SNAKEHEAD HEAVEN, PUCHONG – 2 NOV 2013
After an unsuccessful last trip at this location, we head out to another outing Snakehead Heaven, Puchong. My last outing only manage to land baby Giant Snake Head, GSH. We are hoping that we could land a decent size GSH. As usual, my partner in crime, Eddy meet up early in the morning so that we can take advantage of the morning frenzy. This time I am fully prepared with the proper equipment and lure. Today I’ve brought 2 sets of fishing rods. Daiwa Luvias 2506H paired with Major Craft Volkey BLC 6-12lb and Daiwa Freams 3000 paired with Abu Garcia Hornet Stinger 12-20lb. Each would carry out 2 different application. Top water and deep diver application as it is much more quicker to switch rods rather than switching lures. Fishing for Giant Snake Head is not as easy at it seems. Anglers need to be quick and vigilant in scouting the surface of the water to locate surfacing Toman.
Morning scenery of Snakehead Heaven, Puchong
Gears of war, wishing for a great outing!
We can see Toman actually followed our lure but just not motivate enough to go for a bite
Luring Toman from the heavy cover
Bright sunny day and a clear sky, definitely the weather is just to hot for us 🙁
Siam Spoon Jump Frog is quite effective as this lure was twice whacked by Toman but failed to hooked the fish
When the fish is not baiting, its time to take some photos haha
As usual, we could see lots of GSH emerging near the banks, and we starts to cast top water plugs and deep diver lures hoping they would entice a GSH to have a bite. Apparently, luck was not on our side as we have no bite at all during the morning session. We almost land a huge GSH on the afternoon as Eddy’s spinner bait was hit hard. Eddy was not able to set the hook properly as the line leaves some slack thus the GSH manage to slip away to freedom. We ventured all over the lake and was captivated by the scenery and the potential spot for GSH.
The hot weather is draining our energy and our spirit. Shortly from scorching hot weather, the weather changes to tropical rain storm. We head back to shore and luckyly we are not stranded in open space as the engine of the boat suddenly causing problem. We take the opportunity to rest and waited the rain to stopped. We continue on fishing around 4.00pm and it was at the last possible moment that my heddon spook jr was hit by a GSH!
Juvenile Toman hits my Heddon just as the lure hits the surface
Snakehead Heaven, Puchong Toman specimen 🙂
Beautiful coloration and a fine specimen 🙂
We ended the day at 7.00pm. We want more bite but that is only what we could manage today. Fishing for GSH is not easy it takes good technical skills and the correct selection of lures. We will be back in December and hopefully we can land a huge GSH for real.
Beautiful sight, a great way to end the whole day fishing 🙂