BaliSport Fishing Scene; 12th December 08
G’day fisho’s and it’s time I brought you up to date with what’s been happening on the sport fishing scene here in Bali over the last few weeks. Well as you can see in these latest photos I’ve loaded up it’s Spanish Mackeral season. It all started about 2 weeks ago with a mass migration of small pilchards schooling in close to Kuta Beach. Before their arrival the fish were hitting our Rapala and H2oPro lures but after the pilchards turned up they wanted nothing to do with plastic, wood or metal lures.
So it didn’t take us long to start using the pilchards as live bait and getting back amoungst the action. We have been using a simple rig with 12inches of stainless trace wire and then two small 2/0 hooks attached in a “stinger” type rig. The first hook is attached to the end of the wire trace and then the second attached to 3 inches of wire trace. The top hook then pin’d through the nose of the bait fish and then second pin’d through the top of the fish just below it’s dorsal fin. Once rigged we then troll the bait at a very slow pace, walking speed, then wait.
The fish we have been boating have been ranging in size between 8kg’s up to a solid 25kg’s. Photo No.1 feature’s my fishing buddy holding a 25kg monster taken on 20lb main line using a Diawa Sealine 450H reel. On my last session live baiting yesterday the 11th of Dec I had one massive strike that stripped at least 200yrds off my reel before the fish bit through my 80lb stainless steel trace.
Ok crew don’t hesitate to send me an email if you would like to come out with us for some sport fishing Balinese style. Chances are it’ll be the best day fishing you have ever had.The boys charge AU$50.00 per person with a minimum of two guests for the day with everything but your hat included. Plus they’ll even throw together a Balinese fish BBQ for ya afterwards. So drop me a line through the “CONTACT” LINK
Best Regards from Bali
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