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!
- Finding Fingermark Course – Also being used by our southern students to catch Snapper.
- Wonky Holes
- Sounder Skills 2 course
Results come after trial and error
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.
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.