Waking up on Monday morning at 3:30 took a lot of effort! Thanks to yerbas mate tea it solved all the problem. Dimas showed up late, is his first spearfishing trip and Enk showed at 4:00 am already smoking Kretek cigarette. 5:00 am we head straight to East Bali to hunt.
I haven’t seen Ketut the boat owner for 2 year and he is one of my favorite, he never judge or question my demand. He so patience and chilled.
Before sunrise we were heading to the first spot. A bit nervous about the visibilty but it payoff waking up extra early to watch the beautiful sunrise. The water is great and visibility was acceptable. We didnt see any Dogtooth or big GT. Only saw 1.5 kg skipjack and few grouper.
The next spot was the same nothing worth pulling the trigger, but it was good dive. happy to see sea turtle on both spot and some whitetip.
Third spot is where i encounter big Dogtooth in the past but today result was nil. We chum the whole area but no sign of them. The place is also a favorite spot for local jiggers. Ketut also said the whole year his customers only caught one 40 kg Dogtooth. Is sad to hear that and is even more sad not to see any big fish. Enk manage to shoot a small GT and that was the highlight of the third spot.
|second spot good visibility|
|Heading back from the third spot|
The last spot was our last hope in bringing dinner home. The visibility was really poor, Milky on the top but clear on bottom. I have no choice but to start shooting anything decent, which was Rainbow runners for fish and chips. Then queen fish start coming when i still have the rainbow runner on shaft. As soon as i reload they were gone. It was nice 3-5 kg size. Then me and enk start shooting more rainbow runner and i shot trevally. But the queen fish is nowhere to be seen.The last spot is famous for Mangrove jack and Scribbled snapper but they all decided to chilled at their hiding spots.
Overall it was a nice day at the ocean, we save in total 5 turtle in different spot, enk saw the biggest one in his life, so it must be a huge one. We also saw solo dolphin, it either sick or ready to give birth because it was swimming in seclude bay. There was few 1 kg size Dogtooth hopefully it will grow and get super fat soon to reach a good size. We also saw 10kg size school of rainbow runner but dissapeared in a second. Thank you to Dimas for all the nice Picture and hopefully one day will join us future hunting trips.
|Steam Coral trout|
|Dinner for the children Rainbow runner|