Fishing for Cassava Croaker


Gorgeous cassava croaker specimens are caught when bottom fishing. Most of the catches are landed with dead or live bait.


It seems that the smell at night and the vibration during the day makes all the difference. Probably the most interesting and rewarding technique involves working shads or soft plastics along the bottom, with the discreet vibration inducing an attack.


Again, this is a delicate fishing technique, where one has to feel the jig head resting on the bottom and raise the rod tip to work the lure. And bang, on the drop! Work it down before countering the run by setting the hook.


They are known to live in the deeper channels, and where possible, next to slabs of rock or rocky ledges (like jewfish) with their shelter becoming a hunting ground as soon as the tidal current sags.