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This trip was all about sharing. Can't say enough about the crew and the hard work, the calmness they held during during what would be described as beautiful chaos.
Heading out to start the day we had nice ride and made good time. The first stop was around 200 ft. We showed up ready to fish and they was there ready to bite. It was Beeliners and a little of everything. Someone caught a 37 or 38 inch Red Snapper, it was a huge, only to be released to get even bigger. Should have got a pic but the action was hot and its hard to put a rod down sometimes. I did nothing but jig and stayed busy with catching some of everything down there.
 

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After a couple hours there, we moved out to the 300 ft mark and continued catching. We got a lot of time bottom fishing, everyone did well.
After that we headed to deep water and our first rig. Someone caught a toad of a blackfin on a jig quickly and the blackfin bite was ok, think I was the only yellowfin caught at the first stop, that came off a Halco. A few others hooked up but none made it over the rail.
Capt. Jill made a move to another floater not far away. We rolled in to what was seem like calmness only to turn into yellowfin chaos in a matter of minutes. Hooked up 2nd cast and lots of others latched on also. We got into a mess of yellowfin all around that 35 to 45 lb range. If you threw a Halco, you got smacked, it didn't matter what color. A lot of yellowfin was lost for various reasons. Blackfin bite was good also, those guys jigging stayed busy.
I saw yellowfin caught on topwater, Halco's, chunks and jigs.
Just a good bite it was and a trip for the memory books.
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I'm planning on just jigging my heart out at the reefs this time. It will be my first time trying slow pitch.
I caught my 2 day limit of beeliners on spj. I’ve never caught 1 beeliner on a jig before never mind 20. I also caught about 20-25 ARS and 2 AJ. Be prepared for the reds. I tried changing jigs to get away from them but they were taking them all
 

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I caught my 2 day limit of beeliners on spj. I’ve never caught 1 beeliner on a jig before never mind 20. I also caught about 20-25 ARS and 2 AJ. Be prepared for the reds. I tried changing jigs to get away from them but they were taking them all
I tried changing also to get away from the Beeliners and Red Snapper, it didn't help much although you would get the nice size Beeliners. Finally switched to a long streaker jig hoping for better, only to get sharked.
 

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Illy,you need to tell technic you used,what kind jigs ,rod,reel
it will help everybody(y)

I was just using my slow pitch rod. PWR 2. The reel doesn't really matter as long as its light. I use OJ2001 cuz they are so smooth and I feel like that makes a big difference in when you are spj. I used 200g JYG jigs in the shallower depths and then when we moved out further I went with Jigs R Us jigs that were fast fall style.

Its not so much the jig, but the action. I had about 4 or 5 Beeliners that had no right attacking a jig that big. More often than not, I would just drop it down, make 1 or 2 pitches and be hooked up.

The biggest thing to worry about is keeping your line vertical. Because if you don't you will not work the jig properly and you wont catch anything.
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Bee's look nice size. I was offshore last summer in the bombing range and everyone was over 2lbs.
yea there were a few studs in there very happy with the haul.

Just as an aside. Every fish in that picture was caught on a jig. I ended up catching 6 yellowfin and pulling the hook on 1 other one. I pulled hooks on at least 12 Blackfin. My wrist was throbbing by the end of the trip.
I was supposed to be out there jiggin for AJ today. But the wind had other ideas
 
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