some asked me how I jig grouper. This video shows me hooking and landing a grouper on a jig with a long rod. Groupers are bottom dwellers and they rarely chase a jig far from the bottom, though they sometimes follow for a long distance. The best technique I found is to jig up and down very close to the bottom. With down stroke of my rod, I always feel the bottom. I sometime change jigging speed, but they usually hit while slow jigging. When I get hit, the first thing I do is to crank as fast as I can to get the grouper off the structure instead of setting a hook. Many guys try to set the hook and do nothing for a while to admire what they did. If you do, groupers invariable dive down to the structure and you lose them. I prefere longer rods for grouper jigging for two reasons. It is much more effective to use longer rods to jig up and down off the bottom and you can cast farther to cove more areas. YouTube - A Day In The Life!!!