Date: 09-02-2011 Time: 12pm Rod: Shoreangler Big Game 10.2ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Cable Car Bait: Live tamban
Today is my last lunar new year holiday before work started tomorrow. Same as the past three days, I headed to the jetty in the early morning. As I never bring any bait along, I quickle set up my two rods and went to jig for tamban. Luckily today is better than yesterday and manage to get some very quickly. Casted out the rods with both top and bottom rig.
Tide was coming up and the current was smooth. Bait was quiet lasting except a few time the live bait was stolen by the small garfish which eaten it without paying.
By now the sun was very hot, I hide under my shade to relax. Suddenly, my torium reel went screaming. Before I strike, I can see a fish leap out of the water surface. I strike and it goes jumping a few time and gone further out. At one time it even strip out more of the line. After awhile, it slow down and I started to gain back line. It took me some time before I able to bring it in. By now another angler Tony was ready with my gaff. He gave a hard pull and the fish was on the way up. When landed, I weigh it and it hit the scale at 5.8kg. Not my biggest queenie caught but was the biggest I ever hookup on a cable car rig.