jig types

hey guys, starting to do a bit more fishing in the 35-40 m depths. mainly used to using bait, but would like to be able to have a jig out at the same time.

any advice on a type of jig that i could just drop out and have sitting in the rod holder while i fish with bait? also at this depth any hints on what size/weight would be most appropriate? im pretty new to jigging so just looking for something simple at the moment whcih may increase my chances of picking up that ever elusive dhufish. seing some of the photos on here has made me dead keen! have finally found some promising ground.

any advice greatly approeciated!


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If it’s rod holder / self hook jigging

Thu, 2020-05-21 18:55

 You want a Shimano lucanas, Daiwa pirate, or what they call an octa jig. Let it get all the way to the bottom, then wind up about 1m from the ocean floor. About 150 grams is a good starting point for the depth you made mention. 

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Daiwa Kohga jig. Minimum 150g

Thu, 2020-05-21 19:35

Daiwa Kohga jig. Minimum 150g of you want to leave and forget, will get a better action out of a lighter jig but you'll have to keep letting line out to keep it in contact near the bottom

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 I'm hearing a lot of good

Thu, 2020-05-21 19:41

 I'm hearing a lot of good stuff about these Vexed meat bombs.

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It's literally just a

Fri, 2020-05-22 12:37

It's literally just a glorified sinker with some paint on it ha ha

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 A couple of good vids on

Fri, 2020-05-22 21:11

 A couple of good vids on youtube showing some large dhu's being pulled in down Mandurah way.

I made my own. Elevator Jig head with a couople of snelled hooks hanging off some 100lb Fluoro. Haven't caught a fish on it yet though, normally just use normal jigs. Thinking my kids might use it, along with a light jigging rod, rather than heavy bottom bouncing gear.

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Exactly mate, it really is

Sat, 2020-05-23 12:09

Exactly mate, it really is just a driftbait rig. Its a coloured sinker with some snells off it that you load up with bait. It isnt a jig at all, just marketed well as a crossover from baits to artificials

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I just stumbled across the

Tue, 2020-06-16 20:09

I just stumbled across the Mustad InkVader lures. Ranging from $30 (60g) to $45 (200g) for a couple of hooks and a sinker with plastic skirt over the top... Makes the bottom meat look cheap. Yes, I know, they have scented ink that slowly comes out. Expect the ink won't last long though or will stink out the jig wallet.

Before I knock them too much, has anyone tried one?

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 Hey mate I would use any

Thu, 2020-05-21 21:41

 Hey mate I would use any type of jig make sure it's got some bling on it small plastic squids etc etc . More chance of catching a Dhu by leaving your bait set up in the rod holder and lightly work your jig . Cast up drift and work back to the boat . Good luck 

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Personally, I would be

Fri, 2020-05-22 07:42

Personally, I would be leaving the baited rig in the holder and fishing the jig, alot more fun. Jigging can be addictive and quite specialised once you become proficient.

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 I'm trying but it's taking a

Fri, 2020-05-22 17:55

 I'm trying but it's taking a while lol

 

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Patients

Fri, 2020-05-22 21:13

Is a virtue Andy

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 Ha ha wipe on wipe off 

Sat, 2020-05-23 12:34

 Ha ha wipe on wipe off 

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 You could give the Tiger

Sat, 2020-05-23 12:27

 You could give the Tiger Baku Baku jigs a go, I'm pretty new to the whole jigging game and bought a couple of them, pretty much converted now. The Daiwa Kohga jigs are the same style, and red has worked best for me, originally I was leaving it in the rod holder but I found slowly jigging them and when I felt a touch dropping the rod tip or letting some line out was getting a better hit but I'm still learning 

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thanks heaps guys. tried the

Sat, 2020-05-23 13:56

thanks heaps guys.

 

tried the vexed bottom meats on the weekend. did the trick!!

mate got a 68cm dhue, i lost a stonker at exactly the same time which i think was a dhu by how t fought, then i got a 59cm one in the next hour. all on the vexed. werent touching normal baits etc!.

those things will definitely form part of the arsenal.

Thanks for all the input!