Rotto Bottom bouncing
Hey guys since i got into spearfishing i haven't really done much non-land based fishing due to being able to get better fish on spear. but the other day tombstone took me out for a fish and we got 28 differnt speices. nothing big minus a banjo shark, eagle ray and north west blowie though.
we hit up south side rotto and i was using trusty old bait while he had a soft plastic rod out at the same time as bait. after a while i got sick of catching wrasse and small dhuies and pinkies etc and i started day dreadming about diving :P. but then he got snapped oh on his bait rod (saltiga 4500 on a saltiga boat rod) and then i decided to grab his terez with a stella 5000 on it and 50 pound braid. never fishing plastics before and then all of a sudden i felt bites, i was like ??? how do you get bites on a soft plastic (7 inch punk prawn gulp jerk shad) and then something big hit. but after about 5 seconds it snapped through the leader(40 pound fluro carbon). on closer inspecton i noticed the whole leader was grazed and felt rough.
After loosing that fish i am now hooked on soft plastics!
i went out and bought 3 packets of gulp 7 inch jerk shads(nuclear chicken, peppered prawn and pumkin seed) plus some 1 ounce and 2 ounce jig heads ready to go :)
I am heading out with a couple of mates on friday to rotto again where ill be trying that same spot once more. but does anyone have any advice on general ground i should try? ill be doing catch and release as my freezer is full of spanish mack, baldy and southern blue grouper. and the other guys are either new to boat fishing or havent boat fished south of shark bay.
Cheers for any info or even tips for soft plastics. if all goes well i might have to look into some demeral jiggs next :)