In the afternoon, the tide was falling and I used some ragworms together with a retrieving action on my Shimano Trastick and Abu Garcia S3000 reel. It is light enough to set the hook on even the smallest rockfish and easy to control. At first, I caught a mackerel but released it as it was probably just 20cm. Then somewhere near the bottom, I caught a horse mackerel through the same method.
Within the next 2 hours, I caught some more horse mackerels and then a rare, expensive fish in Japan.
A Sea Robin! (Houbou in Japanese)
I released it and soon after, I caught a couple of marbled rockfish. Then next, a big one came when I jerked the tip of my rod and retrieved just a little.
Next, the tide was at its lowest and I decided to prepare for shore jigging. I set up my tackle (Listed above), and used Anglers Republic Slow Blatt Cast Long 30g Clear Magma. I searched the top area of the sea but there were no bites. Next, I sank my jig all the way to the bottom, and jerked quickly for about 7 times.
Fish on! It was a Mackerel!
As the sun was setting, I knew I had to start using my glow jigs. I used Anglers Republic The Dax 60g Zebra Glow. Again, I sank it to the bottom, but I used one-pitch jerks instead as I was targeting Cutlass fish. Cutlass fish have soft mouths despite the ferocious teeth. They can’t chase a lure as fast as blue runners such as Amberjacks so it’s important to keep the pace down for these predators.
On the 7th jerk, I felt a strong bite and reeled it up carefully, keeping the line taut and rod upright.
It was exactly what I wanted! A 3.5-finger wide Cutlass fish!
My husband also caught one but his was a 4-finger wide one with a large face!
Palms Anglers Republic Jigs are truly versatile for all conditions, be it shallow or deep, there’s something that will definitely attract these predatory fish eaters in the sea!
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