I Stumbled Upon A WILD Bonito Blitz (Using The Slam Shady 2.0!!)
I was out with an Insider Member last week looking for tarpon when we stumbled on a WILD bonito blitz!!
The bonito were blitzing on glass minnows right on the surface.
Technically they are referred to as false albacore or “albies” for short.
These fish are in the tuna family and drag was screaming!!
WILD Bonito Blitz [VIDEO]
The Slam Shady 2.0 Paddletail was the ticket on this trip!
You can’t find a lure that looks more like an actual glass minnow.
Contrary to common practice, I had this lure rigged up on a much heavier jighead.
I was using the Z-Man Striper Eye Jighead weighing 1/2 oz.
Traditionally, for shallow water inshore saltwater fishing, you want to use a lighter hook with a shorter shank.
Surprisingly, the longer shank on the Striper Eye Jighead actually matches up well with the Slam Shady 2.0.
We decided to use heavier jigheads for TWO main reasons.
The first is casting distance.
After the bonito dart around and bust up on the surface, they’ll quickly pick up and move somewhere else.
Additional casting distance allows you to stay within range of the bonito.
Second, the heavier weight of the Striper Eye Jighead causes the lure to sink faster.
Even though the fish are crashing the surface, you may not get all the strikes there.
This was nothing but a BLAST!!!
If you ever come across fish busting on the surface and eating glass minnows, go ahead and tie on the Slam Shady 2.0 and crank it in!
You can’t beat that screamin’ drag!!
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