Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pekan 22-23 March - Episode 2

Eugene hitting the first GT of the tripOne of the double hookups during the tripOur skipper's son with a giganto tongkol weighted at abt 5kg
5 kg GT on Light tackle

2 `Last calls` for the day

The total bounty for this trip - Two 10kg GT, 2 5-6kg GT, 3 coral trouts from 3.4-5kg, 4 ebeks from 5-8kg, 6 jemuduk 1kg size and baby coral trouts ranging from 300-500gm

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pekan 22-23 March - Episode 1

It was another Pekan weekend. We were greeted with very good weather and calm shiny sea this time around. It was such a big difference of the waves at the rivermouth compared to the previous 2 trips. This is the most productive and also with the most bust off for me(time to practice more knots instead of bed time surfing).

Day 1
As crazy as it gets, we started journey at 3am from KL which kinda got me seasick on the first day. Not as productive as the 2nd day, Darren and I experienced lotsa bust offs and not so solid hookups for the first day. However it was Eugene's lucky day as he hit the most hookups for the first day.
I personally lost a suspected Ebek while bringing the fish up halfway while Darren's rod suddenly lost all the tension on the line while fighting a Spanish Mackerel.

Day 2
It was definitely better than the day before. Everyone had a fair share of Ebek's infamous battle on light tackle. It was also the most pissed off day for me when i've lost a big shark and a GT due to poor knot strength and silly mistakes. Not to mention, i've broked a rod on this trip while striking my rod on an unknown specifmen. But it was this trip i've hit my 1st coral trout and also my first Ebek on jig ;)
The beautiful sky and calm seas
5kg Ebek landed Shikari Custom & Daiwa Caldia Kix 4000

Eugene's Ebek caught on Evergreen Caprice Kid 50gmCoral Trout by EugeneJemuduk and Golden Trevally

Darren fighting the Ebek(Diamond Trevally)

"How many kilo did you say again ?" 8kg Ebek landed with Evergreen Poseidon Spin Jerker PE2 matched with Daiwa Certate Custom 2500R

Darren's sexy yellow lipped Ebek also on 50gm Evergreen Caprice Kid My 1st Coral trout on Evergreen Caprice kid 50gm Caught on IMA RO 60gm 6kg Diamond Trevally on Evergreen Poseidon SpinJerker PE2, Daiwa Morethan BranzinoMy yellow lipped Ebek, landed again, with Star jig of the trip, Caprice Kid 50gmJemuduk on CapriceAnd againComing to you soon...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

GT party

As we were fishing in Pekan on the east coast, my another group of fisho kakis Bruce and Alan from the Sunvista trip was up north on the west coast waters. They had a jolly good time with the Giant Trevallys. Congratulations to Alan and Bruce on their big mama GTs.

Bruce's fight with the mama GT

Almost got stripped clear

Bruce doing the macho pose with the 26kg`er caught on Tenryu Oceania PE 1-4, Powepro braided 40lbs with 80lbs shock leader

Bruce and Alan with their 20kg GTs

Pekan, March 8-9 2008

Dissapointed with the previous trip, we managed to book the boat again for the following weekend. Hopes were not too high after how the weather decided to take a hit on us the week before. We loaded up the gears n launched off just before sunrise while the weather is still kind.

The condition of the sea was good in the morning making it pleasureable to fish throughout the morning. As for the afternoon towards the evening, the waves and wind did pick up a little making it harder to stand steadily to fish.

However, the weather did manage to set us back again on the second day. As we were driving towards Pekan town, we were hit by small bursts of rain and the condition did not further improve while we were having our breakfast. As the rain started to cleared up abit, we made our way to the jetty and try to hope for the best of the weather. Upon our arrival at the jetty, we could see from our boatman's face that something is not good. True enough, the winds were strong.
We waited for an hour or so, hoping the winds would die down but it picked up strength instead. We were forced to throw in the towel for the day and we headed to the nearest coffeeshop for a round two breakfast instead :) Below are some of the pictures of our first day out.

Its gonna be a bright morning on our way outFirst hit of the morning, baby mac Darren's opening account with a 7kg mac The king of macs strikes his jackpot, 25 pounder this time

Giant Trevally on a smaller scale compared to the macs The popper chasing blacktip was finally landed in the morning Another trevally by DarrenOur total catch for the first and last day of fishing of what supposed to be a 2 day trip

Pekan, 2nd March 2008

I've got a call from a friend of mine one fine day, "Yo, manage to get a boat for Pekan on the 2nd March, you keen ?". I agreed since its fishing on a Sunday.

Anyway, bad news came in the day before our trip. I've been getting smses from Sharma and Tang in the morning before our trip that they were forced to wait at the jetty for the rain to stop. Then by noon, got another message from Sharma saying that the waves at the rivermouth are at the height of about 4 meters.

True enough, the following day, it was worse when we reached Pekan, the boatman has informed us that the waves were at 5 meters with strong winds. Once we've reached the rivermouth, we could see the white top waves dancing their way into the river mouth. We could see from the boatman's face, its gonna be a big challenge to get out there. As he was about to make a turning back, he noticed a gap in between the waves and sped all the way to it. After about 15 minutes, we managed to break through the waves, and made it out there. However, we only managed a few bites and no solid hookups with Joseph bagging only 2 fishes for the entire trip.

Joseph with his 1kg+ Coral Trout

The one and only ebek for the entire trip