Yeah, I used to do that all the time when I was fishing in California. Since then I have not had the chance as I sold my long rod/jig stick, I think it was a 9ft Jig stick from Shimano but don't hold that to me. It's only been about 20 years.
Still have the aluminum irons though, just not a good jig stick... not yet anyways.
Barracuda, Yellow tails, Bonita's all love them.