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Singapore Micro Jigging Fever Part 2

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Fast flowing currents on new and full moons are ideal times to chase Trevally species with micro jigs. That’s why most boat charters fishing around Singapore’s Southern Islands are often booked out on these days. For some of us, any day is a good day to head out and drop a jig! If we do somehow happen to get a slot on any of the prime fishing dates, it’s yippee-bippee time as more often than not, the results are much better! And so it happened that we did get one of the ideal tides early 2014…

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Who needs to queue up and jostle with crowds at the Air Show when the RSAF Black Knights are performing right before you while you are fishing! 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Exciting and spectacular aerial displays!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
THE MORNING RUN – Nigel hits a solid Longfin Trevally (Sagai) on Storm Micro Jig 20g (Green Sardine). 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
… and follows through with a little Ebek!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
The Storm Micro jig in Green Sardine working wonders for Nigel.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)

Water visibility was excellent and you could actually make out the shallow reef and drop-offs. We felt as if we were in Maldives! Well… sort of… With the surging currents and strong winds, drifting was almost impossible. We had to anchor up a distance away from the drop-offs and allow our little 15-20g jigs to drift into the strike zone. In such situations, having a very fine diameter mainline will have less drag and enable the little jigs to get down to the bottom quickly. Sufix 832 6lb works well for us as it has excellent strength for such fine diameter.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Fish on! Mr Incredible Hock puts the bend on the Storm Gomoku Keiryo PE0.4-1 micro jigging rod.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Easy does it… playing it nice and slow so that the hooks don’t tear out from the mouth of the fish.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
The result? A very nice Pompano taken on Storm Gomoku Koika 20g! 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Having front and back assist hooks not only increases hookup rate but also helps to keep the jig horizontal on the fall.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
No fluke! Here’s another hookup!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
This time it’s a Sagai!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Fred hooked up a Pompano too. Sadly, the hooks pulled halfway into the fight. But there’s always consolation…

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
…in the form of another Sagai!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Storm Gomoku Micro Jig 12g in DF3 pattern.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
The Storm Micro Jigs produced plenty of fish for the session. 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
At one point, we were greeted with Spotted Macks and Queenfish.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
To a point they became quite pesky, actually.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
Moving on to another spot, we hit even more Queenies!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
High-speed jigging gets them crazy and all fired up. 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
After a short afternoon lull, the Sagai action returned in full swing.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
One after the other!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
To break the monotony of high-pitch jigging, the slower Koika jigs were brought out and soon we had more variety added to the species list. 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
As the sun gradually set into the horizon, the bites came… fast and furious.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
The luminous bands on the Micro Jig had somewhat of an edge over the others in fading light. 

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
We encountered many Sagai during that short half an hour of frenzy, with some other Trevally species mixed in too.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
A fishing frenzy is too hard to resist and soon the photographer succumbs to the overwhelming temptation!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)
While the Sagai were hammering our jigs, something big was hammering them too!

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)Notice the fine mouth cavity of this Trevally.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)Storm Micro Jig in UVSP (UV Silver Pink) was also a good colour in fading light.

Singapore Micro jigging with Storm Gomoku Jigs (Micro Jig / Koika / Gomame)

With close to about 80 fish landed for the day, it’s not hard to see how anyone cannot get hooked onto the Micro Jigging game! Sure, one could probably catch more fish with a multi-hook Sabiki-rig but that’s not quite the point of sportfishing is it? :)

Stay tuned for more Micro Jigging action…

 

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Daniel Wan has been fishing since the age of 12 and has a deep passion for fishing with artificial lures – especially light-tackle jigging. Previously working for two multinational IT companies, Daniel left the IT industry to follow his passion for fishing, photography and writing.