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If you're familiar with vertical, or 'mechanical' jigging for kingfish, did you know that the same technique can be applied to working mechanical jigs both from a boat or from shore? Here's a quick breakdown on how it works from the Aussie boys at AdriftByNature...
Anyone can flyfish: A beginner's guide
Many people, when first considering the possibility of taking up flyfishing, naturally see it as a tranquil, poetic sport that is done in beautiful surroundings. There’s one hiccup though - most newcomers perceive flyfishing to be a difficult sport that is hard to learn.
Bridle-rigged live skipjack tuna
The ability to bridle rig and deploy a healthy skipjack tuna live bait is an essential skill for any serious game fisherman.
Stick bait techniuques - targeting topwater kingfish
Jigging is an effective method for targeting kingfish, but for sheer adrenaline value, targeting top water kingfish has that extra bit of visual excitement.
So you want to be a Jig Star?
For me, chasing kingfish on jigs is where my craze and passion for fishing started.
Work-up fishing 101 - Part two - Lures and birds
This may come as a shock, but in the days before jigs, fishermen would use bait. Not highly sophisticated but still effective were ledger and strayline rigs adorned with pilchards
Work-up fishing 101 - Part one
Spring and Summer work-ups are one phenomena that not only get nature's participants excited but fishermen as well. As the water warms up in springtime, snapper start to move into the gulf, usually from a northerly to southerly direction.
How to skin and fillet gurnard and sole
Here's a great demo of how to properly fillet gurnard and sole from Knifetech NZ
How to do the double crayfish grab
Impressive double cray grab by Wellington spearfisher. Here's how it's done.
Fight Club - The cheater’s guide to kingfish
Kingfish are big bad brawlers so don’t be afraid to take the gloves off when fighting them. Some days you need every tip and trick in the book!
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