Berkley Jig It microjigs

By StaffNZ Fishing World
Berkley Jig It microjigs

Relatively slow to gain in popularity when compared to soft baits and kabura jigs, microjigs are actually very effective on a huge range of fish and can easily be fished using soft bait or light overhead gear combos. They offer a lot of fun on light gear, and there will be times when they are the most effective lure in the arsenal. When the anchovy schools are running, and the fish are actively feeding, microjigs can be deadly.

Berkley's new Jig Its microjigs will not disappoint  if you are looking for a well designed lure with good quality finish, and assist hook rig.

We have tested these lures over the past few months and have enjoyed some great snapper fishing, with a few bonus extras including blue cod, mackerel, and some solid trevally.

The range offers not only a comprehensive selection of sizes, from 7 to 40 grams, but also several different patterns that suit various depth and current situations.

The traditional longer shape varieties such as the Fish Stix and B-Dropper work really well in slightly deeper water, their needle shape diving quickly to the fish zone.

In 40 plus metres of water soft baits are slow and difficult to get down.  This is a great time to utilise the same lightweight, fun gear, changing out the soft bait for a microjig.

Berkley's flatter, wider designs such as the Lolly Drop, work well when cast and retrieved with an intermittent jigging motion much like a soft bait.

Berkley ambassador Adam Royter with a nice Hauraki Gulf pannie on the new Fish Stix microjig

These jigs do not require a huge amount of working.  Simply get them to the seafloor and jig them up a metre or so, keeping them close to, or on, the bottom.

One key technique that proved to work well was leaving the lures stationary for a few seconds.  Snapper in particular don't want to work too hard for a feed, and will often strike when the lure is simply resting on the seafloor.  Even though they are metal, there's enough attraction to induce aggressive attention from feeding predators. 

Our verdict.  Great lures that have lasted and performed very well in New Zealand conditions.


Berkley Jig Its microjigs

BERKLEY Lolly Drop
1453785 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 12GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 12GM
1453786 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 12GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 12GM
1453787 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 12GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 12GM
1453788 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 12GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 12GM
1453789 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 12GM GO Flash GO Flash 12GM
1453790 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 18GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 18GM
1453791 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 18GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 18GM
1453792 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 18GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 18GM
1453793 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 18GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 18GM
1453794 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 18GM GO Flash GO Flash 18GM
1453795 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 28GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 28GM
1453796 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 28GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 28GM
1453797 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 28GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 28GM
1453798 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 28GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 28GM
1453799 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 28GM GO Flash GO Flash 28GM
1453800 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 40GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 40GM
1453801 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 40GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 40GM
1453802 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 40GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 40GM
1453803 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 40GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 40GM
1453804 BERJGIT-Lolly Drop � 40GM GO Flash GO Flash 40GM

1453805 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 7GM 7GM
1453806 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 7GM 7GM
1453807 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 7GM 7GM
1453808 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Blue Flash Blue Flash 7GM 7GM
1453809 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Silver Flash Silver Flash 7GM 7GM
1453810 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 7GM 7GM
1453811 BERJGIT-FishStix 7GM Purple Dream Purple Dream 7GM 7GM
1453812 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 14G 14G
1453813 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 14G 14G
1453814 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Pink Flash Pink Flash 14G 14G
1453815 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Blue Flash Blue Flash 14G 14G
1453816 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Silver Flash Silver Flash 14G 14G
1453817 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 14G 14G
1453818 BERJGIT-FishStix 14G Purple Dream Purple Dream 14G 14G
1453819 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 21G 21G
1453820 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 21G 21G
1453821 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Pink Flash Pink Flash 21G 21G
1453822 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Blue Flash Blue Flash 21G 21G
1453823 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Silver Flash Silver Flash 21G 21G
1453824 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 21G 21G
1453825 BERJGIT-FishStix 21G Purple Dream Purple Dream

1453826 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 45G 45G
1453827 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 45G 45G
1453828 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Pink Flash Pink Flash 45G 45G
1453829 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Blue Flash Blue Flash 45G 45G
1453830 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Silver Flash Silver Flash 45G 45G
1453831 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 45G 45G
1453832 BERJGIT-FishStix 45G Purple Dream Purple Dream 45G 45G
1453833 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 60G 60G
1453834 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 60G 60G
1453835 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Pink Flash Pink Flash 60G 60G
1453836 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Blue Flash Blue Flash 60G 60G
1453837 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Silver Flash Silver Flash 60G 60G
1453838 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 60G 60G
1453839 BERJGIT-FishStix 60G Purple Dream Purple Dream 60G 60G
1453840 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Dolly Drop Dolly Drop 90G 90G
1453841 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 90G 90G
1453842 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Pink Flash Pink Flash 90G 90G
1453843 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Blue Flash Blue Flash 90G 90G
1453844 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Silver Flash Silver Flash 90G 90G
1453845 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Lumo Stripe Lumo Stripe 90G 90G
1453846 BERJGIT-FishStix 90G Purple Dream Purple Dream 90G 

BERKLEY B Dropper 28GM
1453645 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 28GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 28GM
1453646 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 28GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 28GM
1453647 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 28GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 28GM
1453648 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 28GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 28GM
1453779 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 28GM Disco Disco 28GM

453780 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 40GM SBR Stripe SBR Stripe 40GM
1453781 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 40GM Pink Flash Pink Flash 40GM
1453782 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 40GM Neon Flash Neon Flash 40GM
1453783 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 40GM GGR Stripe GGR Stripe 40GM
1453784 BERJGIT-B-Dropper 40GM Disco Disco 40GM

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