Bottom Fishing Lures & Gear
Bottom fishing is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get! Once bottom fishing lures or bait descends to the ocean floor, anything from world record sized halibut, lingcod, and rockfish, to salmon and bottom dwellers the size of your hand could get hooked on the end of your line. Kodiak Custom Bottom Fishing Lures are so essential for catching more hogs from the sea than any other sophisticated jig in Alaska that they should be inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame! Much of our bottom fish lure testing is done with halibut fishing charter Crazy Ray’s Adventures in the Prince William Sound and Gulf of Alaska, and those results can be seen on Alaska Outdoors Television.
Jigging Tips For Using Bottom Fishing Lures
Kodiak Custom bottom fishing lures are productive at catching fish while fishing on anchor, free drifting, and with or without bait. When bait is used on our bottom fishing gear, fresh strips (salmon bellies, octopus legs, squid, halibut skin, or herring) approximately 4” – 5” long x 1/2” thick on our bottom fish jigs and lures can produce excellent results.
The bait should run in line with the lures’ weight and skirt and attach to both hooks causing minimal disturbance in the action of our fishing gear. Thick or bulky chunks of bait may cause the jig to flutter off-balance and tangle around itself which can hinder the lures’ performance. Make sure that both hooks are protruding out of the bait so that when a fish strikes it gets hooked. Maintain a medium-speed jigging cadence right on the bottom and periodically try jigging 5-20 feet off bottom when fishing is slow. Bounce the bottom regularly to monitor changes in depth and terrain. Do not use the jig weight as a handle to haul fish over 30 lbs. into a boat, to hold for photos, or subdue flopping fish out of water.
Bottom Fish Jigs
Kodiak Custom bottom fish jigs are specifically designed to target and catch the whole smorgasbord of offerings on the ocean floor. Our bottom fishing lures and jigs are stream lined weapons of mass fishtruction that descend through the water like a rocket and take out any unsuspecting bottom dweller that dares to go in for a taste! Our angle cut tubular bottom jig weight cuts through the water with minimal resistance. This keeps our lure closer to the boat without scoping out so far, making it easier to feel a bite and the bottom. Our sleek jig design allows anglers to feel every nibble that occurs at the end of the line. This feature in conjunction with our articulated jig hook rig system gives our lure the ultimate action that every species of bottom fish is attracted to. This versatile family of heavy-duty jigs is the best Alaska bottom fishing lure for filling freezers and targeting record sized fish.
Flashing LED Bottom Fish Jigs
Bottom fishing lures on steroids! Kodiak Custom Flashing LED Light Bottom Fish Jigs are engineered to mimic deep sea creatures such as octopus, squid, and cuttlefish that release pulsating bio-luminescence (the production and emission of light). Blinking light emitted from bio-luminescence can attract predatory fish and trigger a feeding frenzy! The underwater LED fish attractor tucked inside our skirted jig bait automatically blinks and flashes when the electronic fishing lure is submerged in water. The flashing light shuts off once the unit is removed from the water, cleaned properly, and dry.
Jig Hook Rigs
Quickly change colors of the squid bait skirted hook rig on our bottom fishing lures and jigs without having to pay full price for every weighted lure. Our made in the U.S.A. split ring attachment system makes switching to a different color fast and easy. Kodiak Custom Jig hook rigs are available in a plain or flashing LED jig hook rig model. 400 lb. test monofilament line is used to attach the 8/0 live bait stinger hook to a 9/0 O’Shaughnessy main hook.
Bottom Jig Weights
Increase (up to double) the weight of a Kodiak Custom bottom fish jig. Simply attach a jig weight via split ring (installed on one end) to the eyelet on top of a separate jig and successfully fish rip tide currents, high winds, or deep water like no other bottom fishing lure can do.
LED Flashing Lights
Underwater LED fishing lure attractors not only attract fish to a hook. They attract squid to jigs, shrimp to pots, crab to traps, and much more! Add or replace LED fishing lure lights on our bottom fishing lures or rig them for other baits and setups. Each flashing LED light offers approx. 250 – 300 hours of continual underwater flashing life. Clean with fresh water and dry the LED flashing light when it is not in use to prolong the life of its battery.
World Record Halibut – (It is but it isn’t)
Back in the day while field-testing our original prototype Kodiak Custom Bottom Fish Jig, we hooked into a record class halibut that weighed 420 lbs. and exceeded the current I.G.F.A. world record at the time! But wait, there’s more! Upon breaking nearly every rule in the book while fighting and struggling to bring this barn door halibut to shore, our two-man team blew any chance of securing a spot for Kodiak Custom in the record books! To top that off, we captured all of the action on film and this epic battle (World Record Halibut, It Is but It Isn’t) can be viewed right here and on our YouTube page.
Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle is the #1 brand of Bottom fishing lures on the market!