Deep jigging has become extremely popular in recent years, especially in salt water. Though deep jigging with soft baits is not as popular as other “metal” style jigs, they are extremely effective due to their natural action, feel and size.
Drop your bait to the desired depth. Often, anglers will start with the bottom, but if you’re marking fish on your finder, start just below the target.
Start by imparting a few jigging motions followed by a number of turns on your handle to bring your jig up a few feet and repeat jigging motion.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for entire retrieve. If at any point, you’d like to “drop” you bait down, go for it. Be ready, you will find many of your hits come from on the fall.
Change retrieve speeds until you find the speed “they” want.