Here’s the latest report on my trip to Wakayama prefecture, Kada port on 8th of September 2018.
It was a spring tide and a day before the new moon. The weather was bad as it was raining all day. However it stopped at about 3 p.m. and I decided to engage in some light shore jigging at the tetrapods. Based on my experience, on days where there’s lower moon light, glow jigs are more effective. You can also light them up with UV lights in complete darkness and they’ll be just as effective too.
First, I used Angler’s Republic Slow Blatt Cast Long 40g Zebra Gold to target rockfish as this area is pretty shallow. However a few minutes later, I noticed a couple of pools of fish boiling at the surface. Those fish were small herring and thus I decided to reduce the size of my jig.
I switched to Angler’s Republic Boogie Walk Smelt 40g in Pink Back Glow. It has a slim body and is only 82mm, which makes it easier to imitate the existing bait fish.
As I was jerking the jig, I was excited to feel a strong tug and I knew a relatively-large fish was on the hook! I kept the rod upright just in case it was a spanish mackerel waiting to cut my shock leader with its sharp teeth. The closer it got, the stronger it became and it started putting up a fight!
I was able to reel it close to me but it was too heavy to lift my rod. I decided to use the landing shaft and finally brought up that feisty Spanish mackerel!
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