Do you know jig fishing? It is a fishing technique that comes to us from Japan. It is a more sophisticated version of jigging. To put it simply, it consists of going with the current and using the rod to animate the lures in order to attract predators. It is an effective technique for catching all types of fish such as amberjack, pike, meagre, etc.
The basic principle of jigging
Of Japanese origin, jigging is a fishing method that consists of fishing vertically for beautiful bottom fish. It is known for its ability to explore difficult-to-reach fishing areas. The aim of jigging is to place the lure where the fish are located. But to do this, it is necessary to know how to manoeuvre the boat so that the jig is above the fish. In order for this technique to be successful, the strength of the current must be calculated so that the jig can easily catch the fish.
To fish with a jig, the principle is very simple. A metal lure, the jig, must be lowered into the water. Then you have to animate it by making it rise to the surface. As you can see, jigging is a rather tiring fishing technique. It requires physical effort, but also the use of suitable equipment.
Different jigging techniques
It is worth noting that jigging can be practised in different ways: slow jigging, bottom jigging, crancking jig and speed jigging.
On the one hand, slow jigging is known to be the most relaxing and practical technique. On the other hand, it requires precision when jigging. The best time to fish with a slow jig is at night. This is the time when the fish increase their lateral line direction. And in terms of animation, it is preferable to set the rod butt well, thus allowing the jig to be removed from the bottom while letting it flutter down.
As for speed jigging, it is the favourite technique for deep fishing. However, it is also the least relaxing technique as it requires much more physical effort than slow jigging. Basically, it requires the jig to be brought up strongly. The objective of speed jigging is to leave the jig at the bottom before closing the pick-up. You then have to shake the line and bring the line to the surface.
Bottom jigging is another jigging technique. It is recommended in calm waters without too much current. Its purpose is to allow the jig to stay on the bottom while making small jumps.
Finally, the cranckingjig is a technique that is not well known to the general public except in certain Asian countries. This technique consists of placing the jig on the bottom of the water and then bringing it back quickly.