Tips and Techniques
Wreck fishing can provide non-stop action. When we arrive at a wreck we first determine which way our drift will carry us across the wreck and calculate our drift speed. After calculating the drift, we start 50-100 yards ahead of the wreck. We will either use a frisky live bait to entice the monster fish that live on the wrecks or use a vertical jig. Once we hit a point of reference I let the angler drop a live bait or vertical jig.
The angler will let the jig stay on the bottom for a few seconds, bounce it off the bottom 3-4 times that will give the fish a chance to investigate and at times the fish will pick it up and eat the jig.
If the angler does not draw a strike he will then lift the jig 5-10 ft. then repeat the process. The jig bouncing off the seafloor creates vibratory sounds and “clouds” of sediment/sand, this action draw the attention of big fish from hundreds of yards of way.
We recommend the FG knot for tying Braid to the Mono/Flouro Leader Material.
Vertical Jigging can be extremely exciting, but it is takes a lot of work and practice to get the technique correct. The angler must be in good shape when it comes to vertical jigging as it requires a lot of stamina and cardio. Once you feel a fish strike a jig from 300ft down, I can almost guarantee that no matter how tired you are, you will be running on pure fishing Adrenaline!