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How to: Jig the Bottom

Essential skills for every angler

November 4, 2015
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Start by letting the jig free-fall. A tap followed by slack line will tell you when it hits bottom. Next, jig the lure up 20 to 30 feet and immediately free-spool again. Every time you drop, the jig drifts some and the arc in the line increases, requiring more time and line, and diminishes your feel for the jig. After free-spooling a few times, it’s best to crank the lure to the surface and start over. Keep your jig close to the ocean floor. If you have a tough time feeling the bottom, switch to a heavier lure.

How to: Jig the Bottom

Essential skill for fishing the ocean floor Tim Barker
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