Another beautiful Monday for fishing as Rosie and I head out. Today will be a little jigging and bait fishing.
Fishing started off really slow. Nothing was biting. I could see fish on the sounder, but they had a case of lockjaw.
Finally, after many drops with the jig, I hook up to a small Barracuda that Rosie immediately claims for her bait.
We try a few more spots and get zeroed.
Truly amazing how 40 tons of mammal can vanish instantly.
As we carry on to our merry way we spot the big guy a ways out and Rosie gets the video rolling.
So we have not been catching much and Rosie says I can do a bit of jigging for Doggies.
That means deeper water than she really likes to fish.
So I'm jigging away and I notice it is taking a long time to hit the bottom. How deep are we? I ask.
Um it says 165 meters.
Yikes, no wonder it was taking so long to get to the bottom. I decide to let it fall and give it a try anyways.
My jig hits bottom and as I get my first crank of the reel I'm on. Not big mind you, but I'm on. It is a long ways up from 165 mts and when I finally get the fish to the surface it is a Pakapaka, deep water A grade snapper.
Rosie says wow should I drop and away she goes.
She proceeded to fish until all of our bait was gone and tat accounted for 17 fish of about 5 species. All of them really good eating.
Leave the rod in the holder and you can switch hands reeling.
A small Pakapaka.
A Long nose Emperor from 165mts, just about killed me.
Two at a time, not bad.
Another beauty of a Monday and we caught fish to boot.