Queen Fish

Date: 14-04-2018       Time: 1000hrs -12.30hrs       Rod: Penn Powergraph Surf 12ft.       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40         Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live herring

Go for a short trip this morning. High tide was full around 10 plus hrs. I choose to fish on the down tide as it has a better current flow.

Bait fish was rare. Just manage to jig few pcs. So I setup two sets of tackles only on cable car rig and without bottom rig.

Around 1130hrs, while I was jigging some distance away, I heard reel screeching sound. I headed back to my rod and found that one of the rod the line gone loose. I pickup and strike, heavy at the end….slowly wind back and this queen fish surface up. I used my rod to lift it up.

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One Top One Bottom

Date: 11-04-2018        Time: 1800-2130hrs       Rod: Silstar Travese X 12.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Cable car & Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Live & Dead herring

Go for another trip as the high tide tonight is around 2130hrs. Current is smooth although some surface wind cause the water a bit choppy. Bait fish today is easily available. Although I cast out two sets of tackle, both fishes come from the same set.

Around 1900hrs before the last light, I decided to change bait. when I wind back, I found this small wolf herring hanging on my cable car rig. It already dead when I haul it up.

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After dark I only use the bottom feeder rig. Result come in around 2020hrs. One guy come to my rod to look at my set of tackle. While he touch on my reel, suddenly the alarm sound…He got a little shock of it. haha…I pick up the rod and strike…feel heavy but not big. I slowly wind back and this marine cat fish surface up. He end up help me to haul up the fish by grabbing on my leader.

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Both fishes come from the same set of tackle.

 

Surface and Bottom

Date: 10-04-2018      Time: 1840hrs      Rod: Penn Power stick 10ft.      Reel: Shimano Torium 20        Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live herring

Reach there around 1800hrs. Tide was on the way up. Current is smooth but water was choppy due to strong eastern wind. Bait fish is easily available. Set up two sets of tackles. Both on surface and bottom rig.

1840hrs, I saw one of my rod the tip rattle. I thought it is the work of a gar fish. So I didn’t strike but just watch. It rattle several time than I pickup and strike. Heavy at the end of the line. Wind back and this wolf herring surface.

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Time: 1915hrs       Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white       Reel: Daiwa Saltist 40       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder        Bait: Dead herring

Today bottom bait was lasting. So I didn’t change often. When I pickup the rod and pump, I feel heavy at the end of the line. Slowly I wind back and I can feel some struggling. A small bamboo shark surface up. I lift it up unhook it, took a photo then release it back.

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Wolf Herring

Date: 03-04-2018       Time: 1820hrs       Rod: Penn Powergraph surf 12ft.       Reel: Shimano Torium 20        Line: 30lbs braided with 50lbs mono leader       Rig: Cable car       Bait: Live Herring

Reach around 1800hrs. Jig for live bait and only got one after many try. Quickly setup one set of tackle. Casted out without bottom bait. Only a live herring on a cable car rig.

I then went to jig for more bait much further away at the mid part of the jetty. Its only twenty minute later when I back at my rod that I notice the main line gone loose. Knowing could be a hookup while I was away, I quickly pickup the rod and strike. Yes…heavy at the end. Wind back slowly and a wolf herring surface up. It already dead when I haul it up with the rod.

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