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What depth to float a baited big?

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#1 Guest_Imprimis_*

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Posted 13 May 2003 - 07:56 AM

Hi Guys,

Any suggestions as to how deep to float a baited jig? I fish the top of PPB in 6 to 10 m of water and was wondering if the jig should be at least a couple of metres down to provide a bit of "cover".

I've had some squid follow hooked flathead to the surface lately so I'm keen to tow some jigs around whilst on the drift.

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#2 yevrah



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Posted 13 May 2003 - 01:09 PM

As close to the ground as you can get it without snagging to often.

Test for the depth using a heavy sinker - once your float stops sinking remove the sinker and attach jig/hook setup.

Keep in mind that sunrise/sunset is when squid actively go on the prowl. Outside of that you basically have to place the jig right in front of them to get a bight - being an oppurtunistic predators. Sometimes there are exceptions to this rule - mostly when there's a lack of food or the squid are in large numbers.

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#3 Guest_Imprimis_*

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Posted 14 May 2003 - 07:26 AM

Thanks Harvey,

I'll give it a try this weekend.

There are a lot of baitfish around our area at the moment and I'm hoping they've attracted some of the beasties higher up the food chain!

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