|View single post by aquadementia|
|Posted: Sat Aug 20th, 2011 04:04 pm||
|So today was the day we went to 'diepgat' a VERY secret spot off the eastern cape coast
It's a small plateau that rises from 140m to 110m. The trip is made twice a year to try conserve the resident fish.
Catches there have consisted of XXL carpenter, hake, kingklip, john dory, wreckfish and epic duckbill baits
Overall the fishing was poor today but I got a very nice surprise! We were struggling, jacopevers were in a frenzy so I
put on a Fladen Fjaderhackla (giant sabiki)
It has 3 hooks so when I felt the first one take I left it, second one on two winds to set the hook and drop down and bump bump beeeeend
zz-zzzzz-zzz BUMP BUMP BUMP... geez big carpenters got me now!
Fishing with sabiki I always back off the drag cos the hooks are usually small.
After a couple of metres I felt this felt very different to a carpenter, it was definitely a decent bottom dweller.
So I took it easy, and the 110m took me the better part of 5-10 minutes to retrieve.
Out pops a wreckfish! WTF how cool is that!!! really didnt expect to actually catch one, let alone on an artificial!!
Being a protected species we quickly dehooked, photographed, measured (70cm FL, +-5kg) and downrigged this little fella with a jig and bottoms sinker.
WOW what a nice surprise!
My main objective was to try a vertical jig but had 0 takers (carpenters dont count). Lack of interest probably due to us being anchored, a drift just does something to the action of a jigged lure that the bottom dwellers like.
We were fortunate in that there were no seals around today! (Cape Taxman)
Other catches today included 1 XL carpenter, 1 nice hake, a couple average hake and rat carpenters.
A very long drive for not much reward but I'm super stoked with the catch!
Another one for the list and that leaves kingklip and john dory on my most wanted list!
Hake for supper!
Last edited on Tue Oct 30th, 2012 07:55 pm by aquadementia