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Jughead Shaker trolling instructions
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Jughead Shaker salmon fishing lures.

Instructions and tips on successful Jughead rigging.


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 Jughead was researched and designed on Vancouver Island for salmon fishing. The Jughead, depending on the type of attached lure will resemble many species of bait fish that reside or migrate to coastal areas. Research and testing results have been highly positive for many sizes of bait such as herring, anchovies and pilchard. There are 4 Jughead sizes available to accommodate for bait type, speed of troll and other factors. Jughead is also very successful for trolling many types of soft plastics such as Hoochies, B2 squids and Baitrix. There are no limits to experimenting with combinations such Bucktails, Skinny Boy's and Get Reel lures.


JUGHEAD RECOMMENDED BAIT SIZING:

*Each size is available in a choice of colors.
Jughead Shaker Heads

JUGHEAD SZ S
4" - 5" / 10 cm - 13 cm sardine, herring and anchovies.
3" - 5" / 8 cm - 13 cm Octo Hoochie, Skinny Boy, Needlefish and Baitrix
All sizes of Bucktails, Polar Bear Flies, Mylar Flies and Flashtails

JUGHEAD SZ M
5" - 6.5" / 13 cm - 17 cm sardine, herring and anchovies
4" / 20 cm Super Beatle B2 Squid
5" - 6.5" / 10 cm - 17 cm Octo Hoochie and Get Reel and Baitrix
Tandem hook Bucktails

JUGHEAD SZ L
6.5" - 8.5" / 16 cm - 21 cm Herring, Anchovies, Pilchard, Salmon Belly, Squid, Alewife etc..
6" / 15 cm EZ Rig B2 squids
6" - 7" / 15 cm - 18 cm Octo Hoochie

JUGHEAD SZ XL
All larger fresh baits
*Trim the bait shape until you determine a positive swimming action while trolling.

MULTI PACK JUGHEADS:

Jughead Shaker Heads size small        Jughead Shaker Heads size medium         Jughead Shaker Heads size large        Jughead Shaker Heads size extra large

PRETIED JUGHEAD BAIT LEADERS FOR SALE:

Hook: Siwash 6/0
Swivel: Multi link plated black nickel
Leader: 40 pound
Leader length: 6 feet / 1.8 meter

Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads size small        Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads size medium         Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads size large        Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads size extra large

EXAMPLE OF A PRETIED SETUP WITH BAIT:
Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads with herring
TIPS FOR SPORT FISHING:
 You can attach Jughead to a flasher or dodger but it is not necessary. Jughead swims your bait or lures incredibly well at trolling speeds of 2.5 to 3.5+ mph. Jughead simply makes the bait look alive with an erratic but natural swim action!

TIPS FOR DOWNRIGGERS:
 Our best advice for getting the lure down to the salmon is to use a downrigger with a dummy flasher. The lure line would be clipped to the downrigger line above the rotating flasher. If you still want to use an inline flasher give your bait a 5 foot to 6 foot leader. This leader length applies to all baits you attach to a Jughead Shaker.
More fishing flasher information HERE.

TIPS FOR TROLLING BAIT:
 Frozen type bait fish should be totally thawed for Jughead to swim it effectively. Cold bait will naturally be a little stiff but once in the water it will thaw and swim correctly. You will notice that your bait will last a lot longer this way. Stiffening bait brines or tuning wires are not suggested and will result in decreasing the swim action. Use your bait right out of the package and keep it cold for prolonged periods of fishing. There are multiple ways to set up your Jughead. You can use tandem hooks or a single hook. If you are using a single hook let the hook trail underneath the bait. It will move up to the underbelly of the bait once you start to troll.
*If you are using real bait, the line goes through the bottom hole of the Jughead and then through the middle hole in the bill of the Jughead.


SUGGESTED RIGGING METHOD FOR BAIT:
 Jughead Shaker Head rigging method
The red bead in the illustration is key to insuring that the Jughead works correctly.
The hook setup can differ from what is shown.
We have found the treble / single works very well.
Treble size #1 or 1/0, octopus 4/0 single
 Jughead Shaker Head rigging method
The illustration shows a toothpick being installed to lock the bead into a desired location on the line
Trim the toothpick flush with clippers after installing the toothpick.
We recommended a soft Iota bead or Wigglefin locking bead.
 Jughead Shaker Head rigging method
The bait is installed to the Jughead with another toothpick.
The bait needs to swing freely and not impaired by a tight line leading to the hooks.
The line that runs between the Jughead and the hooks needs to be left limp.
The primary treble hook is attached to the bait, while the trailing is to left unattached.
Boat speed, current, weight of leader and type of bait will vary the presentation and success of the lure.

* Note: Some fisherman have reported that the toothpick hole (red arrow) too small.
We recommend you prepare this hole to match your toothpick diameter prior to rigging.

EXAMPLE OF OCTO HOOCHIE RIGGING:
 Jughead Shaker Head rigging method
HOOCHIE RIGGING INSTRUCTIONS:
Put line through center hole in the Jughead.
Troll on a downrigger without a flasher.
Clip the leader on at 30 foot leader.
Vary your trolling speed similar to flasher fishing and slightly faster.

PRETIED 7" / 18 CM KING SALMON JUGHEAD HOOCHIES FOR SALE

Pretied Jughead Shaker Heads size extra large

Available at these sporting goods locations:
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:

Abbotford
Fred's Custom Tackle

Burnaby
First Light Fishing & Tackle, Ltd.

Campbell River
River Sportsman Ltd.
Tyee Marine

Coombs
Pacific Net and Twine

Courtenay
Gone Fishin'

Coquitlam
Sea Run Fly & Tackle

East Sooke
Pedder Bay RV Resort and Marina

Langford - Westshore
Capital Iron

Langley
Army and Navy Department Stores
Wholesale Sports

Kitimat
City Centre Hardware

Ladner
Stillwater Sports Ltd.

Langley
Stillwater Sports Ltd.

Maple Ridge
Hatch Match'r Fly and Tackle

Nanaimo
Gas 'n Go
Gone Fishin'
Harbour Chandler
Wholesale Sports

New Westminster
Army and Navy Department Stores

Parksville
Coast Sportfish
French Creek Marina

Port Alberni
Alberni Power & Marine
Gone Fishin'

Port McNeil
Timberland Sports Centre

Prince Rupert
Pacific Net & Twine

Richmond
Berry's Bait and Tackle
Pacific Net & Twine Steveston Marine

Sidney
Capital Iron

Tofino
Method Marine Supply

Vancouver
Army and Navy Department Stores

Vernon
KenKraft Sales Ltd.

Victoria
Capital Iron
Island Outfitters


USA - OREGON:
Charleston
Basin Tackle


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