View Full Version : jiggin' tuna

north coast
08-22-2005, 09:06 PM
I saw something about jiggin' tuna mentioned in another thread. I know this was (is?) a popular method of catching tuna down south .Rhode Island,new york ,new jersey etc...why wouldn't it work on the sbft here on the north shore? has anyone tried? I used to charter a boat out of Rhode Island for yellowfin tuna every year. occasionally the capt. would drop a jig down. it never produced on my trips but he swore sometimes it was hot.something to think about when you can't find them on top.

08-22-2005, 09:22 PM
If you're marking a lot of bait at a certian depth or even better is your fish finder screen is filled with big re blobs by all means drop a jig just above them and hang on

08-23-2005, 07:56 AM
jiggin does work. every year the fist confirmed reports of bluefin come from jigging for cod and havin a tuna jump on. jigging works at night when mid water herring are marked.

08-23-2005, 06:28 PM
yes, it does work.