Must have terminal gear for Colonet

Hntnhrd

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I pulled the trigger on my first rip out of San Diego, a 1.5 day trip on the Pacific Queen leaving January 31. Anyone willing to share advice on what I “have” to have for jigs, hooks and any other “stuff” ? All advice is greatly appreciated . Thanks
 

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a good hand full of heavy jigs(what ever brand you like) all the popular colors work. flat fall style jigs are actually made for rockfish. Do maybe a few of those. Lots of lead from 8oz to 16oz. I like circle hooks for deep water. 2/0 to 5/0. Try to learn (before the trip) how to cast heavy weights. Cast up hill of the drift, so that when your bait hits the bottom it is as close to straight up and down as possible. Try not to stay in direct contact with the bottom. Colonet is sticky you will lose alot of terminal tackle. I strongly recommend fishing straight spectra with a short topshot, this should increase your luck alot. Mono has alot of stretch, So it can make it difficult to feel bites in 400' of water.
 
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Big lead heads & larger plastics can be fun.

Don’t forget to bring a live bait rig, in case you hunt BFT in the afternoon.
 

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I’m going the week before you and I’m taking exactly what the other posters have mentioned. Heavy jigs, big leadhead plastics and dropper loop gear. Mostly fishing the bottom so mentally prepare to lose some to the rocks. Good luck!
 

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I pulled the trigger on my first rip out of San Diego, a 1.5 day trip on the Pacific Queen leaving January 31. Anyone willing to share advice on what I “have” to have for jigs, hooks and any other “stuff” ? All advice is greatly appreciated . Thanks
and you need to bring, A assortment of Torpedo
Type sinkers, from 12 to 24 OZ, and plenty of them,
because you will Loose A lot when you drift
over Pinnacles .
 
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At Colonet, you will likely (hopefully) be targeting yellows in the a.m., and rockfish/cod in the p.m. So be prepared with some yo-yo iron (I bring a surface iron too...just in case) for the yellows along with all the standard (and not-so-standard) gear for bottom fishing.
 
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Hntnhrd

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Sounds good , thanks for the recommendations. As far as heavy jigs , should I stick with Salas, or add a couple of the more spendy JRI jigs. Sounds like getting to the bottom fast can be an advantage?
 

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Sounds good , thanks for the recommendations. As far as heavy jigs , should I stick with Salas, or add a couple of the more spendy JRI jigs. Sounds like getting to the bottom fast can be an advantage?
I would stay with the Salas,
Because the pain in your wallet will hurt less,
When you lose a few.
 
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hucklongfin

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I would stay with the Salas,
Because the pain in your wallet will hurt less,
When you lose a few.
I like the JRI's... both the 6 and 66. Yeah, they cost more but so does the trip. I've used both the Salas 6x and JRI 66 at Colonet and done well with both.
 

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Salas 7X.
Ditto. Lots of these in various colors. Last year, I know that not exactly current, but I slayed the yellows on the 7x. Color didn't matter, but I was using red crab and mind in case you were wondering.

The rockfish and reds will murder the strip of squid.

So lead, hooks and heavy yoyo iron. Two rods and go...
 

hawkplayer32

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Salas 7x all the usual colors. The current can RIP there so heavier jigs are better.

As other have mentioned bring lots of lead. You will mostly use heavy lead 16 and 24 ounce.

If you want to fish a swimbait for lings, bring a HEAVY lead head.
 

Hntnhrd

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Am I misunderstanding the Salas jig description?it looks like the 6x is 6 ounces and the 7x is lighter. Or is there a difference in the 7x as a Yo-yo jig and another is a surface iron? Sorry for a question that may seem simple but we don’t have much yellowtail fishing in Montana! :jig:
 

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I have a friend who's going to start selling heavy jigs. I used them at colonet last year and they worked Great

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