I was out of town for the past two weeks so I guess I didn’t get the memo but apparently Pilot 111 had drained out two of their main barramundi ponds to replace the fish with fresh stock. As a result, when I showed up with Alex and Marcus yesterday (Saturday the 17th of December 2011) there were only three other fishermen out and about.
Lucky for us, we had an addiction to giant snakehead and the competition wasn’t there. The result was nothing short of amazing borderlining on the ridiculous. The usual giant snakehead pond in the back of the fishing park is where they stock the older and larger giant snakeheads. They are also usually wiser and more cautious when it comes to lures but for some reason on this cool december morning they just were in a hunting frenzy. The snakeheads would surface in tight shoals as they traversed around the pond looking for prey. My Tee Lampang wooden frog lure was smashed after just eight fights with the chados. The hook was bent and loosened from the frog.
Later in the afternoon the owner of Pilot dropped by with a large tank of live juvenile tilapia. After dumping the tank of these helpless baitfish the water literally started to boil with aggressive snakeheads rushing in for their meal. At this point it was all tilapia lures and swimbaits. Two lures were lost, one had its hard-resin tail chomped off and another had more scratches than a DJ competition. Overall the damage done in lure loss and destruction alone was at about B2,500 but my sore hand is a wonderful reminder of how awesome it is when no one else shows up to the fishing pond but your friends.