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Topic: Slow pitch rockfishing  (Read 3554 times)

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Widgeon

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I know I may be a little bit late to the party, but has anyone here ever heard of or tried "slow-pitch" rock fishing? It's a technique from Japan that uses specific rods and jigs that (supposedly) produce an action fish love. Thinking about buying a few of the jigs, anybody have any luck with them?
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I admit had to look this technique up on youtube. I don't see why it can't work out here. Looks like it could be deadly on lings!
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Couple guys do it on the boats out of Avila and score some nice catches.

Check out Daiwa.Warrior on you tube.. Guy does it for everything from bass to yellowtails.


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Google Kil Song or Black Hole slow pitch.

I have a pretty sick set-up, but rockfish and lings are stupid and you don't really need to fool 'em with the slow pitch.





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Pretty cool. Thanks for posting.
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... lings are stupid and you don't really need to fool 'em with the slow pitch.

True.  I mean, they can be caught with copper pipes, wrenches, etc.  Pretty much anything with a hook in it.


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... lings are stupid and you don't really need to fool 'em with the slow pitch.

True.  I mean, they can be caught with copper pipes, wrenches, etc.  Pretty much anything with a hook in it.

I can top that... I caught a lingcod on a sinker once—no hook involved.
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I've been using my Japanese slow pitch rod the last 2 years. Really fun fighting lings on the noodle rod.
What I like about them is when I'm trolling, the rod bounces nicely that gives my lures a nice action.
Just bought a Tsunami Trophy for Xmas, can't wait to try them this coming season.
https://www.jandh.com/products/tsunami-trophy-slow-pitch-jigging-casting-rods.html

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It's a ton of fun. I started last year.  I'm didtributing slow pitch rods and reels by truscend. Pretty amazing how light and powerful they are. I'll never go back.
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It's a ton of fun. I started last year.  I'm didtributing slow pitch rods and reels by truscend. Pretty amazing how light and powerful they are. I'll never go back.
Sounds interesting. I found info on the web. How do you rig up the hooks on your jigs? The picture I saw had two hooks at each end.
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Would love a blackhole jigging rod. They’re so damn sexxy...lol
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Yes they are awesome Rods . And now that’s all I use for Jigging . They super light and balance too.  I bought two rods from EBay imported from Japan . Poseidon slow jerker  PSLJ 603-4 and PSLJ 603-6 ..
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Yes they are awesome Rods . And now that’s all I use for Jigging . They super light and balance too.  I bought two rods from EBay imported from Japan . Poseidon slow jerker  PSLJ 603-4 and PSLJ 603-6 ..
Gotta say, “thanks to kuya Don!” For introducing me to the slow pitch rod.
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It's a ton of fun. I started last year.  I'm didtributing slow pitch rods and reels by truscend. Pretty amazing how light and powerful they are. I'll never go back.
Sounds interesting. I found info on the web. How do you rig up the hooks on your jigs? The picture I saw had two hooks at each end.

I really like the two assist hooks at the bottom. I used that on my 4oz octopus and personal slow pitch jigs i did for myself. Like the one's shimano uses on their slow pitch flat fall jig. I only used the one mackerel jig in 6oz for the last 3 or 4 trips. The fish hit the jig when rod straightens itself. Caught 100 percent of the fish at the top of the pitch. 
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