I had a long day and wanted to get some fresh air. What better way than to drop some jigs at the wheel? David was up to meet up so I picked him up at 22:15 and we made our way to the waterfront to catch the 24:28 flood tide.
We arrived to find a section of railing perfect for us. I fired up the generator and the new light lit up like sunlight. Soon after the bite was on! A few others gathered around to join in the action and pretty soon I had doubles and even a few triples.
David was using an ultralight St. Croix tort rod and some super line. A mono like braid that was very sensitive. You could see every hit those squid were attacking onto his jigs.
Luckily I didn’t lose any jigs, could have lost them, but managed to de-snag of some nasty bottom. I even pulled up a cluster of 5-6 jigs tangled on the bottom.
When we arrived I was surprised to be greeted by Phil’s dad. ‘Hi Pol!’ he said as he was walking back with a nice limit. He can’t get enough and maybe practicing for next years derby. David got a limit as well and we left around 01:30. He gave me all but a few squid, I’ll pack them up into gallon zips and give then to my wife’s friends.
Nothing better that fresh calamari!