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Old 03-26-2018, 02:23 PM
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What weight tuna jigs do you guys use when out chunking? I'm going with the Shimano fallflat jigs but not sure what weights are most effective on the inshore lumps.

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Old 03-26-2018, 03:48 PM
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depends on current. better get a few sizes.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:07 PM
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I use 6oz most of the time but will go down to 5oz and up to 8oz if the current if fast.
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Jimmy Jigs....Cancun Candy.. Pink/Glow 160gram 220 gram
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:12 PM
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Thanks all! When I chunk, I plan to have 1 rod jigging so I think 3 different weights will work.
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:16 AM
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Our 170gram flat fall jig seems to be the best all around weight for tuna.
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How to you guys fish them? Rig them with a leader or do you clip them right to a snap swivel. I have most mine rigged with a 6ft leader I attach to a snap swivel.
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We like Striker Offshore Tackle’s jigs and they have a great jig bag to keep everything together. I tie a 12-15’ leader when Jigging. Not to say the 6’ doesn’t work that’s just what I’ve done and it works well for us.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Asnell9 View Post
We like Striker Offshore Tackle’s jigs and they have a great jig bag to keep everything together. I tie a 12-15’ leader when Jigging. Not to say the 6’ doesn’t work that’s just what I’ve done and it works well for us.
Newbie asking.. Vs, tying to braid/heavy mono?
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Probably 20 feet of 80 pound leader tied to 85 pound braid.
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The general rule of thumb for vertical jigs is 1 gram for 1 foot of water. 170' deep = 170 gram jig. 220' = 220 gram jig. That's if you want to get near the bottom.
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Newbie asking.. Vs, tying to braid/heavy mono?

Mono doesn’t offer the spring or sensitivity braid does, braid doesn’t offer any abrasion protection or “invisibility”. I use 65lb braid to 60lb Fluor leaders for most applications. Beef up if loosing fish. May go 80lb leader if I know I’m tackling large fish especially around rough structure.
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Mono doesn’t offer the spring or sensitivity braid does, braid doesn’t offer any abrasion protection or “invisibility”. I use 65lb braid to 60lb Fluor leaders for most applications. Beef up if loosing fish. May go 80lb leader if I know I’m tackling large fish especially around rough structure.
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My nephew with my Black Hole Cape Cod 300G slow jigger, Daiwa 35N and 170G Striker Flat Fall last sunday
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My nephew with my Black Hole Cape Cod 300G slow jigger, Daiwa 35N and 170G Striker Flat Fall last sunday

Awesome Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That silver flat fall is one my go to colors. That jig weight and color catches everything.
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