Thanks to one of the great fishermen i speak to, he mentioned a jig that is extremely popular out on the west coast for catching cod and halibut on...its unique in the sense that the hooks are not on the bottom, but placed on the top and side of the jig, lessening the chance of it fouling on the bottom. The skirts come in many of our familiar squid skirt colors, that we see being used on top notch cod boats like the BUNNY CLARK from Maine. It is designed to sink very quickly making it perfect for fishing in heavy tidal areas, and or deep water. Since we are talking about the best cod jigs, i thought this was appropriate, to bring the west coasts top cod jig, to our attention.
i was in alaska this past summer, and two cod (they call 'em grey cod) were caught, both around 10-12lbs, and were both cut up for bait. I guess the boats up there figure that if someone wants cod, they can go anywhere.