Date: 21-02-2018 Time: 1000hrs to 1600hrs Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
Ya…another day of fishing. Morning is up tide and it full around 1422hrs. But the fish just don’t bite. Bait fish is plenty so very easy to get. only is no action at all beside keep changing bait.
It was only when the tide turn down that I caught my first gar fish today. Then within five minute, the same set of tackle and rig got my second gar fish.
Rod: Sasuga SG126 Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
After I landed the second Gar, I transfer the cable car rig to this rod. About half n hour later, the reel alarm goes off. I strike and a queen fish is seen jumping up on the water surface. Wind back and it was foul hook on the fish stomach…haha..
So it mean all three fishes are caught by the same cable car rig.
Date: 20-02-2018 Time:1245hrs Rod: Shoreangler Jetty Surf 9ft. Reel: Silstar AT80 Line: 30lbs braided with 30lbs mono leader Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
Still on holiday so just fishing. Today I used one of my spinning set and the result come from this set of tackle.
Reach there around 10 plus am. Tide is coming up and will be full around 1330hrs. Live herring is quite easy to get. Lots of them. I just jig enough for my use and if I need live one I will just jig again.
About 1245hrs, the current start to change direction as the down tide will be stronger so it turn early. Suddenly I hear my spinning reel sound. Wow!…this is a bigger size fish….it pull along the line…then I saw a fish jump up from the water surface…haha…gar fish…bigger size than two day ago caught. I wind in. It try hard to resist. Jump another few time before I able to bring it close. I use the rod to lift it up.
Date: 19-02-2018 Time: 1445hrs Rod: Penn Power Stick 10ft. Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
I still on my lunar new year holiday, so today I head down again. Initially thought of just fish until 1400hrs. But the fish just don’t feed. Not even anyone landed any fishes except herring. So I decided to fish beyond the time and it prove I am right. The fish just feed late today.
Come 1445 hrs, I was tying a new cable car rig. Suddenly my reel screech three time. A fish jump up from the sea surface about 50 meter away. I saw it was a queenie. It move toward my right against the current flow. Cross over my other rod, tangle another line from another angler. I keep winding in until it surface up in front of the jetty. I use my rod to lift it up.
Date: 18-02-2018 Time: 1210pm Rod: Penn PowerStick 10ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Cable car Bait: Live herring
Go for a short trip this morning. Tide is on the way up but current flow is slow. Bait fish is rare. Only caught a few. I use frozen one as bottom bait and live one as surface bait. Lucky the bottom bait was lasting so no need to change it often.
When the tide is full at 12 plus, I notice my rod tip rattle. I move closer to it and wait. Then the fish pull the line and my reel screech. I can see the fish jump up from the water surface. I wind it in and use my rod to haul it up. A nice size Gar fish. I gave the fish to a group of foreign work who was there enjoying the lunar new year holiday.
Date: 05-02-2018 Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm Rod: Sasuca 12.6ft(Korean) Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen Tamban
Went for a short trip. Tide was on the way down and current is fast. Jig for live bait but only got two. Set up two sets of tackles with surface and bottom rig. Bottom bait I used frozen tamban which I brought along.
Did get a surface hookup by a Gar fish but it manage to get away without paying the price.
Bottom bait is very lasting and when I was about to pack up that I found one of the rod bottom rig got stuck. I use hand to pull it free but was quite heavy at the end. I wind back and saw a brown eel at the end of the line. Its about four feet in length.
Date: 03-02-2018 Time: 10.25pm Rod: Penn Slammer white 10.6ft Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long snood bottom feeder Bait: Frozen squid
My friend wanted to fish tonight so I make a short trip to accompany him. I was late as I make some shopping before going down. I just grab a box of squid from my freezer to share with him.
Tide had just turning up and the current just moving but smooth. Casted out the tackle and we just sit around to chat.
By 10.25pm the current start to pick up faster. Then I heard my reel sounded and my rod tip bend. I pickup the rod and strike….heavy at the end but no struggle. I thought maybe the current had carry some rubbish and stuck on my line. It was only when the rig about to surface that I feel fish struggling. As it was very dark below the jetty, I ask my friend to shine some light. Notice it was a big size marine cat fish, I ask my friend to grab my line and haul it up.
Date: 03-02-2018 Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm Rod: Penn Slammer and Penn Powerstick Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40 and Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader. Rig: Cable car and Long snood bottom feeder. Bait: Live tamban and dead tamban.
Reach the jetty around 10am plus. Saw two of my friends there who fish over night. They told me no fish. I joke that they didn’t do booking with the dragon king who control the sea. I told them I already use app to book some fishes. They laugh…and pack up.
I set up two sets of tackles. Both on top and bottom rig. Start jig for live tamban. Manage to get few pcs and immediately cast out. Continue to jig but can’t get any more as the current had die down.
The current flow turn early as the down tide is stronger. Still no sign of live bait even though trying non stop. One young guy lucky to get one and offer me the bait. I took and change my first rod.
Within minute, my reel screech…Strike and wind back. My first queen fish today. I gave it to the young guy who offer me the bait.
Tamban is really rare today beside the current turn. Just manage to get one or two enough for changing bait. Then 1.20pm…My reel start screaming….Strike…Yes….this time is the bottom bait that got a hook up…..Barracuda….Ya….this fish mostly feed at night….but today it must be dame hungry and grab whatever offer.
Weather is very hot. So I cut up the barracuda and keep it in my ice box. Half way through, my reel screech again…I pickup the rod and strike…ya…another surface rig hookup…My second queen fish today.
As can’t get anymore live bait and the current flow is at full speed, I decide to stop and pack up.