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

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Blue Marlin 3

10 42,65 ft

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)

From 70,00
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Reel Addiction

5 19,69 ft

Cape Gloucester, Queensland (AUS)

From 126,23
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Margarita V

6 26,25 ft

Sonora, Mexico (MX)

From 262,52
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Chasing Blue

5 25,00 ft

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Tarragona (ES)

From 850,00
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Mystic Blue

4 36,09 ft

Mindelo, Cape Verde (CV)

From 1.250,00
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G&T Fishing School & Charters

3 19,03 ft

Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland (AUS)

From 492,28
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8 41,01 ft

Port Adriano, Mallorca (ES)

From 750,00
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La Paz, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 568,80
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Pace 40

8 13,12 ft

Mindelo, Cape Verde (CV)

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