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Yesterday I went to try a new rod I got, a Gloomis SJR 783 IMX, it has 6'6'', Medium Heavy and Fast rated, and a c.w. of 3/16-5/8 oz.
The line rating is 8-15 lbs.

In went out to try a new mark, a shallow water zone (1,5 meter max.) in the low tide, still it had some decent current.
Mixed rock and mud/sand bottom, and a somewhat nasty man made rocky shore.

I trew a Berkley Power Bait shad in the herring color texas rigged in a 10 gram Owner jointed jighead, it gives away a very nice erratic swimming action that plus with tail working gives away plenty of vibrations.

I used a nice and slow retrieve to make the softbait bump over the bottom, also I gave some tip twitches to make it shake and some short pauses.

When the lure was at about 5 meter from me I felt a hit and made the hookset.
And it was on! I fell in love for the Gloomis IMX carbon, very sensitive and fast, great for hooksets hahah!

It was a great fight, lot's of long and strong runs with the drag buzzing really hot, and after a few long minutes, the fish was tired and near me, I got him on the surface and runned him aground eheh, grip on the jaw and it was done!
Still I was about to loose him 2 times in the last meters, when he decided to sprint for the rocks to break the fluorocarbon leader, smart fish eh? :)

It weighted 13 kilos and a few grams.
The hook was right in the "bone", the rod really helped!

As for the rest of the material I used my old and light Daiwa Emblem-S 2500, it drag sucks, especially for big fish but it's the lightest I got at home that don't unbalance the rod.
I also used 0,17 mm Berkley Fireline braid and a Seaguar AbrazX 0,33 mm (15 pound) fluorocarbon leader.

It's great when we apply the knowledge of past experiences (marks, lures, retrieves, etc...) and it gives some results :)
I try to aim for regularity, which is hard IMHO, cause fishing is everything but an exact science.

Now I would like to ask, does the use of this rod and softbaits make this HRF?

Cheers from Portugal!
 

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wow! nice fish pedro.

what fish is that?

I would say that qualifies as HRF, but its better the HRF guys answer that rather than me.
 

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Yesterday I went to try a new rod I got, a Gloomis SJR 783 IMX, it has 6'6'', Medium Heavy and Fast rated, and a c.w. of 3/16-5/8 oz.
The line rating is 8-15 lbs.

In went out to try a new mark, a shallow water zone (1,5 meter max.) in the low tide, still it had some decent current.
Mixed rock and mud/sand bottom, and a somewhat nasty man made rocky shore.

I trew a Berkley Power Bait shad in the herring color texas rigged in a 10 gram Owner jointed jighead, it gives away a very nice erratic swimming action that plus with tail working gives away plenty of vibrations.

I used a nice and slow retrieve to make the softbait bump over the bottom, also I gave some tip twitches to make it shake and some short pauses.

When the lure was at about 5 meter from me I felt a hit and made the hookset.
And it was on! I fell love the Gloomis IMX carbon, very sensitive and fast, great for hooksets hahah!

It was a great fight, lot's of long and strong runs with the drag buzzing really hot, and after a few long minutes, the fish was tired and near me, I got him on the surface and runned him aground eheh, grip on the jaw and it was done!
Still I was about to loose him 2 times in the last meters, when he decided to sprint for the rocks to break the fluorocarbon leader, smart fish eh? :)

It weighted 13 kilos and a few grams.
The hook was right in the "bone", the rod really helped!

As for the rest of the material I used my old and light Daiwa Emblem-S 2500, it drag sucks, especially for big fish but it's the lightest I got at home that don't unbalance the rod.
I also used 0,17 mm Berkley Fireline braid and a Seaguar AbrazX 0,33 mm (15 pound) fluorocarbon leader.

It's great when we apply the knowledge of past experiences (marks, lures, retrieves, etc...) and it gives some results :)
I try to aim for regularity, which is hard IMHO, cause fishing is everything but an exact science.

Now I would like to ask, does the use of this rod and softbaits make this HRF?

Cheers from Portugal!
wow - very nice fish !!!!

well done !
 

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HRF? Who cares! That is a stunning capture Pedro - I am so jealous. Very good angling my friend...
 

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Wow. What a great fish, I am stunned that you have anything that big left close to shore.

I reckon that's prime HRF.

Those Owner JH66 jeads are the bees knees BTW.
 

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Pedro,

Excellent report, don't know what the fish is, BUT WHAT A FISH !
 

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Woooooah, that's insane Pedro! Great fish!
 

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Awesome fish are they a common catch in portugal?

Got a smilar G.Loomis myself - great rod!
I think they were always here, but aren't nearly as common as bass, (at least in the spring and summer) but no one ever tried to really target them before using lures, I started from scratch last year, but the results and hard work are starting to pay the dividends :)
 

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I think what you doing there closely emulates progress being made here but from a unique angle which I am simply blown away by.
Portuguese estuaries could become a serious paid guiding option Pedro. I'd pay good money to get within a shot of one of those fish.

And, with the technique exchange on here, many guys would be pre prepared.

And our blokes baulk at sub 10lb Bass on light braids... LOL

Welcome to Portuguese HRF.
 

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Keith, I do must admit I'm playing with fire using light line and 15 lbs rods.

We must remember that these fish can grew up to 155 pounds, and if I hook up a really grown up one, especially fishing around heavy structure (were most of the times I do fish, and these guys like to be there) I would be wiped out ahah.

Still I have a Shimano Speedmaster AX Jigging/Jerking rod which is XXH, and can held up to the ones in the 30 kilo range I think (it held up with one that had 25 kilos ahah).
As for braid, for those ones 30 lbs braid or plus, and at least 0,45 mm fluoro leader (always Seaguar or similar quality).

These can take off like a freight train, they don't fight like a bluefish or pelagic species but hell, they are big a strong.


I love them!

Btw, what do you guys mean with "Danish Retrieve"? :)
 
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