Singapore Micro Jigging Fever Part 2
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…
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!
Exciting and spectacular aerial displays!
THE MORNING RUN – Nigel hits a solid Longfin Trevally (Sagai) on Storm Micro Jig 20g (Green Sardine).
… and follows through with a little Ebek!
The Storm Micro jig in Green Sardine working wonders for Nigel.
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.
Fish on! Mr Incredible Hock puts the bend on the Storm Gomoku Keiryo PE0.4-1 micro jigging rod.
Easy does it… playing it nice and slow so that the hooks don’t tear out from the mouth of the fish.
The result? A very nice Pompano taken on Storm Gomoku Koika 20g!
Having front and back assist hooks not only increases hookup rate but also helps to keep the jig horizontal on the fall.
No fluke! Here’s another hookup!
This time it’s a Sagai!
Fred hooked up a Pompano too. Sadly, the hooks pulled halfway into the fight. But there’s always consolation…
…in the form of another Sagai!
Storm Gomoku Micro Jig 12g in DF3 pattern.
The Storm Micro Jigs produced plenty of fish for the session.
At one point, we were greeted with Spotted Macks and Queenfish.
To a point they became quite pesky, actually.
Moving on to another spot, we hit even more Queenies!
High-speed jigging gets them crazy and all fired up.
After a short afternoon lull, the Sagai action returned in full swing.
One after the other!
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.
As the sun gradually set into the horizon, the bites came… fast and furious.
The luminous bands on the Micro Jig had somewhat of an edge over the others in fading light.
We encountered many Sagai during that short half an hour of frenzy, with some other Trevally species mixed in too.
A fishing frenzy is too hard to resist and soon the photographer succumbs to the overwhelming temptation!
While the Sagai were hammering our jigs, something big was hammering them too!
Notice the fine mouth cavity of this Trevally.
Storm Micro Jig in UVSP (UV Silver Pink) was also a good colour in fading light.
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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