Deep water offshore rig 7 – Lure jigging and casting

Northern target species

Trevally, cod, tuna, emperor, mackerel, wahoo, mahi, job fish and most of the more aggressive, northern deep water species.

Southern target species

Tuna, wahoo, yellowtail king fish, amberjack, samson fish, snapper, W.A. dhu fish, bald chin groper, mahi, and most of the more aggressive, southern, deep water species.

Popular baits

No bait necessary.

Fishing method

The lure jigging and casting rig is designed to present artificial lures to fish in the most appealing and natural fashion possible and will account for a large number of species in most deep water environments. Lure choice and retrieval is a key factor when jigging and casting lures offshore in Australia! Medium to large sized over head and spin reels are preferred for jigging with spin reels generally used by most anglers for casting metals or surface and sub surface lures such as stick baits and cup faced poppers. Casting or dropping lures onto large, offshore species is notonly a very popular and productive technique but is also extremely exhilarating!

Terminal tackle used

Main lines – Nylon or braided 20 – 80lb breaking strain.

Leaders – Fluoro carbon 40 – 150lb breaking strain joined to main line with Albrite or Tony Jones knot.

Lures – Metal jigs and slices, hard bodied, soft plastic, white lead head, surface and sub surface.

Clips – Most lures should be attached to leaders with a loop knot to allow maximum movement and larger lures may be connected with the use of a wire snap or clip. The clip should be slightly smaller than the head of the lure and also heavier in breaking strain than the leader material being used!

Swivels – Swivels are a must to eliminate line twist when trolling or casting spinning, metal lures. When casting connect a small, strong, black swivel to the split ring at the front of the lure.

Depth range

From 50 meters and beyond.

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