Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 3 123>
Topic Options
#824735 - 07/16/08 08:43 PM The Bubble Rig actually catches fish.
Kirk
Cerebral Assassin
16 Point


Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 10419
Loc: Cleveland, TN USA

Offline
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.
_________________________
I make good money, I help the Family, but one thing must be understood, I would never go against the Godfather. Ruger is a man I respect. Luca Brasi

Top
#824769 - 07/16/08 09:00 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
Crosshairy
10 Point


Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2698
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Offline
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?
_________________________
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

Top
#824775 - 07/16/08 09:01 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
gil1
12 Point


Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline
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.
_________________________
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

Top
#824813 - 07/16/08 09:15 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: gil1]
trealtree
16 Point


Registered: 09/29/04
Posts: 10826
Loc: Middle Tennessee

Offline
Mcdonalds straw rig
_________________________
There is only 1 Absolute.

Top
#824842 - 07/16/08 09:27 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: trealtree]
Kirk
Cerebral Assassin
16 Point


Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 10419
Loc: Cleveland, TN USA

Offline
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.
_________________________
I make good money, I help the Family, but one thing must be understood, I would never go against the Godfather. Ruger is a man I respect. Luca Brasi

Top
#824918 - 07/16/08 10:05 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
Crosshairy
10 Point


Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2698
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Offline
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...
_________________________
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

Top
#825391 - 07/17/08 09:04 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
buckhorn40
Non-Typical


Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 27633
Loc: Crossville

Offline
_________________________



Top
#825401 - 07/17/08 09:08 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Crosshairy]
go_okfishin
6 Point


Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 705
Loc: Bellevue

Offline
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.
_________________________
always lookin

Top
#825479 - 07/17/08 09:40 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: go_okfishin]
spottedbass
Spike


Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 80
Loc: Hendersonville

Offline
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.

Top
#825522 - 07/17/08 10:20 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: spottedbass]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106448
Loc: TN

Offline
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
Page 1 of 3 123>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106448
RUGER
88236
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
61909
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
kiplrrp, MudIslandMemphis, bcole0305, Browningbelgium7, cw308
13555 Registered Users
Who's Online
38 registered (Mudbone, Methane, 7wsm, redhunterZ71, steel80, tnhunter83, 1 invisible) and 104 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13555 Members
42 Forums
99444 Topics
1169825 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
November
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.053 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.