Another Samurai Slow Pitch Jigger Is Born In Australia


We have a report from Australia. Looks like another Samurai slow pitch jigger is born in Byron Bay Australia. Ben has got a Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-3 and some slow pitch jigs from Seafloor Control. He has swept the seafloor with Rector.
Congratulations on your debut, Ben! Great catch!

Hi Totos,

Well, what a fantastic way to introduce myself to the slow jerker!

Fishing 70-80 m, using the 603#6, 180 gram Rector, it was non stop hookups! A personal best snapper of 90 cm 8kg, plenty of pan sized snapper, blue morwong, pigfish, bonito, arrow squid, flathead, sargeant baker and pearl perch.

So fun and so tactile. I’m glad I watched those videos because all the different methods seems to work. A couple of times I would resting the jig near the bottom while I set a bait down with a different rod. Then within a few seconds of returning to the jig, give it some action then I’d be hooked up!

Here are some photos. Thanks again!!








Notice the half of his catch in these photos had the bite on the rear hook. Fish comes to bite the rear when the jig is falling. Fish don’t care what’s painted on the jig. The front of the motion is the HEAD to them, and biting on the head is their standard procedure in the hunting. What a variety of fish he caught which used to be hard to catch with hi-speed jigging.

A very typical proof of slow pitch jigging. I think we have another addict to this game…

  1. Daz

    Good stuff Ben!!
    I bet that snapper went hard on the slow jerker.
    When are you coming here for a holiday Totos?

    • Totos

      Don’t tickle me Daz.
      I’ve been patient and longing for the time to come.
      But you guys are not making it easy for me!

  2. Ben

    Yeah thanks Daz, It was not a typical snapper hit that you’d get with a bait or plastic. Hooked it on a long fall, the line went slack, and then it took a little while for her to figure out she was hooked before she really got stubborn. Such a beautiful fish, and enjoyed by many. Totos… book that ticket mate! There’s at least three boats here I think you’d have an honorary guest place on…

  3. Dan

    What a fantastic day on the jerker Ben – Well done!!!
    Totos, Ben is a natural – that same day I couldn’t jerk a fish just 10m away from Bens boat. Finally at the continental shelf I jigged up a Nannygai (Centroberyx affinis) from 260m using a 300g Deepliner Vib and also a big 6kg bonito.

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