First time jigging
Went out towards rotto yesterday after the forecasted winds died down, for my first attempt at jigging, with another fw member, Eric, to show me how it's done. I'd grabbed a handful of jigs to try out and for some reason, I left half of them in the garage. I also had some gear stolen from my hilux overnight as well, so the start to the day was terrible. Couldn't have been any worse really. But sucked it up and headed out anyway.
Started sounding around for some good ground (I'm still very amateur at the hds 10) and soon enough found something that looked worth a shot. Sent the jigs down, tried out a few different techniques, knots and rods, and after a while Eric got creamed, line peeling off his reel. The fish was unfortunately dropped, but while I was busy watching him, my own rod went off. He got hit again while I was fighting my fish and bought up an undersized dhuie that got sharked right at the surface and I boated a 60cm dhuie! While its no monster, its the first size dhuie on my boat, and my first fish on jig! Not a bad way to open the account at all!
The rest of the day saw lots of action with numerous big hookups, but nothing serious boated. We called it a day at 4 and headed back at around 24 knots. Awesome weather. So all in all, a wicked day on the water, with a great first time jigging session and stoked to land my first dhuie, went down a treat for dinner. Also a big thanks to Eric for introducing me to jigging.
To the pricks who stole my gear, eat shit, you didnt wreck my day and I still caught fish!
One thing I realized is the importance of understanding my hds 10. But I'll start another thread about that one. Thanks for reading :)