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Like I wrote in my first post I just got new gear and I wanted to strat of with mackies...I read alot about bass but next to nothing about mackerel.
What's the best setup? Rig? Hook? etc...
What artificial lure's best?
 

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You can catch macks on bare hooks, add silver foil or feathers or even bits of plastic tubing. There are ready made rigs, in strings of 3,4,5,and 6 hook lures or you can try for them with a small flash spinner on light tackle if you want to catch them for sport.

So easy to catch there is not that mutch to write about them.

Here is a link to one of the better ready made multi hook rigs

http://www.gamefisherman.co.uk/ishop/1019/shopscr68.html
 

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Hi mate,

Mackerel are suckers for anything small and flashy and as mentioned, ready made feathers and lures with 4 to 6 hooks are a good bet.

If you want to use a bait which can score other fish as well, thus expanding your options, then you should try mackerel strips. Buy a large mackerel or two from a fish mongers or super market (not tackle shop as they cost a lot more!!!)

See this link to a page on this site for mackerel strip preparation - (there's a photo in the middle of the document) - http://www.worldseafishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=227&Itemid=62

Once you've looked at this you'll need a rig to bait up, here now is another link, again to a document on this site showing what I feel is the best rig for this type of fishing -
http://www.worldseafishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=302&Itemid=71

Good luck buddy,
Jeff
 

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K, I get it. One paternoster and a hail mary for luck.
I was thinking about catching some sandeels with my bare hands, will they do? Would I have to cut them into strips aswell?
I know sandeels are great bait for about anything, how is this on 60 inch seaeel?
What rig for that?

WSF How to catch Sandeel
 
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