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#824735 - 07/16/08 08:43 PM The Bubble Rig actually catches fish.
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I admit I was very skeptical that something this simple would actually work. Basically all it is a swivel tied on to a leader
with a clear plastic "bubble float" and a second swivel and short leader tied to a treble hook. Hear is the weird part. The lure is
a 4 inch piece of soda straw.



The way it was explained to me is the soda straw bubbles and makes a funny sound when you rip or pop the lure. The Spanish Mackerel, Bonita and Trout were flat tearing it up at St. Andrew
jetties today.

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#824769 - 07/16/08 09:00 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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where do you buy the bubble rig?

I'm planning on going to Gulf Shores the first week of August - think that would be worth buying to cast from my $20 7-foot spinning rod?
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#824775 - 07/16/08 09:01 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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I've heard of the straw thing, but I don't understand this rig. Because of the float, is this a topwater rig? Are you just casting and reeling in? Do you have to make these or does someone sell them? Interesting.
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#824813 - 07/16/08 09:15 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: gil1]
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Mcdonalds straw rig
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#824842 - 07/16/08 09:27 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: trealtree]
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I bought four at Half Hitch Tackle this morning. The bubble can be 1/2 filled with water and the rig will cast a country mile. Yes it is top water rig and you just cast it as far as you can and reel it back in. I had the best luck when I would stop and rip it and reel in the slack and rip it again.
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#824918 - 07/16/08 10:05 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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would that approach be worth trying on the lagoon/bay side of Gulf Shores, or is it really only applicable on the surf side?

I'm still learning a lot about where certain types of fish hang out...
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#825391 - 07/17/08 09:04 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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#825401 - 07/17/08 09:08 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Crosshairy]
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Crosshairy you will have better luck in the surf w/ that straw rig. We just got back from Orange Beach 3 weeks ago. Stayed at the Phoenix 6 down by the Perdido Pass bridge. Caught fish every morning throwing those and 3/4 oz. silver or gold spoons and of course sand fleas. Later in the week it got good in the afternoon. Huge clouds of baitfish were coming within 30 yards of the beach. Throw a spoon or that straw rig in em and you will catch fish.
I have been fishing down there for a long time and this year I got spooled took it down to the last 5 or 6 wraps and snapped. What a rush. You need good tide movement. Good luck.
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#825479 - 07/17/08 09:40 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: go_okfishin]
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I've used the bubble rig with very good success in saltwater.

I had a thought. Do you think this rig would work on white bass busting shad? I been around some pretty good jumps lately on Old Hickory and caught some really big white bass on a Little George after the school went down. I just might have to try throwing a bubble rig at the busting fish.

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#825522 - 07/17/08 10:20 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: spottedbass]
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