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    Default Jig question??

    I've been reading on the jigs for salmon fishing and want to try some. Any suggestions for sizes or brands?

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    Buy some chrome buzz bombs in multiple sizes. I have caught kings, coho, pinks, chum, rockfish, ling cod, and flatfish on these jigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Buy some chrome buzz bombs in multiple sizes. I have caught kings, coho, pinks, chum, rockfish, ling cod, and flatfish on these jigs.
    I agree. Buzz bombs are the "hot ticket" for jigging/mooching. I've had some luck on the colored buzz bombs as well but not as good as the chrome ones.

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    green crippled herring in 3 oz kills the silvers in prince william sound.

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    oh yeah forgot to mention a diamond jig has worked for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akriverrat View Post
    green crippled herring in 3 oz kills the silvers in prince william sound.
    I'll second that. Dropping a crippled herring into a bait ball is almost a guaranteed hook-up.

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    Default Chrome Buzz Bombs

    I don't use jigs very often, but when I do I prefer Buzz Bombs in chrome finish. I've used them for Kings and Coho around herring balls and have had luck with them for P-cod and halibut.

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    Do you mean for freshwater?

    Look at what type of flies folks use and use jigs that look like those flies, or just use flies under a float
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    good point powder monkey, for me jigging i automatically think SALT

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    I'll second the crippled herring jigs..did well for kings on them, not so much coho's...blues greens and the holographics were well for us this summer...all things considered the fishing in general in southeast was much slooooower overall.

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    Buzz Bomb, Crocidille spoons, Storm shad. These all have worked for me in the past in the ocean for silvers
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    Quote Originally Posted by akriverrat View Post
    good point powder monkey, for me jigging i automatically think SALT
    All of the above posts were responding with SALT in mind.

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    Noticed that the buzz bombs come in sizes from 2"-5". Which do you guys prefer and how do you rig them? Single/treble hooks, tied directly to main line or with a swivel/leader? Pound test? Never tried them.
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    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim View Post
    Noticed that the buzz bombs come in sizes from 2"-5". Which do you guys prefer and how do you rig them? Single/treble hooks, tied directly to main line or with a swivel/leader? Pound test? Never tried them.
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    I use a variety of sizes, but gravitate towards the larger sizes with heavy mono leaders (50+lbs). I use the treble hooks that come with them. They sure are "sticky". I suppose you could rig them directly to the spectra main line, but I like having the mono to grab a hold of when boating the fish.
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    please disregard my previous post, jigs don't work in freshwater only salt
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim View Post
    Noticed that the buzz bombs come in sizes from 2"-5". Which do you guys prefer and how do you rig them? Single/treble hooks, tied directly to main line or with a swivel/leader? Pound test? Never tried them.
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    On the Buzz Bomb, I tie them directly to the line. I use 20 pound P-Line.
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    I like the 3" buzz bombs, white/pink, white/green and chrome. I run 20# mono, no leader and tie on a 6/0 gamakatsu. Just cut off about 6' of line at the end of each day and re-tie the hook to keep fresh line on the business end. I also like the 3-4 oz point wilson darts, crippled herring and will be trying some of the butterfly style jigs in that weight this coming season.

    But if I had to choose just one jig for silvers it would be buzz bombs, pitch them out while drifting around points and hold on!

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    I go with a single hook on the buzz bomb.
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    Kroc or Super-Kroc (if you can find the Super anymore) in chrome finish.

    Caught quite a few big butts and big kings while fishing for butts.

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    How do you fish the buzz bombs? Cast & retrieve, jig up & down, drop it on the bottom?
    Thanks guys,
    Jim

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