Nothing beats top water action at the Cape Cod Canal. Seeing a 30 plus pound striped bass demolish a pencil popper is a sight not soon forgotten.
The only problem is that consistent top water action only occurs in brief, fleeting moments-usually at the crack of dawn during particular stages of the tide. What about all those times when the bass aren’t showing on top?
There’s a multitude of ways to catch fish at the canal when bass aren’t whipping the surface into a white water froth. Often times there’s a feeding frenzy going on 50 feet below the canal’s surface, right on the bottom. Presenting an offering on the bottom in the right fashion, in the right spots and at the right time is a far more consistent method of bagging a big bass than solely relying on breaking fish.
Jigging the canal for big fish sounds simple and easy enough. However there is a humongous learning curve if you want to adopt this particular brand of fishing.
As mentioned above, there are a few key ingredients that you need to possess in order to be a successful jigger. These ingredients are, in no particular order:
1) The correct gear
2) A knowledge of productive locations
4) The right technique
If you possess all four of the above ingredients then awesome! More than likely you are the guy with the bent rod making everyone else jealous.
If you have one or two of the above ingredients then you are well on your way to consistently being able pull bass off the canal bottom. Of course, if you have no idea what any of this means then that is OK too. All canal fishermen were once in your boots.
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