Edited by bowguide, 13 May 2012 - 05:11 PM.
blackhole inshore rods
Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:19 PM
After catching at least 50 bass up to 45#s I dont think you have to worry about them breaking. The reels were very smooth even at full drag and trust me the bigger bass were ripping line pretty good for at least 100 feet. Im definitely gonna keep using them for stripers,i want to see how well they stand up to my abuse. The guys that fished with me were extremely impressed and I think you are gonna sell a bunch of these combos Cant wait to start some serious fluking
It looks you are doing tackle breaking test.
The rod and reel are good for smaller fish like fluke, sea trout.
But,it is so much fun to catch striped bass with light tackle. I'll join you soon.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:49 PM
I cast light weighted treble hook to snag bunker and the Arrester 630 cast great and the drag is extremely smooth.
I was surprised to meet my old fishing buddy Fred on the boat. It was about 20 years ago when I fished with Fred for blackfish out of Chincoteague, Va. He is a field tester for Shimano.
We found bunker one or two miles out of Belmar Inlet, NJ and Fred cast a net perfectly.
Fred got the first nice striped bass on snagged bunker.
double hookups by Scott and Fred
30 - 35 lb nice stripers
Black Hole Cygnus rod and JM Arrester 630 reel in action
snagging bunker with weighted treble hook
Limit catch of stripers (2 per person) in just over 2 hours.
I wanted to test Black Hole Teifun rubber jigs and Biter jigs for fluke, but I gave up the plan because of big swell in the morning.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:36 AM
They are here now(bft yft) just not very consistent and its a 35-100 mile run depending and I am only allowed to keep 1 bft unless we also catch 1 over 73....and we will probably need to troll which I know you love to do.So Cape Cod would probably be a better choice. The stripers....well lets just say I am tired of catching them and for that I am grateful...We could also fish for fluke and black seabass cod pollock ling whatever as I know how much you like to eat them
Kil and Scott, when you feel confident we can catch a keeper BFT and a couple of keeper stripers let me know and I will drive up, I love eating both types of fish and I would really enjoy some fresh toro!!
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