Atlantic Beach, NC AJ Jigging Trip!!

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Swell Rider, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Swell Rider

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    Well the weather man miss the forcast again today..Travis and the boys from NJ/PA where down again for a couple days of AJ jigging. We got an early start this morning seing that the wind was still blowing NE 15 with a 3-5ft east swell and a ton of current. We opted to fish inshore of the break because of the conditions. Our first stop was a wreck inside 25 nm, as soon as the jigs hit the bottom we had 3 on.. This seened to be the story of the day as we poked around and fished 3 other wrecks in the area. We found a good grade of fish and had action all day.. The best part of fishing out of Atlantic Beach / MHC is the amount of local near shore wrecks and structure that hold a ton of quality fish and if you chose to fish the deep it's only a 35-40nm run. It's always a pleasure to fish with Travis as well as meeting some new friends. I'm already looking foward to our next trip.. Ken



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  2. Jason4606

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    Nice trip! Thanks for sharing! What are the different rods in the pix, and what jigs produced best?

    Thanks,
    Jason
     

  3. Swell Rider

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    Hey Jason,

    Most of the jigs were knock offs 14oz the longer the better. Most of the Rods were either Jigging Masters or Caistar 700H blanks. Reels were everything from Advet to custom JB12. Thanks Ken
     
  4. spineyman

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    What rod and reel is the conventional outfit? It looks great.
     
  5. Swell Rider

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    The reel is a JB12 with a jigging Master rod, custom.
     
  6. spineyman

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    The reel is a JB12 with a jigging Master rod, custom.

    That looks like a great handling rod and reel. Looks like it has great backbone.
     
  7. Cedric

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    Nice report and cool fishing...is that a cramped arm on one of the photos of angler on floor with AJ??! (know the feeling!!)
    Doctors get sued for screwing up on a diagnostic...why can't the weatherman?
     
  8. Swell Rider

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    I hear Ya.. They've blown the forcast all summer.... Ken
     
  9. BretABaker

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    did they test that rod before making the first eye so far from the reel? the 500g is a heavy duty rod but it is parabolic. the grip is so long (nice when railing) but I think there needs to be a guide closer otherwise under heavy drags the line is going to touch.

    Maybe I'm wrong - but in that 4th pic, the guide looks very far from the reel.
     
  10. Swell Rider

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    Good Eye, thats the first thing that they noticed when fighting the bigger fish, the line rubs on your hand.
     
  11. BretABaker

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    yeah.........that should prob be fixed :)
     
  12. Bellyups

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    Great pics!!! Thanks for posting!
     
  13. STx Fisherman

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    I want to do this trip when the weather is more predictable. I love the challenge of jigging AJ's....it's just way too fun.
     
  14. Swell Rider

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    The AJ fishing out of Atlantic Beach/Morehead City, NC is as good as it gets. The best part is thr run is pretty short with a ton of wrecks and structure to choose from. Most of the fishing is done inside of 35 nm and aside from the AJ'S the bottom fishing is red hot. Ken
     
  15. jig42na

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    did they test that rod before making the first eye so far from the reel? the 500g is a heavy duty rod but it is parabolic. the grip is so long (nice when railing) but I think there needs to be a guide closer otherwise under heavy drags the line is going to touch.

    Maybe I'm wrong - but in that 4th pic, the guide looks very far from the reel.


    Bret I built that rod and yes the stripper guide should be a bit closer. It will never hit the blank does does hit the grip. I may change it if i'm not to lazy. I wanted to use a longer grip. It tough building these powerful rods as it was hard for me to bend and hold the guides. That rod dead lifts 30lbs like cake. Also for the grip i'm one of those thsat don't really care if it gets cut.
     
  16. jig42na

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    Nice trip! Thanks for sharing! What are the different rods in the pix, and what jigs produced best?

    Thanks,
    Jason


    Jason the rods used the most on this trip were Jigging master 500g, Amtech jigging blanks, and the tuna max. I wanted to test out the AMtech as they were new, and the JM500. THe JM 500 is cherry, and the Amtech are very nice for the price. There were many rods on this trip that I built fot under $100.