Last night went for a short trip with friend. When the tide just started to move up, my rod tip got a small rattle. After a while, I wind back the rod and found this Lizard fish on it.
Today around 10am, I went for another short trip. Did saw a few small queen fish jumping out of the water surface when they chasing bait fish. But just no bite come along. Only when the tide is full and about to turn when my rod reel screech. Wind back and lift up this small queen fish.
Date: 05-03-2019 Time: 2030hrs Rod: Old Penn Power stick 10ft Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: 30lbs Braided with 50lbs mono leader Rig: Long Snood bottom feeder Bait: Fresh herring
Reach there around 6pm. Tide just turn up and current flow is very slow. Start jigging for fresh bait fish but due to the slow current, it didn’t bite. After some hard work until the last light, only manage to get two kat kat fish and a pcs of tamban.
Luckily the past few night the bait cast out was so lasting. So with just three baits should be enough for my short night session.
First bait cast out was a kat kat fish as i reserved the only tamban for the time when the current move a little faster which is the best chances fishes will bite.
As predicted, the kat kat bait was so lasting. Only part of it head was bitten by crab when i change bait around 8pm as the current start to move faster.
Down goes the tamban and it is waiting time. Then…around 2030hrs, my reel alarm scream…I was just around and pick up the rod and strike….Yes…fish on….It move inward toward the jetty. I had to wind in the line fast to catch up with it. Just before the jetty, i manage to surface it. A long tail brown stingray around 3kg plus.
As i was alone, I keep the fish above water surface so as to weaken it down. After awhile, I ask a boy who was fishing next to me to help hold up my rod so that I able to take my rope gaff to gaff it up.