Many people have told us that it is impossible for the "Boca Grande Tarpon Jig" (aka a bottom-weighted snatch hook) to snag fish because the rig includes the use of a circle hook. This is simply untrue.
This video shows a circle hook snagging a pool noodle, a pineapple, and a cantaloupe. Now, we know it's not a live tarpon swimming in Boca Grande Pass, but you can begin to see how, when the line begins to touch the fruit or pool noodle, as the rig is pulled upwards, the so-called "jig" turns to allow the first point of contact to be the hook point. It will easily grab on any surface.
Please visit http://savethetarpon.com and help us work to ban the use of bottom-weighted snatch hooks in Boca Grande Pass. Thank you for watching.
Music by Brett Dennen.