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Poll: Which jig colour is the best? (294 member(s) have cast votes)

Which jig colour is the best?

  1. Voted Green (58 votes [19.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.80%

  2. Blue (16 votes [5.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.46%

  3. Orange (49 votes [16.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.72%

  4. Pink (139 votes [47.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.44%

  5. Red (19 votes [6.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.48%

  6. White (9 votes [3.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.07%

  7. Voted Yellow (3 votes [1.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.02%

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#1 glen

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 11:00 AM

Hi all, what do you guys think?

I personally am pretty keen on orange and pink. But i have been using green recently during the day with some success.

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Posted 16 February 2003 - 12:05 AM

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I find when all else fails and the squid are timid on the bite
green tends to entice them a bit better I find

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Posted 17 February 2003 - 07:30 AM

Here is a colour experiment for you all.

I tried two small jigs at the same time. Both suspended under the same float. A green cloth jig and an orange wooden jig. I fished in the afternoon at Mt Martha, VIC.

ALL of the squid took the green jig. Now admitedly this is not a perfect test because the green jig was a foot deeper than the orange jig. ALSO one jig was wooden and one was cloth.

But its a start anyway.

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 11:02 AM

Blue 2.5/3.5 g cloth jigs have been most successful for me. Red/Orange haven't worked. A friend of mine who goes fishing with me uses Pink for good results.

Someone told me once that he has a reflective lure that caught heaps of squid. I stuck reflective paper to one of my jigs but so far it's drawn blank.

Most of the larger squid have been caught using metal jags baited with yellowtail. Where I fish, the squid ignore thawed bait. I've only ever had good success using freshly caught yellowtail.
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Posted 22 April 2003 - 01:29 PM

yeah the first time i encounted a squid was up north in jurien bay. i was going for anything big by leaving out a yellow tail with gangs. when would bring it in i would see a huge 45 cm squid follow it in. so i chucked the fish on a squier thingy and pulled in two 30-45cm squid. so i think real fish work best for big squid. BUt for jigs i like the 2.5 blue with green strips and it has the bards in the middle too. But if i had to chose one colour it would be [COLOR=green]
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 10:54 AM

Hi

I occasionally go fishing for squid off the pier at St Leonards in VIC.

What I would like to know is what colour Yo-zuri jigs should I use at night and what colours during the day.


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 11:43 AM

I believe (from experience) squid are attracted to different colours on different days. Some days I find a bright red is best, but the very next day in the same spot (pehaps more overcast weather) a green type works. With the low cost of these lures, you are best purchasing a few different coloured ones. As for the night time situation i'm not sure. They certainly have excellent eye sight but poor brain power in determining a prawn against a artifical jig (no need for expensive types). I have herd of using a glow light straped to a jig working well at night. Trial and error I guess...Hope the above helps.
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 10:17 PM

green is definitely the winner.there are some with a flat back and a small length of wire to tie a prawn .there even better cheers mark .where i fish of the rocks.the fish baits tend to get picked up by huge cuttlefish we struggle to land on light gear .
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 12:28 AM

sounds good mark. i wish i was catching some of those cuttlefish! :)
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:21 PM

My favorite color jig would have to be a white body, with red striping. Exactly like a candycane. Seems to reflect surface light well, and in turn, attract squid. My season count was well over 2,000 on an identical two jig setup.
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 10:12 PM

i like using my orange one or a multicoloured one :D


i'm in the process of cutting a slot to insert a glow stick

see how i go
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:07 PM

buy far the best i have found is a really dark greeny black brown cat fish jig that i have used. both times i went out with them i caught a squid within the first 10 minutes i think they look alot more of a natural colour then such a bright one.... other then that, definately pink or orange. and definately a smaller size like about a 3.5 maximum for second valley in south oz where i squid...... never had any luck on a 4.0 man i caught some big cuttlefish off the rocks at seconds glen. id be reeling them in thinking i got myself a huge squid my rod bending hard, and the next thing i got these tiny little red tentacles coming towards me :cry:
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Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:07 AM

I voted for blue, but i also use green to great effect in the areas i fish, but my preference is for baited jigs!!
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Posted 29 April 2004 - 02:28 AM

hmmm i seem to be eating my words and not the squid lately lol. the only luck i have been having is with blue jigs and 4.0 has done the best.... .oh well. i reckon im gonna try that baited jig with a prawny on top this weekend. keep ya posted
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:24 AM

for me the 2.0 pink jig works good i had a orange 2.0 and did nuffing change to the pink one and bang in 10 mins i had 3 which was a miracle.
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:16 PM

Pink all the way. Squid like munching on eccentric and flamboyant jigs ;)
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Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:36 PM

I have only started Squidding , for one yr ive used nothin but green and in one day I caught 12 squid [there was a skool :D and i got everyone]

so green is for me.
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:12 PM

i have not tried the pink/yellow jigs yet, but ive been using the green/blue jigs with great sucsess on the small squid.
but for the bigger squid, nothing beats the baited jigs with FRESHLY caught yellowtail.

thats my 1 cents!
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Posted 06 September 2004 - 04:20 PM

Hi Glen, I was told by the Japanese that you should use the color that most fits the area you are fishing, ie Green sea bed/weed use Green Lures as the fish that live there must blend in to the environment
My personal choice is Grey during the day and Red at night
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:39 PM

If you ask 10 people you will get 10 different answers, I dont think there is one all mighty color that will work 100% of the time, but over many years of squidding I have found that a jag baited with a whole fish seem's to catch the biggest squid, so I think this debate will never end, by the way check out this thumper, I think the pic said it was caught in westernport,,,,cheers Pete.

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