Here is an exciting write-up from Paolo in Davao Bay, Phillipines. What a great job by Ian. And thank you so much for the exciting story, Paolo. It really moves me when people try so hard to improve, not just wanting a big trophy, to keep studying and trying out after failure after failure, refining and maintaining in details, never giving up, always staying at your best even when nothing is happening, and BOOM!, just like that, seize the moment. The moment is yours, Ian. You deserve all the credit. You didn’t complain, you didn’t blame, and then this triumph is all yours. I’m very happy to be a little help to your success. You are next Paolo! and other members of Team 123! Looking forward to hearing from you guys again.
Here is Bill the rod builder in USA.
We went out on Murubushi 3-day island stay trip with a group of jiggers from Hong Kong and USA. First, we went to Payao, underwater buoys wired down to the ocean floor over 1000-meter deep. Only 20 minutes from Aguni Island. Tried casting and jigging for tunas and other pelagic fish, but nothing much. We only caught small tuna and Katsuo. The current was running like a river. It’s the ending of winter tide and beginning of summer tide now. We don’t know if that is the reason but the tide was really funny. The current was so strong everywhere and almost all the time, sometimes stirred up in some places and running to weird direction. The captain had hard time staying vertical and controlling the drifts to hit hot spots. But these jiggers were very skilled and enthusiastic. In spite of the tough condition, they kept jigging and started picking up nice fish. And BOOOM! A big bite in one of the last drifts of the day. He was pretty quick to land this 20kg class dogtooth tuna. The new ocea jigger did a good job. Look at this tiny jig! Well, the jig can be tiny but the hook he was using was so tiny that it couldn’t penetrate. One hook had only the hook point varied in the upper lip. But it was hooked in a great place, avoiding the teeth too. He had a …
Sato Sensei suggested that cutting short the grip of Slow Jerker makes it even more elastic, more powerful to spring back. He demonstrated it in the Osaka Fishing Show in 2013. But this customization would put your rod right out of the 1-year warranty of Evergreen.
So don’t try this to your rod!
There, I said it. So that I can go on.
I purchased a GoPro 3. This is such a fun toy. I finally got a chance to bring it to fishing.
We had a report from Australia.
Daz is one of our first customers and bought Slow Jerker 603-3 and 603-6, Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG, Seafloor Control jigs and Deepliner jigs with us. He went out to try out some Deepliner jigs. Looks like he’s got the serious slow pitch game going in Australia. Such diversity of catches is one characteristic of this game. Way to go Daz!
I was finally able to go out! I missed my last 2 trips due to the weather. The weather changes every 3 days in this time of the year.
The ocean is having the major seasonal change now. Shifting from winter tide to summer tide. Summer tide has the bigger tide difference in the day. Winter tide has it in the night. Now it’s almost the same in day and night. In a couple of weeks it will be the summer tide, which makes it hard to do vertical jigging due to the strong current. Now is between the seasons and the time when big amberjacks come close to the shore.
There’s a fish I can’t take my mind off of for some reason right now.
I caught this fish a couple months ago. I happened to be having a good day that day and I had a handful of catches. And there was this one ugly fish that I’ve never met before and had little idea of what it was, so I gave it to a fellow angler who was not having such a good day. Then I came home, did some research on the fish, and regreted that I gave it away.
This fish captured my imagination ever since.
His name is John Dory.
He goes by another name, St. Pierre.
A happy new year!!!
Wishing everyone and myself a year of rich and delicious catch.
So this is my first day out on the water in 2013. And it’s raining again. This is the story of this season.
But I was determined to make a pay-back today. My last 2 fishing wasn’t very productive. And I did so much reflective thinking over my errors. I was determined. I was fully charged up.
It was rainy today. As the cold front coming down from the north, it would be even worse in the afternoon. The tide chart also indicates that the morning would be the only chance. It is a neap tide. A long big tide-up in the morning and a small tide-down in the afternoon. The nature wasn’t looking too friendly today.
Whatever it is, once the boat is out, all we can do is to give everything we got. So here we go!!!
The weather didn’t look good with the weather front coming down, but it held up long enough for us to go out for a full day excursion.
But it was a tough day. The tide wasn’t moving for a whole day. Today It is called Naga Shio in Japanese, meaning “long tide”. It happens in 10 days and 25 days of Moon Age. The difference between high tide and low tide is minimum, and the tide moves slow for a long time.
Long Tide – A tough day for fishermen.
This is the start of the jigging season here in Okinawa. Finally! God bless!
In the winter half here, bottom fish is active, amberjacks move closer to the shore from the deep, the tide is calmer in the day even in the spring tide, and the temperature is more friendly. …