Malta Fishing Forum
International Game Fish Association
News:
 
*
Latest Gallery Pictures






WEATHER FORECASTS
Luqa Station Malta North Virtual Buoy West Coast Dingli Cliffs Cirkewwa Mellieha
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
Author Topic: Jigging lessons  (Read 8880 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
The_Gaffer
Senior Moderator Team
Active User
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2165


Jeaneau 585 Merry Fisher 'Marlin' with Honda V-Tec


« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 11:46:19 CET »

@Cluth_Kick - One hell of a piece you've written here Charles.  Well done and thanks for the info.
Logged

Beneteau Antares 9.80 - Powered by twin Volvo Penta D4 225HP
     _\____
       /___ \
 ___ /_____\_______
|_______________/
Moonwalker
VIP Member
Active User
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 585



« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 11:52:20 CET »

Thanks to all for the good advices. Will give it a few more tries then - maybe on the outer regions of the galaxy Smiley
Logged

Petecraft 20 - twin Mariner 150HP EFI
clutch_kick
VIP Member
Active User
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 402


WWW
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2011, 12:02:37 CET »

One other small tip.  I always suggest that you should tie your own Assist hooks. Most times, ready tied hooks are the wrong length, too stiff, too floppy etc.  Tying them is not a big deal at all.
Logged

Official Molix, Major Craft, DUO and SeaSpin agent for Malta.
skip
Administrator
Active User
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 3940



WWW
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2011, 12:49:26 CET »

Just so everyone knows and can relish in my frustration too vis-a-vis jigging, I started off very well and got hooked!

First time out we caught 27 large Cerviol circa 900g-1kg each and stopped because we all had other engagements. That day the bite was hot, had we stayed out we would have cleaned up, but 27 was already a lot. Each of us took 5 each home and the other 7 we handed out to the rod fishermen on Bugibba jetty, most of which packed up and went home smiling!

Next time I went with a friend, a very good jigger and caught my two Dentex, the 5.8kgs one I proudly have displayed in the forum gallery and another of 3.5kgs on the same day.

After that my catches have been miserable, fish that are the size of my jig and that's about it. I've lost more jigs than I care to mention, mostly coz I get frustrated, lose concentration, think its a fish, yank like crazy and then realise I've well and truly set my hook into a rock ledge!

Last year I caught nothing worthwhile when jigging.....although I went in the water late and didn't try that much....I haven't given up yet! I still want to jig in winter, something I didn't manage to do in 2010/2011 due to other commitments, but that I intend to do this winter Smiley

Those who know me are well aware I spend far toooo much money on tackle and not enough time fishing, but at least I get to try out lots of equipment and differnt types of tackle. Which reminds me, I am long overdue posting a whole bunch of reviews on different products I have purchased in the last 18 months! After the competition, if the bite isn't hot, stay tuned for some good reviews Smiley

Great write up Charles  Grin
Logged
Gan
VIP Member
Active User
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28



« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2011, 14:19:57 CET »

has any1 heared of any jigging charters locally? I looked up some sites and saw its quight popular in the medi.. just curious.. il def be interested..
Logged
skip
Administrator
Active User
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 3940



WWW
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2011, 21:51:56 CET »

Chris of Aquatica in St Pauls Bay definately does them
Logged
Gan
VIP Member
Active User
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28



« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2011, 05:57:44 CET »

10x Nick
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Recent Posts
[August 05, 2019, 14:13:16 CET]

[July 19, 2019, 23:50:47 CET]

by skip
[July 18, 2019, 04:19:14 CET]

by skip
[July 18, 2019, 04:13:42 CET]

by skip
[July 18, 2019, 04:11:26 CET]

[July 10, 2019, 12:50:36 CET]

[June 27, 2019, 13:51:20 CET]

[June 16, 2019, 11:22:18 CET]

[May 14, 2019, 12:07:37 CET]

[May 09, 2019, 21:22:58 CET]

[April 01, 2019, 11:51:34 CET]

[March 26, 2019, 11:28:13 CET]

[March 24, 2019, 18:08:27 CET]

by skip
[March 08, 2019, 17:42:38 CET]

[March 01, 2019, 18:00:14 CET]
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM