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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:25 pm 
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Hi all

I am going to target Kings from the rocks using Mirrolures and Crank/jerk baits like Gotcha Plugs.

I am looking for a rod which will be comfortable throwing 1-3 oz lures and also have to backbone to land kings.

The rod should cast the lure effortlessly and also should not be too heavy as this type of fishing requires lot of twitching / jerking to be imparted by the angler for proper lure action.

Please suggest a rod which can accomplish this and also the rod length i should go for. I can afford to spend USD 150-200.

Suggestions are welcome.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:50 am 
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Do you already have a reel for this type of fishing? If so, what type is it
and what sort of specifications does it have?

I presume by "Kings" you mean "spanish mackerel" as it is called elsewhere?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Have a look at the St Croix Triumph range of surf spinning rods. They have a couple (a two piece and a four piece) that are rated to cast half to two and a half ounces that would probably suit your needs.
I know that that's a little less than you were looking at but St Croix do have a reputation for somewhat understating the power of their rods. This reputation is certainly bourne out by my Tidemaster rod which is rated to cast 2 ounces but will throw three with ease.
The Tsunami range might also be worth a look.

Failing that, have a nose around some of the US striped Bass forums to see what the current favorites are. Those guys are throwing big plugs around the surf all the time and looking to catch fish in the 20 - 40lb range so there is a big market for the sort of rod that you are looking in the north eastern US. Generally, these rods are sold as "Surf spinning rods" which is handy to know if you're looking at shopping through the big US based on-line retailers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:10 am 
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kingfish wrote:
Do you already have a reel for this type of fishing? If so, what type is it
and what sort of specifications does it have?

I presume by "Kings" you mean "spanish mackerel" as it is called elsewhere?



@King Fish

I have a PENN MAG 525 which i use for Cut & bait, For this spinning rod i will either Buy a Daiwa Exceler or Stradic.

No i am not talking about Spanish, I am after King macs, I caught a couple last year from the rocks and now want to try lures for them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Kashif,

The Fish you call King fish as we all do in this part of the country is indeed the Spanish Mackerel.


Jeen


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:00 pm 
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i concur with jeen on this


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Yes but there is generally a bit of a size difference between the ones in the Arabian Sea and the monsters caught around Western Australia and northern Queensland. I've been spooled by those beasties - even fron the shore.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:33 pm 
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More precisely the narrow barred spanish mackerel. Here's a small specimen we caught before the season ended.


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we have caught up to 16 kg and some of our friends have caught up to 30 kg.


Jeen


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:54 pm 
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next time if i catch one i will give a closer examination, specially the dorsal fins and the lateral line.

The one i caught was definitely not a Spanish.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:14 pm 
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There's lots of different and very similar species present in the indopacific. A rough guide can be found here.
http://www.fishbase.org/identification/ ... mberomorus


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