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Started by thedude0078, April 18, 2016, 13:34:33 CET

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thedude0078

would anyone know of any good places ...never had any luck but seen many videos with success?

dagius

I tried micro jigging today from the shore at Mistra for the first time ever and I had no bites. I guess it is much harder than the videos actually show. Like you (thedude0078) I also watched plenty of videos but I surely can't say that I know the tricks how this is done.

I would appreciate any help that anyone is willing to share with me.

Granitu

Quote from: thedude0078 on April 18, 2016, 13:34:33 CET
would anyone know of any good places ...never had any luck but seen many videos with success?

People will not share places... you have to discover by trial and error.... that is a fun part of fishing too....
Good season so far.....

dagius

I am fully aware that people will not share places Granitu as it is like asking someone to give you some gold.

What I wish to know is whether some jigs work more than others. Another useful tip would be whether I should search for places were it is deeper like 10m, or if that is still not deep enough to jig from the shore.

I was using a 14g jig, with assist hooks. I used various techniques, but no bites. I was trying to jig between 2:00pm and 5:30pm although I stopped jigging at one point and used a rig with fresh prawns and caught 3 fish.

msell

First of all some points I would like to show you.This time for year is the worst time for jigging in my opinion always, secondly u have better chances if you jig in deeper waters but best months begin from September onwards.We used to jig for 5 hrs sometimes with no bites and then going the day after during break for only 15 minutes and having 5 catches unbelievable u have to see to believe man, that s the nice part of fishing too. Be sure no one will tell you any hotspots at least that s my experience maybe the best chance u have that someone will be drunk lol!Apart from jokes jigs that won t work today maybe will work tomorrow doesn t mean they re not good, It depends a a lot on the current and also the sea if it s calm or not also the day if it s sunny or rainy and also if it s in morning noon or afternoon, believe me everything is important and you should take notes whenever you catch something on how the current was what time u had bites and currents etc....


Good luck mate

dagius

Thank you msell, will keep that in mind and will continue trying until one day I will mange to catch something :)

Granitu

Quote from: dagius on April 21, 2016, 12:42:28 CET
Thank you msell, will keep that in mind and will continue trying until one day I will mange to catch something :)

Suggest you buy an app to get access to marine charts - It will solve the problem of depts.


Have a look..


https://itunes.apple.com/mt/app/marine-navigation-malta-offline/id616130186?mt=8

Regards,
Good season so far.....

dagius

I have one granitu but my problem is what depths should I look at? 10 meters seems that it is still too shallow and  lets face it, there are only few places where I can go which have 30 meters depth from the shore :)

Moonwalker

Jigging from shore would not produce many results here I believe. Finding deeper waters should be better probably. Dont have experience though so cant help more.
Petecraft 20 - twin Mariner 150HP EFI

dagius

Is it essential to have a jigging rod for vertical jigging or a normal rod will do?

Kevin G

it is highly important that you have a shore vertical jigging rod.
The Sea Sweeper :D