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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #820 on: October 22, 2018, 12:06:50 PM »
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« Reply #821 on: October 22, 2018, 12:14:47 PM »
Thanks Steenie :Like:

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #822 on: October 22, 2018, 02:04:59 PM »
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #823 on: October 26, 2018, 06:35:44 PM »
https://youtu.be/ftZ9S3oQq3w


This is a very good video ito introduction of the basic retrieve techniques. Their volume order is a bit crazy. Volume 4 should actually have preceded Volume 1 - 3!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #824 on: November 29, 2018, 06:40:50 AM »
Nice greenspot kingfish caught on 3/4 oz Spro Chartreuse bucktail jig with my Majorcraft N-one rod and Daiwa BG3000 reel.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #825 on: November 29, 2018, 07:57:10 AM »
Baie mooi!

What sort of retrieve did you use if I may ask?
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #826 on: November 29, 2018, 08:56:29 AM »
Baie mooi!

What sort of retrieve did you use if I may ask?

Varying number (1 - 4) short twitches (with rapid interval between them) of N-one rod tip followed by a short pause before starting the next twitch routine. Pauses was kept short due to foul structure and relatively shallow water. 3/4 oz bucktail jig works very well under such conditions to prevent one from getting stuck easily.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #827 on: December 21, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Some solid shad (elf) on white 1.5 oz GT Icecream flat-face plug and CID pink glow couta casting no 2 spoon. Two of them measured out at 60 cm fork length. The fish dinners were good!

The greenspot (brassy) kingfish was tagged and released.

From the moment of landing the fish it was kept head first in a fold up bucket with sea water. I grab the folded up bucket from my easily accessible waist bag, fill the bucket with water, and place the fish head first into the bucket. Then you can take your time walking (or wading from a ledge for example) to your tackle bag, getting the tagging kit out and setting the phone up for photo. In this way the gills of the fish is never out of water for more than a few seconds at a time and the vital parts of fish is kept free of beach sand. All of this calms the fish down. This also ensures that your hands are always wet when handling the fish.

I have implemented this system recently and all the fish that I tag in this fashion swim of immediately and very strongly. This works really well even when being solo, at least for fish with heads that do not exceed my bucket diameter!

Tackle used: 10.3 ft Majorcraft X-ride (30 - 100 g) shore jigging/plugging rod, Shimano Twinpower 5000 reel with 20 lb Berkeley black velvet braid.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #828 on: December 21, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »
 Brassy kingie tagged and released as described above.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #829 on: December 22, 2018, 01:43:29 AM »
Very nice catches,well done Steenie!My favourite fish to eat and always best as fresh as can be is Elf,I just love them!I don't know if I'm  :nuts: or going  :nuts: ,but the one Elf looks a bit smaller than the other..lol,the one closer to the rod being the bigger probably 60cm Elf.. :dunno:


Not disputing at all that even the smaller one is also size.. :lolo: :win:



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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #830 on: December 22, 2018, 08:17:38 AM »
 :resp:  Steenie at the rate you are catching, if they were not released there will soon be nothing left for us to catch  :hehe:
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #831 on: December 22, 2018, 03:52:54 PM »
Very nice catches,well done Steenie!My favourite fish to eat and always best as fresh as can be is Elf,I just love them!I don't know if I'm  :nuts: or going  :nuts: ,but the one Elf looks a bit smaller than the other..lol,the one closer to the rod being the bigger probably 60cm Elf.. :dunno:


Not disputing at all that even the smaller one is also size.. :lolo: :win:

Hahaha no problem! I got the first one (60 cm) on the first morning  (first pic). The photo with the two shad next to rod was the next morning. The one closest to rod was also 60 cm.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #832 on: December 22, 2018, 03:53:52 PM »
:resp:  Steenie at the rate you are catching, if they were not released there will soon be nothing left for us to catch  :hehe:

Hahahahaha!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #833 on: December 24, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »
Awesome stuff! I always look forward to the next post from you with a fish in your hands and a lure in its mouth
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #834 on: December 24, 2018, 06:42:32 PM »
Awesome stuff! I always look forward to the next post from you with a fish in your hands and a lure in its mouth

Thank you man - its pure passion and addiction that makes ones push through 1000ís of casts and retrieves for that next bite!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #835 on: January 04, 2019, 10:16:47 PM »
Nice to open my 2019 spinning account with a feisty and very hungry kingie in tough sea and wind conditions.

The fish nearly fully enhaled the CID green glow couta casting no 2 spoon. Gave a great fight in the turbulent water amongst some foul reef. Tagged and released this 53 cm fork length specimen after a selfie. Fish was kept with its head submerged in a bucket of sea water the whole time and swam of strongly.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #836 on: January 05, 2019, 12:10:14 AM »
Very well done again Steenie,and it sounds like a very nice spinning setup used too... :clwn I bought a 9ft 10-30g Major Craft Firstcast spinning rod here in Dubai a while ago and recently a Shimano excense 3000 that I want to use on it,hoping to test them soon... :-)
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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #837 on: January 05, 2019, 08:33:21 PM »
Very well done again Steenie,and it sounds like a very nice spinning setup used too... :clwn I bought a 9ft 10-30g Major Craft Firstcast spinning rod here in Dubai a while ago and recently a Shimano excense 3000 that I want to use on it,hoping to test them soon... :-)

Sounds like an awesome rod! Enjoy and please report back!

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #838 on: January 10, 2019, 08:12:15 AM »
Working some great structure with bucktail jigs and slow pitch jigging spoons.

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Re: A learning experience
« Reply #839 on: January 10, 2019, 08:13:48 AM »
The result - nice shad on a 3/4 oz Mustad glow colour bucktail jig.