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What is the hottest tuna jigs for you this year ?

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KILSONG
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 posted 10/02/2006 04:19 PM  

I caught many tuna on Metallic Sardine and Hooker jigs this year.
I heard Braid's Slammer 750 seires mackerel glow are hot as well as Sumo 7X chrom/glow jigs.
And I also saw 9 oz Solvkroken viking jigs and Shimano's butterfly short jigs work great.
 
EdP35

Joined: 02/18/2002
Posts: 692
Location: Freeport, NY
 posted 10/02/2006 08:00 PM  

Kil,

The pink metallic sardine jig has been very good for me this year. I also caught fish on the Briad 750 series and hammer glow jigs as well. If I get out again this year I would like to try jigging with just two assist hooks only. Some capt's and mates who have done a lot of tuna fishing this year have told me they swear by using assist hooks only and claim their landing ratio is much higher compared to just usng trebble hooks. Hope to give it a try soon.
 
KILSONG
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 posted 10/02/2006 08:37 PM  

EdP35 wrote:

Kil,

The pink metallic sardine jig has been very good for me this year. I also caught fish on the Briad 750 series and hammer glow jigs as well. If I get out again this year I would like to try jigging with just two assist hooks only. Some capt's and mates who have done a lot of tuna fishing this year have told me they swear by using assist hooks only and claim their landing ratio is much higher compared to just usng trebble hooks. Hope to give it a try soon.


Hi Ed,
I have been using Braid's Slammer 750 series for a long time. Those jigs are BlackfishJoe's favorite. Smile The only problem with the jigs is poor painting job. It is interesting to note that glow mackerel works great for you.

I also observed that they lose less fish with assist hooks than traditional single hooks or treble hooks. Many guys use two assist hooks on a jig influenced by Shimano's Butterfly jigging system. Smile But I still prefer one strong assist hook.



This post edited by KILSONG 08:38 PM 10/02/2006
 
bennie

Joined: 07/31/2001
Posts: 640
 posted 10/02/2006 09:44 PM  

would you guys pls post photos of these jigs?

photos with name headings would be a great help to us rookies.
 
FlookinGoogin

Joined: 11/21/2005
Posts: 60
 posted 10/02/2006 09:56 PM  

I've had some success with Yo-Zuri Hydro-metal Duel aka "Squish"

 
AlbertH

Joined: 11/28/2002
Posts: 34
 posted 10/02/2006 10:55 PM  

Braid glow mackeral jigs

Fished on the Searcher II on 9/28-9 with ED ( pleasure to fish with you agin). We limited out by 3 am mostly on bait ( half the guys didn't know how to jig). Most of the jig fish were caught on Braid 750 glo mackeral ( color 61) in the 7 oz, 200gram size. I got five on that jig . An additional 2 or 3 fish were also caught on the same jig by Ed and the mate.

http://braidproducts.com/catalog/p26.html

I didn't try any other jigs, not wanting to mess with recent success.

My friend had good luck with cheap homemade assist hooks using 200lb
FINS™ Deep Drop Superline I purchased at Cabelas. The spectra looked ok after 2 or 3 fish.

I also brought along 2 submersible led underwater lights which seem to bring squid closer to the boat. I just started experimenting with them 2 trips last year and 2 trips this year. I think they don't hurt the fishing and likely help. However, we often forget to pull them up to when fighting fish nearby. Sorry about the tangle/s Ed. However, the story of the fish running directly into the light and knocking it 5 feet was priceless.

Albert
 
KILSONG
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 posted 10/02/2006 11:39 PM  

bennie wrote:

would you guys pls post photos of these jigs?

photos with name headings would be a great help to us rookies.



-Sevenseas Hooker jigs
-Metallic Sardine jigs
-Solvkroken jigs
-Braid Slammer 750 Series
-Sumo 7X






 
dhoperos


Joined: 03/19/2005
Posts: 508
Location: T&T (but living in Lynn, MA)
 posted 10/03/2006 12:41 AM  

top jigs

last year, the metallic sardine was tops- but not this year. the hammered daimond and/or D-Stinger have been outfishing everything else in the tacklebox.


"iron sharp with iron,
everyone is his brother's keeper"
The Itals
 
EdP35

Joined: 02/18/2002
Posts: 692
Location: Freeport, NY
 posted 10/03/2006 06:38 PM  

Hi Albert,

Great to see you here and the pleasure was all mine. Great fishing with you, Merv and the rest of the gang this year and looking forward to doing a more trips in the future with all of you again. Really was a blast! Hooray for Merv Smile.

I agree those underwater LED lights do seem to make a difference in bringing squid (and fish) up high around the boat. If the fish swam into it, I am sure they aren’t afraid of it right? Smile Seriously though, on both trips we utilized those underwater LED lights, we seemed to do considerably better then the rest of the fleet nearby.


Jig a few on your upcoming trips for me. Wish I could have made them.

Kil,

We need to get Blackfish Joe out this year. Give me his address and I'll go drag him out Smile. I miss seeing Joe Jig with that big long Loomis rod and Newell and taking naps up in the bow outside between bites so he doesn't miss any action Smile.


This post edited by EdP35 06:53 PM 10/03/2006
 
1BADPARKER


Joined: 11/27/2002
Posts: 269
Location: LONG ISLAND
 posted 10/03/2006 07:15 PM  

Sumo 7X Glows and Hammered Diamond jigs in 8 oz. Worked pretty well for me. I have several styles of Shimano Butterfly's in my bag, but i havent tried them as of yet.


TEAM LIGFA
GEEZER TEASERS
 
tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 10/03/2006 09:16 PM  

Sumo 7X and Hydro-Metals with assist hooks.
 
THUNNUSMAXIMUS


Joined: 08/26/2005
Posts: 78
 posted 10/03/2006 10:26 PM  

Sevenseas Hooker jigs

I ordered a couple of the Sevenseas Halo Hooker Jigs from Angler's Pro Shop and got the chance to use them on the Doris Mae 2 weeks ago.I went 6 for 8 on yf with an assist hook. I was very pleased with how they worked...I'll have call Randy and order a few more. Paul


Just one more cast...
 
FlookinGoogin

Joined: 11/21/2005
Posts: 60
 posted 10/03/2006 11:15 PM  



What size/color SevenSeas Hooker jigs do you guys prefer?
 
caranx

Joined: 02/28/2003
Posts: 98
Location: Madrid
 posted 10/04/2006 09:11 AM  

I had good luck this year with McWorks Killer Jig and Sanme jig as well. Hookers are a great jig and Randy has the Hooker 1 among the best for tunas. I personally favour Glow and Pink/Glow, Sardine and pink Sardine. Size depends on current/depth

ciao

Nicola Smile


www.caranx.net
 
bpitcher

Joined: 09/19/2006
Posts: 48
 posted 10/04/2006 11:28 AM  

Had lots of luck with the williamson knife jigs and then of course the good old plain diamond jig.

Brad
 
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