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catching albie/bonito with Black Hole Suzuki rods

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I fisher bonito on a jetty in RI using 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod today.

Some bonito were caught, but I managed to catch big chub mackerel.

I've never seen such a big chub mackerel. I thought it was bonito.

The jetty is high and it is slippery and I had to lift the mackerel.

For fishing jetties, I recommend to use 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod or 8' Black Hole Suzuki L rod.

10' Suzuki rod is great to catch albie, but I don't recommend to use on jetties as tip section is so thin and delicate, you would break if you want to liff 4 - 6 lb albie.

 

You can cast 3/4 oz lures with the 9'6" Suzuki rod or 8' Suzuki L rod.

I met a guy who fishes albie regularly. He uses much stiffer rod than 8' Suzuki L rods. 

 

 

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4 mins ago, ksong said:

I fisher bonito on a jetty in RI using 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod today.

Some bonito were caught, but I managed to catch big chub mackerel.

I've never seen such a big chub mackerel. I thought it was bonito.

The jetty is high and it is slippery and I had to lift the mackerel.

For fishing jetties, I recommend to use 9'6" Black Hole Suzuki rod or 8' Black Hole Suzuki L rod.

10' Suzuki rod is great to catch albie, but I don't recommend to use on jetties as tip section is so thin and delicate, you would break if you want to liff 4 - 6 lb albie.

 

You can cast 3/4 oz lures with the 9'6" Suzuki rod or 8' Suzuki L rod.

I met a guy who fishes albie regularly. He uses much stiffer rod than 8' Suzuki L rods. 

 

 

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Nice.

What a cool looking fish.

I’m christening my new 10’ Suzuki Surf tomorrow.

Best Regards 

JD

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21 mins ago, jjdbike said:

Nice.

What a cool looking fish.

I’m christening my new 10’ Suzuki Surf tomorrow.

Best Regards 

JD

Thanks for choosing 10' Suzuki rod.  You will not be disappointed. 

 

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That is a beautiful fish ... now I need to catch a Chub Mackerel. Did it put up a decent fight? Good luck with the rest of your trip.

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8 mins ago, smellfish said:

That is a beautiful fish ... now I need to catch a Chub Mackerel. Did it put up a decent fight? Good luck with the rest of your trip.

Yes. it fought good. I thought it was bonito. There were lots of chub mackerel while fluking out of Montauk last week, but they are not as big as this one.

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12 hours ago, NEStripes said:

Any shops in Massachusetts sell the 9'6" Suzuki rods seems th o be just what I'm looking for  but want to put my hands on before I buy

Check Tomo Tackle in Salem.D

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How’s the 9’6” at throwing .5oz, I have been throwing a lot of 5/8 this year? 

Thanks

Oh, are they both 50/50 splits?

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3 hours ago, Jason B said:

How’s the 9’6” at throwing .5oz, I have been throwing a lot of 5/8 this year? 

Thanks

Oh, are they both 50/50 splits?

Both are 50/50. I have the 9'6", and casting performance improves dramatically towards the center of its rating; a 13F SP is probably not making it 50 yards, a 15F about hits 50, where a 17F is near 60 (in my hands, naturally). It'll flick stuff a little lighter, but if your living well under an ounce, you'd be better served by the 10', IMO.

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8 mins ago, ermghoti said:

Both are 50/50. I have the 9'6", and casting performance improves dramatically towards the center of its rating; a 13F SP is probably not making it 50 yards, a 15F about hits 50, where a 17F is near 60 (in my hands, naturally). It'll flick stuff a little lighter, but if your living well under an ounce, you'd be better served by the 10', IMO.

Thanks, What # test you using? What reel did you pair it with?

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