My favorite AMBERJACK - REEF DONKEY - ARM BRUISER - BAD MO-FO fish catch'n jigs are.... and how their fished.
Drop to bottom and speed jig about as fast as you can back up or at least thru the zone they are in. Look at your fishfinder if you can to see where they are. Even tho we all catch Reef Donkeys on the bottom. they predominantly hang out in mid depths.
AJ's just simply cant hardly resist these long jigs ripped past them.
CB Nagamasa around 280 gr In Pink
This is the ultimate AJ Jig IMO
a knock off or the Nagamasa
the Hopper Jig around 250 gr or heavier.
The long thin.... the others will catch them too, but not like the long thin one will IMO
OTI Jackal in Pink around 250-300 gr
OTI Turkey Slider, the longer the better in Pink...
I also have a personal designed jig that makes a bit of noise that works pretty darn good too...
One thing about speed jiggin long jigs, especially jigs that might have to be used that are heavier than the above ones are.
One of three or four things are gonna happen
1. Your gonna get hit by a king and loose your jig and your gonna cuss alot that you just thru $15 away
2. Your gonna cuss again because you hooked his Cousin Jack, thats a arm Burn'n Jack Cravelle that are fight'n machines only to be tossed back after expending all your energy.
3. your gonna cuss again because you hooked into Big Daddy AJ over 65# and are taking a royal bad whupp'n on a hot day because you forgot the NMAD a fishing belt.
4. your not gonna catch squat, the fish have Jig lock jaw, but, instead, you got one heck of a Jane Fonda workout on your arms and cardio
When that happens, simply reach down in the live well and put you about a 2-3# hard tail or beliner on, Drop down about half way and HANGGGGG ONNNNNNN.. S%#T'$ about to hit the fan...
you can catch AJ's on LOTS of styles of Jigs and colors, but the above are my personal favorites SO FAR
Good Luck to you all & Catch'm Up...