Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Singapore Jigging with Best Bet!

The famous Alan Chan at www.acfishing.blogspot.com had told me that someone had backed out for his ah ho (best bet) aka captain henry trip and I grabbed the slot even before I apply my leave. I’ve always wanted to go out with ah ho but his booked is not easy to book as he is such a popular fishing charter in Singapore. Everytime someone asked me to tag along i didn't have the time but this time i made sure i went!
The best thing about fishing with ah ho was that I only lived a few blocks away from him and I can hop on to his ride to RSYC! Ah ho is a very direct boat captain and will tell you immediately if you are doing something wrong. He is usually right about what he says so it will be wise to follow what he says. I found this out from him the first day when he shared with me the better way to work a inchiku jig.
The day started off poorly as a torrential downpour hit us. This seemed like the last southern island trip with abang! Rain and rain and rain... I cast a glooomy figure as i tie my FG knot with 40lbs triumph fluorocarbon leader line…. Joining us on this trip were Apple and Jonathan… on their first fishing boat trip out. We had some live prawns for them available although Jonathan managed to snag some fishes on by jigging later on!

The heavy rain meant we stopped all fishing immediately after dropping our lines for a few drifts around bukom area and went to Pulau Hantu for some shelter and hot west coast soya bean! The great thing about Pulau hantu was that you can try eging there but nope the squids weren’t around but ah ho managed to land a good sized grouper on bait. We saw loads of huge splashes at the jetty breaker area. Some massive fish was playing around but we were all very lazy and decided not to go for it. I casted a madai jig at it but it didn’t take the jig… On closer inspection, it was a big barracuda minium 10kg that was playing around! Luckily it didn't take the jig if not the barracuda would surely cut off the leader!

Relaxing at Pulau Hantu


Ever seen this madai jig?


A nice rainbow formed after the rain died down and we were telling ourselves it will be our lucky day lol… On this trip, I managed to land 2 fishes on Inchiku…they were the usual suspects grouper. There was a funny moment when ah ho hooked on to a big grouper at least 5kg and above on 4lbs braid with inchiku… he just laughed while the fish took out line and he later on lost it. The hook came out of the fish mouth… he told me his tackle was too light but later on drop back the same jig using the same tackle at the same spot… What? LOL.

Fishes on Inchiku
Parrot on Asari cast fighter



Alan had most of the sagai luck as he was more experienced. I had a hookup on a good sized fish on the cabelas real image jig 28g pink…. It was kinda fun lol but none landed for me…

Apple landed probably the most fish on this trip… she landed some decent sized parrot and kaci aka sweetlips on baits lol… Jonathan was using baits at first but he later got a few sagai aka bumpnose trevally aka pei heur for himself too on jigs! Ima gune micro jig was the most consistent performer here while ah ho was using asari cast fighter microjig… lol alan lost some poppers (chug bugs) to the todak while popping for sagai…

Apple and her fishes


The fish simply weren’t biting today but we still enjoyed ourselves… Looking forward to the next ah ho trip!

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