Originally Posted by Joseph C.
I was at my station on the end of the **** Inlet jetty for the change of the tide at about 12:45 today. There were predators starting up on the clouds of rainfish from just after I started and they went to town as the outgoing gained velocity. It looked wild as gangs of Spanish macks, Bonita and Blues tore things up. They didn't seem to mind the heavy boat traffic much at all. The boat guys must have spread word through the grapevine because they went from one boat having a great time when I got there to a few dozen within a half mile of the inlet when I left. I finished up with a couple Spanish and a couple Bonita in my cooler and threw back a dozen more and at least 7 or 8 cocktail Blues. The Blues were really bad biting off my metal just above the clip. It happened to me 4 or 5 times.
What do you think of trying a Sabiki rig on the Spanish? They were certainly more keyed to the tiny rainfish sized baits in the water than to my 3/4 oz metal. I also thought I might try my egg float with a green/shiny surf candy behind it. Suggestions?
problem with sabiki's is usually the lb-test being too light. (edit: and add that a multi hook rig, when "successful", could result in multiple hookups)
trying small surf candies on your own "sabiki style" rig would be better.
bayyaker can tie some up for you