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JigHead

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Advice to catch Greenlings
« on: May 10, 2004, 09:23:09 PM »

Wondering what is the best set up, bait etc etc. any info would help thanks.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2004, 09:40:51 PM »

I've taken quite a few jigging buzz bombs from a boat.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2004, 09:48:10 PM »

Oh,  I dont have the access to a boat that often and when im, i have no problems with rock fish. but from shore i can never really get them.  
been wanting to catch one since sunday at west van *i noe is only been 1 day :D hehe*  on sunday, this guy landed the biggest i have ever seen caught off the pier. it was i think almost 20".
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004, 05:58:11 PM »

when i fish from shore up on the sunshine coast we usually catch shiner perch first and then use those as bait.  seems to work better if they are still alive
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2004, 10:45:10 PM »

Greenlings are usually close by the kelp.. fish it with a jig head and twister tail. Or you can catch them bar fish style with bait like herring, squid, etc...
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004, 11:14:49 PM »

Use "sea worms".  not sure exactly what they are called.  Best bait around for catching rockcod, lingcod & dogfish.  One of the best baits for me when I go salt water
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2004, 12:05:05 AM »

what is bar fishing?

i went up to some locals and asked. sea worms is good since they do live around the kelp bed, but i dont think they are so good for rockcod; correct me if im wrong. im just basing this on the looks of the fish itself and my little experiance.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2004, 07:08:31 AM »

Around here, i have caught rockcod with sea worms.  Also great for perch.  

Anyways, I have had a lot of success using jigs
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2004, 04:27:44 PM »

Sea worms are excellant bait for any of the local saltwater fish.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2004, 12:13:26 PM »

i used them to catch large pile perch under docks. you have to find them during lowtide around rocky barnacle encrusted beaches....watch out they really bitewhen handling them!!
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2004, 12:59:13 PM »

Get your SCUBA cert and a Hawaiian sling....works well for me ;D
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2004, 04:02:23 PM »

thanks, i know where to get them but just never have time to get my own bait *OK fine im lazy :)*  but next time i go ill probably give it a go.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2004, 11:30:14 AM »

any greenlings in burrard inlet...belcarra?
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2004, 11:10:21 PM »

Also, if you can get underneath the iron memorial bridge, at the right tide, you can get a few bigger ones than anywhere else i find.

forget about ambleside and stanley park. A big one will be like 6 inches.
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Re:Advice to catch Greenlings
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2004, 12:28:48 AM »

forget about amble side park eh? ..... someone caught a rockcod on dew worm on thrusday, and that is where i saw the big greenlings. not to mention about the lingcods. never knew so many fish existed there.

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