Small Queenie

Date: 17-01-2018      Time: 1045hrs      Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.     Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable car      Bait: Live herring

Go for a short trip. Tide was about to full. Current is turning down. Jig for live bait and cast out two sets of tackles.

Within ten minute, the first rod reel alarm went off. I was busy jigging more bait and my hand was dirty so didn’t response immediately. It keep dragging out line.

I pickup the rod and strike. It did a jump on the water surface. Wind back a small queenie.

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Two Rods Two Fishes

Date: 08-01-2018      Time:1745hrs.      Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader      Rig: Cable car     Bait: Live herring

Went for a short trip. Tide is already on the down side but current flow just started to move. As it still on day light, quickly jig for some live bait and down it go with two tackle set on bottom and cable car rig.

Just cast down the second rod and within five minute the alarm start to sound. Saw a queenie jump up on the water surface. Strike and wind back. Saw the hookup just on the corner of the mouth. Decide not to lift up by the rod. I get someone to hold my rod and I get my rope gaff. First try success. Three kilo it weighs.

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Time:1915hrs      Rod: Penn Power stick 10ft Black       Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable car      Bait: live herring

I was busy fillet out the queen fish meat and didn’t notice any bite. It only when I finish and decide to change bait that I notice my line got stuck. I use my hand to pull it and out it come. I wind back and notice a gar fish on the end of the line. I use my rod to lift it up.

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First Fish year 2018

Date: 06-01-2018      Time: 1120hrs      Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft White       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40      Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live Herring

Reach there around 8am plus. Tide was just started to turn up. Current was slow as it start from 1.4m to a high of 3.2m around 1343hrs. As usual, cable car rig set up is a must for my day fishing at jetty.

Current started to pickup around 1030hrs. By now I had jig enough fresh bait and I change my bottom feeder bait more often. Around 1120hrs while I was changing my bait on one rod, the other rod alarm went off. I pickup and strike. A queen fish can see jumping on the water surface. I slowly wind in. It did another two more jump before I get control on it. Without waiting, I use my rod to lift it up. Near to two kilo the size.

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