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Old 08-09-2019, 10:17 AM
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I tried the 'Bama Rig in Canada a few years back. I thought it would be a good pike rig but accidentally caught a walleye on it on my first cast. I had pike follow-ups but no takers. After that - nada. The lodge owner was fascinated with the rig so I left it with him. FYI - I had to leave one of the arms as a dummy because of the 4 hook rule in Ontario.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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The Troll Master app has 2 options for umbrella rigs. One of them is the larger style that are typically used in salt/brackish water (this has yellow shads on each arm in the graphic below). The smaller one (shown with white shads in the graphic) is the Striper Sniper ultralight rig which is a great size for freshwater.


You can use this app to predict depth of a wide range of umbrella rigs. Just enter the weight of your rig and the app will take care of the rest.


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Old 08-14-2019, 10:03 AM
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put some together to use here in Minnesota...4 arms w/willow blades 15 inch leader to crankbait in the middle.......caught walleyes first time out alot of drag for sure used leadcore to control depth just wanted to see if they would catch walleyes " they did" my2cents !!!!
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:42 PM
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I remember thinking how ridiculous these things were 25 years ago in salt water.

Just drag a net, no thanks.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:05 PM
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We use them on Ft Peck especially over deep water/Cisco bait balls. Last week I put two out on leadcore and a big jig/swim bait tied on 16 inches of 20 lb fluorocarbon when the breeze died off and the bite quit. We got two 26 inch walleye and a big pike over the next half an hour out of 20 feet of water. I think they get turned on by all the flash.

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Old 08-18-2019, 07:35 PM
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Splitshot,
In all of my years of fishing various fish species I have found that the different fish that I have fished, it seems that the Salmonidae family of fish - seem to be the most susceptible to multiple flashing type lures. It seems that they like the flash and perhaps seem to be schools of minnows to them. i.e. various trout, and salmon species of fish.

Northern and Musky seem to respond to single type flashes like one or two spinners.

But, over the years when fishing for Walleyes, it seems that if anything they seem to respond better to more muted or smaller and single spinners, rather than larger or multiple spinners.

Perhaps others have had different experiences, but I simply do not use multiple spinner rigs of any sort when fishing for walleye, because there are other methods that seem to be many times more productive.

Perhaps, different waters, with different environments respond differently than the fish in the waters that I tend to fish.

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Old 08-19-2019, 10:22 PM
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Rew..seems you really haven't spent much time pulling umbrella rigs for eyes my first single spinner eye took way longer to produce a walleye strike ...we had a dozen on brellas in and 90 minute span... tip....... matching the blades greatly improves success .....
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:47 PM
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I've used the umbrella rigs when ice fishing. They absolutely got the fish's attention and brought them in quick, but once they were in the flasher, I had better luck getting walleye to hook up with a second rod fishing a more traditional presentation.

Called them in with the umbrella, caught them on the second rod.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:27 PM
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I've used the umbrella rigs when ice fishing. They absolutely got the fish's attention and brought them in quick, but once they were in the flasher, I had better luck getting walleye to hook up with a second rod fishing a more traditional presentation.

Called them in with the umbrella, caught them on the second rod.
Deep sea technique while ice fishing. Pretty cool.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:55 PM
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I've used the umbrella rigs when ice fishing. They absolutely got the fish's attention and brought them in quick, but once they were in the flasher, I had better luck getting walleye to hook up with a second rod fishing a more traditional presentation.

Called them in with the umbrella, caught them on the second rod.
Cool concept - not one I would have considered, but then again, we don't get ice down here anyway. Another consideration for the A-rig is that the multiple hooks can damage the fish during the fight. It's not uncommon for a fish to be hooked in the mouth with the primary hook and end up with another hook in the side of its face or body. Also consider using heavy braided line so that you can bend out a hook if necessary rather than lose the entire rig as they do get rather expensive once they're loaded up with swim baits. Have a tool handy so that you can use it to pull hard or the braided line can cut right into your hand.
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