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A 2"... and a 3"... and a 4"... and a 5"

Fishing in Ayer Kuning is mainly about power fishing. From the early days of peacock bass fishing in Ayer Kuning till today, it is apparent that reaction bait rules. Once in a blue moon, you'll find forum members posting pictures of peacock bass caught using soft plastic rigged jigs. In all, these picture are rare. This could signify one thing… non-reaction baits are just simply inferior when it comes to catching peacock bass. Or, could it be the fact that anglers in the country aren't willing to explore other avenues? Lure fishing, especially the reaction bait side of things, has been quite diversified in Malaysia. However, least could be said for the non-reaction bait types.

2", 3", 4" and 5" senko style soft plastic stick baits. These aren't Gary Yamamoto but they are hand poured and heavily impregnated with salt and they are as good as the real thing. The 2" and 3" are excellent pan-fish baits. The bigger ones, 4" and 5" ones are excellent for bass. What about peacock bass?

Unlike Gary Yamomoto senkos, you can buy these in bulk, which actually works out to be the more cost effective way of buying. These will probably last me a year or two!

On things for sure, I am not going to live by that conclusion. Soft plastics have never been popular among freshwater anglers in Malaysia. That doesn't mean that it's not well received by the peacock bass. Personally, I have not tried any form of soft plastic baits nor have I caught any peacock bass using soft plastics. This time, not wanting to waste the opportunity, I will be testing some stick baits, namely senko style worms. These as shown in the pictures aren't technically Gary Yamamoto. They are hand poured, heavily salt impregnated and they catch fish! In line for the test are some of the more popular bass size stick baits, namely the 4" and 5" versions. Also, included is the 3" which is often fished the finesse way. One technique which I have longed to test is the 'wacky rig'. I'm not sure how the peacocks will react to this but it's all worth a try.

Please stay tuned for updates. Thanks for reading.
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