We head out to the sea on a boat hoping to land some big fish. We start to trawl and to our dismay one of the diving board snaps off. This was to begin the day with :)
Trawled for long with no results almost 4 lines let down but no luck. We make a stop a few miles away for bottom fishing a few spangled emperors and sha'ari eskali not much in size we head out to another place land a few (quite a many in fact) Japanese breams locally known as sultan ibrahims and most of them landed or rather 99% landed by Keyur For once I thought they were his followers. Every strike for him was undoubtedly a jap bream. while others were landing sha'ari's, Finally bagged 15-20 fishes and decided to trawl bag all the way and made a few stops to add a few more fishes but no major strikes.
As we were closing in we noticed the birds take dives and a bit of commotion in water just to realize a few big (i mean BIG) Spanish Macks feasting on ballyhoo. Got our rods ready and tried spinning in that area not much happened. Keyur missed one big strike, we could literally see the mack jumping around. They were definitely keepers most of them as big as 1 meter. tried trawling that area but no go. This was quite close to the marina barely a KM from the berth. We called it a day and headed back and whilst trying to retrieve my line I picked up a strike and thought it could be the net this time. Strangely it was a the Spanish mack in barely 6 feet of water. Did not take much time to land this one. That was it..my second fish on lure and first on trawling.
Pic is with Keyur will ask him to upload sooner.
Today's (03-02-2012) CR.
Not the best days to head out fishing from the shore. Keyur opted out as the weather conditions revealed strong winds of 14-15 knots and high waves. Determined to go fishing with only spinning outfit on my shoulder left home @ 0600 only to get out of the car to find chilled winds blowing inwards. This was a new location for me and when i reached the breakwaters I could see a huge swell emptying in the arc of the breakwaters and I said "No Ways". If i end in there... there would be no one to pick my SOS.
Saw a few filipino guys fishing with crapy poles in the calm waters. I headed west to the end of the break waters just to find the whole area with nets as close as 30 meters from the rocks. WOW life could get tougher than this... Got my rods ready and started casting in the winds the lure flew high and landed 5 meters off the rocks a few more cast and they weren't good either. Now I decided to cast underarm in the diagonal line of wind. This time the winds were in favor it took the lure a bit far. 10-12 cast and on studying the water it looked like a potential place for predators. Next cast lands above the nets and wo wow ow.. damn I think I got the net Grrr.... but wait it wasn't a strong pull so I gave a strike and yes it was a fish on.. did not take long got the fish on rocks in less than 5 mins. using a net and did a big mistake of not removing the lure first. Both the trebles got jammed in the net and had to tear it off. Now I had one fish and one BIG hole 2 achievements in a day. This all happened in 45 mins flat. Started fishing and 0700 landed fish at 0715, from 0715 to 0745 i was tearing off the landing net. Called it a day there after. Thanks to a filipino friend who helped me fetch the net
I always strugle to tell them what i want :)
Just one pic for this one. Weighed close to 2 kg.
Tsunami 8' rod
20 lbs l braid line
rapala jointed xrap