Blue, it's the only word to describe the sky over the Progo River that morning.
It was my lucky morning on Progo River. Still in the spirit of my pre-owned spinning reel, I managed to land a fish again, still in around the same spot as previous fishing sessions. It was the longest (50 cm) of a palung (hampala barb) I ever caught until the time I was writing this story, also it's the strongest fish power I've ever felt either in Progo, Serang, Sepuri or Tinalah River.
The spot was my case-based learning on the river path in subject of the presence of fish. The clue is "the river fish rely on the current", so I had a spot that rich in "current" keywords. It's situated around the river cut bank where the current was so powerful at the upstream and it's a pool at the downstream.
So, the clue took me to the fish. I cast my popper to the narrow area behind the heavy current. After some cast, it's hooked. Unfortunately, it's hard to unhook the fish, and I was afraid that the fish could not survive so I decided to keep the fish instead of releasing. Attached is the fishing video.