CATCH REPORT: Night Slow Jigging for Golden Snapper
My friends from the Storm Southeast Asia fishing team and I were invited by a friend to fish aboard the ‘Seagull’, a big live-on-board charter boat based out of Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia. The captain, known by locals as Ah Soon, is quite a veteran in the fishing trade and is well-known by bottom-fishing anglers for some excellent Golden Snapper and Grouper spots around the northern Straits of Malacca. But our agenda for this trip was to try slow jigging for the Golden Snapper, particularly at night. Photos by Wong Kok Ping and Daniel Wan.
Commercial fishing boats moored at Pantai Remis
A ‘weefie’ before setting off
Ah Soon, the captain of Seagull – a colourful character too!
We had strawberries to sweeten the trip
… and coconuts to quench our thirst
Ready for battle!
The ever faithful Storm Gomoku Koika slow-style jig
The simple cabin inside the Seagull
Flower crabs for our meals! Yummy!
Food! Glorious food!
Big-eye Trevally attack!
Leong’s Golden Snapper, the first for the evening
Ah Soon caught this Golden Snapper by ‘cast-jigging’ a 100g Storm Gomoku Koika
Kok Ping’s Golden Snapper fooled with the Pink Zebra Koika
Fred seals the deal with the UVCGZ-patterned Koika
Huat lands another Golden Snapper
Fred scores again on the Koika UVCGZ!
Got mine in the wee hours of the morning on the Pink Zebra (SPZ)!
Reza locked in a fierce battle as morning dawned. Check out the bend on the Gomoku Erito!
The biggest Golden Snapper of the trip by Reza on Storm Gomoku Koika Green Sardine!
Close up shot of the biggie
We also got a visit from Mr Cobia!
How’s this for a bycatch?
Koika jigs – not only catching fish!
Green Sardine (GS) was still the top producing pattern
The technical locking curve of the VMC 7117 Slow Jigging Assist Hook holding this fish well
Fred Goh with a fine specimen of a Golden Snapper
The new Storm Black Kaiten PE#2.5 handled this beauty very well
Landed with the Gomoku Erito Bespoke Limited Edition
This one was really fat!
Interestingly, many of the Golden Snappers caught at night were taken on jigs without lumo
One for the road – on Gomoku Koika 150g UVSB
For charter enquiries, please contact:
No. 32 & 34, Persiaran Silibin Utara,
30010, Ipoh, Perak
Tel: +60 16-222 2865