best jigs for heavy current & deep water?

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by nxtbgctch, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. nxtbgctch

    nxtbgctch Senior Member

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    I thought I had all my problems solved with the 450g OTI jumbo but on my last trip out even they were getting blown out while trying to get down to AJ water. It seems the Jumbos small profile and heavy weight works good at fighting the current but I wish they had one size larger.

    What are some of the favorites for getting 300+ft verticle in heavy current?
     
  2. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    Normally bottom weighted jigs will get you down pretty quick. Other than different jigs two tips ...

    A. try pinching your line between your fingers on the drop it will help keep the jig vertical. The slight tension will make it go straight down in most cases

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    B. Also back the boat up to the jigs as well to stay vertical.
     

  3. d-a

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    I thought I had all my problems solved with the 450g OTI jumbo but on my last trip out even they were getting blown out while trying to get down to AJ water. It seems the Jumbos small profile and heavy weight works good at fighting the current but I wish they had one size larger.

    What are some of the favorites for getting 300+ft verticle in heavy current?

    River to sea sea rock, you can get them up to 700g. Jig design and smaller diameter braid will help too.

    d-a
     
  4. nxtbgctch

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  6. lordhell

    lordhell Moderator

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    Thanks guys. Looks like the sea rock is a good looking jig for the price.

    I also found these on ebay. You know you are getting some serious jigs when they have to add warnings like the last bullet point. :eek:

    6 - 28 oz .750G BUTTERFLY STYLE JIG SET RIGGED W/BAG - eBay (item 370248419784 end time Aug-28-09 19:00:00 PDT)

    "NOT TO BE USED AS AN ADULT TOY-MAY CONTAIN LEAD-BAD FOR KITTY"


    lol.. bad for kitty :)

    I'm with d-a on the searocks, I've used searocks before and they will get you down to your deep water hole real quick and stay pretty much vertical in strong currents. Give'em a try as they are very cheap!
     
  7. A.whitman

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    river2sea spike jigs.
     
  8. Grandpa21

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    "NOT TO BE USED AS AN ADULT TOY-MAY CONTAIN LEAD-BAD FOR KITTY"

    HAHAHA...awesome. Wonder if this warning goes for Beaver as well?!?:p
     
  9. bigscrnman

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    HAHAHA...awesome. Wonder if this warning goes for Beaver as well?!?:p

    I was not gonna go there!!!!!:eek:
     
  10. mark stotesbury

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    [​IMG] 580g inchiku with lumo skirt 2 x SJ41 9/0 owner .
    [​IMG] top jig is 710g both got a great track record in NZ on monster kingfish and puka both TW LURES
     
  11. Eastern Tackle

    Eastern Tackle Senior Member

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    The best jig for deep dropping is a little reverse backtrolling.
     
  12. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    The best jig for deep dropping is a little reverse backtrolling.

    Can i get that in a stella 20000 size? LOL

    d-a
     
  13. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    The best jig for deep dropping is a little reverse backtrolling.

    Thats what i said
     
  14. nxtbgctch

    nxtbgctch Senior Member

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    The best jig for deep dropping is a little reverse backtrolling.

    Primarily dropping on the up current side of a rig.
     
  15. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    If I use jigs heavier than 500g, it is not much fun.
    When current is strong, we always do power drifting.
     
  16. nxtbgctch

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