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Hamad Alroumi

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Oil rigs
September 13, 2014, 06:43:52 AM
Hello everybody

I'll talk about fishing the oil rigs in my country
I am from Kuwait , I've been fishing in the oil rigs for a long time in our waters
The oil rigs are restricted area since it's decided between Kuwait Iran and KSA
I normally fish in the Kuwait/KSA rigs since there is a lot of piracy in the Iran rigs
It has a variety of fish: snappers , all kind of trevalies , Spanish mackerels cobra, breams, barracuda , and AJ
, groupers
Normally I go either by live bait or using sabiki rigs or spear fishing
I tried jigging there a lot without luck except for small trevalies
Bonito tuna.. And this year some strange fish caught there one is mahi mahi which was 15 kg
And a type of tuna which was 20 kg and a small 10 kg GT
The AJ can grow 25 KG and bigger
Any suggestion on how to catch them with jigging?
It's really dangerous in the oil rigs and a lot of piracy accidents happened but armed with 3 engine 40'ft boat I have no problem escaping and I did it once
No risk no fun the fish is totally worth the risk

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Re: Oil rigs
September 19, 2014, 09:24:58 AM

I will move this topic to Jigging.

I believe there will be some Mid Eastern & North American members who will have some experience on this topic or similar.

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Re: Oil rigs
June 04, 2015, 10:24:35 AM
Im interested in this topic too. On oil rig jigging

I fish in Texas with similar oil rigs. No pirates though.
I've had luck on AJs with OTI jitterbell, Smith Nagamasa, and Williamson Benthos. Those long jigs work well.
Grouper I've caught on an OTI jitterbell.
Cobia I've caught with some sort of diamond jig.


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Re: Oil rigs
October 18, 2022, 06:56:28 AM
Hi Hamad

You can try some knife jigs like cutlass or fcl labo ls is great fast jig i am sure it will get aj attention