Fishing with slow pitch jigs and stick baits

Stick baits and jigs – fishing lure research and development

Stick baits and jigs are one of my favorite forms of lure fishing.

Because with stick baits you can manipulate the retrieve, the depth and also use them on the surface.

Plus they can be used in a way that you use vibes.

At times they are even better because most soft vibes fall flat, whereas most stick baits flutter horizontally.

Using stick baits and jigs is also such a clean way to fish.

You don’t have to purchase bait and makes cleaning the boat easy. I’m getting a little lazy in my old age!

So take a look as we trail some of these new fishing lures and catch some great fish in the process.




Availability of our new stick baits and jigs.

Our new website has been in development for a while and in it we plan to have a small tackle shop.

Initially the idea was to mostly stock my favorite lures and tackle with maybe some minor variations like my preferred colors etc.

So to that end, we have two different lures being shipped as we speak. The stick baits in this video and a shallow diver I use for barra.

We are still negotiating on the hooks for the jigs so they will be a bit further away - hopefully around September

We are also creating a whole new lure and we will tell you more about that once we get to test a prototype.

So I'm not sure what is more fun. Planning for the new shop or trialing these lures.

Actually Yes I do!! Trailing the stick baits and jigs for the shop has been awesome fun.

Online courses to up level your skill set.

If you'd like to learn about catching species such as this we have three courses that are available now to help you find where they are and catch them!

Results come after trial and error

Nannygai caught using stick baits and jigs

This nannygai fell for one of the trial stick baits, fluttered down in 28 metres. While this one did work it was not quite as effective as the one we went for. It spun a bit much for my liking. What we have chosen is a far more productive model.

Queenie fell for one of our trial lures

This queenie also fell for one of the trials lures - but we were not happy with the spin on retrieve. We were chasing an all-rounder that can be used for predators in the estuaries plus deeper water species offshore.

Fishing lures like Stick baits and jigs catching the same fish

Stick baits and jigs - going head to head and one for one.

These lures can be used to catch a variety of demersal and pelagic fish.

Fingermark in predatory mode. These lures can be used to catch a variety of demersal and pelagic fish.

Stick Baits

Regarding weight the stick baits we have settled on are 24 grams.

Because they are perfect for estuarine species and when cast upcurrent, can also be used up to 28 metres as in this video.

I'm very excited about the stick baits and jigs we have chosen and can't wait to get them out to you.


Typically we only fish the deep water to take fish home as they can and do suffer from barotrauma. 

We have a few blogs on barotrauma as some fish are more susceptible to it than others.

Barotrauma in Fingermark

How to treat fish with barotrauma.

Best option to avoid killing fish unnecessarily if you only want to take a few for dinner is to move to shallower water where they can be released.

Fish Finder Fundamentals

Our most popular course has students from over 28 countries covers the fundamentals of using your Fish Finder.

It's called our Sounder Skills 1 course.

And it's only $20 Australian at the moment and well worth a look.

You won't catch anything using stick baits and jigs unless you have a good understanding of your marine equipment.

If you don't learn anything let me know and I'll give you your money back.


How to use your fish finder


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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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