Offshore Angler Sling Jig
Tuna Sling jigs in Australia
We are lucky enough to spend two, two-week holidays each and every year at one of the World's finest shore-based angling locations: Quobba Station, which is located about 450 miles north of Perth, Western Australia. If ever there was a place in which any flaws in tackle and technique will be swiftly and brutally revealed, it may well be here. Much of our fishing time is devoted to casting spoons long distances into deep water, close to land. At Quobba, this means fishing off steep rocky headlands and sandstone cliffs, in often very windy conditions, at a range of pelagic fish that include mackerel tuna (kawakawa); longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) and yellowfin (Allison) tuna; king mackerel, broadbar mackerel and shark mackerel, various trevallies (including jack crevalle), and cobia. BassPro Tuna Sling jigs in 2 oz. and 3 1/2 oz sizes and in blue- and green mackerel colours and sardine are truly excellent lures for all the species listed. They cast like bullets, have an effective and alluring action whether "jigged and dropped", retrieved steadily at either low or high speed or skipped over the sea's surface. They are extremely well made: with high quality paintwork which resists the odd brush with the razor edged coral and sandstone ledges that are so much a feature of this area, and closely ressemble many of the local baitfish. They are fitted with superior quality split rings and bear some of the sharpest hooks on any spoon or jig that we have ever seen. They are all in all a TRULY superior product, and are one of the most reliable producers of tuna from our shore-based spinning stances. I literally do not go fishing without them.
October 25, 2006
It Works On Salmon
I live in the NorthWest and jig for salmon off the many piers out here. I use the Sling Jig and have caught many Chinook and Coho Salmon using the 2oz-er. I particularly am impressed with the action it produces. I have also clear coated the body, like I do with all my jigs, which makes it scratch and chip resistant and gives it a long lasting glossy finish. This lure works on salmon. -Dude, try it.!
August 7, 2007
bought one for a trip to panama and while on hannibal bank dropped this jig down for bait. Aside from catching the targeted bonito for bait I also caught rainbow runner, amberjack, grouper, and snapper including a 54lb cubera snapper. Another snapper guessing cubera bit through the lead and left a great tooth mark hole. Yes the foil has chipped off a bit and due to lots of toothy critters on soft lead the jig is full of scratches and tooth marks but still caught lots of fish even in the beat up condition. I highly recommend it for any jigging and its a great price.
August 19, 2011
Change out the hooks
I would say the best part about this bait is that when on sale its pretty cheap. The problem is that the hook they use on the baits seems a little small and weak. I would upgrade to a bigger and stronger treble or even remove the hooks and use it like a butterfly jig. I like using these jigs around rocky structure or where I have a good chance of losing them. As I mentioned above they aren't too expensive. I've had great luck in California as well as Mexico on them. They will catch almost anything.
February 11, 2009