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Hey all, going on my annual helen H trip out of cape cod heading to the canyons for yellow fin tuna.

My cousin has been coming for the past couple trips and wants to start building his tackle bag up.

What are some good jigs I should recommend to him? Yellow fin, big eye, wahoo, mahi are all around when we go out.
 

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Buy all the silver green
and a couple of glow
 
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Yes like HJ said above, the sardine jig and another favorite for me is the old faithful hammered diamond jig. Only two styles you鈥檒l need IMO.

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Yes like HJ said above, the sardine jig and another favorite for me is the old faithful hammered diamond jig. Only two styles you鈥檒l need IMO.

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The estimated shipping says arrival after my trip. Shipping from bulgaria. Is there another simular jig thats not discontinued ?
 

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Yes, they are discontinued.
Those are originals.
Noticed they were from Bulgaria,
probably why somebody still had a few left unused.

I believe Kil has a Metallic Sardine copy for sale.
200 and get some 250 gram if he has.

Hammed FLAT Diamond jigs.
not the regular hammered diamond jigs.
 
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Im sure if you Yo-Yo any of the sardine style jigs or flat hammered diamonds they鈥檒l work. I鈥檝e used the two mentioned with success and never tried others for tuna. There are plenty of sardine style and hammered diamonds to choose from. Send Dan (Cape May tackle) or Kil (Jig-n-Pop) a PM and see what they have in stock.

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Im sure if you Yo-Yo any of the sardine style jigs or flat hammered diamonds they鈥檒l work. I鈥檝e used the two mentioned with success and never tried others for tuna. There are plenty of sardine style and hammered diamonds to choose from. Send Dan (Cape May tackle) or Kil (Jig-n-Pop) a PM and see what they have in stock.

Benny
Is yo yo jigging the best method out there for yellowfin?
 

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In the N/E canyons I鈥檝e always done best with yo-yo style. Most times you鈥檒l get hit on the way down from dropping from the boat or just on the yo-yo rebound. Always be aware of your jig and any different feel in your jig deserves a hook set. You鈥檙e not going to feel a grab and run like chunking, but a slight hit, that鈥檚 your clue to set the hook. If you鈥檙e not quick on the set the tuna will spilt the jig knowing it鈥檚 noting to snack on. So no free dropping jig with big bows in your line and while jigging be aware of your jig at all times.

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Is yo yo jigging the best method out there for yellowfin?
If you are not super familiar or experienced with jigging,
do the following.
Fish bait until some fish are caught,
then switch to jigs.


Find out what depth fish are at,
drop down to that depth, plus 10 extra feet,
engage reel,
Sweep rod upwards,
then let rod back down to the water,
faster than the jig is pulling the line,
so you have a bit of slack in the line at all times
heading back toward the water.
Pay attention here, 75% of your bites are on the drop.

Do this 3 -5 times,
no bite,
then take TWO turns on your reel,
and repeat again.
Do this routine about 5 times,
no bites, then drop down 20 feet deeper
than your initial level and start all over again.

You can vary the speed of your upward stroke
to experiment in getting the right action and a bite.
On the drop back down, if you provide the right amount of slack,
the jig does all the work.

If the angle on your line starts entering the water 50 feet or more
from the boat, you are not fishing at good angle,
reel up, and start over.
Close to vertical, maybe 15-20 degree angle at most,
then reel up, and start over.

Kind of like cod jigging the bottom,
angle gets too steep, the catching declines considerably.
 
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