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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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Sharpen your Hooks. Most of the Jigs come premade with Treble Hooks. I always spend time filing them until they are sharp enough to hang on my nail. If you do that, you will have a greater number and deeper set of hookups. Good luck.
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