A great alternative to vibing is the sinking stick bait. They can be manipulated while jigging to mimic injured bait using various techniques. They have a horizontal shimmer on the fall which is deadly on all manner of bottom dwellers.
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I’ve trialed many stick baits for this application in my time as a professional fishing guide, and these are by far the most outstanding performers.
They can be used in the estuaries for barramundi, fingermark and threadfin Salmon. I’ve also used them out as deep as 25 metres chasing large-mouth Nannygai (red snapper) and other deeper reef species.
The other benefit is they can be used as a metal slice. If the pelagics start busting up around you, just cast it out and crank it back as you would a metal slice.
Pillager is a great versatile all-rounder with upgraded 6X hooks and split rings, 24 g. 40g coming in 2023