BC Fishing Reports banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was fishing the Stave today and decided to use spinning gear and a marabou jig. I have been reading that this can be a very successful technique and thought I'd give it a try. It worked well during the pink season and I hooked a Coho on the Vedder (not landed) using this method. Today on the Stave I was fishing the fast water in front of the Toilet Bowl and could not avoid snagging chum. The method suggested in my reading (rod lifted quickly, then lowered and reel in slack line) seems to be a perfect way to snag fish. I was using a 1/4 oz. jig and I don't believe I was on the bottom. Is there a way to lessen foul hooking the fish and catch them in the mouth? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I will probably float fish with a jig next time out but then you don't get the action on the jig.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
Yeah, the way those chum just sit there an tread water in one place, so I can't think of a better way to snag them then with a jig.

I was using a Blue Fox and (thankfully) they didn't touch it. The only fish that bit were the coho :thumbup:

Personally, I wouldn't jig in the Stave right now. Too many chums sittin' around and they're in BAD shape. I used a spinner because the blade typically just bounces off the chums and as long as you don't give a jerk every time you feel your blade stop spinning, you'll definitely lessen your chances of snagging anything, especially a chum.

Good luck.

LL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Two weeks ago I used one of the Jigs made by Bent Rods near the same area you described, I was just up from the toilet bowl. There were about a dozen guys fishing and about half of them bottom bouncing. I was using a float with the jig and caught as many fish as these guys were snagging. All the fish I had were hooked clean in the mouth. The others could not say the same.

I was surprised at the look of some of the fish these guys were taking home...ugly to say the least.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I am going to use a float and a jig on Friday and I'll let you know how it goes. Shouldn't there be some fresh chum in the Stave at this time of the year? Most that I saw today were really ugly but one flyfisher caught a beautiful coho in the Toilet bowl.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
"jigging" with jigs should only be used where fish are not thick or in slack water areas where most will avoid the jig except biters.

For Chums I only use the floated jig and concentrate on faster "run" type water, this is where the cleanest and best fighting fish are normally found.

Remember that often the fish prefer a jig ABOVE them and while one guy is slaying others wonder why, try running extra short when the bite seems off, or tip the jig with a little "sumpin-sumpin" :thumbup:.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,732 Posts
Well there's a firie subject...This is a very hot topic Generaly and if you want to find out more
just do a search and see what comes up.... ::) Welcome aboard.....Marko
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
GOFISH said:
I was bottom bouncing on Steve last Saturday and all fish that I've got clean in the mouth
By the way....bottom bouncing on Steve? You twisted bastard lol
Sounds more like a little pot stirring!!!
Leave the troll to play under the bridge, fellas. ;D
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top