Friday, April 16, 2010

Jackall Seira Minnow

The Jackall Seira Minnow is a straight retrieve hard lure that is the new hottest technique in Japan. The concept to this lure is of a bait fish swimming straight as if it was unaware of the predators surrounding it. It has a hydro hull design that allows water to enter through the mouth and out of the gills to aid in the straight direction it is designed to do.

I bought two a while back when I ordered an Ultra Light setup but my rod has yet to come in. Finally decided to throw this with light baitcasting gear. Loving the lure already, was the only producer of fish at the park today.

This lure works best for clear water situations where bass are feeding on the surface and is best thrown with light line, especially 4-5 lb test. I noticed some bass fry scattering away from a predatory bass, the bass would swarm in on the school, circle the rock and repeat the cycle. I threw on the Seira Minnow 70 next to that rock and immediately the bass goes for it but turns at the last second. A few casts later, the bass charges but misses my lure. Finally it charged it as my lure came passed the rock ambushing my lure.

Not a big bass by any means but a nice catch considering it was the only fish I saw caught the whole day.

Tackle List:
Rod: Shimano Cumara CUC68M
Reel: Shimano Core 50Mg (8lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon)
Lure: Jackall Seira Minnow 70s "Coayu"

To fish the lure, use light line, as light as you can get away with, preferably 4-6 lb. test and with a spinning setup(although I used 8 lb test with a baitcaster). Cast as far as you can and point your rod tip to the lure and slowly retrieve the lure back to the boat/shore.

Although this bait is VERY small at 70mm, roughly 2.75 inches and will catch small bass, it WILL catch the big ones also, just watch the end of the following video. Not all big bass want a big meal, just like us, sometimes they just want a snack! Here is Hata Takuma fishing the Seira Minnow (note the angle of the rod as he retrieves):

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a dope bait. Where can you pick these up?


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