Octopussy jigging for Demersals

There appears to be a rapid explosion in the range of sinker based jigs with rubber strips skirts being released by different companies.

Daiwa Bay Rubber

River 2 Sea Octa Sniper

Shimano Lucanus Jigs

Have I missed some? 

Has anyone had any success inshore Metro with these jigs? Any photos?

Problem with up north is you could cuts strips off your underpants as a jigging lure with success in warmer water.

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have caught small gnanagai

Sun, 2008-06-29 00:39

have caught small gnanagai and some blackarse (also the odd ytk and sambo) with them .... havent used em much down here (busselton) but they seem to work at times.

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Got some blowies (weird

Sun, 2008-06-29 05:22

Got some blowies (weird looking ones, sort of olive-coloured and sized halfway between nor'westers and standard blowies) on a Bay Rubber out at the FADs.

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This One

Sun, 2008-06-29 11:34

Aus - Were they something like this one http://fishwrecked.com/node/11787

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I've caught Dhuies on he

Sun, 2008-06-29 08:10

I've caught Dhuies on the squid looking ones. Dont know there name thou.

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Gillies also has one, there

Sun, 2008-06-29 08:13

Gillies also has one, there are a few other brands out there. I was hoping to try mine soon, but then I don't really want to catch blowfish, big or small =(

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Yes my apologies, Gillies

Sun, 2008-06-29 10:31

Yes my apologies, Gillies make them, which I remembered while in bed in moment of intimacy last night.

I knew there was more but only remembered when in bed and would have been clobbered if I jumped out of bed and fired the computer up at midnight in moment of Eureka.

I would be interested to see photos of fish preferably south of Lancelin.

Itll be interesting to see what people catch on them in the south in the future in the southern region of WA or more metro based.

With all that movement in the water they look like they would unresistable to some species especially the way they are rigged. 

 

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lol

Sun, 2008-06-29 09:40

The bay rubbers work on spango's and bluebone, havent tried them on much else yet.

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sea rok

Sun, 2008-06-29 10:27

i use an occy squid type rubber sea rok it works well on demersals but take the bottom hook off or youll snag up straight away

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I have used those squids

Sun, 2008-06-29 10:33

I have used those squids before. The R2S ones witht he weight in them are quite good.

I think it maybe the large amount of "movement" in the material behind the head that provides great enticement to the fish.

A bit like a flie but only much bigger with lots of fluid movement.

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Placcie bits

Sun, 2008-06-29 11:07

The placcie bits get molested by everything up here, don't last long.  We were using rubber bands to keep makeshift skirts stuck over the hooks to look like legs.

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Yeah, for what you have to

Sun, 2008-06-29 12:46

Yeah, for what you have to pay for them, you'd think they'd be a bit more "bulletproof", and yes, Tim, that was the same as the blowies I got...in fact, the first time the jig came back up, there was a blowie on each hook!

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jigs

Sun, 2008-06-29 22:09

I have gotten right in to them and have a 50/50 catch rate bait/jigs on the dhuies!!!

my collection started with RABA RABA'S (top left) nephew caught 5 different species in one day with them(no blowies). Bottom left are the powerjigs and they have accounted for a couple of dhuies(no blowies). My fav's are the occtas(6 on right hand side) accounted for a few dhuies. They come in a wide range of sizes. I will generally drop one down before my bottom bashing rig and leave it set in the rod holder allowing the boat to apply the action(heavy jigging not required). My largest dhuie was on the 300gram red !!! Can't see why the lighter ones wouldn't account for a few fish inshore!!!

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Gillies!!!!!

Mon, 2008-06-30 21:21

I love the Gillies Okta's, they come standard with good strong hooks and in weights upto 300 grams.

They work ok hey Rodney Tongue out

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No one stocks good size replacement tails though

Mon, 2008-06-30 21:43

Got a few.....they work.

 

Would be good to retro fit some new rubber skirts for them.....

 

Hook size is some times suss, but with the right drag setting....like milking a cow

 

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Caught a good King George

Fri, 2008-07-25 19:41

Caught a good King George (540mm) and a Pink today on 60 grammers in shallow water Cool

The lighter ones on light gear are great fun

 

 

 

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Hook size is some times

Fri, 2008-07-25 19:47

Hook size is some times suss

I think one brand uses a certain style of hook where the hook size/style can inhibit hook ups on larger fish. The hook style also appears to be less effective in quite shallow water although the heavier guage hook is welcome on heavier line classes.

 

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One fish chewed through the

Fri, 2008-07-25 20:08

One fish chewed through the hook length today on one of the jigs. I dont think this particular Japanses jig uses Kevlar length.

Up North or on larger jigs assist hooks would be fine but smaller species Id like to rig myself.

I know the style of hook prefered and would like to buy hook length.

Anyone know whats used on the lighter Japanese versions as hook length?  

Can you buy the material? 

 

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Shout! Answer

Thu, 2008-07-31 10:46

 

Are now here in WA......you can also get replacemt tails....Gotone on Whitfords has the replacement tails....and I believe you can get "Sea bream" hooks too....slightly heavier

 

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Andrew I think you need a

Thu, 2008-07-31 22:27

Andrew I think you need a bigger box....better yet get a taikabura jig bag...Shout do one call Answer bag.

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Yep...seen them on the net Honsu

Thu, 2008-07-31 22:51

they aint the easiest things to store them jigs.....

 

cost???