8kg Ruby with SFC Spunky 210g, Philippines
Here is a report from Kyle in Philippines.
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-6
Reel Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE2.0
Leader Yo-Zuri 40lb pink FC
Jig Seafloor Control Spunky 210g
Greetings from the Philippines!
First of all, thanks for all the information you have provided to do slow pitch jigging. It’s my first trip for the year as I visited an old friend to go fishing. I was excited to show my friends what slow pitch could do, and I’m glad that I did not disappoint!
During the whole day at sea the drift was not too good since the parachute we brought was really small so our lines were all diagonal, because of this I had to switch from rector to spunky and angle my line towards the bottom of the boat to try and create a 90 degree angle. Because of the strong current and line position I figured spunky would work best. I also did a lot of strong punchy movements to get more action since the current was pulling my rod down a lot.
Looking forward to more catches on other jigs. I’ve only caught smaller fish on my rector but I haven’t caught any on gawky / cranky / arc / messiah. I guess I need more time on the water 🙂
The fish looks like a Pale Snapper, Etelis radiosus, though. A 8kg fish is a honorable trophy anyway.
You have studies slow pitch jigging and Seafloor Control jigs well. Yes, I think you were cleaver in choosing Spunky in that situation. Spunky 210g would be MY choice too if I had been there. I wonder how deep it was. Heavy Gawky like 300g, Arc 260g and Abyss 260g would be the other options.
As long as you keep building your senses in the field what’s working and what’s not, your judgement cannot go wrong. Keep on exploring!
But you know, I can’t watch all the expensive gears just lying on the raft just above the water. It may be very natural to you, but it’s a pretty sensational sight for me…!