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    Question Anyone jig fishing for salmon/trout? (If not, read this)

    I have read a few times about jig fishing for salmon/trout over the last few years. Finally had to break down and buy some. A simple process from what I gather. Thought I would ask if anyone out there is using this method. I ordered up a bunch from Fisherman's Shack (website). Stuart's is a popular brand from what I read. I will be trying them out on a NW river float for dollies in a few weeks. Below is an article about jig fishing. Is anyone using this technique? If so, do share some tips and/or favorite jigs.

    http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishin.../gf_aa036202a/


    http://www.p-line.com/product_detail.php?id=611

    http://www.fishermanshack.net/
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    Default The deadly dart...

    I will jig for salmon at sea with a candlefish dart in a heartbeat. They drop fast, are easy to play, and give you total sensitivity relative to the fish below. They catch rockfish, salmon, halibut, and cod. Try a two and quarter POINT WILSON DART for that one.

    I also favor a D-B JIG GREEN MACKEREL manufactured by Braid products. It's heavier, faster, and even more deadlier.

    Dar't all there is to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    I have read a few times about jig fishing for salmon/trout over the last few years. Finally had to break down and buy some. A simple process from what I gather. Thought I would ask if anyone out there is using this method. I ordered up a bunch from Fisherman's Shack (website). Stuart's is a popular brand from what I read. I will be trying them out on a NW river float for dollies in a few weeks. Below is an article about jig fishing. Is anyone using this technique? If so, do share some tips and/or favorite jigs.

    http://www.gameandfishmag.com/fishin.../gf_aa036202a/


    http://www.p-line.com/product_detail.php?id=611

    http://www.fishermanshack.net/

    SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Don't let the secret out!!!! LOL
    Been doing it for years for GL Steelhead.
    My buddies absolutly hammer HO's on pink jigs on the Upper Kenai in October.
    I tie jigs that look like flesh flies that work really good for bows and dollies. I also tie jig leaches that work for pinks, HO's, reds, bows, dollies and steelhead.
    I have also caught whitefish, lakers, sheefish, char............the list goes on.

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    Default Dollies..

    Drifter,

    Tell me more about the dollies.

    That is why I bought the Stuart's Jigs in the first place. I got pink head with purple body, pink/purple two tone, pink with white head, and pink/white two tone, all in 1/4 ounce. Got the 1/4 and 3/8 ounce West Coast floats, size #7 barrel swivels, and the nail knot stops.

    One question, how long of a leader do you tie the jig to the barrel swivel with? I understand the rest of the set up, more or less. I got these just for the dollies on the Wulik. We go in 4.5 weeks! Never fished a jig on a bobber before. Any suggestions/tips?
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    My jigs are very light, I use a jig hook and a straight pin through a single piece of bead chain.
    Like these: http://www.centerpinangling.com/steelhead-flies.html

    I rig them the same way as I do for beads, flies, roe etc.




    Personally I don't use swivels, I use a blod knot most of the time.
    Leave last splitshot 18" to 24" above bait.
    Make leader lighter than main line so if you hook bottom, log etc you can break off without losing your float. Depth is dictated by water speed and depth. With light baits leader length below float is around 1.5 X water depth. The heavier the jig the less leader you will need in any given situation. When you set up at a spot toss out your rig and if it hangs up on bottom storten your lead below the float until it just stops or ocasionally tick bottom. I run floats with centerpin gear and long rods as I can get way longer drag free drifts than you can using spinning gear and shorter sticks. The longer rod helps keep the line off the water reducing drag. I have only met one fly fisheman in AK that can keep up to me fish wise while I'm using this technique. On the Kenai in September it is normal for me to have 100 fish days.


    Mor jig info:

    http://www.bentrods.ca/steelhead-jigs-salmon-jigs.htm


    Good Luck!!!!
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    Default Jig

    I used a red and black marabou jig on the Naknek River years ago and really caught the rainbows. Tried it on the Kenai and did the same. Straight line to the jig and actually jig it as you float, they couldn't leave it alone.

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    Used the same method as Drifter using floats and centerpin gear last week on the Parks creeks. Early mourning and good flows they smashed them, slower flows you had to "jig" the float to give it enough action to trigger hit. My friend whacked a pink on one, but it was slow and took some "jigging". The also worked casting and retrieving. We took some chums, pinks and silvers this way. We use them a lot in the GL tribs. They are very effective, quite simple and downright fun. Same colors and ties as you do flesh flies, clousers, wooly buggers or egg sucking leaches.... We use smaller jig heads on the GL tribs, but in the tribs on the parks we used larger ones like 1/16-1/8 oz. I bet even bigger would work too. Hope to hear some other folks info, always learning.
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    Bobber and Jigs are great for steelhead, silvers & Kings. These are some of the best freshwater jigs on the market. You can also use colored yarn tied in an egg loop to the hook, and slide on a painted drift weight above the hook. www.dedfishtackle.com

    First Bite Jigs
    http://pnwws.com/cgi-bin/firstbitejigs/store/store.pl

    AeroJig
    http://www.aerojig.com/default.asp

    Over the Edge
    http://www.otetackle.com/
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    When I fish pixies for silvers I jig them. 1-2 foot up flutter down.. repeat.

    I used jigs off the Valdez city dock to catch pinks and silvers. One time I went to the dock in a couple hours I saw 10 silvers caught, five of them were mine on the jig.
    "You have given out too much reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    Don't let the secret out!!!! LOL
    the jig is up,

    the secret is out, arcticle in fish alaska magazine "Throw moody coho a changeup"
    august 08

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    Quote Originally Posted by preed View Post
    the jig is up,

    the secret is out, arcticle in fish alaska magazine "Throw moody coho a changeup"
    august 08

    I knew there was somebody watching me from the bushes!!!

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    Default Drifter...

    Thanks for the info. Sounds like an interesting way to fish for salmon/trout.
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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