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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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ckonkol wrote:
To put those on the hook of your jig you can either remove the hook from the jig if possible and slide the teaser on. If not just take the top of the squid and feed it up the hook from the point. Jigging you might want to tie on a mono topshot of at least 50 feet. What I like to do is use some old 100lb line and tie it to the jig then about 18inches up from the jig tie a dropper loop about 3-5 inches long for a teaser then about 10 inches above that a swivel so I can attach the rig to my mono top shot.

I do the same with new 80 lb Jinkai. I use a spyder hitch on the end of the line to attach the jig. I think the loop connection gives the jig more action. But I use a much shorter piece of mono, usually about 5 or 6 feet.

This post edited by MakoMike 04:03 PM 03/04/2008
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