What to Know About Curlyamelie

A recent search on the internet turned up this question, « What’s curlyamelie (or livejacke)? « , and more than a few sites popped up with new information about it. The name curlyamelie is actually an Australian term referring to a salmon fish, and live jasmine (Persian rasayem). It was first used in the United States to refer to the imported catfish called the rock cod (also sometimes known as the common carp).

In its most common form, curlyamelie is a fish-like lure which is « waved » across the surface of the water. The beauty of the lure is that it can be manipulated to imitate a variety of other fish species, both freshwater and saltwater. For example, if a fisherman is trying to catch bass, he may use livejacks (which are live rocks) along the bottom of his boat to guide the fish toward his hook. However, he can also use plastic imitation bait (sometimes covered in a Russian emulsion). Some anglers even attach barbless hooks to their fishing line so they can use plastic baits as well.

Another popular style is curlyamelie spinners, which look just like an ordinary fishing lure (except they spin). These are typically made of a strong nylon material with a « spinner » on the end. Many times these are rigged with a heavy sinker in the front to help keep them in the water while still attracting fish. A spinner on the other hand helps to spread out the surface of the water, making it harder for smaller prey to hide in the depths.

If you are wanting to catch large numbers of fish, you need to use livejacks. Ideally you will choose dead ones, but if you can’t find any livejacks, make sure to use dead insects such as worms or grubs. Also remember to fish at night. The darker the water, the better.

Like all lures, curlyamelie’s can be rigged either front or back, and usually with a slip sinker. Slip sinkers allow you to alter the direction in which they sink depending on what you are hoping to find. Other rigs are more complicated and work by using both the sinker and loop to help control the speed of the lure. Whichever you use, always be cautious of what you are doing. Never leave them where they can be grabbed by a bigger fish.

This is by far one of the most rewarding fish to catch. However, because of the size, they can be quite a challenge to catch, especially at night. Keep these few suggestions in mind, and you should have no problem catching a large number of these.