best jig for grouper

Discussion in 'Fish Species and Techniques' started by straycatboat, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. straycatboat

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    I've tried lots of jigs from shimano butterflys to williamson , no hits. What is your recommendation on a great BF jig?
    Strayat
     
  2. conchydong

    conchydong Senior Member

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    If the Grouper are there, I found they will hit about anything as they are not picky but you cannot speed jig them. Just go to the bottom and bounce it a few times then slow jig about 20' up to draw attention and then back to the bottom again. That's what works for me, others may have different experiences.
     
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  3. redneck_billcollector

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    That is not always true, last spring when hunting AJs we were speed jigging and had to move four times because we couldn't keep the gags and red snapper off our jigs speed jigging for AJs....(season was closed)

    I like the BlueBlue Searide V jigs for grouper and one of my favorite grouper jigs is the Hots Drift Tune in 80-200 g depending on the current and depth...in red and gold. These jigs fished slow styled will outfish live bait a lot of times, I have done it numerous times when everyone else is using bait.
     
  4. carlosburitica

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    Williamsons benthos in pink
     
  5. Level3

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    Blue Water Candy Roscoe
     
  6. carlosburitica

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    Forgot the roscoe. Great jig.
     
  7. HungryJack

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    The sharpies in that part of the world called them "gum drops"

    they have an different name officially.
    Let you guess a bit, before i tell you :)

    But, its what some of the pinhooking comms used,
    probably kept it secret from most at the time.

    When i jig for grouper, its my favorite "jig" to start with.
     
  8. Yankee Capts

    Yankee Capts Well-Known Member

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    10 oz hammered diamond.
     
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  9. benwah22

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    Biggest grouper on slow pitch have come on Maxel Dragonfly and Blue Blue SeaRide V
     
  10. luis94

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    I think it all depends on how you work the jig iv cought Groupers with many tipes of jigs.. also putting a small skirt on the assist hook helps a lot!!!
     
  11. tugasangler

    tugasangler Well-Known Member

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    This thread needs to be revived .
     
  12. Striker Tackle

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    People have been doing well with Grouper on our Striker Tackle Flat Fall jigs. www.strikertackle.com Grouper.jpg Scamp%20on%20Striker%20250%20FF_zpsgifbatdx.jpg
     
  13. straycatboat

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    Where do you buy these and what colors work best?
    Thanks
     
  14. GARRIGA

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    Blast from the past then let’s bring the best from the past. Swim a bucktail with curly tail. Been slaying groupers as far back as I can remember and will as far forward as I can still remember.
     
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  15. CAPTDAVEMIAMI@YAHOO.COM

    CAPTDAVEMIAMI@YAHOO.COM Senior Member

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    White buck tail w/ glow worm. Old school.
     
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  16. Snaphappy

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    Well half old school...glow is new school, no?
     
  17. GARRIGA

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    I used jig heads with glow B2 squids in the mid 90s. I’m pretty sure glow grubs around long before that. Regardless. Guys been dropping jigs with plastic as far back as I can remember.
     
  18. straycatboat

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    I meant where can you purchase these:
    Biggest grouper on slow pitch have come on Maxel Dragonfly and Blue Blue SeaRide V
     
  19. GARRIGA

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    Blue Blue can be usually acquired from Plat. Shipping has always been a deterrent unless you order enough. Digitaka has started carry more than reels. I’d check there as well. Otherwise search Google. Some specialty shops might carry but usually at a premium price.

    As for color. I don’t think groupers care. My go to vertical jig is a Flat Side and on that I’ve caught them on glow, pink, blue and purple. Hammered and non-hammered Diamond jigs catch them as well.

    They live on the reef surrounded by colorful fish and are opportunist feeders. Action trumps color. Goal is to get it next to them.

    I seriously doubt it matters. Only reason I prefer glow is because it provides contrast when it stops glowing by providing a white silouhet against dark water and structure. Plus I honestly believe glow triggers bites.

    Color catch more fishermen than fish.
     
  20. straycatboat

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    Can you get these in the Us?
    looks like all sellers are overseas.