It’s my experience over decades that light tackle is the key to enjoying this fishery. For that very reason, we’d brought a few light spinning outfits, filled with 15- to 20-pound braid. Such gear means that drifting and working jigs in 50 to 150 feet of water is not just a way to pass a bit of time, but also a whole lot of fun for a morning or afternoon. Sure, compared with fishing for tuna, salmon or halibut, the fish run smaller. But unlike in those fisheries, you never know what’s going to attack a jig.