Date: 16-03-2010 Time: 9pm Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft Reel; Daiwa Emblem 6000S Line: 30lbs Braided join with 40lbs mono leader Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen Night herring(tuabak)
The tide is up coming so went for a short trip. Setup to sets of tackles and landed this palm size red snapper. I was sitting on the stone bench just beside the rod when it took my bait. I can hear my spinning reel has a light screech and my rod tip shake. I strike straight away by holding the rod on one hand and the other hand press on the spool to avoid the drag slip. If without pressing the spool it may cause the drag to slip and it soften the strike force to set the hook or delay striking by tightening the spool first might have lost the fish. Any fixed spool user need to have this knowledge.