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JGreen82JGreen82 South FloridaPosts: 2 Greenhorn
Never used a vertical jig before. What is a good size for a beginner?

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  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,988 Captain
    100 to 150 grams
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,675 Captain
    Depends on the tackle and how deep you plan to fish.
  • JGreen82JGreen82 South FloridaPosts: 2 Greenhorn
    edited February 2021 #4
    saltybum said:
    Depends on the tackle and how deep you plan to fish.
    Off Palm Beach no deeper than 200’. Keys reef/wrecks Atlantic/Gulf sides no deeper than 200’. Just basic spinner rods, Penn Fierce III with 8000 reel. Never Jig fished before so wanted to try it with what I have before investing in a more appropriate setup for it.
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,988 Captain
    JGreen82 said:
    saltybum said:
    Depends on the tackle and how deep you plan to fish.
    Off Palm Beach no deeper than 200’. Keys reef/wrecks Atlantic/Gulf sides no deeper than 200’. Just basic spinner rods, Penn Fierce III with 8000 reel. Never Jig fished before so wanted to try it with what I have before investing in a more appropriate setup for it.
    Shallower than 150ft, it has not been productive for me.  180 and deeper is where vertical jigging has been the most productive.  The exception is murky water, in dirty water I have had success in as little as 70ft of water.
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,675 Captain
    Butterfly jigs have become quite popular but I still prefer lead bullet head jigs with a strip.
    You're farther south than me ( Cape Canaveral ) black grouper along with big muttons should be a pretty good target for you. I prefer mono over braid for jigging  but that's another story.
    All on jigs. Top one was in 180'. 12oz. on 60lb mono. Couldn't find my Red Snapper shots on jigs. I love jigs... as you can tell.
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