Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pekan Popping for GT and Jigging for Coral Trout

It was old tradition to have an end of the season Sailfish trip at Pekan and this year was no different except that we went for the GTs (Giant Trevally) and Coral Trouts! We had a few groups of friends going up this trip but instead of more fun, it turn out to be a bad trip for me as I got seriously sick on the second day of the trip!

The first day of the trip was better for me as I only had slight flu and cough. The first day was pretty bad though in terms of fishing and I landed the few coral trouts of the group while I had a good Spanish Mack that got off the hook after a breathtaking first burst! It took a 40g Jackson Pintail.

Taken on Asari 60g Inchiku via bottom horizontal bouncing
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Taken on Agoo 30g
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Terence though was not so lucky as his 120g Popper was bitten away by the Spanish Mack. It even gave him a good jump with the Popper in the mouth before swimming away hehehe.... And to think that Terence was popping for GT!

The first day of the trip also saw the HOOKED team with Alan Chan, Jamie, Rachel and gang having some mean Sailfishes... I'm hoping to see some good pics in the upcoming Hooked fishing mag! Hehe....

Ice cold ROOT BEER FLOAT on the first day after fishing!
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Dinner on the first day.... Scary 100pcs satay
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The second day of the trip though was hell for me as I felt the effects of the first night's calamari dinner at Sri Pekan. I had some serious fever and only managed to sporadically jig fishes here and there. Well done to the other team on Ah Long's boat as they managed to land a big GT on Popper. Our side did well too as Terence got a good Gold Spotted Trevally aka Jembudok on El Toro 150g.

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The funny moment came when Ah Yong who was popping actually had a big GT chase his Popper and missed it several times because Ah Yong said he WAS SCARED that the fish WILL EAT THE POPPER so he reeled faster! Hahaha! Good stuff that one!

I hibernated in the car and broke out with cold sweat on the drive back to Singapore.... High fever... And the sickness lasted 2 weeks... I guess I brought something bad back... Hmmmm...

Something to end the post.... It's always fun when you have kakis that pull your shorts when you're getting fish!
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