Dan Hernandez: This week in the Tackle box, I want to talk to you a little bit about what we are doing today. We are targeting Sculpin. When you fishing Sculpin, you have to fish right on the bottom these fishes live right on the rocks. Right hanging on the bottom in different ledges, sometimes racks, reeves you never know but if you are going to be fishing but again it's hard bottom all the time.
So, what we are going to do is we are going to start off fishing with the one Bucktail Jigs. Bucktail is a great way, it's kind of an old school lure but it's really a great lure to use when you are targeting bottom dwellers especially a fish like Sculpin they really like it. So, we can start off with the rods and reel is an International Penn, it's a 965 Reel. It's a great reel to use for this type of fishing 20-pound cajun red line. That's what I recommend to put on there.
This rod is the Ugly Stik custom rod Dan Hernandez model made by Shakespeare. It's a great rod to use; it's an inshore rod and work fine for this type of fishing. It had the pistol grip on here in case you want to make a cast. You don't have to normally in Sculpin fishing, could be fishing right over structure. It just makes it comfortable for working the rod all day.
Now, if you want something little bit liter you can go with the Spiny Reel, this is the 560 By Penn. It's got a bait runner feature which used mainly for light bait we can also use it with the Bucktail. It's a lite rod Ugly Stik custom Dan Hernandez model and it's a Spiny rod. So, for new anglers or if you just want to down size your tackle; Spiny rods a great way to go.
Now, because we are fishing Sculpin one of my favorite baits form is the Bucktail. Now, you can get Bucktails in different sizes, these B 52's come as a small as a half pounds and all the way up to 6 ounces. For today's type of fishing, think about 1 ounce model to like 4 ounce model. They glow in the dark color is great to use, first thing in the morning and in the last light and that Bucktail really attracts the fish.
This is what I would probably start off with depending on the depth and the current. You can go up to heavier model like I said up to 4 ounces and this one here is 2 ounce model works good for that. As I pulse this through the water it really, Bucktail just pops and attracts the fish. So, when you are looking for them in your store. This is the B 52 Bucktail Jig. Contact your local tackle store; you can find them on our website.
The other thing I would do with the Bucktail is add a little strip of fish on there, a piece of squid. If you don't have any with you, you can pick up some of the magic strips. What's great about these is that they are preserved and shrimp in crab oil and because they've already been processed you don't have to refrigerate them. You can use them and put them back in the bag, reuse them.
That's a great deal about these magic strips; they work great you catch lots of fish with them. Well, let's get back on the water and show you more exciting action right here on Sport Fishing.