How To: Rigging the Mustad Ultrapoint Grip-Pin for weedless fishing. Get under those mangroves where the fish are.
Mustad Grip-pin, weedless jerk shad hooks.
So as of late I have been using the Mustad Ultra Point Grip-pin worm hooks to fish jerk shad near mangroves. This allows me to not get snagged while I try to get under the mangroves where the fish are.
It dawned on me that some people, like me might not have heard of it and how well it performed. I decided to do a short rigging video of how to use them.
After catching a couple baby tarpon today I decided to the test the slow motion video in the GoPro4. This was shot at 1080 in 120fps.
This little clip was shot using the Gopro hero 4 in the 1080 120 frames per second mode.
It looks pretty good. The hero 3 and 4 comes w/ a flat glass housing so it will works great underwater.
Catching a baby Tarpon in deep waters can get a bit frustrating. They roll all around you but don’t seem to eat anything you throw at them.
Even when you do get a bite they seem to unhook quite often since they jump so often. Not to mention they keyed in on small baits you can barely throw most of the time.
I am no expert but here is a method I have used to successfully hook and land baby tarpon with decent success rate.
I am using Hobie Proangler 14. This allows me to get a little closer but boat will work fine depending how spooky they are.
The gear is light spinning rod with 10lb or so with 20-30lb leader. A 1/8th to 1/4 oz jig head depending how deep they are. The lure is a small swim tail soft plastic. It needs to wiggle in the back to entice the eat. Though I have caught them on small plugs the hook ratio is much lower.
In the video I’m fishing in about about 10′ of water so I need to let my lure sink.
I wait for the fish to roll then make the cast. I then allow for the jig to sink depends on the depth of the water and how fast I got my lure there. This can vary from 2 to 6 seconds for me.
After it drops start a slow and steady retrieve. If you get an eat set the hook. I use a small wire jig head so it can penetrate the jaw easier.
Remember to use a loose drag. This accomplishes two things. The fish will jump less so better chance of the fish staying on. Also since you are using a small wire jig head it is less likely for your hook to bend.
Here is a video I put together to illustrate the entire process.
I had the opportunity to test the Power Pole Micro before it was finalized and one of the test was on a Kayak. Here I have a gopro mounted on the micro and ran the video.
I lucked into the a nice 27″ trout and almost lost a few times near the boat.
Shot this yesterday at sunset with my friend Joel Tomlinson at Duck Key Florida. It had been raining all day and finally we had an open window to do a little fishing.
We went 1 for 3 on Baby Tarpon with the fly rod.
We got out for a few hours with a couple of friends down in Boca. We ran Adam’s boat with Capt.Cameron and got on a nice Tarpon bite.
Tested out the Spooltek Lure, 13fishing Concept C low profile reel and the Envy Rod combo.
Here is a quick video clip of one of the double hook up we had.
We got on some tailing redfish a few weeks ago. This was and exceptional day as the redfish were hovering around a large stingray following it where ever it decided to go.
I started to shoot photos but as the sun faded I lost the available lighting. I decided to take out the video camera to get some really cool images.
This was from a Kayak so I was able to get really close to the action. Enjoy.