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Browns Mountain Sunday - My first blue eye on jig

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It was a good day to head out wide yesterday, tagged along with a friend and went straight to browns, still quite a few blue eye to be caught, with some gemmies,an alfonsino and a bass groper (not shown in pic) added to the mix. I jigged the whole day, caught three fish in total, nothing worth boasting about in size, but at least the blue eye is a first for me. As I am typing this out right now, my whole left arm feels quite sore...

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12 minutes ago, Raymondo said:

Sounds like you had a good day, the conditions in the photo look awesome. 

Yeah, don't get a lot of these days lately.

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Your not wrong, can't remember having this amount of unfavorable winds for this long. Sux big time.

Atleast someone's getting out making the most of the weather windows. 

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27 minutes ago, blackfish angler said:

Hard work with out one of these Electric Fishing Reel .

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Pretty sure he jigs with his rod and reel instead of using electrical reel

seen a post on another forum where he was jigging browns even tho the charter operator pleaded him not to

 

yet he still caught fish......

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Hence his left arm is sore.

Your a better man than me Mshuangchao, but by your reports you certainly put some quality fish in the boat.

Good luck to you.

 

 

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Haha, thanks for the reply guys, yeah I was all manual. The thing is, this jigging thing is addictive... and now my addiction has gone so far that I'd rather not catch fish than use bait. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with using electric reels and real bait, I must admit it is much more efficient. But fooling these big fish with fake stuff and then pulling them up with your own hands just feels... special.

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5 hours ago, mshuangchao said:

Haha, thanks for the reply guys, yeah I was all manual. The thing is, this jigging thing is addictive... and now my addiction has gone so far that I'd rather not catch fish than use bait. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with using electric reels and real bait, I must admit it is much more efficient. But fooling these big fish with fake stuff and then pulling them up with your own hands just feels... special.

Well done man love your work some top fish

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14 hours ago, mshuangchao said:

Haha, thanks for the reply guys, yeah I was all manual. The thing is, this jigging thing is addictive... and now my addiction has gone so far that I'd rather not catch fish than use bait. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with using electric reels and real bait, I must admit it is much more efficient. But fooling these big fish with fake stuff and then pulling them up with your own hands just feels... special.

Hard to argue with that, using electric reels seems more like going to the fish shop, wait too see some movement then press the catch button, whereas you are catching them unassisted. Well done. :-)

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Wow you are dedicated. How long did it take for the jig to hit the bottom and to bring it back up with the fish on?

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Thanks again for the replies guys, appreciate your support!

6 hours ago, Ravinggg said:

Wow you are dedicated. How long did it take for the jig to hit the bottom and to bring it back up with the fish on?

It takes around 5 mins to hit the bottom and probably double to get it back up.

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Awesome catch, you certainly do pull in some top quality fish there mate.

Great day to be out there.

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Great result on the jig!

We went out Sunday and found it difficult to escape the gemfish, even moving to 6 different locations. Never found so many residents for this time of year. The only place we escaped them was on the northern side of the second rise catching the perch that always hang out up there and a troll for stripeys. that will be turned into droppers on the next trip. On the jigging side of things are all your lures lumo's for browns, as its pitch black down there or do you have another  method?

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On 11/23/2016 at 8:08 AM, letsgocrabbing said:

Great result on the jig!

We went out Sunday and found it difficult to escape the gemfish, even moving to 6 different locations. Never found so many residents for this time of year. The only place we escaped them was on the northern side of the second rise catching the perch that always hang out up there and a troll for stripeys. that will be turned into droppers on the next trip. On the jigging side of things are all your lures lumo's for browns, as its pitch black down there or do you have another  method?

We got two gemmies as well. I use lumo squid skirts, but not for the jig.

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Hi Chao

I am also thinking of getting gear to slow jig browns, wondering how heavy is the jig you used and what rod were you using?

Can you still use a slow pitch rod for eg Poseidon PSLJ at that depth or do you need to purchase a high pitch rod PHPJ?

Thanks

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I sold my big Miya Epoch to go back to jigging the good old hard way, it's actually pretty good fun. I find long wait to get a jig down far worse than pulling them up.

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On 11/22/2016 at 10:24 PM, mshuangchao said:

Thanks again for the replies guys, appreciate your support!

It takes around 5 mins to hit the bottom and probably double to get it back up.

Not bad... I think many of us have fought fish for ten minutes in a lot less water!

 

Great effort

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