What Do Small Eels Attract?

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Scuba Chris

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  • May 17, 2016
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    Kapolei, HI
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    Christopher Takahashi
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    Christina Ann
    Was Using a Live Eel To Attract a GT!

    I was fishing off a pier near some friends last summer & my buddies wife caught a small eel. So they gave it to me & i used it to try for something big. For several minutes the line was vibrating & it stopped. So i tried to bring the line in but it was like a ungiving rubber band. I figured the eel went into the reef so i waited it out & tried again. This time it slowly started to come in with tremendous weight added to the line. I was using an Okuma 12' Cedros Surf Rod w/an Azores Spinner.

    I was amazed to see my bait in the mouth of a Leopard Eel. These eels only prey upon crustaceans, or so i thought. They have human like molars for teeth for crushing crabs, shrimp & lobster. I put together what most likely happen. The Leopard Eel found my bait & dragged it under a rock to start devouring it. That's why i was getting vibrations up the line to the lengthy long heavy pull that resulted in the eels being dislodged.

    It was getting late so i let the 2 eels go after the Leopard released its grip.


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