Sunday, July 18, 2010

Breaking in the new toy...

Was able to take the rod out today for a bit of fishing at the pond. Talked to a friend there saying he just missed a bite. As he was saying that, I immediately got a bite, but I missed. I fished the Jackall Flick Shake 4.8in on a 1/32oz Zappu Inch Wacky jig head near the grass beds around the lake.

I could feel my lure getting caught in most of the weeds so I'd rip it out and continue to impart action on the lure. Few casts later, I feel my lure on the line of weeds in the lake and rip it out, but there was some weight on it. Initially I thought since I was using a jig head without a weed guard, I gathered some weeds, but as I pulled with the rod, I noticed my rod tip dancing. A bass was on the other end of the line! Fishing 5lb test is so different especially paired with the Ultra Light rod "Super Inch Wacky" from Jackall.

The bass jumped into the air shaking vigorously to get the hook free, but those Zappu hooks are sharp and held on. After the jump, the bass swam directly to the patch of grass it was probably hiding in the first place. I can no longer muscle this bass to shore with 5 lb Super FC Sniper. I waited it out for it to finally come out and reeled in my first bass on the new rod/reel setup!

Look at all the grass it was in! I took off some even before the picture

Here's another fish caught on the same setup...

The rod action feels good, I can feel every tick at the other end, and paired with the Shimano Stradic CI4 1000, it's an ultra light setup. Finesse Fishing on spinning setup is fun!

Tackle List:
Rod: Jackall Poison Heritage "Super Inch Wacky" HS-66UL-IW
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4 1000
Lure: Jackall Flick Shake 4.8in + 1/32oz Zappu Inchi Wacky Jig Head
Line: Sunline Super FC Sniper 5#


  1. I like a big bass photo with some salad on the side. That is so awesome!

  2. Thanks! Different game on 5lb test. I love it!


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