Slow Pitch Jigging
Can you explain the relation between max drag and max fish weight that it can handle? I see that Ocea Jigger Reel has only 7KG max drag in spite of the fact that it is very expensive.
Here's my reply.
Rueben Manuel Elroy Dass
July 28, 2016 at 00:59
Farin Samsudin 👍 agree
July 28, 2016 at 01:381
San Man Lee Kan Brian Akizaki Troy K Sakata Mike Billena Landon Yamamoto
July 28, 2016 at 02:59
Ricardo Takeuchi Alexander Hilata
July 28, 2016 at 03:191
Dmitriy Kroll Jim Potts good read
July 28, 2016 at 05:041
Anthony Buttel Ian Chee
July 28, 2016 at 06:17
Rogon Basar 👍👍👍👍
July 28, 2016 at 06:54
Redhuan Hassan Totally agree... Smooth drag is more important.
July 28, 2016 at 08:281
Doc Kelate Zam Pendang
A Rahman Tekong Sementa
Shahrul Adnan Abdullah
July 28, 2016 at 09:101
Bambang Shahril Shariff Mhar Lonzon
July 28, 2016 at 12:13
Raymond Kwang The purpose of reel drag is to slow n tired down the hooked fish.
July 28, 2016 at 19:37
Here's a report from Amman, Jordan. Nice catch with micro jigging. Great preparation and cooking with Ike-Jime technique.
Trip to 400m deep with heavy slow pitch jigging.
Jeffrey DeStefano Benny Ortiz
July 5, 2016 at 00:001
Jared Hill Good read
July 5, 2016 at 00:071
Michele Nannei Great post! Thanks a lot.
July 5, 2016 at 00:461
Zarn Quintrex The dishes looked awesome! great write up as well!
July 5, 2016 at 10:251
I know a lot of anglers out there looking for L50Hi model. But SOM started remodeling L50Hi. They had such innovations in the production of L30Hi, and now they want to take L50Hi to higher level too. No one can tell when the next model will come out. And it's nowhere to be found in the market. Don't hold your breath.
Hi Totos. I am looking for a JDM rod that's recently been delisted - I have tried contacting you through your website for assistance in sourcing one (with your fee of course) but for some reason my e-mail account isn't recognised and I can't register. Can I contact you through this FB page instead?
Here is Eylem in Cyprus.
Great Dentex catch with slow pitch jigging!
PR Knot to connect PE and leader with Shimano Bobbin Winder Light.
Shopping page for Shimano Bobbin Winder Light, JPY5400.
Peter Laine Longy Braddock
June 27, 2016 at 12:04
Japanese Angler's Secrets added 5 new photos.
It was 180m deep. I was with 350g Cranky. I really thought it was close to 20kg. Probably a grouper.
Then it turned out to be a 10kg amberjack hooked on the body!!! Boy! It was soooo heavy!
Both front hooks were extended. That explains what happened.
Mohammad Suzel Lester Felix
June 25, 2016 at 12:371
Kitidas Punyashthiti Great catch!
June 25, 2016 at 13:251
John Murray Nice fish
June 25, 2016 at 13:321
Haluk Kayhan You are great buddies. Cong. Have fun
June 25, 2016 at 14:101
June 25, 2016 at 14:141
June 25, 2016 at 19:131
Raymond Ho Man Kenny
June 25, 2016 at 20:43
Doc Kelate mind sharing the setup of your reel/rod. tq
June 26, 2016 at 00:542
Chris Sach Good job mister Totos!! I wish we had it on video...
June 26, 2016 at 03:411
Tyrone Pablo Yahiya Sean Tieck
June 26, 2016 at 11:501
Jimmi Landy Fendy Khalid Aisyah Jasmine Mohd Rizal Md Diton
June 26, 2016 at 22:48
Eylem Erk Great good job my master
June 26, 2016 at 22:481
June 26, 2016 at 23:361
Eztmo Sporting Goods Totos, I am ready for some actions. Care to join me in Southern California?
June 28, 2016 at 16:041
Here is Captain David in Bahamas.
He is really pioneering the Caribbean fields with slow pitch jigging.
Slow pitch jigging on the shelf in Australia.
Jeffrey DeStefano Nice fish. That reel (DFS Slammer) sounds interesting. I've the the DFS Slammer 500N and DFS Pitbull 600XN and love them for speed jigging.
May 30, 2016 at 16:00
Thanh Le Tony Formosan, ocea jigger bearings info
May 30, 2016 at 17:14
Oliver Evans Eric Lobb some one beat you too it jigging on the shelf.
May 31, 2016 at 10:141
Sam Johnson Nice work Dan grate write up!
May 31, 2016 at 17:50
Here is the Monster Hunter, Erkan, with 45kg AJ in Cyprus!
Peter Karamoutsos Fred Demetriou George Georgiou
May 16, 2016 at 07:27
Eylem Erk Good job i hope one day i could take it on my boat with slow.
June 27, 2016 at 20:28
Catching a big fish with a light line is a challenge that requires a lot of refining. I can't simply explain the skills and instinct that it takes. When we have a line break, we should learn from the experience. Examine closely what caused the break. We should be a detective.
I recommend to mark your line near the knot. It could be that your knot was vulnerable. If it was friction against bottom structure, touch the line and you should feel the damages or tears that the friction has caused. If there are no such damages, it could be that your line was damaged beforehand. Maybe the problem occurred when you loaded the line. Maybe it's the production of the line. Always use the line you trust. Producing smooth uniform fine line is a sophisticated work that requires high skills and diligence. I wouldn't expect that from a Chinese manufacturer. Fishing line requires a little more than cloth fabric.
Fendy Khalid Wow Jimmi Landy. China N Taiwan you like?
May 11, 2016 at 09:01
Jimmi Landy Only for masage...not fishing..hehe
May 11, 2016 at 10:37
Dmitriy Kroll Jim Potts
May 17, 2016 at 11:35
Just found this on Youtube, it is interesting to see how the captain used both thrusters and spanker to control the boat drift.
=== QUESTION ===
I saw in the movie of Sato that he explaining how to reel when you retrieve the line (sometime full reel, sometime from 12 to 6 and more examples)
How much it's important?
And when to do this variation?
=== MY REPLY ===
You mean, he shows different reel action by how 1 crank per pitch, 1/2 and 1/4. Right?
It's just a variations of actions. Of course I use this technique a lot, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 cranks per pitch. If you see my video gallery, you will notice it. It creates small, what I call "hesitation moves." Not for a long time. 4 or 5 pitches in between other bigger actions. If you do too much, I think fish will see through it.
And like Sato Sensei explains, even with the same 1 crank per pitch action, the jig behaves differently by the direction to which you finish your crank. The same one full turn your reel. But you may finish to hold up at 12 o'clock, 6 o'clock or 9 o'clock. It all makes a difference.
What he's saying is that your body mechanics will be different. You may be lifting the rod and lifting the reel handle at the same time to the same direction. You may be lifting the rod but turning your reel handle down. As a result, the rod kicks differently. Minor details.
But all this is only true when you are vertical and have direct control. If you are not vertical, small reeling will not move the jig, and different reel turn may not make much difference.
So, if I were you, I wouldn't worry about it. At the beginning of learning this technique, focus on 1 full crank per pitch action, along with fast "invitation lifts". By repeating the same action, you will learn to feel the difference of water influence everytime you drop the jig. You will learn to feel the jig moving or not. You will learn to feel the different characters of each jigs.
Building that sense is most important in the beginning.
Then try to variegate your actions by energetic reel turn, medium and soft. Try reeling with or without falls. Try different rod motion range like 3 to 5 o'clock, 1 to 3 o'clock, and 0 to 6 o'clock.
Pang Satawat personally, I found how you work the rod is more important as well totos!
May 6, 2016 at 22:461
Madzihi Musa Xander Timothy
June 7, 2016 at 12:041
=== QUESTION ===
I want to share with you that last week i catch my first AJ with the slow pitch. (8kg AJ).
But the thing is..that i didn't remember the moves that i done before i got the hit.. I also didn't count full reel from the bottom..
Is it so important?
=== MY REPLY ===
I know how it feels. When you first start jigging and get a contact, your mind just goes blank. It takes a while to keep your cool to figure out what's working while you are fishing.
But yes, counting is very important to make your fishing effective.
When the sounder shows fish only around the bottom or when it just shows structure that may hold fish, I may play only 5 meters off the bottom and keep repeating.
When there's fish at 10 meters off the bottom, I may go straight up 10 meters and slow pitch around that depth.
When I suspect multiple targets, I slow pitch for the first 5 meters with lots of falls (targeting demersal fish), then I speed up with series of 3 fast lists and 3 slow pitch up to 20 meters (targeting pelagic fish).
When I see a current layer in the sounder, I remember the depth, and I try to slow pitch before the layer, fast lifts to break through the curtain, and slow pitch on the other side.
When you hit a fish, it's very important to know how much margin you have from the bottom. No matter how small your fish feels in the beginning, it's important you lift up as much as you can. (Of course you should count that too.) Because it's pretty common that a big AJ turns its big body and starts running flat out 5, 6 seconds after the hit. You don't know that when you hit it, but you want as much margin as you can. When fish starts running, you will give away line. You retrieve it back when you can, and give it away again. Negotiating. And when you think you are close to the bottom, find a right timing to put on as much pressure as your line system possibly can hold, hoping that will make the fish run sideways, not directly downward. Then you decide if you can stop the run or not. If you decide you cannot, free the spool. Give away your line freely. Fish may feel relieved, and hopefully it starts swimming sideways. Your line may touch bottom structure, but if line is not tensioned, you may get away with that. After a little free run, you can bring back the fight on. The fight will be a lot easier when you have the fish in diagonal alignment. It's very tough in the beginning because you are vertical.
Sato Sensei says, "Give away your line, or you won't catch it."
To do all this, you need to know how far from the bottom you are.
When I started, I was taught to always count. But if your line has colored marks, you can remember the color of your line when you touched the bottom at that play. And when you are playing actions, you have a general idea of where you are by watching color marks. So at least watch the colors if you don't like to count.
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April 28, 2016 at 22:132
Sam Campbell Dean Kimura Josh Curtis Clarke Josiah Campbell
April 29, 2016 at 08:23
Robbie Safadi Hi Totos got the jigs today they look great! Also now wanting jigs for 603-5 setup!
April 29, 2016 at 08:271
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Sufian Bin Sumari
April 29, 2016 at 09:041
Jayden Pittorino Levi De Boni
April 29, 2016 at 13:34
John Egano Gomentong II Awal Syah Kwong
April 29, 2016 at 20:29
David Vincent Gomez Dennis Ching
July 26, 2016 at 13:10
Here's what I do to extend sashimi quality of my catch.
Please share your favorite cooking! If you know anything to preserve your fresh catch, that would be appreciated too!
Close first? Or drain blood first?
I have discussed this with my fellow anglers. Some insist that we should drain first while the heart is still pumping for maximum blood draining. It seemed to make some sense to me. But I still have a little doubt. I did some looking-into and found a research study by Marine Net Hokkaido.
BJ Tkg As always, the precious knowledge you shared is very useful. Arigatou gozaimashita Toto-san
April 20, 2016 at 20:001
Anthony Koo Charlie Loh
April 20, 2016 at 21:061
Nathan Donoghue Thanks Totos, I clicked a couple of banners for you. What's the paper called to wrap or cure the fish in called? I have a Japan trip comin up.
April 20, 2016 at 23:041
Jimmi Landy Fendy Khalid
April 21, 2016 at 00:21
Gavin Atkinson Sammy Hitzke
April 21, 2016 at 06:451
Gavin Atkinson Terry Hitzke
May 13, 2016 at 17:37
Roberto Bob Matsuoka Leonel Yassuda Yoshito Nagata
May 31, 2016 at 08:04
It turns out throwing your catch into iced sea water is not really a cool thing to do. Well, "too cool" so to speak.
Cooling rigor will cancel all the good effects that you close fish by Ike-jime for.
Jon Hsu Gary u may be onto something with the icky-jizzy
April 19, 2016 at 18:36
William Reid I always iki then on frozen ice bottles and comes out mint
April 19, 2016 at 18:561
Philip Bradford Brilliant study. Thank you Totos for once again sharing your information and knowledge. We are starting to catch Hairtail at this time of year here in Sydney. Would the ageing process be shorter than a fish like an Amberjack?
April 19, 2016 at 19:401
Roy Skea Very interesting information!!! Many thanks
April 19, 2016 at 19:501
Ee Tiong Teo Thanks for sharing Totos. Great article.
April 19, 2016 at 20:061
Mohd Faizal Banjai Axtreme Axtremer
April 19, 2016 at 21:01
Alvin Lim Thanks for sharing Toto..
April 19, 2016 at 23:061
Mitch Buck Thanks for sharing! How did you construct the shelf in your cooler? Also, if your planning to freeze fish for storage, do you follow the same steps?
April 20, 2016 at 02:141
Paulo Pagharion Darren Dy
April 23, 2016 at 20:59
Robbie Safadi Could you eat Amber jack as sushi?
April 24, 2016 at 09:30
Japanese Angler's Secrets Sorry. This one is sushi. http://fullofokinawa.com/the-best-fish-is-what-you-catch-and-cook/
April 24, 2016 at 18:39
Roberto Bob Matsuoka Leonel Yassuda Yoshito Nagata
May 31, 2016 at 08:03