TANJUNG TUAN, PORT DICKSON – 22 OCT 2014
Ultra Light Fishing… Yeap you heard me. Ultra Light Fishing taken to a whole new level, add saltwater inshore fishing to the equation then we might call it Crazy Ultra Light Fishing hahaha. It has been a few month since my last visit to Port Dickson. My last trip was not really outstanding and hoping to go one better today. This trip was joined my Izzuddin, Asrazi and my brother in law, Jown. This is also will be my first trip with Pak Din as Apek Kecik is fully booked up until December.
Fishing service in Port Dickson is improving through out the year, with booking has increase dramatically over the past few months and especially this year. It is good to see Port Dickson community are able to improve their well being and hopefully they will improve even further.
This is a special trip, showcasing 2 of the finest UL rating rod available in the market today. I will be using the Daiko Blue Spear ULS 762 paired with Daiwa Luvias 2506H. Asrazi will be using Crostage latest model CRK-S732AJI paired with Shimano Sustain 1000. Daiko being a bass rod and Crostage being used specifically design for Mackerel.
Recently AJING game achieved remarkable development (AJI means mackerel or scad). Crostage AJING series remodeled with K-series guide. The lineup can correspond to various games from aggressive game which is targeting a migrating AJI in surf and big AJI in offshore deep area ,to easy game which is targeting around all-night light in harbor. The solid tip section has the toughness and metallic sensitivity and it feels certainly the biting like pecking at falling. The performance of tubular models made it possible to approach delicately and boldly.
This will be the lightest ever setup ever attempt by our team and hopefully our rods are able to lived up to its expectation and perform flawlessly.
As usual, we started early around 9 am in the morning and we head directly towards Vikram. We did not manage to head all the way to Vikram as we can see a formation of rain and rough water ahead. We decided to head to a new spot which in between Tanjung Tuan and Vikram. To my surprise, boiling are everywhere and it looks like Talang. The best thing about this trip that PD was hit by a huge school of Sagai. A relative species of the Trevally family and it grows up to 5kg!! We were lucky indeed and hopefully we will land one soon! haha.
Once we reach the spot, we straight away cast towards the boiling Talang but not even one Queenfish was interested with that we are throwing at them. Pretty unusual but we kept trying. Izzuddin started to send the jig down under and soon a couple of missed calls haha. Something must have been lurking beneath the Talang frenzy above.
It was not long when Asrazi’s Ima Gunpeki 30g was hit by a deep diving species and the moment it hit the rod, we knew that it was a Sagai. HAHA! Crostage was able to perform better then what we expected. If you look at the picture, it bends totally flat out. Ultra Light game on!!
Barang Baek! kekeke Crostage Ajing Rod
Sagai, a member of the Trevally Family
Ima Gunpeki Jigs always work!
Working a micro jig requires a light rod. I was using the Evergreen Poseidon SpinJerker Light for vertical jigging and I do find it a bit hard and probably works best with a heavier jig. Working a small jig on a light jigging rod gives a better action to the Jig thus increase bite rate. Jown manage to land one Sagai and Din lost one due to exccessive use of Drag! haha.
Towards Mid day, there were no more Sagai being detected but Talang continues to mock us with their top water frenzy and acrobatic jumps. Since jig does not work, I guess it is best to use other alternative, spoon. Yozuri Altima Spoon, green 14g is the choice and it comes in a silver chrome finishing. This time it was daiko’s turn to do the job and soon I manage to land 7 and release 3 Queenfish within 2 hours. Wow haha
Good job Jown! Ima Gunpeki scores another kill!
Since jigs don’t work, time to improvise 😀
Such a relaxing day at the sea today. It has been such long time since had so much fun in Port Dickson. We continue on to stay at the same spot until 2pm in the evening. Then we decided to go up to vikram. It was the same view, Talang has been boiling in the usual area. I decided to focus on vertical jigging. After a few drift at our favorite hot spot, Izzuddin and my jig was taken by a fierce fish but soon it went off.
Quickly we sent our jig back down and Din was the lucky one haha. It was such an intense fight and by the characteristic of the movement of the fish, it looks like a GT! and it is huge. Since Din was on a light jigging rod, there is nothing he could do as the fish simply brake the line with its awesome strength. Soon we drift back at the spot. It was my turn but again same result, it simply swim near the ship wreck and cut off my fishing line 🙁
Daiko Spear ULS against Queenfish gives me better satisfaction and was surprised with the amount of backbone the rod has. It was light indeed and surely will become one of the best Ultra Light rod available in the market. After few hours at Vikram, we decided to head back and stopped at the nearest spot to the jetty. There is a trail of rubbish being drifted towards the strait of Melaka.
This is the final session for today. With logs and tree part drifted in the sea, there is a chance for Triple Tail. We manage to stumble upon a couple of Triple Tail. Asrazi manage to land one but the partner swims away. It wanted to to take my spoon at first but I think he rather save his life 🙂
Today was definitely Asrazi’s day as he also land a huge squid using spoon. The Altima Spoon which cost RM3.50 per spoon really does a good job even though it is not as expensive as the Yozuri Altima Spoon. Who will get the upper-hand to kept the squid becomes a debatable issue on the boat ahahaha I guess it is far more worthy then a all the fish we caught today ahaha. Good tally for sure and hopefully PD will bring more great memories for years to come. As long as we kept the sea clean and only kept the fish that we want.