Re rigging jigs w/ treble hooks

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by thenewkid, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    what size treble hook is good for an 8 oz diamond jig i dont know how big the sizes are like i mean the numbers dont mean anything to me cause im not sure how the nubers work need responses asap !!!! thanks in advance
     
  2. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    I try not to use trebel hooks and re-rig with single swash hooks. Trebels tend to come loose too often
     

  3. papio

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    Go with Owner's Stinger Trebles ST-66TN 4X 4/0 or 3/0. You want to try a few with single hooks also, although, once on a open BFT bite I lost several
    fish using siwash hooks.

    What you're targeting anyway? Just curious. Good luck.
     
  4. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    im targeting Yellowfin tuna/ mahi mostky but we did manage to raise 2 makos a tiger a blue marlin and i believe a white marlin last year, its a 3 1/2 day canyon trip out of rhode island
     
  5. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    im targeting Yellowfin tuna/ mahi mostky but we did manage to raise 2 makos a tiger a blue marlin and i believe a white marlin last year, its a 3 1/2 day canyon trip out of rhode island


    I fish Rhode Island all season long for tuna and shark. Obviously you are targeting tuna while jigging although all other species are a bonus. For the tuna you can go two ways rig them with the owner trebels or single hooks. From my experiences with trebels they tend to work themselves off fish where a single hook penetrates and holds remeber thats just my 2 cents.

    To be honest everyone uses diamond jigs so I have stopped using them and have converted to knife jigs such as OTI's, butterflys and Abysss speed jigs. I try to seperate myself from the pack by doing this although it is a personal preference and is condusive to your jigging style either japanese or conventional.

    Either way enjoy your trip and ake sure to post your report, what boat are you going on. If you are ever in need a split charter i have a great capatin i fish with about 10 times a year up off newport

    glenn
     
  6. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    thanks, im going out of point judith with the frances fleet, its on a boat called the lady frances 105' not to bad for $400, IMO anyway. i have never used the knife style jigs but am going to try it this year i will be ordering a few oti jigs and i usually only use the diamond jigs just because i have them and they have worked for me in the past, what im trying to do this year is land a tuna on a spro jig like a 6oz ive never heard of anyone doing this so i figured what the hel right ? lol

    sounds good ill keep that kin mind since i personaly have never gotten a shark or for that matter a 100 pound plus tuna which i hope to do this year.
     
  7. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    thats a great boat and fleet you should enjoy yourself, tightlines
     
  8. thenewkid

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    thanks, it is a really good fleet isnt it, i cant recall ever having a bad trip with them. i will be sure to post a report when i get back.
     
  9. peterk814

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    The TNK,

    If everything goes well I may see you there this fall during the tuna season as I might be changing boats and working with the FF.
    As far as tuna jigging I like trebles on all my stuff. I use owner st66 4/0 or 5/0 However with diamond jigs (get the hammered variety btw) I like a single hook as i think it affects the action of the jigs. I have seen siwash hooks open up too many times to mess around. Get yourself some 12/0 gamakatsu 4x strong live bait hooks and use it with a split ring instead of a siwash.
     
  10. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    whats up Peter, its gmann from noreast?
     
  11. ksong

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    Though I use treble hooks for tuna jigs a lot, I don't recommend to use them for guys who start tuna jigging as you tend to drop too many tuna with treble hooks while fighting unless you give pressure constantly.

    PeterK814, Did you fight with Joe ? :) I am surprised to hear you might work for the Frances instead of the HH.
    The 100 Squire area of the Hudson Canyon was hot last couple of days.
    Capt. Mark of the Canyon Runner has 49 yellowfin (many were released), mostly 60 - 70 lbs range on chunk and jigs the other day. :eek:
    I have a cod jgging trip out of Gloucester, MA on Thus/Fri and plan to drive back directly to the boat in NJ to fish Hudson canyon on Sat/Sun.
     
  12. peterk814

    peterk814 Senior Member

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    gman- hey whats going on Glen right? Its good to see you on another board as well.

    Ksong- hahah no fighting with Joe, my schedule just fits better with a part time weekend position. It might be the FF or the Seven B's or a small private boat, I need to get back to them to see what will happen. Hope we can fish together this fall so I can learn from the master. You should join me and Dave hope ross on some of our Dorismae trips late in the season
     
  13. ksong

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    gman- hey whats going on Glen right? Its good to see you on another board as well.

    Ksong- hahah no fighting with Joe, my schedule just fits better with a part time weekend position. It might be the FF or the Seven B's or a small private boat, I need to get back to them to see what will happen. Hope we can fish together this fall so I can learn from the master. You should join me and Dave hope ross on some of our Dorismae trips late in the season
    I hope you work for the Frances Fleet instead of the Seven B's as we don't fish on the Seven B's. :) I have been fishing tuna on the Doris Mae for a long time. Definitely the boat is one of the best tuna party boats in NJ.