I was bored and had nothing to do so I decided to visit the nearest and most relaxing fishing hole that I know -- Aling Nene's pond in Coloong. My goal is to catch a few buwan-buwan or the local tarpon. My lure is a soft plastic on a small 4-gram jighead.
When I got there, the wind was awful and casting light lures was difficult. At around noon, the wind started to die down and I was able to fish properly. Unfortunately, the tarpons were not cooperating, I got a lot of bumps and nibbles but they refuse to swallow the bait.
Instead of casting far out, I switched to bouncing jig head near the banks. On the first cast, I immediately got a bite. It was a jaguar cichlid. I think it was not a native specie but an introduced pet that managed to propagate uncontrolled in the ponds.
I didn't even have to cast far out. I just flicked the lure a few feet parallel to the bank, let it sink, and then bounced the lure at the bottom. Every time I cast, jaguar takes the lure.
I lost count of how many I landed. They are not hard fighting fish but on an ultralight gear, they are fun to catch.