Speed jigging is an exciting and dynamic technique that requires a few basic moves to master. To start, let your lure or jig drop all the way to the bottom of the water. As soon as it touches down, quickly lift it up to avoid getting caught on any underwater obstacles. Once your jig is clear of the bottom, you can begin to jig it up and down. The movement of the jig mimics that of fleeing prey, making it an attractive target for predatory fish.
Depending on the species you're targeting and the location of your fishing spot, you may find that predators can be found at various depths throughout the water column. Since your boat will be drifting along with the current and wind, your jig will cover a wide area, from the sea floor to mid-water.
To increase your chances of catching a fish, it's best to drop your jig back down to the bottom every 10 to 30 turns. This repetitive motion will attract fish to your bait and increase the likelihood of a strike. Keep in mind that you won't feel a bite like you would with other techniques. Instead, your jig will suddenly stop moving, your rod will bend, and your reel will start to scream.
When speed jigging, it's important to have the right equipment and technique. Your rod should be wedged under your arm or rested on a fighting belt or harness. As you pull on the rod, make sure to simultaneously turn the reel in a synchronized movement. This will create the illusion of a fleeing prey, making your jig even more attractive to nearby fish. The key is to retrieve your jig at a speed that creates this illusion.
While speed jigging is not a relaxing fishing technique, it can be incredibly rewarding. To improve your chances of success, use a fish finder to locate structures and determine the depth of the water. With a little practice and patience, you can master this exciting technique and land some impressive catches.