MIKE TUNA wrote:JD I would be more interested in letting down the right way when you start to get close to the bottom most of your Cod bites will happen on the way down IF you know how to WORK the jig CORRECTLY in the final decent before the bottom. Don't just let it straight down to the bottom hit the bottom and lift. Try and work the jig correctly the last 20' down to the bottom. Know Exactly where the bottom is.
How do you do this?
One TIP is Once you get to the bottom or a fish on, after you reel up 20FT cross you line back and forth accross your the reel so that when you let down after pulling a fish you know when your 20' off the bottom then work the jig down
2 or 3FT at a time to the bottom.
After Mastering this method you will be able to bring just the HOOK on the jig down to touch the bottom instead of slaming the Jig on the bottom. Trust me This method works great with your thumb on the reel as you stop lift slowly let some out --stop lift slowly let some --work that water column you will get bumped on the let down and flip the lever lock the reel and then lift to set the hook. Its kind of hard to explain but with pratice you perform like a machine.
That's some seriously advaned squidding technique there! I appreciate your thoughfullness, creativity and attention to detail. Honestly I wouldn't have thought of that. I'll give it a try next time. Thanks!