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.