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Old 12-28-2020, 03:34 PM
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Want to catch more sea bass fav rigs and jigs would be helpful.
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Originally Posted by mavmisenko@gmail.com View Post
Want to catch more sea bass fav rigs and jigs would be helpful.
Bucktail with cut anything, minnows, or gulp anything.
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You should post this in the NE section.
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I have heard a lot of hype over diamond jigs is that legit?
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When the fish are thick, particularly out east, and they are eating smaller fish, diamond jigs work well and it has been my experience that mostly the larger fish will hit them. I have done a few striped bass trips that turned into sea bass trips once we found them stacked up and there was no need to change gear. Further west, I like fishing live killies or large chunks of clam on double or triple hook rigs. Using live bait seems to help avoid smaller stuff from getting hooked.

Sea bass seem to be pretty indiscriminate eaters and the bigger challenge is often finding where larger ones are holding.
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Simple hi-low rig with fresh shucked clams and lots of clam chum.
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In my area , prefer slow pitch jigging. When using dead bait the amount of small fish is absurd. We weed out the the small fish by using large jigs 120-160 gram. I change out the hooks to 3/0 or 4/0 stingers . It’s a lot more fun to, they slam those jigs!
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You can hammer out BSB with diamond jigs not to mention any cod, pollack or ling in the area. No need for pricy Japanese style slow pitch jigs. If you want to be fancy toss a grub tail or hair dropper above. For what it’s worth jigging seems to work better on the drift unless they are just stacked up really thick. If on anchor then clam or squid is fine on a hi/low with as many hooks you want bait. Once you jig’em good you will never want to go back to bait again.
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Hammered diamond jig does well tipped with clam is even better. Problem with jigging is it gets pricey losing them in wrecks all day.
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Shimano Lucanus jigs with Gulp. They pretty much eat everything.
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I have caught them good on striper style swim shads with heavier jig heads. The fishaholic 5 inch in bunker color on a 1.5oz jig head is deadly. can rub some menhaden procure on it if you want. not sure it makes a difference.
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Buck tails with a gulp and pink epoxy jigs were my go to lures last year. Squid on a high low are tough to beat.
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All Pro Wang Jigs

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Down here in NC, my favorite BSB jig is a Blue Water Candy Roscoe Lil Man.

I replace the treble with an inline single hook and if the bite is slow I will add a piece of gulp.

As stated above, cuts down on the little guys.
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We do a lot of Sea Bassing our way. The best rig is really.......it depends. Some days a simple 2 hook hi-lo rig with squid will be best, and the next, they want a jig, tipped with bait. On certain days, one will significantly outifsh the other. I've seen days when the simplest and cheapest Chinese 3 way rig, with a spinner, dragged on the bottom, works best too.

I fish 5-6 different Sea Bass rigs and keep changing when one type doesn't catch well.

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Originally Posted by mavmisenko@gmail.com View Post
I have heard a lot of hype over diamond jigs is that legit?
I think that what you can take away from the responses is that black sea bass are not especially finicky feeders. If you find them and drop just about anything down, including diamond jigs, flat fall type jigs such as the Shimano butterfly, cut bait on a hook, epoxy jigs, 500g Norwegian cod jigs, etc etc, you have a very good chance of catching them. I have caught them on all of those types of tackle. I have also caught them unintentionally trolling a 36" tube and worm rig for stripers and on diving plugs trolling for false albacore and even fly fishing with a sinking line. What is most important with black sea bass is finding the structure and presenting the lure.

Nowadays what I use most often is a very light spinning outfit spooled with 14lb Spectra braid. The line is so thin that it has very little drag in current and can be fished even over 100 feet on the bottom with a 7/8 oz Hogy epoxy jig. For some unknown reason, the relatively small jig and more realistic action with the light line and leader seems to produce more hits from bigger black sea bass. It's also way more fun to catch a 3-4 lb black sea bass on the light outfit than to crank them up on a heavy standard jigging rod.
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High-low old school haddock rigs are my go-to. Call me crazy, but I never go hungry.
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Sea Bass aren't too picky . I think it's more important to find spots that hold bigger fish and then figure out what stage of tide gets them in "eat anything" mode . A good moving tide seems to keep the rats from getting to your baits before the bigger fish , ebb or flow can be dependent on specific spots . Get them dialed in and it can be drop and reel .



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All the most popular ways I think have been covered but I'll vouch for diamond jigs and double bucktail rigs.

With diamond jigs you can fish them plain or with a simple teaser hook and gulp or bait. Don't worry about using big jigs either, I've had bsb hit 8-10oz jigs when I'm fishing deep rips for stripers

Double bucktail rigs work well also and you can use gulp or squid for bait. With gulp you've got a better chance of mixing in some fluke but if the area has a lot of porgies they'll bite all the tails off and its better to use squid. I've never used clams for bsb and do just fine. I will also note as someone mentioned above I do all my fishing for bsb on the drift so other methods may work better at anchor

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