texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jblaza, Rich12, Rjbowl800, Jestew01, Meza75
113180 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 95,439
hopalong 87,378
Pilothawk 79,875
John175☮ 77,534
JDavis7873 67,398
Bigbob_FTW 65,338
Derek 🐝 64,362
Mark Perry 60,174
Tritonman 58,915
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics782,376
Posts9,871,176
Members113,180
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
TUNA JIGS #10611741 02/12/15 12:24 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
What size treble hooks are on most of the tuna jigs such as the 6-8 oz diamond jig? I have found a jig mold and plan on making some. Thanks

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10611920 02/12/15 01:30 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,243
T
tunatamer Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,243
Don't often see trebles on tuna jigs bud.


"still" awesum
Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10612147 02/12/15 02:39 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 54,306
SkeeterRonnie Online Happy
Super Freak
Online Happy
Super Freak
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 54,306
Assist hook is better

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10612886 02/12/15 01:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
Is Assist hook a style of hook or a name brand?

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10612929 02/12/15 01:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
What is the reason that the assist hook is better? Are trebles legal?

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10612964 02/12/15 01:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,564
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA
Offline
Capt. CUDA
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,564
the main reason is the hook is attached directly to the line, rather than the lure, which the fish can gain angles to lever out the hook.
You will most likely find a number of arguments fr both
rear vs front hooking, as well as treble vs single
I personally like the large single assist hook (8-11/o) as it maintains hookset, & is a LOT less dangerous for deckhands, or whoever is bringing the fish over the side.
Sure would like to fish with you again, Daniel!


[Linked Image]
Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10614179 02/12/15 08:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
lite-liner, I did enjoy the deep drop trip and have wanted to make another. The tuna trip is just at the wrong time for me due to deer hunting & guiding. I am going to make up some jigs & try with single & treble hooks.

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10614903 02/13/15 01:09 AM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 153
C
Capt Hoop Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 153
Outside of my glow diamond jigs I have switched to nothing but Anteater jigs. 200g size. They come with 2 assist hooks but I remove one. I keep it for a spare if the other gets bit off or worn. The use of 2 hooks will maybe give you a better chance of hooking up but the second hook is guaranteed to get in somebody's hand, leg, or arm by the end of the day.

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: Capt Hoop] #10619142 02/15/15 01:37 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,870
M
moonriver Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
M
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,870
Well said, captain.


Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10627498 02/18/15 02:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 153
C
Capt Hoop Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 153
I find a treble hook looses more fish than assist hooks.

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10630611 02/19/15 05:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 324
L
Lmgreeri Online Content
Angler
Online Content
Angler
L
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 324
Trust me...stay away from the trebles and go with assist hooks on jigs. You will boat more fish. You can buy them by the package from most good saltwater tackle stores. Here is a pic of one of the jigs I make myself from a mold for snapper (yeah it is beat up from the last trip...gotta make more of that color pattern) and a package of assist hooks I use for my AJ jigs.
[/URL]

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10633238 02/20/15 06:18 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
LMGreeri, Thanks for the picture, what size assist hooks do you use when tuns fishing?

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10633245 02/20/15 06:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
LMGreeri, Thanks for the picture, what size assist hooks do you use when tuns fishing?

Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10633662 02/20/15 08:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 324
L
Lmgreeri Online Content
Angler
Online Content
Angler
L
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 324
Depends on the jig size. I tend to err to the larger size (size more as in hook diameter for strength) on vertical jigs despite the great eyesight tunas have. I believe with the erratic action they can't see em as well and its more of a fast reaction strike anyway unlike live baiting and such where the bait is just kind of hovering there for close inspection.
The package of 6/0 hooks pictured are what I use on my 9oz jigs. For 6-8oz I'd prob be running 4/0 or 5/0.

Last edited by Lmgreeri; 02/20/15 08:59 PM.
Re: TUNA JIGS [Re: DLALLDER] #10634005 02/21/15 12:12 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
D
DLALLDER Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,759
Lmgreeri, Thanks again. Daniel

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3