Sambo Stretching on PE2
Headed out on Saturday with Chrisp and TimVB on my tug for a day of demersal jigging near Rotto. Easterlies were stronger than expected and it was not that comfortable for most of the day.
Got 6 dhuies for the day, only 1 was size to Chrisp but was in such good nick that we released it along with the undersized ones. Tim also lost one to a very large shark after slowly bringing one up to reduce barotrauma.......no barotrauma but a fair bit of other trauma I suspect.... despite trying numerous spots were could not find any large dhu's.
At one spot in the 40's, we were amazed at the water temp, at 23.6 degrees, compared with 18.5 on the 3 mile.....wow, still maccie temp......and that proved to be the point very soon after with a couple of jig snip-offs mide water (me loosing my second Slide Actor to Maccies with a grand total of about 4 cranks of the reel handle.........) and then Chrisp hooking up to a nice maccie on jig for about 30 secods before it bit through his asssit hook and left some big nasty teeth marks in the jig.
There was plenty of bait on the sounder so we toiled away with the PE2 jigging hoping for a maccie hook-up or a stray dhu, then bang, I was on, and on in a big way.......numerous sizzling runs on the Stella 4000 had us calling big dhu, maccie, sambo, then maccie again......ended up a good sambo on PE2, certainly lucky not to get bricked.
Tim then backed it up with another sambo soon after on his PE2 outfit, his Stella complaining as loudly as mine.......
Tough day on the water but still good fun and a few nice fish all released.
Boston Whaler 235 Conquest is finally here..........time to fish!