PUCHONG PRIMA, PUCHONG – 5 OCT 2014
Peacock Bass is a well known invasive species that are available in man made lake in Malaysia. One of the best location to capture this species is at Puchong Prima, Selangor. As usual my partner in crime, Izzuddin will join me today to try to land a 40cm above specimen. 2 days before our trip, It was fishing frenzy in Puchong Prima. One peacock bass after another were landed by anglers that are lucky to start the frenzy season. I though of going on that day, but with limited time to prepare my stuff plus it will be Hari Raya the next day. I decided to postponed and reschedule to Monday.
We started the day early and arrived at the jetty around 7am. It was full house!! Lots of angler flock the area after an intense social media sharing of all trophy catches in Puchong Prima. We prepare all our gears and prepare our boat. The last thing we want during a fishing frenzy was our engine breakdown. The boat could not be started as we believe there is an overflow issue. Not the start we wanted but we manage to solve the issue and the hunt for peacock bass begins. Puchong Prima is a huge man-made lake or what is left of Malaysia mining industry. It has become a safe heaven for Peacock Bass and has been striving over the past decade.
Giant Snake Head and Peacock Bass are the two main species that strive in this waters. Not to mentioned common snake head and other tropical fish. We started well during the morning session. Continue to search the banks for topwater movement. Today I’m using Daiko ULS 762 paired with my Daiwa Luvias 2506H. We’ve seen several Giant Snake Head emerge from the depth but they are not interested with all the lures that we at them. We continue on further up the lake and concentrate at the banks near the water park. Since there is no luck using top water lures and jigs, I changed to a deep diving lure. Predatek Boomerang is the lure of choice, and during my first cast and retrieve, an unknown species taken the lure about 5 feet away from our boat.
It produces a new experience for me handling a Peacock Bass. It may not have the power but it swims very fast and all over the place. A few acrobatic jumps and finally she gives in. Such a great moment after one year finally I manage to land my personal best 40cm specimen Peacock Bass!
This will go down to one of my best moment!
Fallen for the Predatek Boomerang! This is its first score!
My best record for Peacock Bass! 40cm
Safely released into this enclosed ecosystem for you to try to catch one!
We ended the day early due to another engine faulty. All the sudden there is an intense overflow which stopped the engine to restart. Lucky fellow anglers were around to tow our boat back to the jetty. A great day but I wish we could try more and I think we are closing to understand a little bit more about Puchong Prima fishing tactics. This is part of our learning process and we will be back soon!