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Old 11-28-2016, 10:12 PM
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Default Vertical Jigging in the Philippines

Well I've been hit by the vertical jigging bug again and have the opportunity to go on some offshore trips hooking up with local anglers. We charter local fishermen with their traditional wooden "banka" outriggers powered by 2-stroke pump engines. Hey, whatever works! Plus they know the spots! My body is once again accustomed to the battering style of vertical jigging. Jigging all day long, dropping 200gm and above jigs to depths of 150 meters or more then jigging it up, over and over again is super hard work. You need alot of Gatorade, lol! But it's all worth it as nothing can compare to that sudden bite of the monster below as you're jigging it up, and hear that reel screaming. It's addicting! Years ago, we used to jig with bigger reels loaded with 80lb spectra. On my first few jigging trips here in the Philippines, I was a bit stumped as I wasn't hooking up. It turned out my 80lb spectra loaded reels was the problem. Instead of my jigs going straight down, the thick line was being pushed by the current resulting in my jig drifting off the spot. Since then, I've used smaller reels loaded with 20lb and 30lb spectra for extra line capacity, and tied to 50lb fluorocarbon leaders. It definitely made a whole lot of difference. Hooking up a monster with light line though, you're always a bit nervous during the fight as a minor mistake and you're screwed! Below are some pics and video I made of my recent trips.

Amberjack fight with my VS VM150 loaded with 20lb Sufix 832 braid. Awesome line! This is the best drag screaming video I've made so far!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6qAphG4wI

Miss piggy on my lap!


A bit beat up jig!



Dogtooth Tuna fight with my Shimano Biomaster 8000PG loaded with 30lb Toro Tamer spectra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2yUoCcBZJc

The doggie!



Open wide! Right on the corner!

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Old 12-14-2016, 06:13 AM
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That is very cool. How far offshore do you go?
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Old 12-15-2016, 05:58 AM
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That is very cool. How far offshore do you go?
We're quite near the shoreline. I'd say about 400 to 500 yds from the shoreline. We're dropping 160 to 200 + grams jigs down to about 350 to 400 feet. Then jigging it up. Usually after 20 to 30 jigging revs or cranks I drop it back down. We're also using a parachute to slow our drift.

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Old 12-15-2016, 06:26 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I have been diving many times near Cebu but have never tried fishing.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:34 AM
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Speaking of diving - this just came up on NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/sc...cle-click&_r=0

I have seen the big bait balls from below - it is very cool.
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