Candy Bar, Candy Bar, Candy Bar.
For 5-6 years I watched an old friend throw this old old jig with not a speck of paint left on it.
He could catch the 3 species you mentioned and a few more on the same jig every trip.
These old jigs had the best movement, I prefer saying swimability, that I've ever seen.
These days you might find one somewhere, garage sale, . . . most likely though in a vending machine.
Brings back some great fishing memories.
hahah..i still have a few of those..only problem myself and alotta guys had with them was that they werent as sturdy and tuff as tadys or salas..always broke at the hook end...they made it lighter so it would swim better but lacked strength due to it..was a little flatter and lighter than any other jigs...cant tell u how many i broke in a wide open barrie or tail bite..got so frustrating busting 3-4 a trip alotta guys jus got tired of it..but it did get bit tho..really worked well on calis...
hahahaa...yeah...we did bounce one too many gars....we had the 1st addition candybars and worked great to a point...we used to have a standing bet goin how many gars before it busted...i did lose a cpl ytail due to it bustin off in mid fight...i luved them but it jus kept bustin off on us!..You must have gotten a bad batch?
What ever works for you brother.
I still have one, and it's retired, and no paint just like my former pals jig.
Funny thing is it's the only jig I have left from being a kid, still a kid at heart but 56 years young now.
Maybe you shouldn't bounce so many fish?
Just reach down and unhook them and onto the next fish is the way we did it fishin' those jigs.
Good fishin' to'ya!