Insane Jigging video with Octo Jigs!! Part 1 An insane fishing and jigging video with some mindblowing reef fishing action on the Great Barrier reef. Just when you thought the fishing couldn’t get any better, we had to bring in a No Bait Rule and went exclusively to using octo jigs and soft plastics only. We had well and truly filled the esky by 7am on the first morning with some big cod, huge Cobia and a heap of largemouth Nannygai and Spangled Emperor. All quality fish up to 6 kilo’s. The fish kept biting all day on all marks, and we switched to the Reidy’s sea bugs, which are great for jigging the deeper reefs. We were using the heavier 150 gram jigs, Seabug Midgy in about 50 metres of water. We’ve got some great fishing videos coming on how to pimp your jigs? What we’ve done with great success is upgrade the hooks and also add some berkley gulp soft plastics, making them even more irresistable. The soft plastics give them something to chew on and bigger hooks seem to improve the hookup rates. Even try a circle hook, and the motion of the boat is enough for the fish to hook themselves. Lee Brake from North Queensland fish and boat landed a couple of nice Nannygai this way. Jigging is well worth a try and gives you another option rather than just using bait.
PE Tackle flies were used by Jamie on a Paternoster rig and also worked well, with a soft plastic Grub on a hook as well. We also landed some nice Red Emperor on the plastics and PE Tackle fly which really topped the day off. It also pays to be careful using the heavier braided fishing lines as your terminal tackle becomes the weak link. Lee almost lost his big red emperor to a straightend hook. It was Great to see a big red caught jigging an Octo Jig and it made the front page of June’s NQ Fish and boat with also an excellant article about our trip.
This was an amazing day jigging and reef fishing with some great weather, no complaints and we went back to the reef for a break about 3pm and couple of beers.
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Cheers Greg
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