When to switch gears?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by ScubaSteve382, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. ScubaSteve382

    ScubaSteve382 Newbie

    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Name:
    Steve
    Boat:
    Malibu Stealth
    • Messages:
      (103)
    • Likes Received:
      (21)
    When do you switch to low gear on a 2 speed to grind the fish in? After the first run?
     
  2. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Name:
    gary
    Boat:
    Vagabond
    • Messages:
      (1,690)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,266)
    When you can’t budge the fish in high.
     
    mcrae, fishstomp, Brad I and 4 others like this.
  3. StevenDo714

    StevenDo714 Newbie

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Name:
    Steven Do
    Boat:
    None
    • Messages:
      (27)
    • Likes Received:
      (5)
    Usually during the end of fight when the fish is laying on its side and you need more torque to bring the fish in
     
    RichG likes this.
  4. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    MarkT
    Boat:
    Blazer Bay 1860
    • Messages:
      (7,601)
    • Likes Received:
      (4,475)
    Once it settles down and you're in a tug of war. If it comes towards you get back in high... you want to be tight to the fish at all times. If the line isn't going out it should be coming in!
     
    ripped and r8rs4lf like this.
  5. kenstevens1

    kenstevens1 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    huntington beach /ca/us
    Name:
    ken
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (1,451)
    • Likes Received:
      (486)
    When you're getting your *** handed to you.
     
    Omarkayak likes this.
  6. Spanky79

    Spanky79 Happiest on the water

    Location:
    palm desert
    Name:
    Chris
    Boat:
    anything I can get on
    • Messages:
      (210)
    • Likes Received:
      (103)
    if it's big bluefin, straight up and down only
     
  7. alex88

    alex88 Member

    Location:
    Oakland
    Name:
    Alex
    Boat:
    2003 Robalo R235
    • Messages:
      (802)
    • Likes Received:
      (103)
    yup, as most have said, up and down, otherwise i stay in high speed
     
  8. Jaysons999

    Jaysons999 I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    San marcos
    Name:
    Jay
    Boat:
    16' blue fin "paddy sniffer" 18' Starcraft “Ace of Spades”
    • Messages:
      (1,395)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,226)
    agreed when you can’t crank in high and the fish settles in. Last thing you want is a green fish charging the boat and your in low gear too early. Lately I’ve been fishing my tiburon auto shifts so I don’t have to do anything. Just turn the handle!
     

Share This Page