Yankee Capt/Halfway Ledge?

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  1. Tarpun

    Tarpun Junior member

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    I'm a jigging rookie going on a Halfway Ledge trip on the YC in the near future. What weight SP jigs will I use the most? I've made trips on the boat and know conditions can vary. Just trying to make sure I've got what I need. Thanks
     
  2. Snaphappy

    Snaphappy Senior Member

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    250 gram...sometimes down to 180 and up to 400 but 220 to 280 90 percent of the time.
     

  3. Tarpun

    Tarpun Junior member

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    Thanks for the info. Pretty solid on the 200 to 250gr. stuff. I'll have to pick up more of the heavier jigs.
     
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  4. Tarpun

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    Filled out my SPJ needs for my upcoming YC Halfway Ledge Trip. I called Johnny Jigs in Pompano Beach and Chris and Will hooked me up with what I needed. They have a good bit of jigging experience fishing on the Yankee Capts. so they knew what I needed as I didn't know what I didn't know. Great guys to deal with, good service and reasonable prices. Now I just need to watch, listen and spend time on the rail. Hopefully we won't have tropical storm issues.
     
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  5. tugasangler

    tugasangler Fishing Guru

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    Hope for jigable current .
     
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  6. TabsUp

    TabsUp Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what did they tell you that you needed?
     
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  7. Joe Columbo

    Joe Columbo Junior member

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    You will be very happy on the Yankee. It is by far my favorite boat to jig on. The staff is great, the cook whips up some delicious meals, and Captain Greg goes out of his way to put you on fish. He can be a bit cutting at times but he is trying to help.
     
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  8. Tarpun

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    1st wish is no tropical depression and then hopefully no screaming full moon tide. Last YC trip, a Mutton Marathon, had a ripping tide everywhere we went. Had to work hard for your fish. Tugas, thanks for tips.
     
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  9. Tarpun

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    Some Flattys , Super Sonic, SP Ridged, and Ultra Flutter in 180 to 350 gram. Enough to ensure that I'll start off with a bit of confidence in my jig if nothing else.
     
  10. RevPDP

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    I too am looking forward to a Pulley Ridge Lite trip on the YC in the future. I'm concerned that they're recommending long rods (8ft.) to prevent break-offs when fish swim under the boat. I've never seen slow-pitch or jigging rods of that length. Will I be at a disadvantage using the typical 5'6" to 6'8" jigging rods? I do have bottom rods and popping rods in that length but am wondering if I should leave the short rods home?
     
  11. TabsUp

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    You don't need an 8' rod to fish yankee capts.
     
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  12. tugasangler

    tugasangler Fishing Guru

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    And it’s the motion of the ocean not the size of the boat too
     
  13. TabsUp

    TabsUp Well-Known Member

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    If you're implying that you need to have an 8' rod to not lose fish on that boat, I would thoroughly disagree.
     
  14. redgarvey

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    longer jigging and bottom rods, the motion of the ocean and bigger the boat the better
    ask jon holsenbeck

    :)
     
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  15. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    I've fished the YC a few times using nothing but rods 5'-6" and under. Never had a problem with the bottom of the boat. My coolers were always filled.

    The thing to realize though is how to control your fish once it gets to the surface so you don't tangle other lines. I was able to control mine but those guys with the 8' rods had no clue and their fish were swimming all over the place tangling everyone else up.
     
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  16. Snaphappy

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    Hahahahhhaha what an ass
     
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  17. Snaphappy

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    Temple reef has Bennys signature series 8’ rod. I usually use a 7’ slow pitch rod (levitate) for jig fishing and it’s awesome. For bait fishing you’ll find 8’ rods work better. For reasons mentioned above, you’ll maintain bottom easier and feel the bites better.
     
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  18. Snaphappy

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    Couple from yesterday
     

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  19. tugasangler

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    I thought hin and his 5ft rods were banned anyways .
     
  20. tugasangler

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    back early ?