Vertical jigging rivers

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Vertical jigging rivers

Postby wtp1980 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:23 pm

Any tips on vertical jigging the Detroit River? Mainly just staying vertical... I have a Wilderness Ride 135 if that helps. I can see how the guys in the Hobies would have no problem but I am sure someone knows how to make it work. I was just messing around in the Middle and North Channel of the St. Clair River by Harsen's Island the other day trying to figure it out. The wind was blowing me downriver faster than the current. Does a hand paddle work well? Thanks for any input!
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Re: Vertical jigging rivers

Postby Billscatch22 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:46 pm

try using a drift sock to slow you down...
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Re: Vertical jigging rivers

Postby Sansan1337 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:38 pm

I used to just drift with the current on the St. Clair and it stayed vertical. Usually 5/8oz jig helps. The wind will definitely hurt the vertical presentation though. A drift sock won't work because the drift sock will move equally as fast as the current, and the kayak.
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Re: Vertical jigging rivers

Postby vanpeezy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Try a drag anchor or chains?


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