|Waiting for the wind to die down|
The place where we launched from was filled with other fishing charter boats - mostly center consoles and some extra large sampans. It was a rather windy day today so we had to wait for the wind to subside. The people here were adamant it would so I just mucked along and prayed for the best.
Most of the captains looked like they were expert jiggers and as everyone gathered to wait for the wind to die down, you could feel the heartbeat of the community here. It was raining, it was windy, it was a Monday morning and yet men (and women) gathered here, shared coffee and talked about the last big catch. This was very different from some of the other places where competition is really stiff and everyone's all touchy with one another (especially spots). I played the curious reporter a few times and I asked around on whether fishermen here use live prawns. The answer was they never had to because the ocean provided everything. They further explained that during the day, all they use are live bait-fish caught by traditional sabiki and during the night, they would scoop squid. With the advent of metal jigs, it was even easier for them to get the fishes here. Tall stories of huge spanish mackeral, giant groupers and big jenahak (ang chor) were tossed around. It felt real.
|It's launch time!|
|Rain was clearing. Calm waters ahead!|
|Baktao Lollipop scores the first talang|
|Took on surfacing skimming!|
|And the frenzy was on|
|They hit the micro jigs left right centre!|
|Got bored and changed to duel hardcore|
|Double hook ups!|
|The sharks and barracudas were also up and about...|
As we ended the morning session and had lunch, I was briefed that our next mission was slow pitch fishing for bottom species. This excited me as slow fall fishing was picking up in Singapore. The bottom fishes to expect were namely two kinds - jenahak (ang chor) and groupers. Best colours were said to be pink and green. The waves were picking up again though as we drifted along the channel searching for the elusive bottom species. The terrain was not very rocky but it was had really high drop offs.
|Took on slow pitch off the bottom|
Well, no matter what, good things do have to end and we ended early as the rain started falling down on us...
|Beautiful Port Dickson|
Baktao Lollipop and Ice Cream Micro Jigs are currently in stock and you can find them at Bakgal's fishing shop.