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Basic COD fishing question

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I want to go Cod fishing in Mass on the Helen H soon.
My question is about technique used in setting the hook while jigging and while using bait.
Do you guys set the hook the same way?
I mean, do you swing hard like Blackfishing?
Or no?
I've only caught a handful of Cod in my life, what does the bite of a really big Cod feel like?
Do they hit the jig or bait hard?
Stupid questions I know, but I have nobody in my circle of friends that are good at Cod fishing.
Thank you for your time.
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set line

Years ago a popular way to catch cod was to put out a set line.This is a line with a lot of baited hooks which are set on the bottom and retrieved hours later.It worked for hundreds of years.So i dont think you have to set the hook for cod ,let them do it themselves(dead rod).
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