I have been bitten with the Ravas bug real bad recently. I decided to go to a spot in Hong Kong near the Airport where there have been reports of Ravas. This is a channel between the Airport and the Mainland after the Ching Ma Bridge.
The channel is pretty straight, there do not seem to be any “ambush” points for predatory fish to hang out except for a few pillars that hold up the bridges, however people always seem to be fishing from these pillar platforms, taking them out of the equation.
Under the bridge:
I did manage to find one place, this is where water washes out at force into the channel, because of this force there are a lot of bubbles and we have white water stretching out for about 50 feet of so, I thought this looked like a likely site where fish would hide in this white water. And I was correct, there was feeding mayhem in there.
I was there with my son last week and there were Sea Bass feeding in that wash but we could not induce a strike. Mostly because we could not get goods casts in, as a couple of persons with floats were casting right across us. So we packed up and moved out early. As soon as the sun cools off towards the evening large shoals of bait fish rise and when they reach this white water they get cut down. There are tons of them check out this picture of one we foul hooked:
So we armed ourselves with some new lures and a last minute addition to the fishing party, my daughter Danielle, who has really taken up to fishing and perhaps the new champ in the family. Armed her with a red white Alie Magnet, helped here over the wall to a good spot and told here to do her thing. The fish were feeding like crazy in the wash, however we could induce a strike until it started to get dark. Danielle was the only one to land two Barracudas, I managed to induce 4 strikes but could not connect, I put that down to small hooks on my lures.
Here’s the champ in action:
Fish No 1:
Fish No 2.
Well she was smiling all the way home in the taxi, my son could not get over the fact that she caught 2 fish and he could not even induce a strike and was trying to sell here some crap about a “Magnetic” lure she was fishing with. (Alie Magnet) and then she reminded him that he switched to exactly the same lure after she landed her first fish.
To drive her point home, she looked at me with and said “well dad, don’t you think I deserve my own 2 piece rod now?”…….. who am I to disagree.