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THICK snook on the jig

JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 202 Deckhand
Last trip out I caught a huge black drum with the jig, but missed out on the snook. I redeemed myself last night with a super fat piggy of a snook. Can't wait to get back out there again and get on a real monster.

My YouTube channel: JakeW YakAngler

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  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,248 Admiral
    You have it figured out.

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

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  • Wra22Wra22 Posts: 172 Deckhand
    Real nice. Thanks. 
  • tarponhuntertarponhunter Posts: 354 Deckhand
    Great fish. Im curious what sort of tides you like to fish and how you like to work the jig (with the tide or against or across), especially from a yak?
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,879 Captain
    Nice one! Congratulations!

  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 202 Deckhand
    Great fish. Im curious what sort of tides you like to fish and how you like to work the jig (with the tide or against or across), especially from a yak?
    Thanks. I fish both tides. I position down current from the structure, throw up past the structure, and work the jig close to the bottom with the current. This brings the jig towards the fishes face, as they are nose into the current. The most common question I get is how I anchor up. I do not anchor up because if you want to fish with the current, your anchor will be in front of you and a hooked fish has a high probability of getting fouled. Also, in a yak, the really big fish actually pull you against the current back towards the structure, right over the top of your anchor, so it does not help when fighting the fish either. I have the most success just getting into position and making 1 or 2 throws before the current takes me out of position again. With the paddle kayak it was a struggle and a workout, but worth it to catch these big fish. With my new PDL drive I never get too far out of position, and can just keep casting while maintaining position with my feet. I can also pedal backwards after I hook up so I don't get pulled into the pilings. If you watch any of my older videos with the paddle yak I often ended up getting pulled upstream into the pilings. 
    My YouTube channel: JakeW YakAngler
  • Wra22Wra22 Posts: 172 Deckhand
    Does the pedal kayak hold position  in strong current?  
  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 202 Deckhand
    Wra22 said:
    Does the pedal kayak hold position  in strong current?  
    Yes, with minimal effort. 
    My YouTube channel: JakeW YakAngler
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