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Shimano Lucanus Jigs

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Product Description

Shimano Lucanus Jigs

Shimano Lucanus Jig is an exciting approach to catching bottom species during the cold water season when fish are not so active. 

The aerodynamic head design lets it sink quickly to the bottom and stabilizes the jig when it is retrieved.

Pink White is the most popular.  No matter what other color is purchased, they seem to include a Pink White.  Inventory fluctuates, not all size color combinations are in stock at all times but we can usually get new inventory in 3 business days.  Feel free to call or email to check inventory levels if you are in a hurry for delivery.


  • Aerodynamic head design lets it sink quickly to the bottom and stabilize the jig when it is retrieved
  • Dual eyelet design allows the bottom eyelet to be used to tie the line with a sinker for fast current condition
  • Glow eye for extra appeal in the deep water
  • Multiple hook system provides higher hook-up ratio
  • Durable silicon skirts and trailers wobble and vibrate during the jig movement



What is Lucanus?
Only recently did recreational anglers of Japan uncover the commercial angler’s secret of the “Snapper Rubber Jig” which results in the successful catching of red snapper. Since the discovery, recreational anglers modified the jig to make it the hottest technique in Japan to date. 

Shimano began researching this technique and developed the U.S. version of the jig and technique necessary for the U.S. waters and called this the Lucanus Jig. Fishing in Southern California, Mexico, Cape Cod, Louisiana Oil Rigs, and Alaska from Rockfish to Yellowtail to Snapper to Cod, we saw amazing results and now Shimano shares that secret with you.

Why Fish Lucanus
Enhance sportfishing
Bottom fishing with heavy tackle and cut-baits can be laboring and time consuming; however. Lucanus takes the labor out of sportfishing and provides you the freedom of fishing without the need for live bait.

Fish all season, each season
Lucanus is effective in each season but performs the best in cold water conditions when fish aren't so active.

Easy to fish with
Lucanus is an easy and simple style of bottom fishing with light tackle. Unlike Shimano's Butterfly Jigging technique's quick up and down motion, the Lucanus technique is a slow up and down motion a few feet over the bottom.

Fun to fish with
Fish bites are visible and can be felt directly through the soft rod tip guaranteeing anglers excitement and enjoyment.

 Lucanus Q&A
Q: The hook seems too small. Why?
A: The hook that comes with the Lucanus Jig is selected to be the best choice for fish to be hooked by themselves. Multiple hook systems can provide a better hooking ratio.

Q: How can I use Lucanus on the party boat while everyone is rigged dropper loop with a heavy sinker? If I throw Lucanus Jig, it gets tangled with someone else.
A: You can tie a minimum 7ft. long line from the bottom eyelet of the Lucanus Jig just like a drop-shot rigging. The technique you will take is to crank up the Lucanus Jig until you feel the sinker, then drop the jig back again and repeat this action several times.

Q: The Tescata rod’s tip seems too soft. Why?
A: The soft tip of the rod is necessary to see the fish bite with Lucanus, as this fishing technique lets fish get hooked by themselves. In most cases, heavier and harder rod tips miss bites. The end result, you miss the most fun part of bottom fishing. The softer tip also helps to avoid unhook the fish when retrieving the fish out of deep water.

Q: How many Lucanus Jigs per rod can be set?
A: Check with local Game & Fish Department to find out about local regulations. In California, it is limited to 2 hooks per line to target Rockfish and Lingcod. Lucanus Jig hooks are considered as 2 hooks per jig. Thus, you cannot use more than one Lucanus Jigs per rod when targeting Rockfish and Lingcod in the State of California. 

Q: I got a good fish bite but I missed hooking the many times. Why?
A: When you see the fish bite, do not set the hook. Keep reeling the line very slowly until you feel the fish is on by itself. Then, lift the rod to make sure the fish is hooked.

Q: I don’t get fish bites when I reel faster. Why? 
A: Lucanus works the best when the jig moves as slow as possible. Fast moving the jig doesn’t always get bites in the most common case of cold water bottom fishing.

Q: What is the reason that Shimano is recommending monofilament leader for Lucanus Jig fishing?
A: Lucanus Jig fishing uses a soft rod tip. The expandable monofilament leader helps the fish bite the jig harder in their mouth achieving a better hook up ratio.

Q: What color jig should I use for fishing Cod?
A: Shimano has provided a recommended Target Species by Color chart for specific target fish. This chart shows only examples and suggestions when you make your initial selection. Preferences of jig colors vary geographically and from season to season. For example, bottom fish feed on crabs in the middle of winter, and then they start feeding bait fish in early spring. 

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  1. Works like a charm 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Apr 2015

    One of my customers was fishing with a Lucanis Jig and he was seriously outfishing everyone on the boat. We had a great bite going off but tis guy was on fire. I took a picture of his jig figuring a yellow eyed devil would make off with it and not five mins later it was gone. His catching really slowed down despite his best efforts with other offerings. Be sure to order extra hooks and skirts...

  2. Lucanus gets results 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jun 2014

    As a charter boat captain im on the water seven days a week. We see a vastky different skill set and every method imaginable and some beyound comprehension. This season one customer really outfished the boat until he lost his pet jig to a blue fish. He used other jigs with success but none performed as well. I called Joe at Tackle US and he shipped some out . They worked great. One of my hi maintainence customers flew in for a trip two days ago and i gave him my last two as presents before we left the dock. He went home with limits of sea bass and was thrilled with his gift.

    They work..they are not cheap...but compared to a bucktail and gulp combo...they are cost effective...
    yup just sent Joe an email for more supplies.
    captain Vin Mccarthy
    Bounty Hunter Fishing

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