Barracuda

Date: 19-11-2011     Time: 11pm       Rod: Penn PPT Sidewinder 13.6ft.      Reel: Penn 225GLS       Line: 30lbs mono       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder       Bait: Fresh squid

The Down tide is about to end. The current already stop flowing…We had been fishing since the early night and there is no action…..Earlier ago….POH….one of my buddy was grumbling water was so nice and why not even a barracuda come to take our bait….I answer him that the barracuda here had been badly pamper and if no fresh squid as bait there dont eat….

As now is already near to the year end….squid is quite rare now…..I only manage to caught a few and all had been use as bait….I still need to caught one more for Ah AN to use. Luckily not long after I manage to get one. I pass it to AN and he change it and casted out.

Just a few minute later….POH heard a fish jumping out of water and as he was standing near AN rod. He instantly pickup the rod and do a hard strike…..YES ON….AN come on and take over the rod….The fish swim inward…..he easily wind back….It surface….. BARRACUDA….yes….it take fresh squid….HONG grab hold of the leader and haul it up….I place my squid net below the fish as safty net…A near to 2kg fish landed..

No King But Queen

Date: 12-11-2011      Time: 0930am      Rod: Shoreangler BigGame 10.2ft.      Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40     Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable Car       Bait: Live Herring.

Last night attend a dinner so never go fishing. Me long time never do day fishing as I mostly catching squid at night. So this morning headed down to the jetty.

Casted two rods out on bottom feeder and added a cable car rig with live bait on one of the rod. I switch the cable car rig to the other rod when changing the bottom bait. Like that all the while I will had a cable car rig in the water. It maximise my chance of hitting a fish.

Yes…it come at around 9.30am….My saltist reel alarm went screaming…..I was standing nearby as I already got enough tamban. I strike and hook on. The fish make a acrobatic jump on the water surface. It dive down deep and up again one more jump. It move to my right….I follow and cross over my other rod….It then swim inward. I wind fast and bring it to surface….Yusof who was there bring his rope gaff and bring it up.

A nice queenie laying on the jetty floor….It weigh 3kg….Twenty minute later…after photo taking…..I fillet it as the sky is turning dark…Will be back looking for the King as last week someone had hookup one but lost it when the king when under the jetty.

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