lucanus jigs

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  1. g3vo

    g3vo Well-Known Member

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    Shimano's Lucanus Jigs is a fun and exciting approach to catching bottom species. The Lucanus Jig has an aerodynamic head design that lets it sink quickly to the bottom and stabilize the jig when it is retrieved. The Shimano Lucanus Jig also uses the multiple hook system to provide a higher hook-up ratio and a durable silicon skirts. The trailers wobble and vibrate durring the jig movement.



    now what collars work the best
     

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    g3vo Well-Known Member

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    i want to see who used it did it work good for you or it sucked

    (it worked for me with a srip of quid on the jig itself its a jiller
     
  3. rmedina0811

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    a strip of squid on a shiny sinker with dull hooks will work too.....
     
  4. derfsondeck

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    Those things are a joke.Spend your 17 dollars on a pack of 3/0's and some lead.
     
  5. Sinker

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    I have had good luck with the ones I use but if you loose them it hurts the pocket book.

    The hooks are way to small though and even the replacement 1/0 hooks are small in my opinion. Which brings up that the extra hooks and skirts are not cheap either.

    The Braid Thumper's which are similar have very good sized and much stronger hooks and work well also but I do prefer the design of the Shimano Lucanus but much prefer the price of the Braid Thumpers at about half the cost.

    Then their is the Braid Sea Fox which I do not like to much but is easily trolled although I have yet to catch a fish trolling it.

    The hype of needing the special rod and reel is bull. No need at all for that.

    I have found these to perform as well or better than my Bucktails when at the Inlet but when the fish are on the chew, they are on the chew so who knows.

    Pic shows the Braid Thumper's on top, Shimano Lucanus in the middle and Braid Sea Fox on the bottom.
     

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    I like em too
     
  7. jephs422

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    How many ounces are they? Would they work in DEEP water with current where I normally have to run 12 ounces of weight?
     
  8. sourcreamnjive

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    I've seen them used on the Mirage.......hooks are small and we've been loosing fish on them because the fish spin off the hooks from deeper water...they work but the higher percentage of fisherman on the boat use double dropper loops with 2 hooks, #16oz. weight and squid strips with more productivity catching 2 fish at a time bringing them up from 240 feet deep, if lost this rig at the bottom total lost $5.00...I don't see people using 2 Luganus jigs at the same time.....would also hurt the pocket book if they lost both at them bottom of the ocean.....at $30.00 average ouch!
     
  9. Carnivore

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    I made the mistake of calling them too expensive in the beginning and should have really thought my response through better. I just blew 35 bucks on a BOM so price isn't the issue, I can't put 17 bucks in harms way. If they worked for sea bass or halibut (and might who knows) then the likely hood of loosing them is lower I would be more likely to risk it but putting them in rocks? hehehe no thanks I will use a double dropper loop and call it good.
     
  10. phishy

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    mine is too purty..still in the package..
     
  11. Joey805

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    Havent taken mine out of the package either...

    I don't wanna loose it LOL
     
  12. SFRHoman

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    I lost my loose anus jig last weekend :slap:! They only work when a Berkley Gulp is attached. If you want small starries, barber poles, and tree fish, have at it! Otherwise, the only $17 bucks I'll spend on a jig is the red PL68 :rockon: for those tiny reds! :rofl:
     

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    leave 'em in the package guys, someday they'll be collectibles!!
     
  14. g3vo

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    LOL BURKELY GULD P PUT FRESH SQUID ON IT OR SPAY IT WITH SOME SENT THING
    BUT SQID ON IT WORKS THE BEST
     
  15. Carnivore

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    No joke the gulp baits have been killing the bottom fish. They are a little more hearty then squid strips so you can get multiple fish and changing up presentation from what they are used to can help get you more strikes too. Not saying it is better or worse compared to anything else just that they are getting some good fish on them.
     
  16. g3vo

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    ill try brkely gulp
     
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    gulps by far work better then anything else ive tried for rockfishing. Its a bit to easy with them tho. No real challenge, if i wanna have fun i use irons and plastics.
     
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    Love the squid
     
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    squid strips 2 hooks sinker thats the rock fish killing combo or 2 hooks 2 small berkly gulp grups and sinker keep it simple
     
  20. g3vo

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    naaa thats not fun
     

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