I just came back from Louisiana jigging trip.
It was very enjoyable and educational trip for me with very nice, but serious jig fishermen from different coasts.
Randy and Andrew come from West Coast, Yong and myself from East Coast, Tom from Gulf Coast and Rob from Florida.
When I met them in Venice, LA, I was overwhelmed by their tackles.
All are equipped with Stella 8000, 10000, 20000 spinning reels, Ocea Jigger 1500P NR, 4000P, Saltiga Z40, expensive Japanese short jigging rods and variety of genuine Japanese jigs.
Before the trip they made all necessary rigs and assist hooks.
I've never met such a group of serious jig fishermen within the US.
We caught lots of fish on jigs and I learned lots of things by watching them.
The highlight of the trip has to be tuna fishing on Sunday night.
Tuna fishing has been hit and miss and we didn't think we have any chance to catch any yellowfin on the trip. But Capt. Eddie called us in and we had hot tuna bites in short two hours.
As soon as we threw baited rigs in the water, we got bites.
But we opted jigging and we got two yellowfin on jigs.
I got a 40-50 lbs yft and lost two on a hammered diamond jig and Andrew got the other one as shown in the picture on Hooker jig.
serious jigging rods and reels
nice amberjack by Rob from Florida
Andrew from California holding a yft caught on Hooker jig.