I went to Ajman last weekend & was very dissappointed as no one was fishing for anything but kindfish & queenfish. I wasnt prepared with rigs, rod or lures so decided to go again this weekend.
Went there with Desmond & Noel & decided to leave early inorder to hit the water before sunrise. Left at 4am, reached ajman at 5:10am & after walking on rocks for 30mins we were finally there. People were already there, may spent the night camping & ready for the morning fiasco.
I rigged one rod and kept it ready for live bait which I intended to catch with the light tackle. However, after 45 mins, I couldnt catch even a single ballyhoo..... I gave up & decided to cast lures. I had some new silver shads & tried them out first. On the 3rd cast I had a shoal of 4 - 5 trevally's follow the lure & that got me a bit excited. Naaaaa not the big guys, but just @ 1.5 to 2 feet. At this point anyfish would be exciting.
By this time there might have been @ 30 - 4 anglers desperately trying to get a catch. Apart from one chap who managed to catch 1 ballywhoo & rig it up. This chap was a pain who couldnt throw straight & always managed to cast over 3 - 4 other lines. He would then shout careful! careful !
Anyway, I was getting a bit bored as I hadnt yet innaugrated my new fenwick rod (IM7, 6lb to 12lb) & then decided to try a rapala skitter popper which I picked up in Denmark. I managed to get it @ 50mtrs out on the first cast & after pausing for 2seconds after it hit the water, I decided on a fast retreive, 2 cranks of the reel handle & Wham ! A hard hit & an enormous splash sent my reel screaming. I had set the drag @ 6lb (I was using a 10lb line) so it was even more fun.
Fish caught: Queen fish, 39inch long. (sorry didnt carry my weighing scale as I NEVER catch any fish when I carry it, but did carry my measuring tape)
Rod: Fenwick HMXS, 2pc, 6 - 12lb
Reel: Daiwa Tierra