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I just bought an 1 oz lead jig head, and I attached a 4 inch fin's to it. But every time I tried to twitch the jig by lifting the rod tip, the waves washed the hig several feet toward the shore.

So insted of having a twitching motion on the bottom, the jig float in the water instead.

I had looked at the heavier 2 or 3 oz jig heads, but their hook sizes are simply too large (hook size 5 or 6! )

Could anyone with 1 oz jig head in the ocean experience tell me the correct way to jig.

Thanks.
 

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As always conditions which include depth,wind,type of surf, and available bait are going to help you make a decision of what your going to throw. 5/0-6/0 hooks are certainly no too big. On the other hand you may not need to go that heavy depending on what type of conditions you have. Avoid throwing your jig into a wave. Pick your casts and try to get behind the wave. This will prevent your jig from getting washed around. For some reason a lot of people think you have to bounce your jig or bucktail along the bottom. Again Conditions. If your fishing a place where there is heavy surf-or a rocky bottom-chances are you will not be able to bounce it off the bottom. A fast retrive speed will keep you near the top.Thats the beauty of jigs -any where any depth! Also always maintain contact with your jig. If it gets swept by a wave reel faster to keep in contact with it. Hope this was of some help.
Bill Wetzel NYS Licensed Guide
 

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Most guys use a snap and some a loop knot. I tie direct.I have had snaps open up and lost fish. I don't care for loop knots because the back and forth motion of the plug wears down the loop.HAd them break also.
 
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