Shark bay jigging for reef species

 Hey boys heading up north on Friday and wanting to jig and soft plastics any advice on jigs etc would be awsome not fussed on the price off the jig and how to work them would be awsome fishing around 15 to 40 meters :)

 

Cheers sam


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Same as what you would use

Tue, 2013-12-17 12:05

Same as what you would use here in perth and theres plenty of threads on that. Evergreen Caprices in various weights would be a good start. I like the 75g for 15-20m, I was using a 40g in 10m up there and the pinkies were going nuts

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 Hey beau, did you lose many

Wed, 2013-12-18 19:39

 Hey beau, did you lose many to toothy critters?  I kept to SPs last time I was there because the replacement cost of jigs scared me a bit.

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Nope none because there was

Wed, 2013-12-18 21:18

Nope none because there was no way anything was beating the snapper to it lol.

Actually I lie, lost one out in 90m out from Dirk, had a bloody good fish on then it got sharked :(

I did get quite a few jigheads bitten off by those bloody school mackerel though

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Daiwa pirates or similar

Wed, 2013-12-18 19:34

I have had good success on the pirate jigs or similar in shark bay, ocean dancer are a sweet copy.
I bought a few from Oceanside at the start of the year, better value than the daiwa jigs.
Don't be scared to cast them similar to a SP either, the lighter jigs 40-80 grams were better for this.
Good Luck