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« on: March 14, 2009, 12:47:35 CET »

Pruvajna naqa jin u placebo illum imma no luck !!

Btw klamar jamel al jigs ukoll, confirmed it today  Tongue

Chris  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 15:35:52 CET »

ada sejer niprova inaha ta fuq ta malta naraw xgej hehe
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 07:13:17 CET »

Yesterday tryed my luck with jiging close to the outer fish farms but nothing   
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 08:58:57 CET »

What set up were you using Fisheye. Particularily curious about rod length and which style of jigging you are using. Long stroke with a constantly reeling in or the crank/jerk method?
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 09:48:00 CET »

I was using a 60 pounder, 6ft shakspear rod with a Tica Cybernetic reel filled with 50 lb braid. I used a 6ft 16kg/0.35mm mono leader tight to a 150gr Grauvell metal jigging lure with 2 assisting hooks. The method I used is giving long strokes upwards than give few seconds for the lure to dive back and reel up 3 to 6 meters. repeating this until I could see the lure beneth the boat. When you let the lure dives freely it goes from side to side with a smooth and nice action.
Ps I have very few experiance in this kind of fishing and I try buy tackle that can be used for more than one type of fishing. Cant afford to have a rod and reel for every type of fishing that I  practice, I wish too but just can't  Embarrassed Undecided.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 10:38:00 CET »

Not familar with the rod, is it a jigging rod? I ask because the construction of the blank, the way it can bend and also the tip sensitivity are all paramount, otherwise you are not transmitting the right action to your lure and it will not work as intended.

I understand what you mean about the different tackle, but from what I've read the rod is the most important thing in jigging
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2009, 11:29:23 CET »

actually it is not a jigging rod. It is a rod that I use for deep botom fishing and as you well said it will make a lot of differance in the way the lure performs. So I guess somwhere in my expensive shopping  plans there is a proper jigging rod but still don't know what, when or which buying yet. Untill than I will give few tries here and than with what I have. Gone is the time when we used to fish and catch decent fish with whatever we used to have at hand. The first lure I had at the age of 13 was a home made hammered piece of ss spoon with a trebble hook attached to it and I used to catch nice sizes Cerviol and sawrell with it from inside Marsa Xlokk Harbour. Grin Grin   
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2009, 20:57:57 CET »

Mister Fish has some well priced Shimano Jigging Rods coming in a few weeks.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 22:37:20 CET »

First time jigging, landed 27 Amberjack between 1.0 - 1.2kgs, one rod, 3 guys, 70 minutes Smiley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeO8wLk3s60" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeO8wLk3s60</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upUhIpK13Q8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upUhIpK13Q8</a>


Tried out some Maria Blue Flame 150g jigs this weekend with SimonG and his friend and can report they were extremely good at attracting 1.2kgs Amberjacks (or are they called large Cerviol at that size?). Had it rigged with two short Maria assist hooks as couldn't find one short and one long and they worked extremely well. We even had a double hookup more than once, though we only landed one.

We went out to test the engine but stopped to try our beginners luck at jigging......the result in onlt 70mins of jigging with one rod was 27 Amberjack of between 1-1.2kgs each....we lost around 6, and relased 2 that were maybe 600g to live to fight another day. Only reason we headed in was because I had to go to a family lunch (sod's law!!)

I was recommended to put some coats of lacquer (clear nail polish) to help protect the jig as you could see where it had been attacked. I didn't have time to do it but I definately will for next time.

I have now bought several more of the 150g and some 210g Blue Flames, new stock just arrived at Misterfish, along with some  150g Eva Jigs from Ta' Bormla.

Was a great start to my jigging experience and I'm totally hooked

These are knife type jigs by the way which have a very nice movement in the water, but just like trolling lures where I have amassed quite a collection would be good to hear everyone recommendations of the jigs they are finding good......and price/build quality.

The 150g Blue Flames are ?18.99 each unrigged, they definately need lacquer as the holographic effect is a sticker not paint which is disappointing to see for a jig at this price, but I guess one can't paint the holographic silver effect, whereas the Eva's were around ?15 if I remember correctly and are all painted.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 23:12:33 CET »

Well done skip Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 23:35:36 CET »

Wow i myself have spent like 40 hours of jigging over a period of months and all i got was 5 fish 1-2 kg range.(also a lot of lizard fish but they don't count).
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 06:25:45 CET »

wow great stuff skip! never heard of anyone with such a good catch before! Well done!
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 06:39:23 CET »

Nice one skip & co Smiley two thumbs up!!  Grin Cool
Always great feeling when you try something new & it all comes together!  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 08:22:35 CET »

those 70 minutes are better than a 1000? holiday !!!

10x 4 sharing skip welldone!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 08:27:58 CET »

Wow....that's great Skip! Most probably you were taken to a "Spot on" place.... :-)
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