A big thanks to Demuthen for putting all this info together for me. As many of you know, he's had great success with size comps. Here is all the info he asked me to share with you......
Size comps are a game of chance. Your own real life luck plays a big role. High luck gear and rods help in getting more sss fish, but not necessarily bigger ones.
As with all other comps, start on time! Change rod, gear and bait frequently. If you don't get a sss comp fish in the first 10 minutes, log out and go back in. Big fish are usually caught around each quarter hour and the first and last 5 minutes of the comp hour.
Certain rods seem to attract certain fish. For site levels up to 25-30, low to mid level star rods seem to have better results. Rods like shark the blood, twilight, and shooting star force. For sites higher than 30, top level rods are recommended. Ot, vb, and DL. Rare rods usually don't work in size unless you use low level outfit and synthetic bait. Don't use master, expert, or rookie baits.
Start with recommended bait number 3 and work your way to number 1. Change equipment and rod at the same time. In the last 10 minutes, you can use master, expert, and rookie baits to maximize your chances.
As with rods, equipment seems to have better effect when used at the right site. Mid level site, mid level gear etc.
Use chum at your own risk. If the fish is very rare, you can get a better bite rate with chum, however, sss chum doesn't work well in bringing big size with high luck and rare rods. It will bring more sss fish, but the sizes will be disappointing.
10 minutes is the magic number. If after 10 minutes you haven't caught a bigger fish (or even a sss rank), change gear, rod, and bait. Always go for max perfect cast. Even if you can't give an entire hour to the comp, try to cast a few anyway. You never know.
This is just a guideline to what has worked for Demuthen. They are not rules and will not always work. With an infinite number of bait, rod, and gear combos, try for yourself and see what works best for you. Don't get discouraged after one week of bad luck. Keep at it and you'll have good results.
Good luck to you, and as always, Happy fishing!
Posted by Dinkdink