Fine with me. We had a good day at sbi Saturday. 3 Lings, that was a nice red in pic. Current was ripping by 9:00. I had to switch to skinny fast drop jigs.
Just got my Reaper jig. It screams quality -- the design, paint, and hooks are all top notch. Because I was a little concerned about a new business, I ordered only one. I wish I had ordered at least one of each color. I likely won't be able to use it until my June 8 day on the Rooster and will report back any success. I'm afraid to use slow pitch jigs up here because the rockfish won't leave them alone and rock fishing is essentially closed in SE Alaska.
Pelagic rockfish is still open in my part of the state -- but non-pelagic is closed. You can catch only one demersal shelf rockfish. It's been that was for a few years. The problem is that it's hard to catch only the pelagic rockfish; for example, quillback rockfish are among the most common we catch and often caught with pelagic several feet off the bottom. Quillbacks must be released. It's often hard to avoid rockfish when fishing for halibut. Boats are required to have a method to release rockfish at depth. My particular problem is that I used to be involved with fish regulation and read many of the studies on rockfish survival after deep release. The numbers aren't encouraging. I doubt they will liberalize rockfish anytime soon. I was always amazed at how tiny rockfish are when caught within a hour of population centers. That has to mean something...
Just placed an order.
Missed the promo code.
Curious, being my wrists hurt when using SPJ technique, can I use them in the old jigging ways? Easier for my achy bones.
Will try to post my experience.
A fishing buddy of mine ordered some of your jigs. He dropped by yesterday and gave me one of each. Good job on these and they make a very nice gift!!!!
Can't wait to try them out on a brand new Palmarius 72-1 rod I just got. Should be fun stuff.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Hey there fellow jiggers! My name is Connor, I've probably met a lot of you on the water either fishing or possibly towing you in! (current Boat US long beach captain) Over the past year and a half or so I became completely obsessed with SPJ here in CA, mostly fishing for rockfish and bass... I live and keep a boat with my boat partners here in San Pedro and fish locally at least once a week mostly PV, Cat and SBI. After finally pulling the trigger initially and spending the bucks on a proper SPJ rod and reel (then turned into several) and subsequently developing a drug like addiction to ordering new jigs I kept getting frustrated with the almost complete lack of jigs made in CA for CA. I either had to pay buku bucks to ship lures from japan or buy jigs from the florida guys that are great but just designed for a much different fishery than ours. I finally decided to make my own stuff that was made for our waters. After several phototypes this style of jig seemed to be the most versatile and productive, it has a bottom keel that gives the jig a very nice flutter on the sink and rigid steps on the top of the jig that make it jump erratically with jigged vertically. A lot of the other more "leaf" or "spoon" jigs have great action but tend to run away from the boat on the way down not keeping you completely vertical for as long as possible.
As of now were doing very small runs, 100 of each color design that i'm planning on keeping each design only to 100 jigs. Anyway, would love to nerd out with everyone about SPJ and hear what's been working for you. If you're curious about our jigs let me know what ya think! It's super exciting to see this completely new style of fishing develop on our coast. Cant wait to see where it will be in a few more years.
Here's some pics of some of the action we've been getting into lately with them.
Welcome back to Instagram. Sign in to check out what your friends, family & interests have been capturing & sharing around the world.www.instagram.com
Reaper slow pitch jigs are designed in California for California anglers up and down the coast. From rockfish to tuna these jigs will produce.reaper-slow-pitch.myshopify.com
View attachment 1270866
View attachment 1270867
View attachment 1270868
View attachment 1270869
View attachment 1270870
View attachment 1270871
View attachment 1270872
Hey all you San Diego SPJ anglers, I’m looking to find a SPJ friendly shop in SD to carry some Reapers, what are your preferred San Diego area tackle shops?? Thank ya!
Side note, just got back from a epic San Quintín trip with K&M… unreal jig fishing for the bottom creatures.
View attachment 1289764
View attachment 1289765
View attachment 1289766
Also just did another restock at Pat’s Tackle in Long Beach. The tackle shop is located at the fuel dock in Alamitos Bay so if you launch out of Davies make sure to stop by on your way out or in…
View attachment 1289768