Almost all of my halibut fishing has been done by putting a herring on a circle hook and letting it soak for as long as it takes. However, I keep hearing proponants of jigging say that jigging out fishes bait nearly every time. I've tried jigging a couple times and have not had any luck. I guess one question is how aggresivley do you work the rod? Do you move the rod just enough to give life to the jig or do you move the rod tip from all the way down to as far up as you can go? Or, is the answer somewhere in between.
Also, if jigging is more productive than bait, why don't the charters do more of it?