Deadly jig for catfish, perch, etc.

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Mac-b, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Several catfishermen and guides are jigging for white perch and catching stripers, bass, crappie and flatheads on a 1/4 to 1/2 oz. chartreuse jig. The white jigs will work but they are not as good as the chartreuse ones. The neat thing about them is you never know what to expect when you are jigging the bottom. So, you need to have a loose drag, just in case. I have attached a photograph of the chartreuse jig.

    Owner Hook Company has introduced a bait jig in our market area similar to the one made by Sabiki. I tested it against the Sabiki rig late this morning and it out performed the Sabiki by 9 to 1. Will test them again tomorrow and see what those results will be. If you don't like getting hooked, don't mess with the Owner rigs.
     
  2. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Thanks Mac, I will defenitaly buy one; just hope they carry it around here.

    Jaime
     

  3. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Mac where did you get it? BPS or Walley World?
     
  4. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Is that something like a shaped or curved spoon that has a reflector on the side of it???

    I can't tell real good.
     
  5. Shimano

    Shimano New Member

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    Mac that looks like an old tackle town spoon to me. At least thats what we used to call them. I used to use them alot for stripers and white bass when there were still some white bass here at LKN. The ones I have are white and are about an inch and a half long. Is that about the size of that one you have? I have used them at the coast before and caught plenty of blue fish on them and also cast them into schooling stripers.

    Shane
     

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  6. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You are correct Shane, but this one does not have the rattlers. As you know they are made by Frank's wife, Doris.

    WM, it does not have a curve.
     
  7. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Thanks Mac I think I will go pick a couple up and give them a try.
     
  8. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I got into a school of larger perch this AM, most were 9 to 11.5" range, typical size is 4 to 7". Also, all of the larger ones hit the Owner's bait rig. The Sabiki only caught the smaller ones and my yellow jig caught several of all sizes and I lost several on the jig at the side of the boat. I fished for about one hour and thirty minutes.

    These babies are going to be vacuum sealed and used this fall and winter. Mac
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a real nice tip, thanks for the info. I have never tried jigging, but the concept is really not much different from drifting.
     
  10. Pier Pressure

    Pier Pressure New Member

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    Hey Mac,
    Have you ever tried hitting the beads on the Japanese sabiki's w/a spotlight before jigging them? Most of them glow in the dark for night jigging BB's & Alewives, just wondering if it had any effect down deep during the day on them waccamaw's? As always your sharing the good stuff, Thanks Bro.
     
  11. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Mac you arent out there trying to hunt up one of those State Record Perch are you. Roger got you 1 up.:smile2: Those are some pretty flathead baits you got there.
     
  12. baitnwait

    baitnwait New Member

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    I keep a rod with a 3/4oz white Tackle Town rattling jigging spoon in the boat all the time. You are right about not knowing what may hit them. I've caught bass, perch, stripers, and even a small flathead on it. I'll have to give the chartreuse ones a try. Thanks again Mac.