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    Default Whats your favorte color Black Rockfish jig?

    Well it wont be to long and I will start working on some jigs for next year. I am going to make some 4-6oz jigs and was wondering what your favorite color is for Black Rockfish. I know they are not too picky but some colors do seem to work better than others.

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    Green backs over white bellies.

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    This past weekend and many others too, we killed them using solid white or pink 6 oz. PLine jigs.
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    A charter friend of mine bought 100 4oz rockfish jigs from me this year.
    He didn't want them to have any extras such as 3D eyes as he planned on losing most of them to the rocks and kelp.He said he lost 85 jigs the previous year. Mostly because clients do not listen.
    All he wanted was plain white.
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    If the black rockfish are there they will eat anything..
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    Straight silver, and if anything else, a slight blue to their back.

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    Silver diamond jig.


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    Pink/white or blue/white Dungeness stingers.
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    I like white but I would be just as concerned with getting the best quality needlepoint and size hooks than color, I like owner hooks. 4-6 is ounce is heavier than I would normally use for rockies, I prefer 1-2 ounce, smaller is always better if you can get it down.

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    Silver diamond jig will out fish or keep up with anything I have on my boat if we are in fish.

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    Never had a bad day using chartreuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    Never had a bad day using chartreuse
    For big old smart lake trout, White or light to dull green will out fish Chartreuse every time but for stupid rockfish it all works.

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    I haven't found black bass to be terribly picky. I prefer to use a salmon rod and hence tend to go with lighter jigs, basically 2-6 oz crippled herring or similar, though I've also take them on grub tails, diamond jigs, spoons, krocodiles and pretty much every thing I've thrown at them.

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    White/glow here...after tons of trial and error I keep going back to white. As a matter of fact I believe white works for everything for some reason...likely a contrast thing when viewed from below against the sky.


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    On a side note, where you all finding those hooks in the photo above? Rig them yourself or buying pretty made ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    On a side note, where you all finding those hooks in the photo above? Rig them yourself or buying pre made ones?
    I make my own. It's really easy to do.
    If you ever find yourself down by Soldotna look me up and I can show you how in about 5 minutes.
    There are also some good youtube videos on this.
    I tie them then use superglue and heat shrink tubing.
    You can buy them pre tied but it is easy for me to make them so I do.
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    We went out today and had them chasing 6oz lead head jigs with a solid orange grub 4" or 5" long. They were chasing them from 80 foot down to the surface. We even watched several take hits at the shiny stainless props on the outboards rotating back and forth with the wave action. It was pretty cool. The are kind of like brim down south love anything thats put in front of their face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    On a side note, where you all finding those hooks in the photo above? Rig them yourself or buying pretty made ones?
    The one on the right of the jig is a commercial jig, the one on the left I tied. I have a large spool of kevlar thread and keep my eyes out for 3/0-6/0 when they are on sale. I prefer owner hooks, but as I recall that one is a eagle claw.

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    This is how I tie them, make a loop of line, run it through the eye, tie an overhand knot, dab of super glue and trim the tag end. Put a piece of heatshrink tubing over the knot and heat up, done.
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    Silver, but as said they hit anything including bare hooks
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Silver, but as said they hit anything including bare hooks
    +1 to that. After the fish shredded and ripped the shad and shrimp swimbaits off the 2 oz lead jig head, I said OK- chew on this! The bite was just and fast and furious and the bigger ones were caught on it. Same as this stock pic.
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