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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Salmon jigs  (Read 467 times)

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scooter

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With salmon starting to show up in the river systems i poured up a bunch of 2 3 and 4 oz jigs and am going to try to get out and get a few with the kayak.

I wanted to clarify and verify what I believe to read in the reg book

according to what I read if I am upstream of highway 50 bridge I believe any jig or spinner (non buoyant) over 1 oz in weight must have a single hook not a treble and the maximum gap on that hook would be 1".

Downstream of highway 50 bridge I would be considered in the delta area and could use a treble hook if I choose but maximum gap on treble hook would be 3/4" or single hook with 1" maximum gap.

I hoping there are some on here who could verify what I read in the reg book and also any advice or opinion  on hook style, size, ect would be appreciated


cal.ndn-yakin

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Yep thats right.  All them fine looking jigs must have a single hook up above the bridge. I been thinking of jigging some up myself. I see you live down the road from me. 1/0 or 2/0 is what i would use.  Good luck and might see you out there.   

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AlexB

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For what it's worth, I'd recommend going with a single siwash hook whether trebles are allowed where you're fishing or not. You'll snag a lot less (both fish and rocks/stumps/brush piles) and still hook up just fine when you get bit. Something like a 3/0 or 4/0 Mustad Stainless Steel Open Eye Siwash should do the trick. (I like big hooks for salmon).


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scooter

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I ordered up some in a 3/0 siwash. Thank you for the advice I like the singles for rockfish also. It seems like it is easier to shake s single hook lose if on a rock. Seems like the majority of siwash hooks are sold in an
Open eye.  It must be a common style. I would assume I would still be better off with a split ring to give the hook more pivot and twist than to put the hook right to the jig ? Has anyone ever had the eye open back up?


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I use a lot of those Mustad SS open eye siwash, and I've never had one fail. (I use them on my rockfish jigs, and salmon spoons/jigs, etc). That's the only one I have much experience with.

(Keep the split ring on there so the hook can rotate a little)


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