Sunday, July 9, 2017
Besides fishing, one of my other hobbies is collecting fishing lures. Having a "tackle store" in my basement, I have thousands of lures for multiple species. While fishing for Yellowcheek on my recent trip to China, despite my low catch rate, I predominately used the Jackall Gantarel and Gantarel Jr. lures. These are jointed body lures representing bluegills. With a steady retrieve they swim slow and natural, or give it a twitch and the lure turns 180 degrees sometimes triggering a strike. The body has a wire through harness with rotating hook and natural looking pectoral fins. On a steady retrieve the lure dives about 3 feet. They come with feathered hooks, but I replaced them as I deemed them not very strong. Am anxious to see if these lures can hold up to the fierce golden dorado of La Zona.