Tarpon Boxing Day bout!

Saturday 26 December 2009 0 comments

"In the blue corner, Berkley fireline braided line weighing in 15lbs, Biomaster spinning reel and a Berkley rod, HALCO SORCERER!! In the red corner, Power Pro braided line weighing in 20lbs, Daiwa spinning reel and a modified Lemax rod, VERRRYYY CHEAP SOFT PLASTIC LUURREEE!!" Haha! 

I was hoping to get a strike on christmas day but had no luck. So today's Boxing day, I decided to try out two different methods. Today's catch was a Tarpon and caught 4 in total and lost a countless amount. It was 2 in 2, "And the winner under unanimous decision! VERRRYYY CHEAP SOFT PLASTIC LUURREEE!!" The soft plastic lure won it, not only it got the biggest catch, it also receive many thugs and misses than the Halco.

Got two strikes on a Halco Sorcerer.

Two strikes from a very cheap plastic mini shrimp lure.

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Monday 21 December 2009 0 comments

Alhamdulillah. After a 4th trip to Labi, I finally caught a Sebarau (Hampala Barb). Today's trip accompanied by Walid and Eejat (KB-ians anglers) and my cousin Tyco Kembura (Duo Fishing) was actually a last minute plan. I gave Walid a late text message the night before, informing him that Tyco and I decided to go to Labi to test our luck. The weather in KB was part cloudy and sunny but when we got to Labi, it was dull. It rained a bit but it was good enough for us to cast for Sebarau. Judging at the water, it looked promising as we saw and heard loud "chomping" noises. We knew it was the Sebarau chasing bait fish and we never stop casting. Walid had his popper splashed by Sebarau, not close enough to get it hooked. Eejat's lure always hit the snags and was lucky to retrieve it back safely (with the help of Fuad aka. Kenapol) and Tyco had no luck (no more sunday streak). At around 5-ish pm, my Berkley Gulp got a slight hit but the fish managed to get away. I kept on casting at the same spot and it took 20+ cast until I finally striked my first Sebarau. The fish was incredibly strong that the hook from my jig bent a little. Although it wasn't that big, it was powerful enough to give me a fight and damn it was fun reeling that fish in. At first I thought it was another Knifefish but to my delight, it was a Sebarau. When I held it in my hand, I was ecstatic that I suddenly "Woooooed" (Ric Flair style). Of all the fish I caught, Sebarau has to be the most powerful fish ever. Like B.P (Duo Fishing) always say, "Jangan jara-jara ..." Haha!!

My first Sebarau and it probably weigh around 700g.
(Pic was taken by Eejat. Thanks bro!)

My Berkley Gulp done it again! Sebarau was a proudly catch and release. =)

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Knifefish@Belida Surprise

Wednesday 16 December 2009 0 comments

After a disappointing Sunday trip from Tutong, Walid (of KB-ians anglers) and I planned a Labi trip today hoping to catch Sebarau (Hampala Barb). We left KB around 1.30pm and reached our destination at 3pm. As usual, I'm still into my Berkley Gulp plastic lure and Walid used all sorts of lure from popper to a torpedo lure and so on... P.S: Recently I bought a "brand new" fishing rod (Berkley), reel (Shimano Biomaster C3000) and braid (Berkley fireline 15lbs) from Deep Blue Fishing Tutong and what a bargain!! I was using two rods, one for hardbody and one for my Berkley Gulp. As we started to cast, we could see water splashing just about everywhere. Then at around 4pm, something gave my Gulp a nudge and I was immediately thrilled. I then threw a second cast, reeling and twitching it and POW!! A STRIKE!! An adrenalin rush swept through me as my mind was thinking, "Finally I caught a Sebarau!" The fish had no chance against my Biomaster. As I reeled it out off the murky water and took it to land, to my surprise it wasn't the Sebarau I was hoping for, instead it was a Knifefish @ Belida (commonly known as featherbacks, or scientific name Chitala Chitala). Sebarau or not, I was equally ecstatic. It was one of my fishing accomplishment and I know someday I will catch the illusive Sebarau, and Barramundi. Haha! It was a tough day for Walid as he missed two strikes from the Sebarau. Don't worry buddy! We'll get 'em on our next trip.

Knifefish@Belida estimation around 1+kg.

Another Berkley Gulp strike.

Bonus pic from Tyco Kembura (Duo Fishing) using "MY" Berkley Gulp. This pic was taken last Saturday for our Tarpon hunting/ Berkley Gulp experiment (on its effectiveness) and I actually wanted to turn Tyco into a Berkley Gulp believer! In the end, he caught two and I caught five. Haha!

Only one picture of Tarpon strike would suffice (thanks to BG) because I couldn't be bothered to take five pics of Tarpon strikes of mine. Haha!

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Tarpon gulped a Berkley Gulp. Haha!

Monday 7 December 2009 0 comments

Hola! Just another update here. I caught two Tarpon at around 5-ish pm today using a Berkley Gulp and what a BAIT!! My Berkley kept on getting nudges, getting hits, getting pulled and Tarpon just can't resist Berkley Gulp. After my second strike, I decided to use different soft bait but it wasn't as effective as compared to Berkley. So for those who are curious to try a soft bait lure, I truly recommend Berkley Gulp (I won't guarantee it, you have to try to believe it for yourself. Haha!). Happy casting!

Tarpon totally gulped my Berkley Gulp. haha!


Better view of the Tarpon.


My second strike. Slightly bigger than the first one.

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My first Barracuda @Alu-alu

Thursday 3 December 2009 0 comments

When was my last post?! maybe it was a week and a half ago. haha! FYI, I did try to catch some fish especially Sebarau. We went last Sunday but what we got was heavy rain pouring all over us and a Toyota Vios got stuck in a mud. HAHA! (baik ko tukar kereta baruuuu yg bisai nya 4wd. lol) I've been using Berkley Gulp since I bought 'em and never lose faith in these fantastic lure. I had some couple or more strikes on a Berkley Gulp but always got away until last two days ago I caught a decent size Tarpon. I didn't take a picture of it, ... didn't know why but I should have. Yesterday at around 3.30pm I caught my very first Barracuda. It was still a juvenile but still, my FIRST!! I'm still targeting Jacks with Berkley Gulp and hopefully it'll come soon. hehe ...

Juvenile Barracuda with a Berkley Gulp

Better view of the Berkley Gulp and Barracuda

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