The 1st Slow Pitch in the Caribbean with a stunning result!
We had the first slow pitch jigging report from St. Martin in the Caribbean.
What an exotic place it sounds like!
His first report was about his fishing just for 15 minutes. He went out just 15 minutes to try out his new gears… And he even caught a nice amberjack… How casual the fishing can be! It sounds pretty much like heaven to me.
His second report on the following day is even more stunning… WOW…
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-6
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE1.5
Leader Seaguar FXR fluoro #10
Jigs Seafloor Control Rector 180g
I went to try the gear close by for 15 min and lost 3 out of 4 hooks on the 1 st drop ( I got hit 4 times ) and caught a nice little amberjack on the 2 nd drop using a Rector 180g. Loved it !!!! Awesome action, you really feel everything that is going on with this thin braid. Going back tomorrow more seriously to try the rest.
Today I slow pitch for about 45 min in 90-120m depth the same rector 180 g I used yesterday.
The result was stunning, the 1st drop a 5 kg yellowfin tuna, the 2nd drop a 7.5kg mutton snapper, the 3rd drop I hooked up but I lost the fish and the hook to a shark, the 4th drop I caught a small red snapper and called it a day.
All this while 3 guys are high speed jigging next to me and not hooking up.
Everyone on my boat was very impressed and I am still amazed by how effective this technique is. Thanks again for the gear, it’s perfect. I love the PE1.5 EX8 Shimano braid and the rod is just perfect.
I didn’t even get to try out the other jigs!!!
Cheers Totos !!!