Date; 10-12-2006 Time: 0215am Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft. Reel: Penn 500L Jigmaster Line: 30lbs mono Rig: Long snood bottom feeder. Hook: Steel wire SS long shank hook size 5/0 Bait: Frozen small cuttle fish.
In this world, sometime things can happen twice the same. The whole thing just happen like a repeat. Three weeks ago I caught a marine catfish at this place(same spot) and yesterday night it just happen again. Not only the same type of fish but the whole drama just like a replay.
It was about to full tide. I have casted this cuttle fish bait out for hours ago as tonight the bait was very lasting. The tide look promising n I was expecting to have a hookup before the tide full. It just happen like the last time.
My reel has a short screech n I pickup n strike. It straight away got into snag. I can feel a fish is at the end of the line. Try pumping the rod a few time but fail to free it. Knowing that my sinker it the one that got snag, I do the samething like last time. Put down my rod n loosen the main line. This gave the fish some space to move about. It really do n free my sinker out. Once I saw my rod tip move, I gave a hard pump on the rod n its up. Without trouble I just wind in the line n swing it up the jetty. Yes…a 1-2kg Marine catfish.