Small Brown Dog Shark Landed


Date: 20/21-08-2005    Time: 12am plus   Rod: Loomis n Franklin Big Game 12ft..   Reel: Abu 7000 Red Classic   Line: 25lbs mono.  Rig: Long snood bottom feeder  Bait: Frozen Squid    Hook: S/S Long shank size 4/0.

Reach there around 8pm plus. Ron arrived soon. It was crowded n lucky we manage to find a place for our rods. Both of us set up two rod each. Ron used his spinning set with sarong as bait. Me two multiplyier set with frozen squid as bait. Tide coming up was slow n calm. No action from any of the angler there even until full tide. One thing good tonight is the bait is more lasting. A few time I wind back no need to change bait. I told ron we have great chance to hit something. Weather n water was a bid cold due to the afternoon rain. When tide turn down, the current move fast. Ron have to change his sinker to hold bottom. Around 12am plus, I saw my loomis big game rod tip has some rattle. Pickup n strike. Yes, something heavy on the line. In my mind thought it was a ACK. But wind back turn out to be a brown dog shark. Used my rod to lift it up as the water is high. The hook was deeply set so can’t unhook it. Yeah! finally landed something. We continue to fish until 2am. But no more action n we packup.

Fingermark Snapper Again

Date: 07-08-2005   Time: 3.15am    Rod: Daiwa Long Cast Design 12ft.    Reel: Abu 7000 Red Classic    Line: 25lbs mono   Rig: Single hook short snood bottom feeder.   Bait: Frozen squid     Hook: S/S Long shank 4/0

After some good rest on yesterday afternoon. I headed down to this spot and reach there around 7.30pm. It was not crowded as the water is low n just turning up. Notice that there is some sea dredging work carried on throughout the night not far away from this spot. I set up two rods with short snood bottom feeder rig. Bait was frozen squid. No action at all up to the full tide around 12am. When it start to turn down, my daiwa rod tip has some rattle. I wind in and a small kuku fish was hook. Unhook n release it. Around 2am, again this rod tip shake. Wind in a small tie knot eel. Water cold ? or water affected by the dredging work as now the current is flowing this way. 3am, still no bite. Thought of calling it off. Was winding back my loomis rod when I saw my daiwa rod has a slight bend n the line gone loose. Quickly stop winding n put the loomis rod back on the rod stand. Strike my daiwa rod n yes! I can feel something good at the end of my line. It make some deep dive before I can surface it. Ya, a nice size fingermark snapper n I used my rod to lift it up. Mission accomplish! Haha….