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Boat Fishing in Malta => Jigging => Topic started by: ramio on January 26, 2009, 20:30:41 CET



Title: Jigging from boat
Post by: ramio on January 26, 2009, 20:30:41 CET
I thought might be worth starting a new topic about this fast growing type of fishing.
I have bought a new rod late in the season, and started a collection of jiggs. Looking forward in trying them out next season. At moment my boat is up.
I was tinking of trying my luck for albacore, should be qite some fun. Had our share of fun tralling for them, might as well try somthing new.
I invite you guys who are into jigging to share your experiences here.
Myself so far I managed to catch one nice cerviola, and..............one of the ropes at the fish farm!

have fun


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: neville on January 26, 2009, 20:39:29 CET
PROSIT SIHBI NAHSEB ILJIGGING HA JKUN POPOLARI MAZZMIEN F PAJJIZNA.

Well donemy friend I think in time jigging will be popular in our Island


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: Tatanka on January 27, 2009, 16:09:59 CET
Gents , I have never jigged from a boat yet & curious to find out if it would be the same setup as if you would be jigging from land. As I know it has to be a light tackle rig up from land so assuming it would be similar for sea but the concern is the size of fish should technically be bigger.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: LapsiBoy on January 27, 2009, 16:13:54 CET
Tatanka actually i think light tackle would be a bad idea :p..Ex: Camkev caught a 40kilo amberjack on his first try :P


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: Tatanka on January 27, 2009, 16:29:31 CET
I had tought that would be the case Lapsiboy, Can anyone advise what would be the ideal rig up & set up for jigging from a boat ??? & what would the max depth you could jig effectivley.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: neville on January 27, 2009, 18:58:17 CET
in my opinoin tatanka a 150-300 vertical jigging rod, a power full shimano reel with 50lb dyneema and be prepare for cash


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: camkev on January 27, 2009, 19:12:36 CET
Like lapsi boy mentioned the first time i tried it i caught a 40 kilo amberjack.I just bought a few jigs and gave it a try........went again several times but nothing :-[ I was using a jigging rod of 200lbs but normal reel with .50 line.There was someone in the forum that had all details.I will look it out for you and let you know,cause i forgot his name.good luck. :)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: skip on January 27, 2009, 22:59:56 CET
Ramio what rod did you buy/from where?


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: fishfinder on January 28, 2009, 06:29:38 CET
I have to Alcedo jigging rods which until now I didn't managed to catch and fish by jigging but I've used them for trolling for lampuki and they are great  ;D

I found jigging very hard to practice cause my heart was beating twice and Busu was laughing when he saw me taking a break for Breathing :-[

I will try it again this year may be I will have some more luck.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on January 28, 2009, 08:37:13 CET
Hi there, I am not an expert in this technique, since my fishing buddy prefers trolling, but I have read a lot and have all the necessary gear to try it out.

Reel :  Is it better to use a trolling reel or a casting one ? - the less flexible the top part of the rod is the better.  Compared to any type of rod, jigging rods have by far the least sensitive tip.  Power range should be at least a 30lbs rod, remember that its parctically a tug of war with the fish
Weight : Weight of the jig should be aggording to the rod I think ey ?  The bigger the jig the more wieght and the bigger the fish that will attack it.  Not necessarily.  THe weight depends more on the rod and line, and the depth at which you are fishing.

Hooks : Should one use one single hook or double or 2 single hooks ? I prefer the single hook setup.  My gear is as follows, 30lbs lamiglass rod and nexave 10000 reel. 40lb multifibre (a must due to sensitivity and being able to work with less weight) in the spool.  10m flourocabon attached to the multifibre.  150lb swivel. Split ring to swivel to which I attach the jig and the assist hook.  The assist hook should be consdierebly wider than the width of the jig I you do not want the two to get constantly tangled

Spots :  Where should one practice this type of fishing ? Open at sea ? Near rigs ? Closer to land near reefs ?  Usually its deeped water 40m+ and close to structures.  In the case of reefs you can actually drift over the shollwer parts.

If you need company just give me a call.  I have all the necessary gear from the flourocarbon downwards.


This was my reply to Gazzetta re jigging some time ago.  Will try "fishing" for some other info on the forum!!!
 


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on January 28, 2009, 08:43:26 CET
http://maltafishingforum.com/talk/index.php/topic,531.0.html

Try this link to another thread on this forum. 

Seaspin.com has a very good forum on jigging in Italy, and also biggame.it


Rob


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: camkev on January 29, 2009, 08:03:42 CET
@tatanka,this is the guy i told you about Rob1974  :) ;D
@Rob1974,you should come with us and will try and have a go,like your friend we prefare trolling but sometimes we try different techniques. 8)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on January 29, 2009, 08:18:06 CET
With pleasure!!  I never turn down and invitation to go out fishing!

Rob


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on January 29, 2009, 08:19:13 CET
By the way, the invitation to share my fishing videos and literature is still valid, though there is a waiting list!! 

Rob


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on January 29, 2009, 08:23:40 CET
To get a good basic idea of what jigging is all about, I suggest reading "La sfida verticale" by Domenico Craveli.  He featured in the jigging documentary aired on local tv programme Mr Fisherman some months ago.  He is considered one of the most knowledgeable persons on the subject in Italy. 

Rob


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: ramio on January 29, 2009, 21:06:35 CET
Nick I bought my rod from MrFish cost me about 60euros (200g) Reel for the time being I'm using an old Olimpic casting reel I had. It's a bit heavy compared with the new reels, but 10 times stronger, and drag is a lot better.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: spiru on February 04, 2009, 19:48:56 CET
tomorrow me,ganni and fastangler going jigging for the first time.any one doing jigging with success?


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: Freeman on February 04, 2009, 20:02:00 CET
tell us how it goes spiru and good luck.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: spiru on February 04, 2009, 20:17:26 CET
yes i will.we are equipped very well with shimano jigging reels; navi,saragosa and even shimano stella,but we have to find fish first of all and also learning how to jig.we only have some ideas from dvds that we watched.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: bigboy on February 04, 2009, 20:23:16 CET
gl boys ;) Which areas will you be trying ???? Try close to drop offs


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: spiru on February 04, 2009, 20:33:24 CET
we will see tomorrow but i think i will go to gozo areas but still not sure.i have a good fish finder but this fishing is all new to us and we will troll for the first 2 hours after sunrise


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: spiru on February 05, 2009, 18:35:35 CET
HI Guys today it was our first jigging trip and i managed to catch an amberjack of 10  kg from a depth of 70metres.only 10 kilos which is relatevely small for this type of fish but i can tell you it was very powerfull.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: bigboy on February 05, 2009, 18:39:27 CET
A big well done boys ;) Well done spiru :)

You christened your gear with a beautiful aj :)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: benri on February 05, 2009, 18:40:57 CET
Very well done Spiru & team! Success on your first outing!


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: neville on February 05, 2009, 18:43:34 CET
good job my friend viva iljigging


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: Jonathan on February 05, 2009, 19:36:42 CET
Great catch guys - would love to hear any more info on this fishing experience which you might wish to share. Some questions which would pop to my mind as a person who never jigged but who is somewhat curious on this method of fishing are:
- How long did you spend jigging till you got this strike?
- How many rods in the water & how did you set up?
- Any other misses before/after this?
Insomma well done guys and keep us posted with your future catches! :)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: spiru on February 05, 2009, 20:11:13 CET
we caught it after about 2 hours jigging but not continuosly as we got a bit tired.we where fishing with 3 rods but different jigs.yes i had another bite but the fish was not hooked probable it only bit the jig but not the hook.i was n 70 meters deep and it was hooked at the very bottom.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: ramio on February 05, 2009, 20:53:19 CET
Well done guys. As I thought, the topic is getting interesting. It looks like this type of fishing requires patience, long time at it, and very strong arms!! Keep us updated on any new experiences. I'm looking forward to having a serious go at it next season.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: ganni on February 05, 2009, 22:13:44 CET
it was such a great day and with a great reward  :) come on SPIRU BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ id drag lol


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: rob1974 on February 06, 2009, 10:37:35 CET
Well done guys!!

Any further details like jig type and weight, line class, short or long jerk, fast/slow jerk etc etc


Rob


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: EmicMalta on February 06, 2009, 11:43:20 CET
nice job guys


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: ganni on February 06, 2009, 16:16:00 CET
Long jerk using a 150g jig and 40lbs FC leader


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: acciola on February 14, 2009, 15:09:40 CET
Like lapsi boy mentioned the first time i tried it i caught a 40 kilo amberjack.I just bought a few jigs and gave it a try........went again several times but nothing :-[ I was using a jigging rod of 200lbs but normal reel with .50 line.There was someone in the forum that had all details.I will look it out for you and let you know,cause i forgot his name.good luck. :)

Hi Camkev,

Any chance you can post an image of the 40kg Amberjack you caught and would you disclose from where you caught it ?


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: SPITEC on February 14, 2009, 16:06:06 CET
There is a photo in the gallery my friend


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: SPITEC on February 14, 2009, 16:09:03 CET
This is the link to see the picture:

(http://maltafishingforum.com/talk/gallery/428_23_10_08_12_11_10.jpg)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: camkev on February 14, 2009, 17:11:01 CET
Tks spitec ;)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: SPITEC on February 14, 2009, 20:00:56 CET
No problem mate it's a pleasure seeing that nice fish.


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: acciola on February 15, 2009, 00:04:05 CET
Amazing experience for sure camkev - thanks for sharing it with us again.  I know one shouldn't ask certain questions but what details can you give on this fish, such as time caught, debth etc...  If you prefer not to give this kind of info, I fully understand  :)


Title: Re: Jigging from boat
Post by: neville on February 21, 2009, 20:16:50 CET
any catch today with vertical jigging?