your line tight so the baits stay in formation. You should also use a light tackle rod and reel with 6-10 pound test line for best results.
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