Blue-Eye Trevalla " Firsts on jigs" !!!!

With Saturdays conditions looking sweet it was a choice of trolling out wide or Super Deep. Scott/Soupy (FW- Soupster) has finally come back to Perth after 3 years in Ponepei living the dream and was keen to get Super Deep species on jigs and likewise Shaun (FW- Shabba) as both have caught fish out there ........ just not on jigs!

Arm twisted we headed off in search of Super Deep species and only jigs........no bait!

I'm gonna shorten up the story as I'm about to head off down South but the boys both got their " First " Super Deep fish on jig and both ended up with their bag limit using Super deep 1kg jigs!


The Pink silver and the Blue Pilchard 1kg Super Deep jigs got the target species and the Esca Blue flashing & slow fade lights were attached to the jigs to entice more interest/fish!

 

Shabba's First on jig

 

Soupy First on jig

 

Shabba's Second on jig

 

Soupy Second on jig

 

 

 

I got my two fish with the last one being the biggest for the day!

 

 

 

The Esca and Super deep 1kg jigs being the weapon of choice!

 


 

Was a great day on the water and seeing the boys get their first on jig a real buzz.....congrats fella's

 

 

Gear used;

 

* Daiwa Megatwin electric reel (With JM drag upgrade)

* Jigging Master Evolution Titanium 400 overhead rod

* Berkley whiplash Braid 80lb

* Super Deep 1kg Japanese Jig

* Esca water activated flashing light


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Nice fish boys.You didn't

Mon, 2013-02-04 13:50

Nice fish boys.

You didn't waste any time getting back into things Soupy!

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Into It

Wed, 2013-02-06 18:57

Cheers Ben. Yes mate I've been scratching some itches LOL. I've been back just over two weeks and I've crabbed on the Swan, flatties on hard bodies in the Swan, the Blue-eyes on jig, and a bag-out marron trip. Well and truly back into the WA way of things.

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Nice one - definitely seem to

Mon, 2013-02-04 14:18

Nice one - definitely seem to have the super deep jigging sussed.

 

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 Great work and post as

Mon, 2013-02-04 16:53

 Great work and post as always Ryan!!

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Nice fish boys congrats to

Mon, 2013-02-04 20:05

Nice fish boys congrats to Shabba and Soupy for their fish on jig.

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Cheers

Wed, 2013-02-06 18:58

Thanks Frank. Handy to know the right people though ;)

Lets catch up soon. Glad to hear things are on the up-and-up.

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Nice

Mon, 2013-02-04 20:59

Nice going guys. Some good fish there.

Good to see you straight back into it Soupy. Freezer will be full already.

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Nearly

Wed, 2013-02-06 19:03

Nearly Tim. I'm normally a quality over quantity sort of fisho, lucky with the super deep species it's quantity and quality.

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Cracker fish boys well done

Mon, 2013-02-04 21:53

Cracker fish boys well done

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 well done guys. gotta be

Tue, 2013-02-05 08:24

 well done guys. gotta be stoked to get your first on jigs. hard work with the rewards. 

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Well done boys

Tue, 2013-02-05 08:57

And as usual well done Ryan for putting them on the fish.

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Nice Blue Eye's guys &

Tue, 2013-02-05 10:26

Nice Blue Eye's guys & welcome back Soupy!

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Cheers

Wed, 2013-02-06 19:10

Cheers Lamby.

It was an awesome day out on the water. My first attempt at super deep jigging and what a result. We experienced both sides of the coin though. We tried two spots that we could see fish but we could entice them to hit a jig. The third spot it was a fish a drift with one of Sean's being hooked up before the jig even touched the sea floor for the first time. My retarded jigging action accounted for my first fish, funny as hell (for Sean and Ryan). Retarded but effective.

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Wed, 2013-02-06 21:41

Well done guys - super catch!

Hey Ryan, what sort of depth would you start using the 1Kg jigs on? ... I've got some 600gm (which I got from you), other 850gm (which I don't like) ... then some 2.2Kg ones , which I'm hanging in the garage, and not planning to use, even on electrics!

Also did you ever try putting another assist hook on the botton eye of the jig? Or will you get snagged easily?

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Super Deep Jig!

Tue, 2013-02-12 22:43

Hi Hesh,

 

Sorry for the late reply........I've been very busy of late. As for your questions, it comes down to the current more so than the depth to jig in the super deep. Right now the current isnt that strong so the 600-750g is just do-able but in months to come the current will rip and thats when the 750g is the minimum and 1kg idea!!!l!

I mainly jig the 1kg Super Deep for several reasons, its not long like some others and its the right profile. Using the 1kg jig allows me to see fish on my sounder and drop the jig into that school and get results.......so important!

 

Also did you ever try putting another assist hook on the botton eye of the jig? Or will you get snagged easily?

 

Tried it all but far better putting the assist off the top eyelet more so for a better hook up!!!

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Tue, 2013-02-12 23:58

 

Cheers

mate, great help as always

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those jigs hurt

Wed, 2013-02-06 22:16

good stuff ryan, I have used those same jigs

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Super Deep!

Tue, 2013-02-12 22:47

Thanks fellas for all your comments.........much appreciated!

harro, good to see mate.......I will be down your way May/June 'ish so I will catchup then

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awesome fish !

Wed, 2013-02-13 09:37

Great catch guys - and once again - the jigs produce the goods.

well done Ryan on getting the lads onto some prime fish !

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great fish

Wed, 2013-02-13 14:53

one day,,,

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just a question about super deep catches

Mon, 2013-02-18 14:10

looking at the photos above why is it that the fish don't show obvious signs of deep trauma ie: guts coming out of mouth eyes protruding etc.

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easy!

Mon, 2013-02-18 20:33

Many Super Deep fish dont show barotrauma symptoms and the Blue-eye Trevalla are one fish that in many situations (not all) dont blow their stomach or eyes!

 

It's an individual fish thing and speed of retreive & depth caught are several factors to dictate such!!!!

 

Example;

 

One Blue-eye has eye trauma but not the other!!! 

 

 

This one had eye trauma

 


This one didnt!!!

 

 


THANKS Dan & Johnny for you comments also......cheers......

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lookin good

Mon, 2013-02-18 21:34

looks good out there too...

 

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Those last too are eye truama

Tue, 2013-02-19 16:06

Those last too are eye truama

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 As you can see from the

Thu, 2013-02-21 15:10

 As you can see from the photos above they aren't immune to barotrauma.

I did a few trips out drop lining for them on a commercial boat when I lived over east. You always knew you had a good line of them when the rope started going out horizontal as you were winching in the last 50-100m they floated the line and weight ( which was a 2 foot rail line), and more than once came across a fish floating on the surface that had come off during the winch in.

Would be interested to know if Ryan has tried for them very early mornings (still dark) as we found they went off the bite as soon as the sun rose, how they knew the sun was up I don't know! We would come in closer after dawn and target Grey Bands. Big days, but great fun for a teenager, excellent pay days too.

Cheers

Chris.