Tuesday, May 24, 2011

40lbs Cobia Light Jigging Video

Hi guys, i finally got the video from FS. Here's the video of my 40lbs Cobia on light jigging. Tackle used was a Eupro PE 1-3 jigging rod, Daiwa Caldia Kix 3500 with Powerpro 20lbs braided line. jig used was a smith forcast 60gm. Hook on jig was owner SJ41. Fishing in Malaysia is fun! It's definitely better than fishing in Singapore!

Part 1 is a little jerky!


Part 2 is very vocal! hahaha!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Catching Up - Temensis Peacock Bass

I did some catching up with the Fengshan and Weiyee today. Weiyee hasn't been fishing much as his wife is expecting. I also got my Cobia video form Fengshan! We trekked to a spot which we knew will sure hold some fish. We brought some chicken liver in case we got tired. We started walking at 4pm and reached only at 430pm...

I clipped on a Yozuri Tobimaru and on the first few casts i hit a small Temensis... Too small... fight was over in 5 seconds. Everyone was excited after this and the guys clipped on some lures too.
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Shimano Bassterra/YGK Casting PE 1.5/Daiwa Tierra 3000
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Hit another on Tobimaru...
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Very soon Weiyee got a hit on humbug... And i got a hit on a River2sea Mid Dive...
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Mid dive...
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This fella gave me a run for my money when the hook got it's eyes. The first run was AWESOME! I thought i got a Toman! But no... small one...
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Fs was still a zero fighter and changed to chicken liver later... Guess what he got... Some peacock bass too!

One on the bait... very fast... cast, wait and on!
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Fast retrieve and very fast twitching/ripping was the way to go. The water was clear and we could see the fish hit so it was fun!

End of the day i got 5 pcs, Weiyee 3 pcs, FS 2 pcs... All of us were happy after a long freshwater break...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daiwa Bala Jigs / Asari Invader Jigs

Many people have been asking me about the jig i used in my recent Pekan trip. Here's some heads up on the jig that i used. The jig i was using was a copy of the Daiwa Bala jig. The advantage of the Daiwa Bala jig is that there are many types of actions you can work with. Also, the design means that if the hooks and rubber octopus get snagged onto corals and the kevlar gives way, you still get back the jig.

Here's a picture on the Daiwa Bala Jig by Daiwa...
http://www.daiwa.com/lure/pop_ds_bala.aspx

* Three anchor points deliver triple the action
* Tie to the nose anchor point for slow retrieves
* Use the tail anchor point for fast, deep-diving runs
* Use ventral Anchor Point 2 for short, jerking action

I am using a Asari Invader jig which copies the Bala jigs design. But the only problem is that the action of cutting of the jig is not similar... But it still works! And the best thing is they're available from 20g to 150g unlike the Bala jig which only has 80g and above... You can get it from Deep Sea Tackle or Tackle 2000.

The Asari Invader
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How i work it:
Cast it out far and let it sink all the way to them bottom. Start with fast jerking movements and do 2 - 5 jerks and get the jig off the bottom. You can either release line again or wait for the jig to get back to the depth as the weight brings it back down. Repeat this action until the jig is near you and then reel it up. It's a highly effective method and you will rarely get snagged if you do it well enough.

Clipping your swivel to the tail will produce faster runs and clipping your swivel to the top part will produce lifelike motion. If you want to just do vertical bouncing, remove the rubber octopus and attach it to the tail end.

You may wanna change stock hooks... They're okay but don't stay sharp long...

I'm going to get more of these jigs from Tackle 2000... hehehe!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pole Fishing For Patin at Geylang Badminton Hall Prawn Fishing

Some friends and me heard about this new pole fishing for fishes thing at the Geylang Badminton Hall... Usually they have prawn and crab fishing. They have facilities for you to BBQ your prawn and crabs. Usually the rate is 3hrs for $30 but on some week nights it's 4 hrs $30. On weekend, they release colour tag prawns.

Here's how to get there....

It's just behind "Fatty Weng" restaurant.

100 Guillemard Road #01-13
Former Singapore Badminton Hall
Singapore 399718

A long time back i actually thought of this idea of releasing fishes into a pond and people can use prawn rods to get them. My first idea was to use small kims(seabass) as it's yummy, cheap and easy to keep. Well, this place has finally done the idea... kudos to them... but instead of using kbl, they use small Patins around the 1 - 2lbs size.

It's $5 per rod and you get to fish for a few hours. They have a stipulated timing which is 9pm - 2am i think. If you do not burst your line, you can keep on fishing and keeping the fishes but as long as you burst the hook leader, you have to purchase another hook at $5. So if you're good, you can use $5 to get as many fishes as possible.

At first we were skeptical, but we saw the pond was packed with fish and we decided to give it ago since it's only 5 bucks. When you purchase 5 rods, you get 1 free so total we have 6 rods for $30. Most people use the foul hook method at the pond and within 30mins most of us had "used up" our $5 try. Hahahaha.

It was quite fun fishing the Patins... we found out the high stick method works best. Bring the fish's head up on the water and it will be easier. There is still a lot of running around to be done though... hehehe...

We had some fish landed at the end of the day and even a simple video to show you the action.... Enjoy! No fishing tips yet but prawning tips... well you can look through my prawning posts.

Alan with his catches...
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Video!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pekan Jubilee Reef 7 May

We went for the Ebeks again on the first day. They were just a 30 mins ride away so we had a good early started. Captain Ricky said yesterday they landed close to 10pcs with 20 over lost fish so we were very excited. A few hours proved to be fruitless with Ceelee landing 1pc of Ebek with his crippled herring jig on slow vertical jig while everyone was trying fast retrieves on the cast outs. Water was very dirty with freshwater runoffs very visible with brown foam on the water surface.

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We moved on and went for the parrot fishes with crabs and live prawns but the big one’s weren’t feeding even after we sacrificed a few sinkers and jigs.

Tired...
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We trolled a few hours but it was very slow and we missed a few pcs with multiple teeth marks on Ceelee’s Rapala Magnum. We then settled down and tried live baiting and after along while we finally had some silver. Ceelee got a good hookup on a huge tengirri but the fish made a strong last run to the right and the 49strands 30lbs wire got frayed. Dennis boated a smaller one though. The cold wind was blowing after that and we headed back… Saw Dave from lurehaven and his gang too…

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Yum...dinner...
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Dinner was bad on the first day as Sri Pekan was closed so we had to settle with Big head... nooo...

food...
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Breakfast!!!
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On the second day, we traveled 2 hrs to the Jubilee reef system which was a “donut” reef system with the outer fringes being around 50ft and the inner deeper circle being deeper. Some of us had popping gear with us we went with popping and jigging. Popping was very slow but jigging yielded some small coral trouts. We were very disappointed as nothing seemed to be biting. It was fun to look down below though as we can see the corals from the boat. We spotted a few big fishes lurking down below too.

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Tom had a good fish on when something took his live coral fish on the balloon. And it was a good coral trout which made us smile. Ceelee lost one on live coral fish too but Tom was the man of the match again landing a white tip shark and a Tengiri on the troll later on.

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We stopped fishing at around 4pm and made the journey back… Very disappointed but it was a good experience nevertheless…

Dinner at Sri Pekan!
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Next trip to Pekan will be in October for the sails..

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Giant Grouper Caught At Ah Fatt Kelong at Sibu

Amazing catch from Sibu Kelong... Wonder what bait he used? Funny thing is that the grouper was kinda "dumb" and didn't try to run into the stakes or structures. Well, that's fishing i guess.


I'll be heading to Pekan again tomorrow night. Let's see what the trip holds. We'll be doing popping/jigging for 1 day at Nail Island(tie ding dao) and bottom baiting/jigging for parrots and ebeks on another day. Let's hope the boat does not break down again!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Albright Knot

The albright knot is one of my favourite knots mainly because it is very easy and quick to tie. It can be used to join mono line to braided line. It can be useful when you are in a rush or you are at a bumpy boat and want to get your leader up fast. I find that it works better with lines with thicker diameters e.g 50lbs braided with 60lbs mono.



















It is one of those knots that will not slip if you tie it well so i guess it's practice makes perfect.

I use the albright alot for tieing steel wire lines to mono lines. Take note though if you're using very thick wire, a few turns will do. So far this way has not failed me and i have no slippages yet.

Here's a video on how to tie it...
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