Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trolling, Madai (Tai Kabura), Inchiku and a little baiting with Jimmy's On IT'S Gr-R-Reat!

One day, on Facebook, somehow, someway I managed to land myself on a fishing page "Fishing on IT'S Gr-R-Reat". I thought to myself... this guy Jimmy sounds very familiar. As I scrolled through the catches, I suddenly remembered... Oh yes this is the boatman that does trolling and it's the very same boat that Alan Chan asked me on a few years back. I couldn't make it for the trip then and he landed a Barracuda on lure as big as himself!

Somehow, someway, suddenly... I striked up a casual conversation with Jimmy on Facebook and suddenly, suddenhow, excitingly... I placed a deposit with him and the very first trip with Jimmy was planned! The kakis were also a mixed bag of excitement - Kiat whom recently just got poisoned on artificials during offshore and Ah Biao - whom hasn't fished for almost 2 years!

Great comfy boat good for 4

Both biao and boatman looking pro

We were told to prepare some shallow divers like Halco sorceror and we did.... except that we brought a few madais, inchikus and micro jigs as well hehehe....

Micro jig - crippled herring!
The wind was quite strong in the afternoon but we managed to up some groupers and snappers on madai jigs...
Kiat landed one on his favourite red madai

Yet another one!

first tiem using madai biao

Cute selar papan on micro

ang kuey on inchiku!
It wasn't such a good day for me but it was a great day for Kiat (who landed all fishes on artificials) and ah biao (whom scored double whammy on his madai!). I also found out the fish scent spray works wonders on madai jigs! Ah Biao tried that and look what he got!

double grouper on madai!
Trolling was extremely fun though and me ah biao lost a few good fish.... I lost a crazy take - the fish hit with such force that my rod almost fell off my hands. After striking and pumping it out from the snags, I finally thought this fish was up for sure as the hook up was firm and the fish was in safer waters away from the snags... BUT...the Halco Sorceror lure gave way... and I was only returned the lure bib... what a pity! Suspected a monster Mangrove Jack? Also got bullied on the last troll when a Barracuda bust me off during the take.... oh man, it has been awhile since I've been "bullied" by the fishes! The feeling of helplessness makes me want to go back for more punishment!

tiger grouper on halco sorceror.
Kiat was our star performer!~
Total 3 landed for kiat on troll!
Jimmy is a good caring rockstar captain - gave us plenty of advices and always ready to help when you have a problem. From the way he talks, you could see this was a CNR guy and his pictures on his Facebook are not censored which shows how open he is with his fishing. Great mindset this! Looking forward to the next trip!

Our catch for the day - we released one ack as well. 3 fishes each for 3 pax... all going to be put to good use!
What the monster did to the halco
Fishing is drinking?


Hedonist said...

we had a trip with Jimmy a couple of weeks before and we had a good time as well.

catch was not fantastic but we put 2 of the groupers to good use during dinner and it was good just eating and chatting, swopping stories with the captain.

Nigel said...

Yes he is one of the few boatman that will give you a good time not based on profit but based on friendship. Truly enjoy!