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Blast from the Past 3 (Ayer Kuning with Fishnut)

Ayer Kuning (Act. 2)

Again, this has got to be one of my best trips to Ayer Kuning, Perak (Malaysia). Due to the better than expected trip two weeks ago, Fishnut and I decided to return for a second stint. Actually, it was my second trip there within three weeks. And this time, I was slightly better prepared.


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Biggest fish of the morning. A 4lb healthy bull peacock on a Tackle House Necton (NFD 85).


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What have we here?


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Near perfect hook-up! A good size peacock bass and he's not going anywhere.


It was July and rainfall was quite scarce. As Fishnut once told me before, the lakes in Ayer Kuning is often 'replenished' by the influx of water from the river tributaries. Without it, the lakes would have been relatively 'lifeless' and the peacock bass wouldn't be doing as well as they would have. However, we were relatively lucky. We had a little bit of rain which was just enough to cast the river to momentarily break its banks. The 'overflow' had somewhat brought a new lease of life to the wildlife during what's usually known as a 'dry season'.


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Probably not the ideal time to be fishing in Ayer Kuning. As seen here, the lake had probably dropped at least a metre no thanks to the dry season.


As with any of our trips to Ayer Kuning, we were there for only one purpose... Peacock Bass fishing. This time, unlike the last, being slightly well prepared, I started the day with a blast by landing the largest peacock bass relatively moments after we've launch the boat. The lure was none other than the Tackle House Necton (NFD 85) diving jerk bait minnow. Frankly speaking, this very lure had probably done me so much good (I could never ever forget that till today). And strangely, even till today, I don't own any of them. The one that I have been using (as shown in all these pictures) actually belong to Fishnut. The lure had proven to be ever so effective that we had to take turns to use it. By mid-day, it was Fishnut's turn. True to the lure's potential, Fishnut boated fish after fish and never once looked back.


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One of the many good size peacock bass by Fishnut on the Necton. This one's a good size 3 pounder.


As for me, I had to make do with what I had in my tacklebox. Without the Necton, every other lure was just ordinary. But, I would like to consider myself lucky that very day because the fish were definitely willing to play ball. Even the less than ideal Strikepro jerk bait delivered without fail!


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My first peacock bass on a StrikePro jerk bait minnow. It's also my first peacock bass on my Daiwa Liberto Pixy 2004 pearl yellow edition.


End of Part 1 ...
[ 2011/02/03 21:32 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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