Shimano Lucanus

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Sun May 08, 2011 11:39 am

I've been having some pretty good catches on these lately, from both boat and yak.

Product: Shimano lucanus slow jigs

Where to get them: most tackle shops sell a range of slow jigs.

PROS-These lures are really great for fishing in deeper water from about 25 metres, as they reach the bottom alot faster than softies, and they last quite a while in the water without losing their skirts to small pickers.
-You can buy replacement hooks pre rigged and replacement skirts.
-Alot easier to fish than Sp's-just drop to the bottom and give the reel a few winds, then drop back to down etc.
-They work really well when nothing else is.

CONS- If you lose the skirts out on the water it can be a bit of a pain to put a replacement one on, so you will probably need a couple of spares ready to go.
-Price $17-$20- These lures are not cheap, but probably last longer than tub of Sp's.
-Very small hooks that snap if you apply to much weight to them.

Summary: Another great option to add to the tackle box for when the fishings slow or hot.Well worth their price.

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Mon May 09, 2011 9:37 am

It was recommended to me to use one as a sinker on my normal old flasher rig.... covers many bases...

I have a non shimano one I have nicknamed "Bob Marley's Head' due to a particularly lurid colour scheme, it should work well off Raumati South where the locals are well known to be partial to a few 'erb's mon....

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Mon May 09, 2011 6:38 pm

Burnsco had them the other day 2 for $25 so I got a few. Worked for me at the Papa Aroha meet as did the cheaper copies. Were great for leaving in the rodholder while drifting slowly flicking out SP's.
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Mon May 09, 2011 7:17 pm

A number of times I've gone to use one, first drop gets hooked up on the foul... $100 later and I'm a little more careful when I pull them out
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Tue May 10, 2011 2:37 pm

Also can be productive cast out and retreived very slowly along the bottom.

Burnsco have shimano lucanos combo's on sale at the moment for 250. I'm not sure what is special about a lucanos rod though ...
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Tue May 10, 2011 4:31 pm

I've had mixed results with these. Some days catching 7 out of 9 snapper with it in the rod holder, and others not even getting a nibble.
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Tue May 10, 2011 7:37 pm

I find the rod holder does best with lucanos when their is a moderate chop. A lot of us passively fish these lures when we are actively fishing by some other method. The few times I have actively fished these they have worked.
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Tue May 10, 2011 8:02 pm

The idea of having them in a second rod in the rod holder sounds worth trying as it will give that slow motion they need, will give it a go - Cheers. :y:
I have used them on sand off Kapiti Coast without success so will try again.
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Mon May 23, 2011 8:32 pm

I gave one ago for the first time the other day and caught a gurnard and couple snaps on it, just by leaving the rod in the holder.
Will make sure I carry a couple on me when ever I go out from now on :y:
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Mon May 23, 2011 9:22 pm

yup thats what i do as well just leave them in the rod holder do there thing and have had some good resuilts from them :y:...


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Wed May 25, 2011 8:08 am

Yeah mixed success for me, some days my lucanus will definitely outfish SB's but usually its the other way round. I have just as much success leaving a "dead" SB in the back rodholder. But its another good thing to have in the tackle box ready to pull out depending on what mood the fish are in.
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Tue May 31, 2011 2:50 pm

Was in Burnsco at the weekend and they had Shimano Catana-Corvalus combos on special with free 200m of 20lb power braid, and two slow jigs: A lucanus and a bottom ship jig for $250.

So now I have a 6-8kg two peices 7'3" catana with a catana corvalus 400 bait caster. :)

Yet to fish with it but feels like a good combo and casts easy. 11lb max drag so will have to pick my battles.

Will be used for fishing slow jigs, mostly parked in rod holder while I drift fish. So now I will be able to drag a running rig with cut bait AND drag a slow jig AND cast a soft bait.
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Tue May 31, 2011 2:55 pm

I fished with a Bottom Ship at the weekend and picked up a fair few Snapper on it, actually it accounted for some of my larger fish...
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Tue May 31, 2011 8:19 pm

I am thinking I will attach the bottom ship at the end of the trace, and hang the Lucanos higher up in a dropshot configuration, which is one of the ways Lucanus can be used.
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Tue May 31, 2011 8:27 pm

Just hope that you dont get snagged :sweat:
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Tue May 31, 2011 9:08 pm

Unlikely where I will use this technqiue - flat sand/mud.
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Thu May 04, 2017 1:59 pm

Reviving the old thread here.

I have been trying to use this several times without any success at all. Can I know how do you guys use this on a passive rod?

Do you drag it on the sea bed or do you wind up 1-2 rotations and sort of leaving it floating while you drift?

Also which weight do you use? I bought the green/black 60gms and fishing around 12-15M depth

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Thu May 04, 2017 2:26 pm

how many winds depends on the reel and the swell but I've had the best success fishing them this style just off the bottom so that the line just goes slack at the bottom of the swell
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Thu May 04, 2017 5:18 pm

I had great success with these lures in nelson on gurnard , Once again leaving it in the rod holder was doing the trick, the swell putting some action into it. Have tried it in Hawke's bay but for some reason lures don't work very well on snapper or gurnard.
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Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 pm

I try not to let it drag along the bottom - they snag on everything - even the occasional small cobbles where I fish. I keep it about a handle turn or two from the bottom. Often the closer I keep it to the bottom the better.


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