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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions »  Okeechobee Rig

Okeechobee Rig

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1 Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:50 am

aluminumkanman


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Has anyone ever heard of an Okeechobee Rig or Sasuteki-rig
It is basically a reverse Texas rig.

I am looking for the weights themselves hard to find if you know of any place I could order them or local shops that might carry them. I live in southern California and the Bass pro shop has the full rig but do not sell the weights by themselves.

2 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:56 pm

HEADCASE881

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First time i have herd of it looks really good trick for flipin in pockets

3 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:06 pm

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thats exactly what it is for and heavy cover as well.

i stumbled across this rig when i got a bass flippn kit the the bass pro shop. the kit had the plastic craw but not the weights for it so i had to do a lot of research to figure out how to use these particular baits because they are made differently from the normal plastics.

4 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:10 pm

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I have seen these setups before very cool I will see if I can find some for you.


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5 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:13 pm

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Is this the weight?
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6 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:19 pm

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yes that is it or a variation of it.

7 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:11 pm

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Thats a crazy set up...

http://www.lastchancetackle.com

8 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:40 pm

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Hey guys,
We used to call this Bombing, nowadays it is referred to as Punching. I first learned about this about 20 years ago on the Delta where low tide conditions compress the weed into an almost impenetrable lid over the structure. Back then some of the local pros would hang a 2oz. torpedo weight on their hook and then Texas rig the worm to it. (some even reversed the worm on the hook) To cast you would pitch the rig high into the air so it could gain some momentum and pierce the cover when it hit. Back then (pre- super line) 30lb test mono was the line of choice. We also used to do this for Calicos up at Naples reef at low tide. Tie a 1-2 oz. torpedo sinker on and split ring a 3/0 Kirby hook to the top eye of the weight, add fresh dead squid, pitch it into the kelp and Hang on!! If you got snagged the split ring usually gave way with a little extra effort. Hee Hee,....

bodfish

PS the key is to know exactly what and where the structure is under the cover! the fish will gang up in the spaces between the ceiling and the bottom. Special technique for special conditions.

9 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:04 am

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if possiable could you post some picks or a step by step video on how you used to rig these up.

that would be realy helpful i have found some specially made weights with the help of others here on the web site.

10 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:44 am

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Here's a link I found
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Going to give this a try as well. Looks interesting

11 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:40 pm

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cool, i found these at the basss pro shop online

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they sell the whole rig i with they would just sell the weights.

12 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:42 am

kg562

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haven't heard this one but it looks very effective!

13 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:58 am

aluminumkanman


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I read that it is used more back east and if you use a plastic craw or creature it looks more life like making the apeditures have more motion than if you just used it with a traditional texas rig

14 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:01 am

aluminumkanman


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just googled reverse texas rig and i foung more info on this set up.

15 re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:06 am

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These are awesome. I have only used them to site fish smallies in the spring when the males are guarding the beds. They will hit em hard almost
every time you drop one on top of them! I'd like to try them for working
cover now that I know that is what they were intended for!! LOL I used to
live close to a Bass Pro Shop...guess
I'll have to start ordering online
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16 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:09 am

kg562

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i wanna give this a try one day

17 Re: Okeechobee Rig on Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:07 pm

aluminumkanman


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hey guys i found this on youtube on how to rig a reverse texas rig or okeechobee rig.
i am going to try this when i get home.

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