BALI SPORT FISHING SCENE
25th November 2017
Hello fisho’s and thanks for stopping by our little Bali sport fishing page here on the baliwaves. We have been pretty busy keeping all our surfer viewers satisfied so we don’t always get the time to keep this section up to date with what’s actually been happening on our fishing scene here in Bali.
Slim is a fisherman at heart and actually for the first few years that he lived here in Bali back in the mid ninties he did nothing but fish, net, dive. Basically surviving off the ocean with surfing the Outer Reefs of Tuban religiously in between. Being adopted by the local fishermen was the key for Slim.
Anyway now that the season is changing November always provided some very special fishing oportunities for us. We get warmer water and lots of bait fish coming in close to our island, which means lots of big hungry pelagic chompers coming in after them. The last few weeks have been incredible with days of solid catches of Spanish Mackerel like never before. We had some of our crew boating 20 – 30 everyday. Even as I type the boys are out there trollong and live baiting.
We didn’t get the massive schools of Jack’s / Trevelly live last season but we still had our days when they were schooling in feeding frenzy on top of the water and smashing our spinner and poppers. There’s also been thick schools of Bonito pretty much all season and they are still out there now as well. Live baits trolled very slowy (motor in gear, no gas) have been the top method for more fish, but they have also been hitting our Rapala lures just as hungrily.
Some of our crew have also been getting into the fish by simply jigging and getting nice results with a mixture of reff and surface feeders striking. I’ve just finished servicing my traditional double outrigger (jukung) and outboard and as soon as the waves slow down a bit Ketut and I will be out there again having some fun and back fishing.
Anytime at all if you want to try your luck with us for some Bali style sport fishing drop me an email (contact us) and we’ll do our best to get you hooked up. The boys charge a minimum of Rp1,300.000. (around 130 Aussie dollars) for up to 2 guests. All rods, reels and fishing lures are supplied. All you need is a good hat and some sunscreen. We have plenty of highly skilled captains and boats so bring your friends and make a day of it, we can also even arrange a Balinese style BBQ afterwards, too easy.
Ok until next time
This fishing page is dedicated to Bali’s best ever all round fisherman / surfer / waterman and all round good guy, my old best friend, Gede “Ondel” Miyasa (1973 – 2012)