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>> How to properly set the hook for rock cod [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:39 pm
nacho


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Location: Bay Area

Dear PFIC community,

I've been fishing for rock cod (and other types of fish) from the shores during more than one year now with some success.

In any case, after one year, I still have two questions. First, I use a hi/lo baited tackle. I cast and place the fishing pole nearby. Then I wait and look at the pole tip.

Questions:
1) How can one distinguish between bites and seaweed, waves, etc? Sometimes, it is so clear that a fish bit. But, other times, when I retrieve there is actually a fish! Or I think they bit, but I retrieve nothing.
2) Is it waiting for fish to hook itself good? Or shall I set the hook? In the latter case, how?

Many thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Ken Jones


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I almost always use two rods, one that I hold and one that I set on the pier. 90% or more of the fish I catch are one the rod I am holding.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:52 pm
uglystick


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The rod movement from other stuff (e.g. wave) will be gentle and slow.

I agree with Ken that if you hold the rod you should be able to immediately tell the difference between a bite and other factors. In addition, there is huge difference between a sensitive rod and a random rod.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:11 pm
nacho


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Thanks Ken, thanks "uglystik".

I'll try your suggestion from now on. So, once you detect the bite, you just try to set the hook by creating tension in the line, I assume...

Regards

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:19 pm
ING


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It is depending also from kind of hook. Circle hook doesn't required a setting.
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