Christmas Island jigging

Hey fellas,

Heading over to Christmas Island to live for a year or two. Boat and rods are already on their way. Just wondering if anyone here had done any jigging over there? Any depths/jigs advice would be much appreciated. Really want to add a dogtooth to the list but anything to keep the missus keen on fishing would be great.


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Firstly, you lucky

Fri, 2012-12-07 14:43

Firstly, you lucky Bastard.You will have a ball, the surface fishing was better than the jigging when i was there.
Jigging is a fair bit of hard work as you jig the drop offs for pelagics and the water goes from 100mts to 300 in no time but there a some big rewards if you work hard.The big difference to fishing here is you generally dont sound for fish before jigging you just fish the drop offs at the correct spots.Jigs from 200-300grams the go,you can go heavier but 400grams becomes too taxing after a few days. We used andamans,Mejuume SL,Nagamasa's and shout slide actors/stays.You will need high powered pe5/6 and as much line as possible.Work your jigs hard and fast as you can.

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As Chrisp said, jigging hard

Sat, 2012-12-08 12:58

As Chrisp said, jigging hard work and reasonably unproductive.....surface fishing is a whole different story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Haha! That sounds terrible;)

Sat, 2012-12-08 22:08

Haha! That sounds terrible;) Thanks for the info guys. We are pretty well set up for the surface fishing. ChrisP I see you've been over there before? I hear that 'shorefire' is the go for some fishing advice/info and will probably hit them up when we get there but... you know what it is like. We all like to get a bit excited about fishing before the trip. Any advice/stories etc. would be great to hear. Been there John?