Date: 18-01-2010 Rod: Shoreangler big game 10.2ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen night herring
Went for a short trip as I wanted to fish on the upturn of the tide. My aim is to look for any early arrival of the cobia. Last year due to the jetty on renovation, missed out the cobia season. So this year I am hopping to target one.
As the pass days the bait fish was very rare, to play safe I bring along some frozen bait. True enough,hardly any bait fish present. Only manage to get three night herring when the night fall.
When the tide turn, the current was smooth. Around 9pm, a regular there told me my rod tip shake. I was searching for squid at that moment some distance away. When I go nearer to my rod to take alook, I know I had a hookup and most likely could be a eel.
Pickup the rod and strike. Heavy at the end. Wind in slowly and a conger eel surface. I used my rod to lift it up to the jetty as it was not very big. I didn’t weigh it but it should be around a kilogram only. It swallow my whole steel wire trace and hook. I had to operate on it stomach to take out. I given this fish to the regular who inform me about the rod tip shake.
Date: 13-01-2010 Time: 9.30pm Rod: Penn Power stick 10ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh night herring(tuabak)
Went there around 7pm mainly to catch squid but I also bring along one rod to cast out. Jig a few night herring as bait. Tide is coming up fast and the current is strong. Bait was very lasting. Think I only change one time.
Very strong wind tonight and the squid is rare. It hardly wanted to surface. I was still jigging for bait fish beside my squid lamp when my reel alarm goes off non stop. Quickly put down my jigging rod and rush over to pickup my rod. Strike and it on. By now my 100 meter of mono leader already totally out and the inside braided line has touch the water. Oohh…what a powerful one. As the current is strong, the fish took the advantage and stay on to do tug of wall with me. It manage to hold for awhile before giving up. Once it loosen, I pump the rod and start winding back. Once it was near to the water surface, it do a last deep dive downward but can’t go further as I put more pressure on my spool to stop it. I surface it and angler Siong was there already with his rope gaff. Easily bring up as the water was high. I weigh it and it was 8.9kg on the scale. The fish was given to Siong as I need to packup soon.
Date: 09-01-2010 Time: 0100am Rod: Penn Powerstick 10ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 LIne: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh night herring(tuabak) Tide: smooth current flow on up coming tide.
Reach the jetty entrance around 6.30pm last evening and was greeted by a passing drizzle. Take cover at the shelter for awhile for the rain to pass. It take about 15 minute to clear and I headed in.
Set up one rod and casted out with a frozen dead tamban. While catching squid, a school of milk fish swim by. I manage to scoop up two to used as live bait on a cable car rig.
First check on the bait show the bottom bait was very lasting. But the cable car live milk fish has been hit on the tail part but still alive. Change to another live one and down it goes.
Not long after, the left end jetty conner angler Ariel Shimano Torium 16 reel alarm went off. He strike but didn’t hookup. Soon after again, another Torium 16 belong to angler White also the alarm sounded and it was missed hook again. Nafi, one of the team member was joking say Torium reel no good as all can’t have a hookup. I heard it and told him hope the fish will take my torium 20.
True enough, around 1am, my reel alarm goes off. I strike and it on. I shouted to them Torium 20 hookup. Nafi and White bring along their gaff. The fish move around and I know it wasn’t a ray. It move toward the right side and very soon I surface it. It turn out to be a big queen fish. White gaff it up and it hit the scale at 5.5kg. It was my second night queen fish at bedok jetty on a bottom feeder rig. Normally queen fish seldom feed at night.
Date: 03-01-2010 Rod: Penn PPT Sidewinder 13.6ft. Reel: Abu 10000C Line: 30lbs mono Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Tuabak and Tamban
Ah An caught his first fish for the year yesterday evening by landed a 3.5kg queenfish with tuabak as bait. This morning he score again by catching a 500g stripe tenggiri with a tamban on the same set of tackles. He had started the year with a bang.