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I hooked into a nice rockfish monday night, it caught my eye down along some boulders as it came out of the shadows, against the clear sandy bottom. I took off my baby patchinko and popped a tiny xlayer with a belly weighted hook, strangely enough the fish just coasted back along the boulders out of sight. Down went the xlayer and it was hammered within seconds of hitting the bottom. SM bent like a question mark against a tight drag, back came up the xlayer, mangled. HRF? quite possibly, but I know where he lives so will def knock for him again soon.
 

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You're hooked Mike.

Sounds like that fish was being territorial/protecting a nest.

And remember big wrasse rarely live alone!

Best of luck next time (you need a heavier rod LOL).
 

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I do like targetting them, more so visually, and agree they dont tend to stray far from home. It sometimes helps to mix it up with the bait anglers, providing the lure is alluring...

 

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Fu*king hell Mike, you have put some weight on :muttley:
 

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Get back out and get him - if not one of his m8's as sure there is plenty

this wrassing is addictive!
 

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Get back out and get him - if not one of his m8's as sure there is plenty

this wrassing is addictive!
Far and away more productive in daylight Jersey shore waters than Bass. A totally unique species with great methods to boot.
What more do ya need.

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jigheads..

LOL
 
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