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Offline Yukoner

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Very effective burbot rigging.
« on: Mar 15, 2016, 07:29 PM »
Started using this rigging last year.



Tipped one barb with a diamond-shaped piece of pike skin.  It was remarkably effective, so posted about it.  The rig make a lot of noise when you shake it. I think the multiple connection creates the rattling, fish come to investigate, and "Hey....free lunch!"



I save a few pike skins from the first fillets of the year, and freeze them for bait the rest of the season.  They work, add both attraction and scent to a lure, and are almost impossible for fish to pull off the hook.

Works night and day. First burbot trip this year was yesterday, and we are having fresh cod for supper tonight.


 
I know it's too late for most of you, but you might want to give it a try next season.

Best,
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2016, 08:22 PM »
Thanks for sharing your secret lure Yukoner. The green glow jig tipped with a minnow head has been so-so.
I will make up something similar for my week long trip to northern Sk. starting next weekend.  :icefish:

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2016, 12:29 AM »
Not really a secret, as I posted about it last year, but certainly one of the most effective rigs I have ever used.  Seems it also gets better hook-ups, perhaps because the hook dangling away from the spoon makes it easier for them to get the bait well into their mouth.  Some of the strikes are really hard, as compared to using soft baits, which they seem to just inhale rather than strike.

My buddy, Bert, uses this rig with a #3 Ruby Eye spoon. No doubt, being from Saskatchewan, you know what that is.

Good luck on your trip up North.  Please let me know how this works for you, and don't be surprised when a laker smashes one!

Best,
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2016, 05:52 PM »
Ted does the trailer not cause your hook to tangle with your jig/line way more often?  I guess you're keeping your movements on the subtle side?

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2016, 06:00 PM »
Amazingly, it rarely gets tangled.  Perhaps five or six times in the past two years. 

Have two versions of the setup.  The top picture and the picture in the dark shows it with a snap and swivel.  The picture of the one on the tailgate, has only a swivel, with the hook connected with a second split ring.  That was the one I was using again last night.  Both work, and I cannot recall if one was more likely to tangle than the other.

If you watch it just under the ice, you will see that the spoon sinks and flutters horizontally, while the trailer rides above the spoon.  When the line tightens, it just falls straight down, and doesn't hit the spoon as it swings to vertical.

Actually jig it both ways, pounding the bottom, then lifting it quickly, and continually slow and easy just off the bottom.



It was working again last night.    :)  Fresh cod for supper in about two hours!
Ted


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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2016, 06:44 PM »
Last night, from 9:45 to 11:45.  These were the ones kept for Easter dinner.  No monsters, really good eaters.  The rod is 28" long to give you an idea of the size. 



God bless,
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 26, 2016, 09:15 PM »




Was very warm today.  Snow melting very fast now, the end is coming quicker than usual.

Have a great Easter Sunday, Everyone!

Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2016, 08:39 AM »
Yukoner - I rigged 2 spoons, one similar to your pic and and another with  ruby eyes, caught a pike (jack here) on a tip-up for the hook trimming and did my best jigging, but no luck. There are burbot in the lake and we did catch one 29" on a tip-up, so being an amateur the result to be attributed entirely to my lack of knowledge of fish habits and hole placement. I am going to get electronics and read everything I can this summer so next season will be different. Thanks for the tip - it is filed for the future.

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2016, 12:43 PM »
Odd you say that because a guy on Alaska Outdoors contacted me and told me he caught ten using it between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM on Saturday night.  gorf37 on the other hand, who posted here, tried it and drew a blank, however he and his fishing buddy limited out using glow baits the same night.

Certainly, it may not always work.  I went out last night with my lovely wife to purposely try our luck in 40KM winds.  She caught three using a green glow tube bait just off the bottom in 40 feet, while I was still waiting for a hit.

Interesting stuff,
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #9 on: Mar 30, 2016, 01:49 AM »
Just bought some of the new glow Len Thompson spoons. Might be effective for this rig. Filing for next winter.

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #10 on: Mar 30, 2016, 12:13 PM »
That should really work!  Triple trouble: glow plus the rattle and bait.

I'll be watching for your report next year.

Best,
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #11 on: Mar 31, 2016, 04:10 AM »
Started using this rigging last year.



Tipped one barb with a diamond-shaped piece of pike skin.  It was remarkably effective, so posted about it.  The rig make a lot of noise when you shake it. I think the multiple connection creates the rattling, fish come to investigate, and "Hey....free lunch!"



I save a few pike skins from the first fillets of the year, and freeze them for bait the rest of the season.  They work, add both attraction and scent to a lure, and are almost impossible for fish to pull off the hook.

Works night and day. First burbot trip this year was yesterday, and we are having fresh cod for supper tonight.


 
I know it's too late for most of you, but you might want to give it a try next season.

Best,
Ted
Excellent ideas!
Thanks for sharing.
Blue Igloo  :tipup:

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 25, 2016, 12:17 PM »
Thanks for posting that Yukoner.

Nice group of burbot. :)

I have used that snap swivel method as well on the blue fox rattle spoons as well as buckshot rattle spoons and the good old Len Thompson.
Just this spring I found those mustad fastach clips and replaced my snap swivels with that.

Which ever method of attachment, I know they both work fine. ;D

WW

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2017, 02:22 AM »
Okay, Boys and Girls, time to get serious again!  ;D

Anyone been after them yet, actually targeting them?

Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2017, 10:45 AM »
We haven't been specifically targeting them this winter but we have been catching them. Was out last weekend during the evening bite for walleyes and had the camera down the hole and saw a couple of them swim by. One was following a pike. Once it got dark the one of our neighbors we were fishing with caught his first ever pout. Short time later we caught another bigger pout. I caught a couple of 10" dink pout as well too. We didn't stay out too late because the walleyes weren't biting that well so we left. Cleaned the pout and gave it to the neighbors since they had never tried them. Headed back out this weekend. I'm sure we will get more.

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2017, 06:40 PM »
Just got back home, 20 more inches of ice, and my friends have been catching a few for the past three weeks.

Going to get better and better until ice gets bad.
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2017, 11:47 PM »
We are eating fresh burbot, Friends, and the same dropped hook rig did the trick again.



Just a small piece of piece of pike skin on one of the barbs is all it took.  This rig really works, night and day!
Ted

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Re: Very effective burbot rigging.
« Reply #17 on: Mar 05, 2017, 10:52 AM »
Bitter cold last night, -30 was the forecast, but went and gave it a try anyway.   Fished into the dark, caught first fish an hour later.

No strikes at all, just a very soft take on the uplift.  Hooked seven in two hours, brought six home.
Ted


 



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