Captain Mu’in hooks a live skipjack tuna to fish for a bigger tuna
They caught skipjacks and small baby yellowfin which, while still alive, were immediately hooked to a heavier line then thrown back into the water for hopes of the bigger yellowfin to bite. It was quite cannibalistic! Other smaller boats would come and throw small fish into our boat. Our boat crew caught lots of small fish but still no ikan besar – big fish.
Yogi’s toilet breaks were getting more frequent and Hafizh was definitely woozy. Hmm, I had to keep strong . . . By 6pm we were tied nearer the rakit and men from all the six outrigger boats were on the rakit fishing from under it. We asked for the lights of the rakit to be turned on but our captain said malam – at night, when it is dark. I went to Hafizh to seek translation help but he was fast asleep and unwakeable. So with my limited Indonesian language skills, I asked Captain Mu’in to have the men turn on the lights for the magic hour picture – just for 5 minutes. Yogi waits for these moments when the atmosphere light (by this time is blue) is equal to the artificial light. He loves these moments.