Jigging help plz

Hey just wondering if anyone knows of some good close to shore places to jig for sambos, kingfish etc.. also which jiggs to use? i am heading to south africa on wednesday and i wanna see if i can go b4 then to try get a nice solid fish or two. i have a solid rod with 50pound low strectch mono on it and about 100pound braid for leader.


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Jigging is really only

Fri, 2009-06-12 14:45

Jigging is really only useful in deeper water where you are dropping straight down. There are cast and jig techniques applicable to the shore, but they arent the best choice of gear from any spots in perth. Most perth LB locations SP's would be a much more appropriate choice. 

Also, you wont find any big sambos or kingfish close to land. They do get smaller ones in the river near freo though. If you want a proper jigging fix, you'll need to go offshore.

Also, why are you running a braid leader? Usually you'd want a braid main line and a mono leader, not the other way around. Low stretch mono wont be a problem LB, but wont suit offshore jigging.

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not lb ones.. on a boat but

Fri, 2009-06-12 14:49

not lb ones.. on a boat but just not to deep my baot is only insured for a couple of k's of  rotto... they dont like insuring 44 foot boats past there :(

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ditch the low stretch mono

Fri, 2009-06-12 15:21

ditch the low stretch mono for some good braid, and start using a mono leader.

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maybe. but then that still

Fri, 2009-06-12 15:27

maybe. but then that still doesn't solve my were to problem

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Oh, right, I think we have

Fri, 2009-06-12 15:35

Oh, right, I think we have different definitions of close to shore :p

You could try burleying on the 3 mile, or try the gemini wreck? Other people will have some better spots. There are kings off rotto too. If you could head out past rotto, the barges or the derwent should not have fish (probably ambers over sambos but I'll take ambers over a sambo :p).

 

Gear wise, its going to be pretty hard to jig effectively with mono (even if it is low stretch). Depends on the depth though (<10m and it might be maneagable). You can flat out wind, and sambos would probably take it, but does it count as jigging? :p. Get rid of the braid leader as well and run about the same in mono. 

Jig wise, it depends on your rod, but I'd be inclined to go with some slender, but lighter jigs (200-300g range). Not that standard heavier sambo jigs wont work, but why have the extra effort. Even a long, but light jig (<150g) would be fine for the predicted weather conditions up to 40m. Wont need 500g's (especially in a berley trail). I like the SW labs jigs, Smith (e.g. the CB's) or Zest.  

(If you have a spare spot available, i've got some jigging gear and heaps of jigs if you'd like to use them :D)

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now that i got the info ill

Fri, 2009-06-12 15:42

now that i got the info ill have to try convince my dad (it acctaully his boat). If we can go sure it would be handy to have a pro on board. ill pm you with details if we going.

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Oh, you want a pro, best to

Fri, 2009-06-12 15:47

Oh, you want a pro, best to talk to Honsu or Kasey then, lol.

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I've seen 30kg+ sambo's

Fri, 2009-06-12 22:52

I've seen 30kg+ sambo's 20mtr's off forrest beach south of bunbury, a few of the sambo's in my album have been jigg'd in very shallow water.. just have to watch your jig dosent come flying outta the water