Catch and Release

Date: 18-10-2018       Time: 2105hrs.     Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft      Reel: Shimano Torium 20       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder      Bait: Fresh baby squid.

Tide is on the way down. As usual I went to catch squid but tonight I decide to bring  a set of tackle along. My aim is to use those very small squid( one inches size) as bait. Reason is this very small size squid not good for keeping as future bait.

On my second cast, this one kilo plus stingray took my bait. It cause my reel alarm to sound. I had to stop scooping the squid to strike the rod. As the current was not strong, I just slowly wind back. When surface, I use the rod to lift it up. After photo taking, I decide to release it back.



Date: 05-10-2018      Time: 2030hrs       Rod: Penn Slammer 10.6ft white.       Reel: Daiwa Sealine 50       Rig: Long snood bottom feeder       Bait: frozen squid.

Jamie Baba hook up this 3.5kg Barracuda  when the tide was just turning down. This fish took his squid bait and run causing his reel to scream a few times before he got to his rod and strike. As the down tide current flow had pick up by now, the fish gave him some good struggle before he able to surface it up. I gaff it up for him.