cubera snapper on slow jig: live strike !

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by ballywho, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. ballywho

    ballywho Well-Known Member

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    Notice how the fish turn the boat 180 degrees and then drags it... The boat then go back to it's original drifting position once the pressure is over !

    Fish was released of course.

    Not sponsored or anything like that, but for that kind of game where you use HEAVY drag, Black Hole rods are the best !

     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
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    tugasangler Fishing Guru

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    Lifetime catch . One day I’ll get one .
     
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  7. explorer

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    What reel you using:)
     
  8. ballywho

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    The whole setup is in the youtube description. The reel is a Tailwalk Elan Superwidepower. Yes, a baitcaster withe level wind !
     
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  9. Thewooha

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    Sweet!
    No need for thumbing or worrying aboit the spiral wraps
     
  10. ballywho

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    Here is a comment I made about baitcasters in a private message. Pasting it here as some of you might find it useful:

    I think you will like the baitcaster. So much control and so reactive. I probably would not have had that cubera if it was not for baitcaster. If you check the video I first got hit by a small fish that was clearly swimming towards the surface, most probably running for his life cause the cubera was around. Let fall the jig as soon as I realized I lost it, then felt something, I believe the cubera getting close to the jig or short striking it, so engaged and reeled to see if I was tight. Nope, so I free-spooled again but not even a second later I knew I was being attacked so just turned the handle to engage and BOOM. That was 2 release of the spool and 1 engage in less than 3 seconds. I could never have been so fast to engage/free spool with any other reel, not even a star drag. So yes, I believe the baitcaster was key in getting that fish.
     
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    I want to be like you when I grow up.
     
  12. KMitchell

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    Nice fish and superb video.

    Is that pm?
     
  13. getn bent

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    Heck yeah what BH rod n reel? Catch and Gaff too.. sweet!!