How to Catch Samson Fish
Rigs and Techniques
Short heavy spins rods and heavy overhead reels are preferable for this hard fighting fish. It’s best to use something like a 24kg braid and 30-50kg mono leader.
Samson fish are most often fished on deep vertical jig rigs or baits such as live fish, pilchard, or squid with decent sinkers and large hooks. Drop your bait or jigs to the bottom and either bottom jig while drifting or retrieve the jig with movements depending on the type of jig you are using. Keeping up a constant berley trail can help to greatly improve the fishing.
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