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About Jigster

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  1. You can run into sharks anywhere. I foul hooked a 4' sand shark in the canal two years ago Fathers day with a bucktail, jigging during daylight hours. I thought I had a 40 lb Striper till he came to the surface.
  2. I just returned from a week on Sanibel. The condo I stayed at was on the beach of the Gulf facing side. The parking at the Lighthouse and Blind pass was $5 per hour so I just fished the beach at the condo with fresh/frozen shrimp using 1/2 oz weight, 1/0 and 2/0 hooks. I caught a lot of catfish and a good amount of whiting or white fish up to 10". I live lined the whiting and got one pick up but lost the fish. Next time I go down I will try fishing the SanibelCauseway.
  3. Thanks for the info. I'll grab the right size lead and hooks at a local tackle shop when I arrive on Sanibel.
  4. I will be on Sanibel island the week of April 8th. I am vacationing with my wife so my fishing will mostly be daylight hours in an area she can sit in the sun or collect shells. I will try fishing Sanibel Pier, Blind Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Any suggestions as to what species I should target. I will have a 3 section 9' surfcasting travel rod paired with a Shimano 8000D baitrunner.
  5. Unfortunately I have thrown out all my old 8 track, cassettes and vinyl from the 60's and 70's. Now I listen to Slacker radio on my phone. The 60's Rock station brings back a lot of memories.
  6. I purchased a Jigster this winter for the upcoming 2018 season. I have not used it fishing yet, but did stop by the canal during one of the warm February days to give it a try. I was impressed by the sensitivity of the rod. I could feel my 4oz Bucktails and lead head rubber shads hitting the top of the weeds where before I thought the lure was swimming above everything. The rod also imparted more action to the 3-3/4 oz surface plug I cast out. However, this is my first custom rod and the performance I mentioned may be common with other custom rods.
  7. I jigged the canal last year with a 10'-0" Dolphin Tica 2-8 oz paired with a Saragosa 10000. I was happy with the performance using this as a dedicated jigging combo.I was pulling up 30lb fish in the current under complete control thanks to the backbone of the Tica and the smooth drag from the Gosa. The Tica can be purchased for under $150.
  8. Cms

    I placed an order with CMS on Jan 20th and picked up the completed rod the first week of February. Good timing.
  9. I will stop by on Sunday. Mike's prices are some of the best around all through the season. He will not sell you a rod or reel that does not match your fishing requirements.