Sunday, January 31, 2010

Testing The Pro tech Magic Spin Light @ Pasir Ris Farmway 3

After a week i got my Pro Tech Magic Spin Light from Hock Heng, its time to really test the limits of the rod by pitting it against the fishes at Iwarna Pasir Ris Farmway 3 Catch and Release freshwater pond.

TESTING TESTING TESTING!
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I've tried casting with the rod and its definitely over-rated for a 6-12lbs rod. It casts relatively well but i've yet to get any big fish to really load the rod with a fish moving in the water... Hopefully, i'll get a few hook ups today to really bully the rod.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How To Use Squid Jigs by Yamashita

Here's a Video on how to use squid jigs by Yamashita which was recommended by Tim. It's a good video if you're still a little clueless about Eging.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday Afternoon Disturbia

I was extremely tired after fishing on Friday so i woke up late on a Saturday noon. It was hot and funky today. I have never experienced great catches on hot days following a big downpour. I feel that the hot sun makes water condition worse. To backup my theory, i always experienced better catches when it was just cool rainy weather all the way.

Nevertheless, i grabbed my new rod and off i was to a spot near me... on my bicycle! It was tough work getting to the spot since i was cycling under the hot sun. When i reached the first water hole... I already decided that i would just start fishing here and ignore the other spots in which i had to bash deep in.

Reaching the spot...
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Friday, January 22, 2010

"Pro-Tech" Magic Spin Light

I've got myself one of these affordable yet sturdy blanks from Hock Heng the other day so that i can use it on smaller fishes... I got the 6-12lbs at 6 ft. At first look, the reel seat is extremely eye catching...

At a close study of the rod, i found the rod to be extremely strong for a rod of its category although the the butt area is still a little stiff. I have a feeling it might be a extremely good rod to play with once it has softened enough... Hehe...

Here's some pictures of the rod at Alan's blog. I'll be testing out my new toy from now on... Let's see how the rod handles against the fish.

I brought the rod out for some freshwater action after the heavy rain today... It seems like the fish are taking cover although i had a greenback Toman study me curiously from the shallow water! The water is dirty at Upper Seletar now since alot of water is being pumped in. I'll be taking a break from that particular catchment area for awhile...

Here's some peektures as usual

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I'll be going bashing for some fishes this weekend... Let's see what the weekend yields!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daiso Egi Spurt

I went shopping around IMM area and happened to be at Daiso... Heard from the forum that the new batches of Daiso lures are in recently.

I was quite surprised when i arrived there as it looked as though there was a raid on the stocks. There are new swivel/lure boxes and green/gold coloured rattling vibes(silent and rattle). There is also a very cute lure which i think is only 2cm...

I was more interested in the squid jigs which are named the "Egi Spurt". Nose and body are shaped like Yamashitas but the colours are quite intriguing. I found the gold belly with black cloth very attractive. I got myself the yellow body(rainbow belly) and blue coloured(silver belly) too.

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The black, yellow and blue!
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These new bunch of squid jigs are better quality than the last squid jigs that Daiso brought in... So at $2, i found it quite value for money.

Will be testing them out in my next squidding trip... The black seems good for day time. Black body to emit the sun's heat and a gold belly to attract squid. Kekeke...

The description of the squid jigs are quite apt and decent... A surprising trait in Japanese lures...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Hot Saturday Jungle Bashing...

After a week of not fishing, how could i not go hit the waters during the weekend? I arranged with Darth Vader and here we go again.



Since both of us are feeling a little under the weather, we went to a spot which required less bashing(we thought). We were going for Toman and Temensis at this spot so i was pretty excited as i had not landed any big Temensis yet.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

HYI USA - Open Water Tackle Tray System

My Fishing Bag has arrived! It shall now be known as the Baktao Carrier! Hehe...

OpenWater 3604LS Tackle Tray System- High Grade 600 Denier Polyester, Oversized corrosion proof zippers, Padded and adjustable shoulder strap, Oversized Buckles, Deep Pocket Design, Includes 4 370 size storage boxes.

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Brought in a few gloves together with mine as well. If anyone wants to get some, please view
http://www.fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=157180

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Fish For 2010 Jungle Quest

New Year's Day was SUCKY for me and i needed to "Turn Luck". Met my hardcore kaki early in the morning and we trekked in to the mini jungle. I forgot how many right or left turns we took but we rode on our luck and after foraging around for almost an hour, we reached our first pit stop.

0830 hrs - Arowana Preview
I was aghast at how pristine the background was. It was a little "lagoon" which stemmed from the main reservoir. It was surrounded by trees, so we weren't affected by the wind... This meant still, enticing and sexy waters.

I clipped on a small popper and went to a good casting area. It was important not to spook the fish here as they have rarely seen humans. Even tree branches snapping on the forest floor can cause them to bolt. Before i casted, two handsome Arowanas were cruising the waters. Arowanas are obvious to spot and most of the time, they are just swimming below the surface.

I was filled with excitement and casted just beside the pair. The fishes responded immediately and circled my popper while i slowly worked it. Just when i thought that one of them would take the lure, they swam off in the other direction!

0930 hrs - BIG MISS!
We casted out and worked hard but we had no takes. But suddenly, my friend had a big take and line went out peeling... and then the line went slack and the lure floated up. We were casting right on a school of Toman fries and suspected the mama came out to play.

We worked our lures along the school to entice the mama but we ended up hooking many fries instead. Well, at least my first fish landed for 2010 is a Toman!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year ZERO!

I went out again this morning with my Uncle. He lent me one of his bike and we cycled in to my all time favourite spot(until it was thrashed by netters). My Uncle told me a few weeks back he landed 2 green back "Siam Rui" or Toman. Both were considerably big ones around 7 and 8kg.

Of course, they are now sitting in his fridge. But then again, ah lao fishing still causes less damage than illegal netters. In fact, one common topic both lurers and baiters can relate to is the heavy illegal netting and the damage it is causing.

Oh well... We cycled to the first spot and 'OMG', we saw BICYCLES parked outside the spot. We went in and hahahaha... the Thai workers were busy doing their stunt again. We decided to cycle on and i brought my Uncle to one spot with alot of weeds and water lily but he didn't want to fish here as there was no shade. My Uncle went back to the Thai Worker spot(LOL), and i started fishing at paradise.

The paradise fishing spot was not easy to fish because the fish here are easily spooked. I guess it is partly my fault too. They seldom take lure and will even turn away when they see any lure. I know this because my first few casts, i can see a small Toman chasing my lure. It swam all the way to the front of my lure and really pause there to look at my lure... It swam away... -____________-


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