"Throw it heavy! These are..." was all Booger could get out before the entire port side erupted in a foamer of giant bluefin tuna. Expecting another school of yellows, most of the guys in the bow already had jigs in the air before the fish even popped. So it was with wide eyes that we watched our jigs fall into the froth of white water created by these giant fish. "I'm bit!" shouted Danny Ericson as he came tight on a jumbo, putting his 10-foot jig stick into a full bend, watching line melt from his spool at a blistering pace.
The goal of this experiment was to handpick some of the best jig fisherman on the coast, stick them all on the boat together, and see what would happen. When the last call was made, anglers ran the gamut from half-day deadheads to long-range captains. Each chosen strictly on their reputation as masters of fishing the jig.
This is the story of the first ever Jig Chucker's Ball.