Hey guys, ive been in broward now for about 5 months and have fished everywhere. Ive caught lots of species but no monsters. Well the other night under the 17th street bridge I caught a nice little pinfish and my girl told me it was good bait. So I went to the car, grabbed the big pole and threw it out. I had it propped on a chair about 20 ft from the water and within about 30 minutes, I hear a crash and my pole goes charging toward the canal. I jumped up, ran toward it and dove on the concrete but there was no chance...it was gone. I was so upset, I couldnt sleep for days wondering what it was.
So ive been back out using big bait again...but this time having the knowledge to loosen my predrag so the line pulls out and not the pull. Well tonight I got nailed again...the zzzzzzzzzzz type hit. Well I got to it in time and picked it up, tried to turn the drag up a bit and set the hook but lost it.....never even had it on. The bait was mangled and totally destroyed....it was a big fish. But.. I feel the drag in this case was too light to have the pressure to set.
These are spinner reels, what am I doing wrong. I feel I am either going to get my pole jerked in or not be able to set a firm hook. Help me...lol
I need this monster!