Shimano Lucanus jigs and weight

Hey all

Just seeing how people rate shimano lucanus jigs? I want to stock up on some knife jigs and possibly the shimano lucanus type jigs to use out behind the 5 fathom. And how heavy should the jigs be for 30-50m of water. Will be on a plfueger salt 6000 with 30lb braid, also buying a shimano t-curve jigging rod.




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go and see the guys and

Tue, 2012-04-03 18:58

go and see the guys and tackle HQ for jigs, they have some awsome jigs, and will tell you what you need for the depth

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 I've been using them for

Tue, 2012-04-03 19:01

 I've been using them for some time now, and I'd go 80gm in a good weather, but up to 150gm if drift is fast. Red'sh and Yellow are killers, but all colors work. Be mindfull that they snag allot, and at $20-25 each, they're not cheap to run. I've lost 4 in one session, but they were catching fish,mane much more the other brands!!


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Yeah i might grab a couple

Tue, 2012-04-03 20:15

Yeah i might grab a couple and see how they go. any other jigs people would suggest?

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Have a couple and rate them

Wed, 2012-04-04 05:35

Have a couple and rate them as possibly the most useless thing in my tackle box.  never caught a thing on them.  

Apparently , the best way to fish them is to drop to just above the bottom and leave the rod in the rod holder. 

Get a few good butterfly jigs 



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I was sceptical about them,

Wed, 2012-04-04 08:19

I was sceptical about them, but I have definintely seen them catch fish.

Octosnipers on the other hand - never seen anything caught on one of them.


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The lucanus ones are

Wed, 2012-04-04 10:47

The lucanus ones are expensive but I think are better fish catchers than the octo's.  I rate the metals as the best fish catchers.  Maybe look at the daiwa pirates a bit more too.  Ive just got a few of the different reidys seabugs to try- not the octo style ones but the inchiku and pirate styles they make.  Hopefully will get to wet them this weekend.




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so maybe just stick the to

Wed, 2012-04-04 11:06

so maybe just stick the to knife jigs?

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Butterfly jigs like grayzeee

Wed, 2012-04-04 14:00

Butterfly jigs like grayzeee said.  I think the knife ones are probably jigs better suited for sambos and such.

Ones to look for are the evergreen caprice, fanky, shimano butterfly etc  I also like the black magic ones.


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Plenty of fish

Wed, 2012-04-04 14:40

 Flexn I have now changed over to the butterfly jigs mentioned above but when I first started jigging I had a heep of success on the lucanus,especially on pink snapper and nanagi in 100mts. The best coulour is the white and green.As you can see by my avatar these type of jigs definitely work,this one is not a  lucanus but is the same style. I recommend dropping them to the bottom small lift wind small lift wind,repeat a couple of times then drop Back to the bottom.keep them close to the bottom for the best results

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I ended up buying a few knife

Sat, 2012-04-14 07:40

I ended up buying a few knife jigs, 80g,100g,120g,150g and also a couple of the fanky jigs. Went out yesterday morning to go for a jig but the wind and swell early morning seemed to be a bit higher than seabreeze predicted in my opinion so I didn't really try for longer than 10 minutes, just came back in the sound and got some squid.


With jigging, do you guys just sound around for ages, until you find a lump that the sounder says has fish than drop the jigs? Or are people find what they think is decent ground and just randomly drifting around?