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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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#141 Jesse

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

Anyone here have experience with this type of jigs?


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#142 jordan

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:12 PM

Hey guys,
Kinda new here but i found this image by yamashita which is a colour chart of successful jig colours and relevant conditions. Hope this helps.

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#143 Baamook

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

Anyone here have experience with this type of jigs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JTUGjTWbxQ


Yes, I have used these jigs before. I bought 4 from ebay very cheap and have not bought any more. I worked a school of squid, my mate was smashing them with a yozuri, I caught none. On other occasions I have caught nothing which tells me not to waste my time with them. You may have more luck with them. There is a reason it's called squidding and not catching.

In relation to the original post and given that I have not read the previous seven pages I believe squid are colour blind. It is my thinking that squid see variations in intensity of light which indirectly depict a colour but dont. confused? ask a colour blind person how they distinguish between the colour of a flower from lets say, grass. Squid see the same way, brown is not brown, its just a shade of grey darker than lets say yellow. As to the best colour to use? Im partial to a 3.0 cheapie, mainly green a little brown with a little bit of gold and silver. I also make my own using silvers and greys. the combination makes it more dynamic, catering for fussy customers.
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#144 Shawn

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

Awsome advise after reading so many opinions blue was winning with pink close by, but the whole time I kept reading big on whole fresh baits. We`ll im starting my first session with one of each from a boat. Fresh will win I bet..
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#145 dino22

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:20 PM

i would always go forpink 'cause i had this little experimento of suid jigs.i tried 2 jigs in together 1 pink and 1 orange somehow i got about 4 on the pink one and zilch on the 2nd 1

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#146 dino22

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:22 PM

i would always go forpink 'cause i had this little experimento of suid jigs.i tried 2 jigs in together 1 pink and 1 orange somehow i got about 4 on the pink one and zilch on the 2nd 1

cheers nicky

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#147 pliukit

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:33 AM

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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#148 PM79

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:13 AM

Caught thousands of squid in the 10 years I've been hunting them and hands down pink always catches squid when no other colour will.
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#149 tonci

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

At Queenscliff you can't get better than red yamashitas !!!!
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#150 shortytheyakker

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

Pinks always been my best squid catcher,,in the last 6 months tho the Shimao kieura in white has outfished everything else,,
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

Pinks always been my best squid catcher,,in the last 6 months tho the Shimao kieura in white has outfished everything else,,


Yeah but you can throw any glow down and it'll produce more squid.
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#152 Puggy

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:54 AM

I have always had a 2.5 pink yo-zuri sitting in my tackle box and caught a fair few at Lorne Pier using it, so going by that I would say pinks a good colour.
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#153 No Bull

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:20 PM

On overcast days i use green's and white and also use them in deeper waters,in shallow waters have used silver with red head,yellow with a red head have much better luck squiding early morning on a sunday day either from boat or kayak.
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#154 Yappa

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

In my practice green/blue for the day, pink/red/orange during the night. I prefer Yamashita and YO-Zuri lures for places where i fish.
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#155 jig my fingers

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

Full glow in the dark prawn squid jig, cast out i've hand more than 5 squid coming from all directions after this jig it is the 3.0 size hard body no cloth, best iv'e used in day or night, got it from ray's tent city only cost a couple of bucks, i swear by them...
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#156 cjvictoria

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:37 AM

I like the green colour. Its very charming and looks great.
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#157 SQD

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

I like pink but blue and green are not to leave them in box. Is not all time the same, some time Squid prefer a colour from an other


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#158 Twin

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

Here in Monterey,California, we fish squid using home made squid jigs. So far so good, all of the squid jigs that I have made are mostly pink in colour. some of them are green, orange, blue and white. Let me tell you, folks, pink really is the hot one.!!!!


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#159 00ROTA

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

personally finding the naturals and whites smash it when others dont do so well. Havent had much success with pinks at all!


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#160 Dyl.C

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:07 AM

I have only caught squid on orange jigs. I've only just started and only have about 10 jigs with some pink, green and orange.


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