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#1 yevrah

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 10:13 AM

Quick question for glen - On a previos post (forgot which one) you mentioned fishing with a Jig on a Float. I was just wondering how successful this method is. Do you just let the rig move around passively? By jig i assumed you meant the normal prawn squid jig?

If anyone has any other interesting techniques of squiding I'd be interested in hearing them.

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 01:19 PM

Hi Harvey,
I was fishing in about 3 metres of water and had the jig under a float about 1 metre down. I just threw it out there while i did some bait fishing. Every once in a while the float would go under and i would run over and reel it in. The hook-up rate was not as good as when you just cast and retrieve. The squid often did not stick. However, if the squid came back a second time you would normally be ready and get him/her.

I found green jigs during the day to work quite well.

As the waves move, they lift the jig up and down since the float rides on the surface. This was the only action i used.

I recommend having a jig under a float whenever you are worried about getting snagged or if the squid fishing is pretty slow. You can use the floated jig as an indicator that squid are moving into the area. If the float starts going under then squid must have arrived so you can switch to casting jigs.

The floats I use are cheap and simple! Cut a wine cork in half. Then cut a slit into the side so it reaches half way through the cork. Then simply wind the fishing line around the cork and through the slit perhaps 3 or 4 times. Should hold and if it falls off, well no big deal.

Best of luck, B) B) :o

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