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#825527 - 07/17/08 10:29 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: RUGER]
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Saltwater fish are funny. Can't get them to hit a crankbait that looks JUST LIKE a little baitfish, but they'll hit a soda straw on a treble hook all day long.

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#825626 - 07/17/08 11:22 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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#825990 - 07/17/08 03:09 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Panther78]
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I plan to bring mine home and give it a try.
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#826645 - 07/17/08 10:01 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Kirk]
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I went to Bass Pro here in Memphis this afternoon looking for one of the bubble rigs, and they did not have any. The closest thing was a clip-on transparent bobber that you could put water in. It wouldn't work for this, unfortunately.

Should I buy them on the internet, or is it no big deal to find them for sale down there?
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#826932 - 07/18/08 07:31 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Crosshairy]
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You won't have any problem finding them around at the beach tackle shops. Also Walmart in Gulf Shores has them too. When I was in Gulf Shores the first week of June a man fishing a bubble rig right beside me out fished me big time. I had the McDonald's straw and treble hook behind my bubble but he had a small Clark single hook spoon on his. He was catching alot more fish than us throwing the straw. I went to Walmart in Gulf Shores and bought some of those spoons and started catching more fish.
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#827168 - 07/18/08 09:58 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: spottedbass]
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Wow, learn something new everyday. I wonder what all you could win off your buddies telling them "I bet I can catch a fish with a McDonalds straw lol. Good info and pic Kirk, thanks for sharing.
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#827180 - 07/18/08 10:05 AM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: Jason Eldridge]
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bring them bobbers home,take a spinning rod & tie a 4' lite leader on it with a nice dry fly on the end,you would be suprized at the amount of trout you will catch \:\) mike243
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#827338 - 07/18/08 12:17 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: mike243]
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Yea I remember as a kid fishing those high country lakes in Colorado like that.
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#827374 - 07/18/08 12:52 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: go_okfishin]
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Me too, use to catch bonitos off pier with a bubble and a home made fly with chicken feathers. You can also add BB's in them bubbles too!
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#827662 - 07/18/08 05:39 PM Re: The Bubble Rig actually catches fish. [Re: shorefisherman]
Crosshairy
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sweet, I won't bother wasting anymore time trying to pull together the right tackle in Memphis then.

Thanks for the information.

As an aside - I bought a package of those Berkley "crab" lures...they basically look like little crabs about 1.5 inches across, and are predominantly white/grey.

Is that worth using you think, or should I stick to the bubble rig the whole time?

Sorry about all the noobie questions, but I don't know diddly squat about surf fishing.
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