Barra & The Tail Dancer

Sunday 18 April 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and G'day! After an unlucky morning at spot-W with only one missed by Tyco (Duo Fishing) we moved to 2Gs where I was very fortunate to have caught a 2.5kg Barramundi. This is a big surprise for me as I have never caught a Barra this big. I used a Rapala Tail Dancer TD-5 (which I bought recently) and now it's wrecked by the Barra. Every time the fish got nearer, it kept on pulling away and man that was FUN!! It took me around 5 mins to land the fish in with the help of TK. If he wasn't there, I'd probably panicked and the line would have also snapped. When TK pulled the Barra out of the water, we were happy and hi-fived each other. What a day!!! 

    Very Very Happy

 2.5kg and 64cm Barra

 Love it so much so I'm flaunting it

 Rapala Tail Dancer TD-5

Wrecked only after one-big-Barra-strike

NOTE: Barra was catch and brought home for tomorrow's lunch. Haha! Btw ... we did saw a baby croc but safely removed ourselves from the area. 

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2Gs Fishing

Monday 12 April 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and G'day! Tyco (Duo Fishing), Rois (our paddle boy) and I went to 2Gs and caught 8 fish in total. We bought live prawns yesterday but some of it were dead by the time we got to the spot. I tried to use live bait and did it twice but was not successful. So I went casting instead and got myself a Barracuda, and 2 juvenile Jacks, using the same lure I used yesterday. When I got the first strike, I thought it was a Barramundi but as I reeled it in, it was a 400g Barracuda. Although it wasn't that big, it was strong enough to give a nasty fight. And the rest, I caught juvenile Jacks and missed around 4 times. Tyco however, caught 4 fish (2 MJs and 2 John's Snappers), two of 'em using live prawns and the other two by casting. Rois managed to catch a Jack using dead prawns and it was the 2nd biggest Jack compared to Tyco's 300g. After fishing, we went to my mom's and had soto for dinner. Alhamdulillah ...

First catch of the day

Barracuda using Halco Laser Pro 45

 2nd catch, a juvenile jack using the same lure

 Hat-trick!! Another Jack

 Total catch, Barracuda, MJ, and John's Snapper

Halco Laser Pro swimming

NOTE: All fish except the biggest Jack and Barracuda was "Catch & Release" and thanks to Rois for the muscle power. Haha!

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Jack @ 2Gs

Saturday 10 April 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and G'day! Usually Saturday would be Snakehead hunting day but instead we went salt water fishing at 2Gs not far from Area-51. Bought new lure yesterday, a Halco Laser Pro 45 kindly sponsored by Tyco (Duo Fishing). Time was kinda limited cause we left a little late at around 5.30pm and started fishing at 6pm. And fortunately for me, I caught a juvenile Jack probably less than 300g using the new Halco. Not so lucky for TK as he didn't get a single nudge. If only we got there early, each of us would get more than one strike. Will try again and hopefully we'll get better luck tomorrow, insya'allah.

 MJ using Halco Laser Pro 45

 Zoom in on my new Halco lure and Jack

NOTE: Jack was "Catch & Release" (^^,)

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Bent Snap@ Area-51

Thursday 8 April 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and G'day! Walid (KB-ians Anglers) texted and invited me to go to Area-51. It was an opportunity that I couldn't refuse. So from 2-6pm, I was only able to land a juvenile Mangrove Jack after a lot of miss strikes from Jacks, Barra, Tarpon and baby GT. There was one time that I used a Berkley soft plastic and I hooked on a really big fish. Unfortunately the fish got away and I thought it managed to set itself free from my jig head but when I looked at my Berkley snap, it was bent STRAIGHT!! I was shocked and shaken. All I could do was swear a lot (which I don't normally do, hehe.) The culprit must be a HUGE Jack and probably weighed a lot too. All I can do now is to stay confident and never give up. One day, that fish will be defeated. Haha!!

  The only catch of the day

 Juvenile Jack using Halco Sorcerer 52

 Bent Berkley snap. I'll let you imagine how big it was

NOTE: Jack was "Catch & Release" and to the huge jack, ... I WILL GET YOU!! Haha!!

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Tuesday 6 April 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and G'day! After a week of not getting a SINGLE strike, finally I caught one today and what a catch!! I successfully caught a Barramundi weighing at 1kg (My biggest by far) I went from one location to another until at the last spot, just as I was about to leave, a Barra was tricked by my Rapala Skitter Pop. It was a surprise for me 'cause in a blink of an eye, a big whopping splash hit my lure. At first I thought it might be a Ladyfish but then the fish went straight towards me like how Tarpons usually do. In my mind, I was thinking ... this must be a big Tarpon. When it got a little closer, it started to swim away and my drag was screaming out my 15lbs braided line. Instantly I smiled and felt excited, and said to myself "this is not a big Tarpon, ... it's the elusive Barramundi. Haha!!". This is kinda unexpected for me, as early this morning I didn't feel like fishing but instead I forced myself to go and I have to say, it was worth it. (^_^) 

This is my 3rd Barra

 Barra using Rapala Skitter Pop

 1kg Barra and 58cm long

NOTE: Barra was proudly "Catch & Release" and hopefully I will be seeing this beauty again in the near future.

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