By Chris Seeto
I was only thinking the other day that summer is definitely coming. I’m finally leaving work with the last remnants of daylight, rather than the pitch black that I’ve been experiencing over the last few months. Before I could even consciously think about it, my brain has subconsciously been compiling a list of fishing patterns that will come into season, once the weather and water warms up. Last summer consisted of success fishing crank baits around tight structure, like boats, pontoons or edges. This summer will start pretty much the same way for me.
I received a care package from Daiwa containing a few interesting little goodies, just in time for summer. The Daiwa Gekkabijin Yogiri is a shad shaped hard bait, that seems to be a combination of the Presso Minnow 4F and the Dr Minnow, rolled into one but with a wide “crank bait” style wobble. I see a huge amount of potential for this bait, as it is a silent lure (good for the fickle midday summer bite) but with a stable wobble to rev the fish up just enough to get them to bite.
|Daiwa Gekkabijin Yogiri
Did it catch fish?
It sure has but I think this lure will really come into it’s own once the bream start feeding under the hulls of boats once the water warms up. The 1 metre diving depth, combined with the silent, wide wobble will be a killer for casting parallel to boat hulls, pontoons and marinas.
What has worked best?
Like most hard body lures, I have used a fluorocarbon setup on a 2004 sized reel with a regular tapered rod, due to the ultra light trebles fitted to this bait. This light weight lure, shallow diving depth and silent wobble make it suited to short, accurate casts around pontoons, marinas, snags and boats.
Use this lure when the fish are especially spooky. When fish are cautious, they’ll be more likely to flee when they hear the rattle of a lure.
HINT: If they still take off once your silent lure touches down, try casting on the other side of the snag, boat or structure you are fishing, so the fish has less chance of seeing you, your line or the splash your lure makes once the lure hits the water and only sees or feels the wobble of the lure swimming through the water.
This lure is a small, compact and light lure seems to be perfectly made for the new Black Label series, this lure is perfect for short casts around shallow structure, therefore perfect for the short Black Label 631ULFS.
I love new lures, care packages and ideas that pop into my head and this lure has provided all three. Casting these light weight lures around tight structure, on 2-3lb fluorocarbon can only mean one thing, the warmer months are coming! It won’t be too long before you’ll see bream sitting under your favourite bit of structure just waiting to eat your lure.
||Daiwa Gekkabijin Yogiri
|Construction and Quality
||Solid little lures, suited to estuary species. Ultra light, extra sticky trebles
||Wide, silent wobble. Great for sight fishing for fish around your favourite snag
||Great action for our small estuary species.
||Another shad style lure, that has a wide crank bait wobble but this time in a finesse, bite sized application
||Suited to shallow snags and feeding fish. I’m keen for the warmer months to arrive!
Chris, the youngest of the Seeto brothers and affectionately known as “Boof”, is studying a Masters of Marketing at university. He also works in the family printing business with his parents. The same four years has also brought tournament success both individually and as Ian’s partner in team events.
The three brothers now have their own website covering all aspects of their fishing experiences. Click here for more information.