Saturday, April 25, 2009

22/04/09 - 24/04/09 Tanjung Pinang CR: Wisata Bahari V

Hoooooooohooooooooooo! I'm finally back guys! Not a bad trip for me as i managed to test my tackle to the max! So far, its a TP trip in which i got quite a fair bit of action although i didnt really try jigging as i was sleeping during the day time.

We had our lunch at TP at Ah Khiang's restaurant and i ate some delicious hei po... It was damn siok siok.

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The last trip with Ah Khiang was with Wisata Bahari I but this time we are taking his no.5... Its an even bigger boat and there is lots of space for us to fish... Ah Khiang is to be our captain but he has gone to SG Hospital for some treatment because he got an illness so no choice we had his Nephew Ronald with us. There is a malay captain, a young newbie deckie, an old bochap deckie and an old cook with us.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Eging Yesterday

After a loooooooong loooooooooong break from eging, i decided to get back into it after seeing some CBW CR and of course test out my new VFOX jigs...

How was the Vfox jig action? The action was not that bad the jig nose first but i felt the jig sank a little too fast and whilst stroking, it is a little too heavy to work with... I guess i'm just too spoilt by Yamashita's flawless jigs...Kekeke... Anyway, nothing landed on the VFOX.

Hooks 4 Offshore

My offshore trip is next week can you feel the excitement i am having. Kekeke... Anyway, just a simple post to showcase what hooks i will be using. A new addition to the squad are the Decoy Hayabusa Octopus hooks 2/0. I'll be using them to target the parrots. You need some good strong hooks so that the parrots cannot bully you... So far ive tried Owner and Sasame hooks for parrots but now i'll be trying this Hayabusa!

The other hooks are showcase below...

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Btw, i am a great fan of Sasame hooks especially the Chinkatsu and Kamikaze series but recently their things getting more expensive so i got more Owner hooks this time... Sigh... Why fishing so expensive one?


Good quality hooks are needed when fighting the damn kelong parrots... even if the hook don't give way, the parrot beak can simply bite into your hooks and break them... Their beak even more solid than the Pacu.

Come next week, ill be doing up my assist hooks and jigs... Kekeke...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hinomiya Lures

Just now i went down to my place the tackle shop to get Hammy's lures and i got a few more of the lures... They will be onsale now. For buddy buddy, $3.50 a piece, for non buddy, $4 a piece. Grab them now...

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weekend Frogging Day 6: A Great Struggle

It's been weeks since i went Snakehead hunting. Have been hitting them like nuts during past weeks and somehow was kinda bored of them.

But soon, the itch began to fester and with the ebbing of the rainy season, Chocolate Land can finally return to its former glory!

I was to bring a VIP yesterday to the haven but both of us couldn't wake up. As a result, i was peering at the skies almost every few hours on Saturday... I hoped it wouldnt rain...

All was well and today morning, we bashed in to the haven. Good golly, the sky was clear today and by 635am it was already wayyy bright. Bad estimation on my part! Now we would miss the daybreak timing!

Hit the first area but nothing seemed interested although there were the usual big boofs beside the water plants. My my... I guess i CNR-ed too many Snakes! They weren't interested in any surface chugs or frogs!

Moved on to the next area with the VIP. This time, the VIP had a good orientation on the whole terrain and began casting with purpose. I guess i was pretty lucky to find my SC that used to be stuck on the treetop sitting on the forest floor! The winds and rain must have somehow managed to unsnag the lure. A big thanks to Tua Beh Kong and Qi Gong!

Focused on my twitching and made a big commotion at the water hole but no takes... Not even a sniff. The water was pretty stagnant and the whole place looked pretty badly mangled. Looks like the storms had a good cleansing effect.

Just then, i heard a loud boof coming from the VIP side. The sound of the tiny 500 reel "ting ting ting!" ... Slight orgasm. Then i heard it "tinggggggggggggggggg" and with another big splash, the fish went into the weeds and struggled there.

VIP passed the Xpuyu 4 - 8lbs rod to me and i tried to get the fish out to no avail. Somehow, the fish was still there. It must have been a solid hookup. After a tense 10 minutes, i still could not get the fish and i had no choice but to go into the water...

Bad move by me and i gave up as soon as i got into the water because it was too deep. The recent rainwaters had me soaked up to the waist and i could not go deeper.

By this time, i had no choice but to go for broke and try to get the fish out by brute force....

SOMEHOW, the fish managed to leap out of the weeds and up onto the water hyacinths! I quickly dragged the bugger towards me and grabbed the leader. What a miracle landing!!!

Photos were taken and after the poor fish got its surgery, it was released back.

Tomman Tiny 500 and Xpuyu 4 - 8lbs can do frogging? Sure bo!
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Pumpkin Skin Scumfrog... Now proven.
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No more action after that but we did get the consolation of seeing a Toman leap into the air like a torpedo! Amazing!
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