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Slow jig lure fishing advice

Discussion in 'Diving Hard Lures' started by {name}, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Blanker

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    hi guys,
    I am looking for some advice on using slow jigs. I have noticed them recently online and I think they are a very attractive looking lure. A couple of questions I would have is-

    What would be the minimum depth to fish them out of a boat? The location I mostly fish is an estuary with a sandy bottom in about 14ft of water. I am thinking this may to shallow as the boat may spook fish at this depth.

    Also can the type of lure be cast and retrieved?

    Thanks,
    JC
     
  2. Striper

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    I have not noticed the boat spooking fish and often get hit on surface lures and follows right up to the boat.
    Never done any jig fishing so cannot comment but if the fish are smashing tw lures and with sps being so effective i am not sure I will.
     
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  3. Pike

    Hi John. Welcome to TLF.
    You're quite right - the slow pitch lures are attractive, but the method is really designed for fishing vertically with heavy jigs and specific types of tackle in much deeper water. There are numerous Youtube videos that show the methods involved and the following sites provide useful information and discussion of the subject:
    http://www.anglers-secrets.com/
    http://www.biggame4u.net/show.asp?id=5100&language=en
    http://www.nzfishingworld.co.nz/latest/2016/05/how-use-slow-pitch-jigs
     
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  4. Blanker

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    Thanks Danny,
    I have looked at a few of the videos but I haven't seen much that answers my query...

    JC
     
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  5. Wrasse

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    Hi John - I slow jig a lot and I don't tend to get them out in any less than 80ft but prefer 100ft plus. My jigs start at 100g and depending on tide fish up to around 200g.

    Slow jigging is not really the technique you want to be going for in an estuary. Soft plastics, plugs and light casting jigs will be far more effective.

    Even if you use some of the new super finesse slow jigging gear from Japan 14ft will be a little shallow as you need a reasonable depth to work and cover the water column.
     
  6. Bass

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    ...wot he said. I would just add that the boat rarely spooks the fish even in shallow water - provided you are sensible....if you charge about you'll spook fish, but if you drive at a sensible pace and drift onto your marks you'll rarely spook them.
     

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