My Last Bait

Date: 07-08-2009      Time: 0012am      Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Big Game 10.2ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs leader     Rig: Long Snood Bottom Feeder.      Bait: Frozen Tamban

Went to catch squid so cast a rod out. Bait was not lasting so have to often change it. Tide has already full and started to turn down. The current is picking up fast as it will down to 0.2m in the early morning.

Squid was quite rare tonite so has decided to cast out the last bait and will be packing up soon. I was talking to my friend Samad who is about to go home. Suddenly my reel alarm sounded. Went to pick up the rod and strike. Yes….something is at the end of my line and it was moving toward the left has the current has push it. I also heard water splashing. It seem the fish is jumping up. My mind thinking it could be a barracuda or a threadfin. It struggle awhile before i could bring it closer. It turn out to be a big barracuda. The hook was hook only on the side of the mouth as we can see it from the light of my squid lamp. My friend Da-Ling offer to gaff it for me.

When landed, it size look huge and fat. I was thinking maybe I broke my own barracuda record of 4kg. But it turn out to be the same weight of 4kg. Look like I have to wait for another chance to break it.


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