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Popping and Jigging for Pelagics

July 16, 2013
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Tossing lures to pelagic species results in some tremendous battles, and lets you hone your casting skills to boot. Everyone should know how to cast a conventional reel. Tony Pena
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Of all the pelagics, yellowfin and bluefin tuna score high in terms of size, strength, availability and having a proclivity toward violent strikes on poppers and jigs. Tony Pena
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There’s nothing like watching a big tuna explode on a popper — except for maybe getting slammed to the covering board on a jig strike! Tony Pena
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Dolphin eagerly suck down almost any surface plug and then go berserk, making them a great light-tackle target for beginners and experts alike. Tony Pena
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Of all the pelagics, yellowfin and bluefin tuna score high in terms of size, strength, availability and having a proclivity toward violent strikes on poppers and jigs. Tony Pena
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Fish the surface any way you want, but always drop a jig down, whether you have marks on the fish finder or not. Tony Pena
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Fish the surface any way you want, but always drop a jig down, whether you have marks on the fish finder or not. Tony Pena
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Start with an assortment of heavy-tackle plugs festooned with 3X treble hooks. You need to start with a lot of plugs because you’re probably going to lose a few. Tony Pena
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Start with an assortment of heavy-tackle plugs festooned with 3X treble hooks. You need to start with a lot of plugs because you’re probably going to lose a few. Tony Pena
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