Had a decent day fishing at the breakwaters in Dubai over the weekend.
Using my regular spinning gear...... 4lb - 12lb rod, 10lb line & 4000 series reel, I got a take on a rapala. I didnt have a clue where my line dissappeared from the front of me.......I turned to the right & saw a king jump @ 1 meter out of the water, but this was @ 40meters to my right. I was fishing straight ahead & not on the right...I just went WOW, as I was too busy trying to land the fish that was on my line.
It was still a bit dark & my reel was singing a very sweet tune
& I tried to make sure that there was some tension on the line. I gave a good strike & now I was sure I had hooked a decent one.
I then realised that it was my line that had actually moved to the right in a flash.
The next run that the king made was towards me & I reeled him in quickly & soon landed him.
The king was landed in 7 enjoyable mins.
Bottom fishing all through the morning provided no results at all.....this could only mean that there were big fish in the area.
The Divers (snocklers) were a bloody pain in the A** & kept on swimming all over the place while we were baitcasting & spinning....... The did catch a few small barras, orange spot trevally & a queen (biggest fish being a 14 - 16 inch barracuda). Not to forget the 'N' number of little juvenile fish that were slaughtered by them.
Later on, I went back to my rapala (a different one) & on my very first cast landed a barracuda @ 2feet long..... I was pleased cos everyone else was catching little ones.
I caught 4 more in a short while & but now I was bored & let the last barra loose on the line & then handed the rod over to a friend to feel the fish.
I called it a day shortly afterwards & had a catch of 1 king measuring (34inch - I always carry a measuring tape & leave my weighing scale at home for luck) & 5 barracudas all over 2 feet in length.
The rapala that took the hit from the king had 2 deep gashes. I can only imagine the ferocity with which the kings strike.