Bluefin Tuna

How-To: Jigging Chatham Tuna with Harness Jigs

How-To: Jigging Chatham Tuna with Harness Jigs

Hogy owner, Capt. Mike Hogan introduces the new SI Harness Jig on a Fall 2014 trip east of Chatham while jigging for Bluefin tuna. 

Notes from Capt. Mike

“It was the perfect day to fish this lure as the finicky tuna were feeding on large oceanic sand eels. We were trolling large squid rigs at the BC Bouy where we were marking tuna but were unable to catch them on the troll. We shifted gears and switched to the jigging rods. We cruised around for a few minutes at 5kts until we market fish again and dropped the jig. The fish hit the jig on the drop, which was a very SUBTLE strike. Just a slight bumP. Instinctively I knew to close the bail and reel down on that fish as fast as I could.”

Gear list:

Rod: Sewell Custom 400g Jigging Rod

Leader: BHB 130lb Fluoro Wind On leader

Reel: Stella 20,000

Lure: Hogy SI Harness Jig


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