Jigging on the Lakes

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  • #6715
    fishsnatcher
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    I Have posted in another forum that I am considering buying a downrigger [just waiting for a cheapie to come up on trademe]

    The main reason I chose downriggin above leadling is dowrigging allows the fish to fight to its full potential, plus it is more accurate when you want to target the fish at the perfect depth.

    Jigging is also an option I would like to consider, I have had no experience in this, but sounds interesting and I’ll give any method of fishing a try.

    So any advice on rods, tackle, etc when looking at getting into jigging [I would be fishing on the southern lakes etc]?

    #11942
    Yakkaman
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    Just my opinion, with trout fishing they say fish your feet first which is true,brownies stay close to the shoreline as do some rainbows, when is a downrigger required in big lakes where salmon lie deep (lanlock, )
    I flyfish and jig from a kayak and have been very successful personally i would not buy a downrigger.

    buy the way they take soft baits but your not aloud to use scented

    Merry Xmas.

    #12342
    fishsnatcher
    Participant

    Well since I’m planning on getting a kayak, what rigs should i use for jigging, is it like the snapper jigs you see on TV with sofbait?
    I’d like to try softbait jigging, but havn’t a clue how to go about it :?

    #12344
    Miliwolf
    Participant

    I might be wrong but I believe most people jig with flys.

    #12345
    fishsnatcher
    Participant

    No your right, they do both softbait jigging and using flies.

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