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Thread: Jigging for Cod down South

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    Jigging for Cod down South

    Is any one Jigging for Cod or other fish down south, Just want to know how you find it and what you find works well?

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    Why bother thinking of new techniques? There's so many cod in the deep South, it's no challenge to catch them. A boring old long shank hook and any bait works, hell even a bit of white rag at a pinch.

    One thing you don't want is small gear as the buggers swallow stuff deep and it's impossible to get it out without killing them.

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    Small hard metal jig (micro jig) should do the trick. As above, they are very agressive and eat just about anything but if you use a jig you only bait up once and they are easy to unhook.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    I now soft bait for them.if you are on the spot most things work but with softies no messy bait to clean up at end of the trip just nice blue cod and trumperter and the odd salmon.
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    Sliders from the WH

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    I get codzillas on my 400g knife jigs when im targeting kingiis
    couldnt be further away but those fuckers will take anything
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    What do they look like?
    I have been using kaburas and the likes and they work really well but ya near cry if ya lose 1.
    Always lip hooked and never deep in the mouth so far. I think they are far better than bait and cleaner.

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    I've herd Blue shamano lucanis are the go, never tried them to be honest


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    lucanis lures work great but at $20 a pop not so cheap when you loose a few. I use a mixture of small crabs 50mm or the 125mm or smaller minnow softbaits most colours work or the mister twister single tail grubs mainly in white.

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    Iíve caught quite a few blue cod on lures in Northland, usually inchiku. Check out Kaveman tackle for cheaper, good quality gear, and good service.

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    Soft baits do work well but the cod wreck them pretty quickly that's why I prefer hard jigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Soft baits do work well but the cod wreck them pretty quickly that's why I prefer hard jigs.
    +1 cod tear them up. I like 6/0 flasher rigs baited with squid as I think trumpeter and teraki are more likely to grab them than plain old bait alone and cod like them too, although nothing beats a longshank cod hook for ease of unhooking . Flasher rigs are cheap as chips, even cheaper than marine deals on aliexpress and the quality seems fine.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/premium/f...d=0&isViewCP=y
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