We left Manila at around 8am, reached Subic and 10:30 and then did our visit. But then, I was requested to do some other errands, like buying a beach chair --- I was using my trusted pickup truck where the chair will fit. Anyway, after so much running around Subic, I finally was able to reach the spot at around 1:30. Not too bad. But then, the wind was howling and I have been getting a lot of wind knots on my spinning reel. After a lot of clipping line (I had to reduce the amount of braid to prevent back lashes), I was able to get some eging action.
First lure, a size 2.5 blue Yozuri lure, which was my favorite. Four or five casts later, I snagged an abandoned fishing net. Poachers! After tugging the lure to unfree it, the jags pulled from the body of the lure. It can still be salvaged, a thick coat of epoxy should fix it. I tied on a Yamashita in Pink. Size 3.0. The sink rate was about 3sec/meter which was ok. After about half a dozen casts, I got a take. It's a good sized squid, probably 250gms. I had no net at that time and when I lifted the squid, the lure pulled free and the squid fell on a rock near the water. It gave a big push by squirting water and ink and it managed to land on the water and escape.
Anyway, at least I know that pink was the color they like. Tried a few more casts and a got solid take while the jig was almost near the surface. It was a strong pull and I knew it was a bigger squid. I can hear my reel's drag clicking. By the way, when eging, you need to set the drag low so when you get a strike, and make a hook set, the jig will not rip the tentacles out from the squid. Unknown to me, there were three small kids watching me as I was eging. When I lifted the squid from the water, it made a really strong squirt of water and ink into the sky that it literally rained with blank ink. The kids ran screaming while trying to avoid getting inked. It was hilarious.
I went on with casting until 3pm and lost the pink Yamashita jig due to a snag. I also lost a JDM jig due to a snag. I plan on getting cheaper jigs so that I when I lose them, it wouldn't be too expensive.