George, I'm game for Saturday if you are. Personal message me your number if you want, and I could give you some pointers on tackle if you need help.
PM sent... I appreciate your guidance...thanks!
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:15 PM
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:18 AM
Mike is right about the heavier tackle on weedy area. There are many snakehead speciality rods, reels and lines on Japanese market, and most of them are heavier than musky tackle. We use 60~120lb braids on culcutta 400 or abu 6500. Weedless type frog/mouse lure is the most popular lure to target large snakeheads. Just like musky anglers, most snakehead anglers here in Japan only target adult fish and uses heavier tackle. Snakehead can be caught on any tackle. I've caught 30" snakehead on 4lb line and crappie jig, but when I target them, I use at least 40lb braid if not 60, 80, or 100.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:49 AM
You're not "playing" so much as hauling the fish when you fish the weeds.
I am wondering, how is it playing the fish on a rig like this? Is it like dragging it out of the weeds with a broomstick? I don't have much experience with heavy duty tackle (other than my stiff catmaxx rod, with which I can't imagine catching anything smaller than a big catfish) so I am curious.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:24 PM
I have no plans on eating any that I might catch and intend to release any I may get as well. Since they seem to be here to stay, what is the point anyway? I pinch down the barbs on all of my lures when I fish for bass, muskies, etc. Just makes it easier on me and the fish.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:04 PM
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