Sunday, February 28, 2010

Discovery Channel's River Monsters

Hi everyone, have not been fishing lately due to being super busy. I went bashing today without my rod and found a few suitable spots.

Tomans could be seen cruising the waters like Arowana and darting off in another direction with the bubble trail slowly moving. It seems its the Toman brooding season now because i saw green/purple Tomans hanging around the area but they were not feeding actively but cruising around. There were also a few new batches of small red Toman fries around small mamas.

Anyway, i'm currently hooked onto Discovery Channel's River Monsters. They are showing this show now and the current episode if the Wels Catfish in Spain. But i missed many episodes and can't wait for the others so i'm gonna go get the videos. The size for all episodes are quite big but ill be borrowing AG's HD... kekeke...

Go to discovery to watch some previews!
http://animal.discovery.com/videos/river-monsters-most-dangerous/

Btw this is damn interesting too. Heli fishing and crazy fishing
http://animal.discovery.com/videos/madman-of-the-sea-series-preview.html

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hot Weather Alert!

It's been super hot these few days... so drink lots of liquid! Take care everyone!

On the other hand, it has been strange that its hot and so on... It seems like the monsoon is ending early this season(some may wonder has it even started!). But maybe...just maybe... the last wave is coming soon.

It was an unsuccessful KTM Trip over the weekend. Baitfish were not around and it seems that the wind has been super strong there. The squids were simply not around!

But then again... some photos to put a smile on the face!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sega Bass Fishing PC Game

I guess some of you might have played this game before at the arcade. It's the same game that the National Library is having on its shelves! I just got mine at Jurong East Library. They got quite a few copies so hurry down now to get your share.

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Online review
Here I am reviewing the first game a publisher was kind of enough to submit to us for review. I am pleased to know that it is a fishing game. Why? Because I’ve never gone fishing before and I’ve never played a fishing video game before. Playing this game will be a whole new experience for me.

When reviewing a game, you must explore every aspect of the game in order to give an accurate opinion of the game. I must also keep in mind that this is no Quake 3 nor is it the latest incarnation of Metal Gear but more of an Arcade style Fishing game. Being that this is the first time I’ve played a game of this genre, I am happy to admit that there is no reason for me to be biased or compare it to another game in the same category.

This review will be like child visiting Disney Land for the first time. And what was my first trip to video game Disney Land like? Read on and you will know...


Read on 

Of course... It comes with a loan duration.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tiger Squids

I had nothing on the first day of the Lunar New Year so since Momok had his car, we went to a very common Eging spot which will be gone very soon anyway. We have been hearing that the squids have been arriving in small numbers.

It's no surprise that they are in because during this period last year, i had caught many squids from this spot. It is during this time that there will be a spike growth in the sea grass and it seems like this attracts more squids. It's only a little disturbing since the squids are not coming in good numbers this year.

I arrived at the spot way before Momok and started on my own. I prefer to fish the incoming tide exactly 3 hours before the full tide. I normally do this on a neap current day with a crescent moon as i feel it makes the squid more aggressive. However, today's current was quite fast according to the tide table and it was a moonless night.

This was the first trip that i brought my Protech Magic Spin Light and i wondered how it would perform. I started Eging with the cheap Daiso squid jig that i just got recently. I call it the "Fire Tiger" Egi simply because the design of the squid jig was like a tiger. Since this year was the year of the Tiger, i thought perhaps i could use some feng shui luck to compliment my egi hunt. Hahaha...

The jig was worked very slowly and the pause between the strokes extra long due to the relatively strong wind. I was banking that the squids would be pretty shy tonight.

Evidence of shy squids can be seen when reef squids are usually hooked up by the two front long tentacles only. The squids also do not rush at the squid jigs and sometimes follow it back. Sometimes, light taps can be felt by the squid. The trick in this situation is to go slow and be wary of the taps. Once a squid notices your Egi, it's only matter of time before it decides to go for it. If you feel a tap and it's still not working, try darting actions or rapid/extra slow strokes.

I was only 10 minutes into my Eging when i felt a squid tapping on my squid jig on the pause. I waited for awhile before lifting the squid jig off the bottom and i felt the familiar tugging presence of a squid on the hook. I reeled it in and managed to get a few photos amidst the curious Valentine's day couples whom were crowding around me.


Firetiger Daiso PROVEN deadly!
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Fishy Reunion

I got off the bus and paced towards the entrance of paradise... Adrenaline was already building up and the sky was the limit today, i thought.

Already, an Ang Mo fisher was fly fishing... The wind was still, the air stale but the water was inviting. It seemed forever to the first stream of sunlight although it the skies were void of any clouds. I waited for my companion so that we could make our way in together.

Once we were in the cover, we pushed in with fervor and purpose, knowing that on the other side of the banks were every angler's dream. Tributaries leading away from the main reservoir are always a hot spot for fish. Usually, fish would go in or out of the tributary to hunt. To fish at the mouth of the tributary is a cheat code to virtually any freshwater angler.

Making way in the forest will always be tough work for all anglers but the rewards that follow are immense

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Daiso Egi And Tackle Box

Just went down to Daiso just now. I grabbed some useful and interesting things that i could use in my trips. Daiso Egi lures have improved tremendously over time and i found the last batch of egi lures WIPED OUT! However, a new batch was waiting to be taken for the kill. I found it to be a carbon copy of the Yamashita Fast Sinking gold body models! I grabbed all sizes except the 3.5...

Here's some pictures if you don't believe the striking comparison. A good copy indeed...

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Real Yama and Daiso
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Copied to every detail except eyes and hooks
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I also got myself some lure boxes which i think will be useful. They come with interchangeable compartments using plastic sliders.

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I could not resist grabbing more green pencils. Even more impressive was that the weak hooks were replaced with stronger ones. I got some rubber creepy crawlys...

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Momok Strikes Green

On a chilly Sunday morning when normal people sleep their way through, Crazy people like Momok and me went out for a bash deep into a spot that we had just discovered. Only that instead of starting at 0630, we somehow started at 0900. Hopes weren't high since the wind and sun had already picked up by the time we started fishing. While waiting for Momok in the clearing, i had a few Peacock Bass throw hooks on me. It didn't seem to be a good start.

While trekking towards the spot, we even came across an Ang Mo lurer who was dressed in camo vests and pants. It seems you see new things everyday you fish. He remarked that he got a few Peacock Bass and even a 4.5lbs Temensis at first light.

Mok and me hurried towards the end of the small tributary which stemmed from the vast body of water that was Upper Seletar. Once we reached the end of the river system, Mok and me were excited to start casting as we got jumpy about our newly found hole within the hole. I cast beside a fallen log and had a small snakehead attack my lure but no hook up. I was doing all sorts of stunts today which included climbing over to fallen logs to retrieve snagged lures and sliding down slope for more favorable casting space.

Just then, i heard a loud splash of water erupt 3 metres away from where Mok was stationed at. I heard him struggling with the fish as i rushed across to help him. My first thought was Arowana as i heard the fish thrash about wildly. As i got to Mok, he was saying something about a freshwater grouper. That got me real confused and disorientated.

When the fish finally came in, it was neither a grouper nor an Arowana but a beautiful greenbacked and purple bodied Channa. The fished thrashed around and gave a good account of itself. It was at long last landed comfortably albeit many worrying incidents like the fish sliding downslope back into the water and "crawling" around in the bushes.

After a few pictures, the fish was returned to where it belonged. Seeing that the surrounding waters were disturbed, i guessed we were probably done for the day.

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