Sunday Jack Fishing.

Sunday 31 January 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and Hola again. Me and my cousin (T.K. Duo Fishing) went Mangrove Jack and Snakehead fishing from morning till evening but only Jacks, Tarpons and Catfish were caught. It was unfortunate for T.K. that a Snakehead got away from his SPRO frog. There were no sign of them Snakehead after T.K had missed his chance of landing one. So we had to move to our usual spot of salt water fishing hunting for Jackaroonie and I'm proud to say that I caught two MJs (they weren't big but at least its something) and a salt water Tarpon. T.K. only manage to catch a Catfish which we haven't seen for a very long time in the area. Here in Brunei, Catfish are not popular amongst anglers and it is regarded as a minus if you were to catch one. Many believe that the Catfish eat human waste and to be honest I don't buy any of that nonsense. Haha! So here are some pics of the catch and hope you'll enjoy it. Cheers!

M.J. on a small plastic lure.

 Here's another view of the Jack.

 I used a Bakau soft plastic lure on this beauty.

Nice salt water Tarpon. Color is lighter compare to the fresh water Tarpon.

NOTE: All fish were "Catch and Release" and Catfish photo were not taken. Maybe next time I will. (^_^)

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Just another Mangrove Jack.

Friday 29 January 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and hallo again. Today I went to the local tackle store and got myself 2 boxes of Bakau soft plastic lure, each in different colours of red and orange. Since it was a success yesterday, I casted again around 4pm at the usual spot and got myself a Kirong and a Mangrove Jack. Both were still juveniles so I had to let 'em go. I'm starting to like this Bakau soft plastic and it really shows effectiveness. By the way, I've been wondering and searching what Kirong is in English. If anyone knows, just shout on the chat box or my FB. And if you're thinking of joking around saying that Kirong in English is call a tattoo fish, ... DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! haha!! Hope you like the pictures. Cheers!

Small but satisfying. (Pic was taken by Rahman)

I used a red Bakau s.p. and it still works on Jacks.

Ikan Kirong *English terminology unknown*

Note: Fish caught was "Catch and Release" and thanks to Rahman for the extra prawns for my Benji Jack. Hehe ... 

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Mangrove Jack with Bakau soft plastic success


Who needs Berkley Gulp when you can buy Bakau soft plastic! haha! only kidding. I still love using Berkley Gulp but since its not available, I was forced to try other soft plastic lures. Anyways, assalamualaikum and Hola! I was knocked out for three days with a fever, sore throat and asthma, and today I'm as strong as a bull, thanks to my wife who took care of me and nagged me to go to the hospital. LOL! I went casting at my usual spot (cause there's no other place to cast) and after ten minutes using this Bakau s.p. lure, I caught a Jack probably around 400g. It was satisfying to see a Jack that size ... wish it could have been another 600g bigger but at least it shows that the lure works. The second MJ caught with a Bakau s.p. was smaller than the first one. Although it was small, it manage to nearly swallow the whole lure. I only caught two Jacks today and I'm happy. I guess I'll just have to go and sweep the Bakau soft plastic lure out from shelves of the store soon. Hehehe ...

Chubby-faced-me with Jackaroonie!!


Bakau s.p. just caught an MJ


This small Jack wants to have it whole.


Another view of the second MJ with Bakau s.p. lure in its mouth.

NOTE: Both MJs were "Catch and Release" and to Walid of KB-ians Anglers, when are you coming back to Brunei? I'm still waiting for my prawnstar and Berkley Gulp Alive. haha!! 

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Bakau Soft Plastic Lure

Thursday 28 January 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and Hola! Since Berkley Gulp ran out of stock and still awaiting for the shipment of the product to arrive, I bought this Bakau brand soft plastic lure at our local tackle store. I was curious and confident that I will catch something with this lure, cause it looks like the small bait fish (locally known as Banting-banting) we sometimes see. So I'll try it later and see whether I'll get a bite. Wish me Luck! (n_n)

Bakau Soft Plastic lure and it comes with a jig head and cost at $4 for two.

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"Small" Jacks on a Saturday morning.

Saturday 23 January 2010 0 comments

Assalammualaikum. Hi y'all! It has been 3 weeks since my last update so I decided to post my "small" catch for the start of the year 2010. Due to the bad weather, I stayed in and was unable to fish but thank god I have a PS3. From playing Street Fighter IV to Winning Eleven '09 (still can't afford to get 2010 version. haha!) I was glued to both TV and my wife's laptop, stalking on my friend's Facebook walls. LOL! After the bad weather subsides, I decided to catch Tarpons and that was fun. I caught ... hmmm ... I can't remember ... TOO MANY!! I caught so many of 'em that I couldn't be bothered to take a picture. The water tide didn't look too promising this morning as it was a low tide, nevertheless i gave it a shot. I used a very small plastic lure on a small hook and originally I was targeting for saltwater tarpon, but I was rewarded with 5 small Mangrove Jacks. Although they were small, they were aggressive. They really put up a fight even though it was just a baby. I'm posting the best 3 pics of the baby Jackaroonie I caught on a soft plastic lure.

First baby Jack. 

Baby Jack. So cute!

Hungry Jack! mmm, ... would love to have a whopper right now. haha!

NOTE: No Jacks were harmed in the making of this post, they were safely released. To all anglers, please practise "Catch, take a pic and Release" our local Mangrove Jack to maintain its' population. I know they are tasty but they are much tastier when over 30cm long. So for the small ones, give 'em another chance of life in the estuaries. Release the small ones so we can enjoy catching the big Jacks in the future.

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