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CANCUN VERTICAL JIGGING

CANCUN JIGGING

When going on a Cancun fishing charter most boat captains use bait rather than artificial, especially on deep sea charters. Commonly used baits include Ballyhoo, Blue runners and Bonitos. Although most of these baits work well most of the time, jigs and especially Butter fly jigs out fishes any of these baits by far. Most charter captains know how to work these type of jigs but most of them don’t use them for one reason….. they are not cheap and if you lose three or four on a trip it can be very frustrating. My advise…. bring your own! Later on I will let you know which ones work well when fishing in Cancun.

VERTICAL JIGGING IN CANCUN

When in Cancun vertical jigging is usually done in waters between 80 to 150 feet and species that can be caught include Snappers, Grouper, Amberjack and Jack Crevally also African Pompano (one of my favorite fish to eat) is caught with this technique. You can look at is as a type of light tackle offshore fishing trip in Cancun. It is a very active way of fishing where you continuously keep working your jig up and down while reeling it in.  Cancun butterfly jigging is a relatively new technique here in Mexico for most Charter captains but most of them love it and if you’ve never done this type of vertical jigging Cancun is the perfect place to learn. Most people will learn very fast how to do it.


Cancun Vertical jigging
Cancun Vertical jigging

THE JIGS

themselves are where the rubber meets the road. Sizes range from 55 grams, just under 2 ounces, for shallow-water versions and up to nearly a pound and almost a foot long for deepwater species and big tuna. Jig action is determined by the cross section of the jig, as well as the action imparted by the rod, and every manufacturer has its own twist on cross section and shape. You'll find subtle differences in the shapes by Shimano versus Williamson, which differ from those by Ocean Tackle International, among others.

EQUIPMENT

The heart of the system consists of a short parabolic rod with a springy tip. Rods for this type of fishing are rated for the size of the jig that will be used. Mounted to the rod is a lightweight but beefy reel, either spinning or conventional. Because you hold the outfit and actively fish it, small reels light enough to be fished all day are essential. On the other hand, because the line and the quarry are anything but ultra-light, powerful, high-ratio gears and substantial drags are equally essential.

REELS

get loaded with a minimum of 40-pound braid. Narrow spools are favored on conventional models. Speed jigging requires both hands, one on the side plate of the reel and the other on the reel handle, winding, so laying line on the reel is not an option. "Keep conventional reels narrow so you just wind and the line finds its own way on the reel.

RODS

The heart of the system consists of a short parabolic rod with a springy tip. Rods for this type of fishing are rated for the size of the jig that will be used. Mounted to the rod is a lightweight but beefy reel, either spinning or conventional. Because you hold the outfit and actively fish it, small reels light enough to be fished all day are essential. On the other hand, because the line and the quarry are anything but ultra-light, powerful, high-ratio gears and substantial drags are equally essential when bottom fishing in Cancun.

COLORS AND SIZES

that work well down here while fishing in Cancun. Pink, chartreuse (lime green) and silver color. About 7" in lenght and 5 OZ in weight are about the standard norm for just about anything. When fishing in shallower waters say les than 150 feet you can go a little lighter on the weight and when fishing in 200 feet or more a little heavier.

CANCUN BOTTOM FISHING

on jigs and especially butterfly jigs won't dissapoint you. There will always be plenty of species to target and it's a fun active way to catch fish. So on your next Cancun fishing trip make sure you'll bring at least some of these jigs with you, trust me...... you won't regret it!

Cancun deep sea fishing vertical jigging
Cancun deep sea fishing vertical jigging
Cancun deep sea fishing vertical jigging
Cancun deep sea fishing vertical jigging
Cancun deep sea fishing vertical jigging

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