Peter and Liszt took me and another American out to try our luck on seabass. Initially we hired a boat captain to take us out on his big boat. When we arrive in the early morning to find out the boat was partially dry docked as he did not move the boat the previous night to account for the ebbing tide. We took his small boat our instead. It was without a fish finder and was too small to fish four. Peter and I were dropped off under the bridge. The day proved extremely difficult. Out of four anglers only a mullet was caught. I only managed a bump but no hook up.
When I arrived back in Taipei, it rained most of the time my first week back. I had planned to fish on Sunday with Danny for mahseer. I came back better prepared to fish this time. I practiced my pick up casts as well as tightening up my loops for better line control.
When we arrived we wanted to start at a location I didn't get to fish last time but when we arrived the water was chocolate. Odd since it hadn't rained for a few days. It should have been cleared. So we drove around checking other spots but they appeared even worse. The water was also down from the last time. So we decided to start where we started earlier this year when Danny took me out.
Again we were using black foam beetle style flies. I was on early. Not a large fish at all but a good sign and a good start. This ended up being my only fish the outing though I missed several and lost another beast in the exact same spot I lost him earlier in the year with Danny witnessing both. Go figure. It was so tough today Danny only managed a few, the number I don't recall but it was a fraction of his usual amount.