Jigging is the fishing technique where an angler fishes a metal lure, called a jig, vertically. This is opposed to spinnerbaits which move through the water horizontally. Basically, a metal lure is dropped to a certain depth (normally the bottom) and then reeled in with rhythmic, jerky moves to attract the predator.


Equipment required for Jigging

For jigging you can use both spinning and ­conventional reels. The line should be braided because it has less stretch. Jigging rods are short (less leverage and less fatiguing) and should have the ability to properly work a jig. There are a ton of different types of jigs ranging from long blades, wider jigs for slow jigging, center balanced jigs, inchiku, etc.

Species to target when Jigging

The species to target are many but we can say that all the predator species that feed on the bottom can be caught with jig lures.

So for example in freshwater will be black bass, pike, trout and for saltwater snapper, amberjack, GT, kingfish or grouper.

Best Places to try Jigging

Jigging can be done anywhere in the world to find fish in deeper waters. For extreme jigging, you might want to have a look at Madagascar, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Maladives, Mexico, Florida Keys...

Best Jigging Fishing Charters

Sina Maria III Corralejo fishing

Sina Maria III

12 38,88 ft

Corralejo, Fuerteventura (ES)

From 500,00
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Mad Max Tiara

10 45,93 ft

Alcudia, Mallorca (ES)

From 550,00
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Mare Nostrum I

4 19,69 ft

Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

From 295,00
Dora Puerto Vallarta fishing


4 39,37 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From 517,28
Saga  fishing


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Reykjavik, (ICE)

From 99,74
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The Fins

8 39,37 ft

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura (ES)

From 90,00
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5 21,33 ft

Segur de Calafell, Tarragona (ES)

From 400,00
Molly La Paz fishing


4 26,25 ft

La Paz, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 560,39
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Al Marakeb

9 35,00 ft

Dubai Harbor, Dubai (UAE)

From 117,36
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