I went out off shore fishing in Miami the other day with one of my friends.
We caught Amber Jack, Bonito, King fish, Black fin tuna, and all kinds of
other fish. Lots of them on buttfly jigs. It was so much fun,
but the way Amber Jack fight was so strong that I couldn't stop them
from getting into reefs. I felt for the first time in my life that
I was not physically strong enough to catch fish....
I guess off shore fishing is more like a sport than bass fishing??
I went to the big O this past weekend again.
They had a local tournament called BASS BUSTERS.
I didn't even have a partner, but I went to watch the weigh-in.
After it was done, I was talking with the tournament director,
and a guy came up, and he was complaing his partner already
left because of the tough fishing day 1. Then, the tournament director
introduced me to this guy, and he was like
"Then, do you wanna go fishing with me tomorrow?" I goes, "Why not!?"
So, I fished the tournament with him on Sunday. His name was John.
We didn't really do well, but I learned so much on that day and found
what I need to learn and work on from now on.
He was such a nice guy that he told me we could go out fishing again
and to call him whenever I need anything because we live close.
Man, this is the part I love about fishing and fisherman.
You meet a stranger and become friends instantly. How cool?
Hello, I'm sorry I am writing about punching again. :)
As you all probably know about punch skirt.
It is a hot thing for punching in those days.
It adds the volume to a bait and works well especially with shaking aciton
or stay right below mats. (It looks like a small fish feeding off mats)
I've been using Paycheck Bait Punch Skirt and Gamber KO Hangover skirt.
Punch Skirt has plastic part in the middle, which creats sounds
when the sinker hit it.
On the other hand, the center of KO hangover skirt is made out of rubber,
which enables to tie a sinker and a hook together well.
It is easier to punch through mats because the sinker and hook move together.
Both have pro and con, so I've been using both...
I wish I can catch this kind of giant fish on punching. lol
When you do punching, do you use a left hand reel or right hand?
I usually use left handed reel because I don't have to change
a rod from right hand to left, which enables to feel the bite
on the quick fall. Plus, I can set the hook with my right hand
for more powerful hook set.
But, I was watching the Bassmaster TV show,
where John Crew won the delta with flipping.
I thought right handed reel may be better to reel them
in from the heavy vegetation.
So, I tried. The movie was the one with right handed reel.
It worked well to reel them in, but still I had to move my body
backward to pull them out.
This was ok, but it is too much to switch hands evertime...
I guess a left handed reel works better for me.