“A couple of years ago the Huntress was given a couple of JB Lures to try in Kona. The Dingo has lit up the blues, with a single hook, it's hookup ratio is very impressive. Most of our Kona made lures have a very hard time matching the hook up percentage of @ 75%. Not sure what it is about the Dingo, but it always pulls thru for us...!! THANKS DAVE !!! ”
Captain Steve Epstein,
Fishing Vessel Huntress,
“When I'm chasing blue marlin off the West Coast of Australia there are no other lures in the spread, only JB Lures, Dingoes, Choppers and Rippers!”
Captain Dan O'sullivan,
West Coast Billfish Charters,
Exmouth, Western Australia.
“After purchasing a spread of JB Lures in July 2010, I'm converted, they're great lures, I love them but more importantly the fish love them, especially the Dingoes and Rippers !! I wish I discovered them fifteen years ago, I would have saved a fortune in fuel and won a heap more tournaments!!”
Captain Allan Legge,
Galveston, Texas USA.
“In the last two years the JB Micro Dingo has accounted for more Jumbo Bluefin in southern Tassie than any other lure by far, including my PB last season of 144kg. Its my “go to” lure every day.”
Captain Stuart Nichols,
Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Australia.
“Great Lures! The darker coloured lures have proven themselves in the Bahamas, especially the 11"Smoking Gun (in Frigate),10" Ripper (in stripey) and the 10" evil Dingo, while the 8" lumo Dingo catches everything. Its good to work with Dave, he gets your personalised lures to you quickly although he's on the other side of the world! I love his work and show off his lures every time I can.”
Captain Eric Torano,
Coconut Grove, Florida, USA.
With its unusual insert design producing a unique swimming action, JB Lures ‘Big Taipan’ is a lure that will catch you by surprise. Its action may be subtle, but its productivity is almost certainly misleading, and on its day this lure can prove deadly for blue marlin, as Sam Baillie describes.
This article is provided courtesy of BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine. It originally appeared in issue 113.
The scoop-faced, hand-crafted Medium Chopper from Dave Venn at JB Lures is carving a strong reputation for itself among Australia’s leading anglers. As Sam Baillie found, this easy-running lure offers great versatility, an attractive head-shaking action and an impressive pedigree of tournament wins and big fish captures.
This article is provided courtesy of BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine. It originally appeared in issue 110, 2015.
A Marlin Ate My Dingo!
You Thought Jack Was Deadly!
It looks like a monster, but Dave Venn’s ‘Mega Chopper’ may be just what you need when a bit of surface commotion is required to tempt a mother up from the depths. This beauty is the size of a small tuna and has the action to demand attention – but, as Matt Gross cautions, you’ll need heavy tackle or a teaser rope to tow it.
This article is provided courtesy of BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine. It originally appeared in issue 99, 2013.
With Dave Venn’s personal attention to a hand-made quality product, the JB Lures’ ‘Chook’ is a serious bit of kit for those hoping to tempt sizeable billfish with a taste for surface commotion.
This article is provided courtesy of BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine. It originally appeared in issue 89, 2012.
When Dave Venn of JB Lures created the Dingo range in 2004, even he was startled by its immediate successes. The serie has gone on to win a substantial number of tournaments and record fish and, as Matt Gross discovered, with good reason – they work!
This article is provided courtesy of BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine. It originally appeared in issue 76, 2009.
Home of the Professional JB Lures Australia and The Marlin's Choice since 1993. JB Lures are designed to catch Marlin, but also very effective on most Bluewater Game Fish, JB Lures are hard resin headed trolling lures. All shapes are original designs from Dave Harrison and Dave Venn.
Each lure is individually weighted, poured, lathe spun, balanced, polished and skirted by hand. Only the finest skirts are used, Yamashita, Yozuri and Ocean Lure concepts.
Ranging in size from 6.5" (165mm) to 22" (560mm) and designed to handle the rough and sometimes wild conditions off the NSW South Coast. These lures are designed to catch Marlin, not Fishermen, in any ocean they swim.