Big Jon Mini Disc option

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Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby digitroll (ron) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:48 am

Big Jon Mini disc option for Late Fall and Early Spring fishing.... A delivery system we have been using for the last 5 years as an option instead of running lead and boards in the late Fall. 2 riggers and 2 Big Jon discs for two anglers. Simple and very effective. 100 feet back on the divers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh_e5VTB1x4
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby finsntins » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:54 am

they do work just like ron says,i ran one a couple times last weekend and the lakers liked them,but have caught many salmon on them as well.you can run them off the side of the boat just like a big dipsey or keep the weight centered and run them off big boards
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby tmcaul » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 am

If you've got a fish on, how much extra drag does the mini-diver create during the retrieve?
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby digitroll (ron) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:41 am

Good add-on Jason. We ran a couple during the Shoot-Out off boards running straight back with no left or right direction adjustment.

They impart very little drag and are another option to running Lite Bites this time of year or long leads for lead off boards. I took my Lite Bites out of the boat till next June last week. They are a great lite action delivery system to run that are very simple to use.

They are a blast to watch a fish hit them. Gets the adrenalin going seeing one hammering away on the strike. Just like watching Kings hit in Ontario on the big dipsy's.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby jusgrinnin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:53 pm

Do disc color make a difference?
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby digitroll (ron) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:19 pm

Nope. I do like the black and purple.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby Crazy Ivan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:14 pm

tmcaul wrote:If you've got a fish on, how much extra drag does the mini-diver create during the retrieve?

You wont even notice the little diver when you have a fish on
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby Crazy Ivan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:19 pm

1) Black and purple all the way (well its just my thing)
2) mini Disc, on furthest away from the boat setting 117' ....... (firm rule in my boat and the results tell the story) at 2.4 mph.... 13 to 15 feet down
3) next size up mini disc 91' ........(also a firm rule in my boat) at 2.4 mph 20 feet down
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby jusgrinnin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:25 pm

So all the mini discs I see on line are 30'ers, out 117' will run 13-15 feet?
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby dry net » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:38 pm

Thank you to all for the info. Started playing with them last year but haven't caught a fish using them yet. Will have to keep trying.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby steve » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm

I've used the Big jon mini divers many times this spring and my best hits were 25 to 40 feet of line out.Right off the side of the boat, sometimes i could even see the flash of my lures.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby digitroll (ron) » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:51 am

Short leads will work as well as Steve mentioned as there is no hard and fast rules. We just like the 100 feet back as a baseline to achieve 15 ft and 20 ft with the two sizes in the late Fall / Winter. I measured the depth at 100 feet several years ago with my Fish Hawk TD device as I use 50 lb Power Pro braid on my reels. Same line I use on my Lite Bites. It's a 12 lb diameter and very little stretch unlike mono and cuts the water nice achieving the depths I am looking for at 100 feet out. I like the properties of the braid for these dedicated Big Jon disc medium action rods. I keep 3 of these rods in the boat. 2 with the big disc and 1 with the small disc. I will start the day with one small and one large disc out to see which depth the fish like the lure. Lately the bigger disc has been on fire! It's all about experimentation.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby Mr. Gill » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 am

I’ve looked online at bass pro, cabelas, fishusa, etc & only see 1 size Big Jon mini diver, the 1 3/4” one.
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Re: Big Jon Mini Disc option

Postby bagman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:09 am

Go directly to big jon sports. They are on sale. Minis $5.99 deep diver $7.99.

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