Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson – 20 Apr 2015
What better ways to throw away your Monday blues? Fishing! yeah haha. I do feel a little bit awkward to go fishing on Monday but what the hack, I’m gonna enjoy this trip. Thanks to Eddie for sponsoring this trip though haha 🙂
The final day oh high tide in Port Dickson, we head out from Kajang around 6.30am. One thing that doesn’t cross my mind is that the traffic congestion within the town of Seremban hold us back pretty bad and we only reached at the jetty around 8.30am. It was a hot and sunny day! The water was calm as a lake and we set off to our jigging field. We are off to a slow start and the condition of the water was so calm with slightly slow current.
People ask me, is it always the same when I head out to Port Dickson? The answer is NO! Never the same, the only same thing is Queenies usually would surface on top water chasing small baitfish and birds would be the indicator for their exact location.
Hunting for queenfish 🙂
2 out of 2 cast! Super effective!
It was such a slow start… we have been jigging for the first 2 hours but not even a fish is interested with our jigs. I lost one of my favorite jig again, thanks to the ever faithful Spanish Mackerel who always fancy my jig but not interested to hooked up with it haha. When vertical jigging doesn’t work, its time to after the Queenfish. We simply followed the birds and we cast towards the feeding frenzy. Fast retrieve will always be the trick in enticing it to give it a go at our metal jig or other artificial bait. This time I’m using a traditional custom made feather lure. Usually anglers from the northern part of Malaysia would use this bait to lure Spanish Mackerel. It seems to be working well with Queenfish too as I landed the first 2 of the day.
The frenzy lasted only for a few moments and they seems to swims further and further from our boat. We tried to chase them but they were to fast for our boat.. We head back to our first jigging spot and continue our faith jigging in the area. Long fin Trevally has been spotted in the area and this time we are required to use silver micro jigs. Not really a fan of micro jig because its hard to know how deep has our jig sinks and it takes ages to drop it haha.
Finally we get a few rounds of short game but it is hard to land them as they have a very light jaw.. it can be easily tear if we apply to much pressure. After a few drift, finally Eddie scored his first of the day. It put up a good fight, carefully and gently fight until the fish finally gave up..
My usual contender.. Queenfish.. 🙂
A first few glimpse of an unknown pelagic species..
At first we thought it was a Diamond Trevally..
The biggest Long Fin Trevally ive ever seen 🙂
It all went quite again for few hours.. we decided to enter the international shipping lane, another jigging spot for Golden Snapper.. I lost hope by this time, I’ve lost all my jigs.. cant you believe that? Aiyoo.. I left with one small blue and purple colored jig.. So I just give it a go… after the second drift something took my jig and it was a feisty predator and it does feel like a coral fish. It could have been a Grouper, Red Snapper or even a Golden Snapper. Once it surface.. Man.. finally I scored my first Jenahak!! or Golden Snapper!! Wicked!
That was the last of the fish we landed today. Not much action but still a great trip. Port Dickson is now evolving in becoming one of the best spot in Malaysia, probably now as good as Rompin or Pekan. Hopefully we are able to sustain it well 🙂 Thanks for reading guys 🙂
Simply priceless, caught a Jenahak or Golden Snapper 🙂
The smallest fish of the day..
Eddie and Halim – one of PD’s best skipper 🙂
A group of Dolphin.. waving us goodbye as we bid farewell for another great trip 🙂
Port Dickson is a special place for me and I’m praying that we can still preserve this awesome place 🙂