Heavy jigs for rockfish?

Ghecs13

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I got these 400g jigs from mustad and I’m going for rockfish tomorrow, thesejigs are pretty big so I’m not sure if they’d be too big. I’m going heavy cause of the new regulationsI wanna get down deep faster. What do you guys think? TIA
 

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I got these 400g jigs from mustad and I’m going for rockfish tomorrow, thesejigs are pretty big so I’m not sure if they’d be too big. I’m going heavy cause of the new regulationsI wanna get down deep faster. What do you guys think? TIA
just put both hooks on top,
and cast it down swell, it wouldn't hurt to try it .
 
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SaltH20Angler

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    I fished 03/02/21 out of LB in some deeper zones and got no RF bites on a couple of heavier flat fall type jigs. I even tipped them with squid. To be fair, I was using those on spots with a very slow bite.

    The best way to find out is to bring them and give em a try. If nothing else it will give you an opportunity to switch up techniques.

    Post a report and let us know the outcome.
     
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    surfgoose

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    Those beautiful knife jigs are something that you will be glad that you have in your tackle box. They are especially useful for yellowtail and tuna in a speed-jigging application (see utube) more than rockfish, but of course anything can happen down deep. Have fun. If you try them in a swimming pool you can see how they flutter, and you will like it.
     
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    Vaerion

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    Bring some lighter ones too. We had pretty good weather on Fri and did go up to 500ft. Managed to get down with 220g arc (semilong) and 250g feed fall (wide) jigs. Good luck!
     
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    Ghecs13

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    I've certainly caught rockfish on jigs similar to those. But if fishing real deep I'd probably just go with a two hook dropper loop with a heavier than needed sinker to get down fast. The early worm catches the early bird.
    Yea I’m gonna start out with bits of squid and once I’ve got a few tacos in the bag that’s when I’ll move to the jigs
     
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    Ghecs13

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    Sorry for the late report I’ve been pretty busy at work. But Monday was a success, I started off with bits of squid on a double dropper with feathered hooks I think I had 8 rockfish before 10 am that’s when I moved to the jigs but like mentioned above I was able to just use the 200g we didn’t go deeper than 475 ft. And I also caught one on my home painted jri. After I hit my limit I kept fishing and filling others bags all in all great trip rock fishing Catalina and I have yet to try the 400g jigs.
    Side note: the Pursuit out of 22nd street is a great boat I was a little worried as I had read about them on BD but to my surprise all the deckhands were very helpful and proactive and captain Gus was Badass and had some funny shit to say great boat and staff

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    stuman

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    I got these 400g jigs from mustad and I’m going for rockfish tomorrow, thesejigs are pretty big so I’m not sure if they’d be too big. I’m going heavy cause of the new regulationsI wanna get down deep faster. What do you guys think? TIA
    I've caught big boccacio on the Williamson Abyss. It looks to be about the same size.
     
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