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Poll: Which jig colour is the best? (317 member(s) have cast votes)

Which jig colour is the best?

  1. Voted Green (60 votes [18.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.99%

  2. Blue (18 votes [5.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.70%

  3. Orange (50 votes [15.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.82%

  4. Pink (153 votes [48.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.42%

  5. Red (22 votes [6.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.96%

  6. White (10 votes [3.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.16%

  7. Voted Yellow (3 votes [0.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.95%

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#21 Jazman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:35 PM

That's my squid!!
It was caught in Westernport last summer.
Thought the pic looked very familiar, did you lift it off fishvictoria.com?
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#22 skipper

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:11 PM

Hi Jazman!, so thats where it came from, I had it stored in my puter and forgot where I found it, I hope you dont mind me showing it to our fellow members, I would have asked for permission but didn't know who to contact, did you use a baited jag or a prawn lure to catch it? now thats what I call a quality fish! sorry if I upset you,,,, Pete.
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#23 Jazman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:22 PM

Nah, no worries ;) I was just surprised to see it!
That was caught on a silver whiting baited jig. Of the 20-odd squid we caught that trip 19 were caught on baited jigs, 1 on a prawn style. Definately use a baited jig for the big fellas!
Have you got any thumpers this season Pete? I hear that so far they are a bit patchy.
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#24 skipper

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:50 PM

Hi Jaz, nah, havn't tried yet this season, been trying to get into them, but the family keep's finding thing's for me to do on the weekend's, I'm hoping to start my fishing trip's after next week, when I do I'll go missing for the whole weekend, I'll fish till I drop! man I'm having withdrawl symptoms bad ! gotta fish soon before I go insane! ,,,,,,Pete.
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#25 Mr_snapperman

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:16 PM

My two cents worth......

Blue or green during the day.

Pink or Orange during the evening/night.
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#26 mangajack

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:05 PM

Hi fellas,

Here in Qld a mate and myself go winter whiting fishing every winter. Each time we go we set out three rods with paternoster rigs with 3 squid jigs on each as we drift around for whiting.

Each rod has a green, orange and pink jig set at 60cm intervals set a minimum of 60cm from the dragging sinker on the bottom. For a test we had all the same jigs in varied colours on each rod, one rod was green then orange then pink next rod was orange then pink then green and the last was pink green then orange.

The results were for the first morning: Green jigs scored 3 squid, Pink jigs scored 11 squid and orange jigs produced 27 squid.
All squid were arrow squid from a minimum of about 15cm mantle length to 35cm mantle length.

Ohh and we caught about 65 whiting also the same morning.

On similar trips we have had very consistent results for depth and colour. On depth we were surprised that it didnt matter what level the orange jig was on it worked the green only worked on the bottom level I.E. 60cm from the bottom. The pink jig scored mostly on the bottom and middle levels but two were from the top level.

No attractants or actions were given to any jig apart from the 1/2" ball sinker dragging along the bottom.

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Edited by mangajack, 12 June 2005 - 04:06 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 10:04 PM

thanks for the info mangajack! i think i better move to Qld! :th
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#28 SqUid_KiLlEr_99

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 11:13 AM

hey guys i think by far the best colour is pink i swear buy it and u use about 1.5 to a 2.5 ull clean up but i use like the 18 to 30 dollar mark jig so i think u got shell out to catch squid

Edited by SqUid_KiLlEr_99, 13 June 2005 - 11:14 AM.

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#29 moley

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:37 PM

a big fluro green with white underneith has served me well
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:30 PM

orange all the way! i have only caught 3 squid in my life, i have only been squidding a handfull of times, and all my squid have been with the same jig. i have tried with lots of other styles and colours but the one that works for me is the orange prawn style jig, with the multi coloured reflective belly.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:28 PM

I think youve got it quite right poodge. looking at the number of squids boats i have seen especially around port fairy, the majority seem to be orange-pink. But it may just be the squids preference, eg. I will smell a different type of hot food coming from the school canteen than my buddy next to me.
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:44 PM

Thanks guys after reading the thread finally i got myself the idea out of what colour jigs to go after
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 08:18 PM

i voted pink but my favorite is a maroonish pink colour
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:39 PM

I find that the brighter the day the brighter the colour. I also find that once a jig has been used on a number of occasions it will fade, in my opinion the older and more faded the jig the better the results. I believe the reason behind this is that the faded colours take on a more natural and transparent appearance to the squid, thus imitating the squid's natural prey more effectively.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:04 PM

definatly agree with the older smellier jig thing, my favorite jig has been thrashed for a year now been marinated in tuna oil pilchards whitbait all kinds of smelly stuff, the prongs have started to rust but nothing a light file cant fix and that jig outfished the same jig fresh out of the box looking brand new. over the weekend ill take a photo of the 2 one never used b4 and the one old jig and although the old one looks terrible itll beat any of my other jigs
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:34 PM

its doubt the jigs' colour matters at all



Its so easy to delude oneself about the smaller points. This thread just shows that any colour can work with great success

Most people say that pink and orange work better - that is probably because we, as humans, tend to think of squid as rather stupid which I suppose they are, but because those fluro pinks and oranges are the most eye catching to us, we tend to expect them to be eyecatching and therefore productive with squid, and therefore we have faith in these colours, which is only cemented when we catch a squid on one.

I have a mate who catches massive ammounts of squid who swears against green, someone is this thread suggested that green are great for when they are timid, yet the most timid squid I ever encountered refused to take a green. who knows !!!!!!!!!
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:22 PM

The colour is also there to keep you trying :) imagine if all jigs are the same size and colour, after a while with no bites, you might just pack up and go. Now with many colour/size, you can at least stay a bit longer and play around a bit more, believeing that it will work -- and eventually you will get your catch! plus more colour also makes your tackle box look better! i am so happy that i now have a big jig box with many different jigs -- satisfying! :lol
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:43 PM

its doubt the jigs' colour matters at all


colour can be important and this has been demonstrated by scientific studies that have been carried out in order to maximise commercial squid catch rates. these studies normally involve hundreds of hours of squid fishing on automatic jigging machines so i would expect that the results would be fairly reliable.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:34 AM

Green first, Pink second!
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

In Japan it depends on the season and the location. My local shop sells pink-based egis for the local bay but gold base with green or blue cloth for the Japan Sea side. And of course, weather plays a part too. There are so many squidders over here so there is a lot of preasure. So colour rotation is important.

Also, size also varies from season to season. In spring a large sizze. like 4.5, is good fished near the bottom. The adults are not so active in this season and don't seem to want to chase. In Autumn, a 3 or smaller is better and usuaully fished mid or top water. In autumn there asr a lot of squid but they are young and therefore small.
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