|First Squid on Yamashita Q Live 490 Glow jig|
|Double Hook Up on Yamashita Q Live|
|Quadruple Hook Up on Yamashita Q Live|
The skipper took us further out to sea in search of bigger specimen and they were so aggressive we kept hitting them as the egi were sinking. We were hooking up on the drop so frequently that when someone hooked up, the rest would wait to target the accompanying squid when they surfaced.
|Deep Water Squid on Evergreen Ocean Fleet Jig|
|BlueBlue Searide Mini 15g with a little grouper|
|My favourite colour from the Blueblue searide mini range|
I landed a few more smaller ones including a stonefish which i almost handled with my hands. Luckily for me, our skipper Sahrol warned me not to touch it. Then i got hammered by some bullies which took my jigs home. My 12lb fluorocarbon leader was simply no match for the coral and rocks where these fish dwell. The cool part was that i could see the fish taking the jig because the water was so clear!
|Handle with care!|
|Love the colours on this fish.|
|First fish of the day on the Beat Greatray|
|Double hook up on Shout Flash and ATC Chaser Jigs|
Double hook ups were common and after the first few fishes, we stopped taking pictures completely until we hit other species. I hit a curious looking bugger on my SeaFalcon Z Slow jig. I was told that it is know locally as Ping Pong. Anyone able to help me id this guy? Then, without warning we ran into a bunch of spanish mackerel or juvenile dogtooth that kept cutting our jigs off mid water.
|Ping Pong on Sea Falcon Z Slow|
Meanwhile my friend was having a blast on his electric reel. I wanted to have a go at it and soon i was his commercial fishing apprentice. It is an interesting way to fish. There was a technique involved in setting the hooks, that i fortunately managed to get right on the first try. I think circle hooks would work better but i was told they are not always available. With 5 baited hooks on each drop, we managed to fill up the cooler pretty quickly.
|Nice Cubera Snapper|
Strong wind and rain, once again forced us to cut our trip short and we headed back to shore as fast as we could to avoid the storm. The weather remained foul for the next few days and we were unable to head out to sea. But having had a little taste of what Brunei has to offer, i know i will be back for more.
So until then or the next post... Stay Safe, Fish Hard and Tight Lines! - Isaiah
Special Thanks to Wee, Mayan, Lobo, Amir, Sahrol, Juki and all the other awesome guys for your amazing hospitality. See you guys soon!
Rod: Major Craft Corrza
Reel: Shimano Sustain 2500FG
Line: Crimson DNA 6lb
Egi: Yamashita Q Live, Q Live 490 Glow, Q Live Search 490 Glow, Evergreen Ocean Fleet
Jig: BlueBlue Sea Ride Mini
Hooks: Gamakatsu Light Assist
Rod: Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker
Reel: Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NRHG
Line: Crimson Nine-X PE 3
Jig: Beat Greatray, Shout Flash, SeaFalcon Z Slow
Hooks: Mustad Slow Jigging Assist
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