As Joe and I fished, he explained some of his go-to techniques when jigging the Cape Cod Canal. He was also kind enough to provide MFCC with a video tutorial detailing a few of those specific techniques.
Canal Jigging Technique Video Tutorial
Below, you'll find a video I filmed breaking down the specifics of Joe's canal jigging techniques. Some of them are a bit different from the standard jigging technique of large, rhythmic upward pulls of the rod.
Next time I'm at the ditch, I'm definitely going to experiment with my jigging technique. The techniques Joe explained cover many different portions of the water column, which can help coax bites from fish that aren't feeding on top.
Joe Baggs Freedom Fish in Green Mackerel (photo by Andrew Burke)
There are plenty of great fishing opportunities to look forward to this month at the Cape Cod Canal. This July should be a good one, as more and more large bass filter into the Cape & Island's area.
I hope you enjoyed the video, and tight lines everyone!