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Unread 11-30-2019, 10:44 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Bodupp View Post
Be advised that tipping a jig with any form of natural bait, e.g. cigar minnows, bonito strips, etc. is ILLEGAL unless the jig comes with a circle hook.

I personally think it's a bad law. I understand the idea of using circle hooks to minimize gut-hooking, but someone using a bait-tipped jig will set the hook long before gut-hooking occurs.
True, but I've never been asked by the FWC about my hooks. Plus, how can they know what I'm fishing for? Circle hooks aren't required for all fish.
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Unread 12-01-2019, 10:08 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by jim t View Post
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Hey Jim, what is your go-to jig for grouper?
I like the Gomoku and Vortex Williamson jigs.

Very interesting. I’ve got a few bit haven’t had much luck with them. It must be the user!

Every time I attempt to use these jigs, I try to keep it very “active.” I think I may be jigging it to hard lol. Any pointers on your technique? Do you put a cut of Bonita on the hook to entice a bite??
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Unread 12-09-2019, 05:50 PM   #13
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Following. Trying to get on Grouper before season end. Looking for places to go besides the edge. The trip takes a minute in my boat lol
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I use jigs for scamp a good bit. The cheaper the better. I bomb the jig to the bottom and rip it up just with the rod. On the fall (after ripping it up with just the rod) its VERY important to keep your line tight so dont just drop the rod, drop it with the rate of the fall of the jig. Most bites will be on the fall and you will need to know what to feel for to be successful.

Like said previously, if I dont get bit after a half dozen jigs with the rod (not reeling anything in) Im ripping it back in hopes of a jack or bobo or blackfin and then moving on. They normally will bite right off the bat.
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Unread Today, 10:34 PM   #15
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Hit those "29" number I posted yesterday. Yellowedge, Kitty Mitchel, Black, and Warsaw have been caught there with great regularity. Nice ones too.... Take a harness.... get them off the bottom as fast as you can.....

And ya'll thought I just went shark fishing.... lol
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