I’ve sufficient hassle as it’s touchdown large cob – or any cob for that matter – from the surf. The concept of spinning for them and anticipating to truly get a strike actually frightens the dwelling daylights out of me, however after seeing 2 cob of 15kg being landed on ESA tonight by the visitor angler from PE made me suppose a bit. Performing some analysis on this type of catching cob introduced little or no info, and there are not any footage I might discover on the Havoc lures, however after studying what anglers like neilg and different spinning and dropshot specialist needed to say the image grew to become just a little bit clearer.
The primary essential factor to do is to have a leap of religion – to get away from the traditional mind-set and to imagine, actually imagine, that that is attainable. Come to consider it, cob in our space are usually caught on live mullet, and they’re positively not a stationary goal, so pulling an inviting lure slowly by means of the water began to make sense.
The second essential challenge to think about is a change of regular cob sort out. In stead of utilizing medium to heavy sort out appropriate to throw a eight ounce sinker and bait we’ve to downsize to lighter sort out. Casting Rapalas or Halcos and Havocs aren’t the best factor on the earth, however it does get lots simpler after you could have downsized your rod, reel and line.
The most effective recommendation I might discover was to alter to a spinning reel and braid as quickly as attainable. With this setup you could have approach much less probability of overthrows, you could have a for much longer casting distance even when there’s a wind blowing, and the contact and really feel of the braid makes even the sunshine strikes large cob are inclined to make a lot simpler to note.
Use a setup much like a 10ft or 12 ft spinning reel rated to about four oz, match it to a 8000 spinning reel with 50 pd braid or a Daiwa 30 multiplier with .40 line and you need to be set. The Havoc lures from Port Elizabeth appears to do the trick, however broad physique Rapalas just like the Large Shad Raps additionally works extraordinarily effectively. These lures with their larger silhouette are simpler for the cob to select up, and when retrieved at gradual speeds their actions are lots higher.
All equipped and together with your thoughts set on touchdown monster cob on synthetic lures you now have to seek out the right spot of water to check your abilities. Cob are widespread in shallower coastal areas alongside sandy reefs and estuaries. Cob hunt primarily by scent and lateral line senses as an alternative of by sight so they’re excellent at feeding at night time and in soiled water. An excellent spot for Cob within the surf can be the place you could have white water breaking far out onto a sandbank with a deeper channel operating simply in entrance of it. You must wade in with the intention to forged your lure onto the sandbank after which SLOWLY retrieve it again by means of the channel. The Cob usually swim by means of the channel and also will feed on the sandbank.
This can be a nice new aspect of angling and one thing I’m positive I’ll give a strive within the close to future.