this was an older post from quite some time ago…thought I would dump it here.
I have been tinkering with my 530 flying dragon carp rod. Trying to
load up some saltwater beasts. Its a 17’ telescoping rod. It nests
down to about 20". A cool little toy.
Long story sort…no beasts. Conditions and tempo are off.
Like when I run into the class of fish in close enough…
I do not have the stick with me…or the forecast says 4mph and its 20mph.
Really its a fools errand, but I have caught fish in the salt, but they
are just too small and overpowered by this rod.
paired the dragon with 26 ’ moonlit Nodachi and a weighed clouser on
as the teaser.
here are some pics…
I tried a bit on block island…landed 3 fluke in the channel.
block was interesting, at night we got into some good fish…they were on sandeels.
I know it may seem stupid to burn the candle at both ends, fishing
both daylight and night tides, but I really like the variety and
sometimes what you see in the daylight is worth the price.
I had a shot of landing a nice striped bass in the channel. I was
targeting a bait ball of sand eels when all of a sudden a 30" striped
bass was stalking my clouser. Rookie move…instead of
continuing my rhythm …I froze and thought “I am not sure if the
rod can handle that fish”. Well, that fish just came up to that sinking
fly eyeballed it…and determined my prank. I will never pause like that again.
To make up for it we used some spinning gear on them when the l
ights went out.
I had a good shot on the cape.
The night before had a lot of 5-10# class fish in tight…but the
next day the wind kicked up to 20mph even though the forecast said 4mph.
I did land this micro striper. Poor guy just wanted a snack.
Last week I ran into some 4-12# bluefish at night in CT.
So a couple days later I decided to bring out the stick and see if any
wanted to play.
I tied up some bucktails and wired them up for the bluefish.
I haven’t fished the reef much over the last couple of years.
Overrun with sea robins and the bass just have not been consistent.
I really like the spot though…you can always find elbow room.
hahahaha…yeah…yeah…spot burn. Feel free to drop in and catch
limits of sea robins and post them on facebook.
no blues. seems like they got a memo not to show up.
I did get a sea robin, a scup and a fluke.
The sea robin lingered so I shot some video.
These critter are so cool, I am always amazed by
their construction and colors.
You may think…well…that is pretty goofy…and your right, but its
also fun and definitely challenging. It makes me think about spots in
a different way. Like, that reef, is perfect for the technique, as any
significant cast is more of a hail mary…the structure is at your feet.
30’ of reach is all you need for a good drift.