Jigging Exmouth

Hi Fellas

Im off to Exmouth for a few weeks holiday from the 15th. I will be taking the boat and want to concentrate mainly on jigging. Can anyone recomend some jigs that are working up there at the moment. Not real fussy on what fish i am catching as long as i am catching them haha. Would be keen to give some plastics a go aswell but never used them before so not sure what ones to buy.

Any info would be appreciated.

 

Cheers Jayce


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 I have fished up there a bit

Sun, 2013-06-02 18:06

 I have fished up there a bit with jigs and placcys. I would recommend using plastics as the sharks can be a real problem and it hurts loosing 20-30 dollar jigs every drop. Snap backs would be the one to use as they are quite hardy? Have you bottom fished at exmouth before?

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 Hey Jayce

Sun, 2013-06-02 19:12

 Hey Jayce

our recent trip to exmouth yielded a rule of no bait... we did very well using pirates/shout/octos and mcarthy plastics. We didnt have dharma with sharks. I think we lost 2-3 fish the entire trip to sharks (we were there for 4 weeks). We lost more fish to dropping the PE class and getting bricked by horse trout and rankins.

tides were critical though we fished areas were at the low was barron with just macks and tuna come  high tide time the sounder would come alive and we would clean up

good luck

 

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Thanks for that fellas.Nar

Sun, 2013-06-02 19:40

Thanks for that fellas.

Nar sammy i havnt fished there with the boat at all so i will be starting fresh with it all up there.

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Hey mate, I did a bit of

Mon, 2013-06-03 09:18

Hey mate, I did a bit of jigging up there a couple of weeks ago and didn't have any problems with sharks.  Losing jigs/plastics to mackies on the drop or retrieve was more of an issue!  I found that using McArthy plastics in the shallows resulted in a few good spanglies and coronation trout, but the plastics would get ripped to shreds by charlie court in a couple of drops.  Out deeper I managed a solid red and a couple of good trout on a green caprice before it got taken by a mackie just under the boat.  Also used a 300g sea rock jig in the 100s and landed plenty of goldband without getting sharked.  I wasn't willing to drop down any more expensive jigs through fear of losing them!

Hope this helps

Alex

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a red on metal!!! whoa thats

Tue, 2013-06-04 08:07

a red on metal!!! whoa thats a first! seen them on placcs before but not metals, got photos?

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Yeah!  Thats one of my goals

Tue, 2013-06-04 08:49

Yeah!  Thats one of my goals this year.  Red on jig!

 

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No pics with a jig hanging

Tue, 2013-06-04 12:56

No pics with a jig hanging out of its mouth unfortunately mate!  I actually also got one last year in about 40m of water off Warroora.  Funnily enough, it was also on a green caprice, so there may be something to it!  I was quite surprised when i got that one, but the second one this year made me think that it wasn't too rare an occurrence.

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I jigged for 7 days solid at

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:07

I jigged for 7 days solid at the monties last year with zero reds to my account (plenty of others, Rankins love jigs), lost a few jigs to sharks, most to mac snipoffs, a few to being bricked. 

 

Baron, the jammy bastard, who is a dedicated bait boy, tries jigging for 15 minutes and lands a nice red.....says that was easy, back to bait.....arrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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