Anyone???? Anyone???? OK, so it really goes, "Are you experience?"
Big Jim - good to hear you on here again. I jigged last year for the first time and have been a few times this year. I am by no means an authority, but I must say, I AM a pretty quick study. I am amazed at how much you can learn from someone who doesn't speak your language AT ALL, if you smile and are simply friendly. Smiles and laughs are universal - I am learning.
Here is what I have witnessed, with tremendous success and employ:
I use a 6' or so spinning rod with 8#-10# mono of your choice.
Tie to the terminal end of the standing line (the mono connected to your spool) a small barrel swivel (I use SPRO, but I'm sure any will do - Black preferred).
From that swivel go down 10"-15" and tie a 10" loop.
Go down another go down 10"-15" and tie a second 10" loop.
Go down another go down 10"-15" and tie a third 10" loop.
Go down another go down 10"-15" and tie a fourth 4"-5" loop.
To the first loop, tie on a pink Yozuri Squid.
To the second loop, tie on a blue Yozuri Squid.
To the third loop, tie on a green Yozuri Squid.
To the fourth and final loop, tie on either a 1 0z. sinker or a SS Stretch-em Squid jig.
Go to the desired location. Flip this rig out and let it hit bottom. Slowly, keep contact and reel in (slowly) giving a JIG every now and again. When you feel the slightest hit, reel up. there is no need to set the hook, just reel up. If you have seaweed, I'm sure you have experience on what to do there.
If you have a squid, haul your rig up over the bridge, and over a 5 gal. bucket. Grab the squid jib and turn upside down. Since none of the jigs I have seen have barbs, the squid just falls right off into your bucket. ONE WORD OF CAUTION!! As the squid leaves the water and is reeled to you, keep constant tension and let it "ink out." Meaning the squid squirts ink into the air and water and not on you. But if you are looking to make friends, there is no better way of breaking the ice with those around you than taking a direct hit from a squid to the face...er....or...so....I have been told by a friend who said that happened to him...er...a....while ago.
What I do is when I discover a pattern of them hitting on a particular color, I change out the other jigs to that color. I have have seen pink and white and blue (all three different jigs) work best this year.
Just my $0.02.
- ATG over.