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Fishing with Sam Law (2021 Catch Report)

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It's been awhile since I went fishing from Sam Law and he is still as sharp as ever! Could only look on with envy as my regular kakis went on a few trips before the heightened measures. He's really one of the best captains at our Southern Islands. Sam Law's contact can be found at  https://baktao.blogspot.com/2019/11/7-recommended-fishing-charters-in.html

Changi Offshore Fishing with Ah Fong: Using Octopus Big Bait for Grouper

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In the past, we would always use live prawns for Changi Offshore Fishing as table sized fish like groupers and snappers were abundant. It was the "default bait". But things are different now as the fish stocks have went down and you can't get the quantity that you used to. However, you may still get quality or size if you persist and that is what we tried during this trip – by using big octopus baits! Live octopus were used by old timers in the past for big fish but was not so readily available then. With social media and the live bait delivery network, things are different now and you are usually able to get octopus baits easily. The octopus baits we used today are not that big but are around medium size with length around 5 to 7 inch size. There are smaller ones below 5 inch and bigger ones above 8 inches too.  This greedy red snapper took octopus bait! Some notes... Octopus baits are CHEAP because they last very long. You can land multiple fish with it and still contin

Wreckhunter Southern Island Night Offshore Update 2021

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Night fishing at Southern Island is probably my most favourite form of fishing as you go for the big and tasty fish like big golden snappers. And if the fish aren't biting, bring the squid home! I think I'll probably never get sick of it. Couple of trips with "Wreckhunter" a.k.a Abang from RSYC this year. Some yielded very excellent size Golden Snappers but the conditions were kinda cranky this year for the open season Singapore night fishing because of the typhoons at Indonesia. We also noticed that there are more blue spotted rays being landed than usual... Interesting... Not too sure how Chin does it but Chin is really the star performer of our night trips... See what I mean? Chin scores another nice Deep Sea Mangrove Jack aka "Ang Ka Tia" in 2021! Chin again scoring a good golden snapper while the rest of us blank out... Made tomato soup from the snapper! Chin again scoring the only ang cho... Chin-tastic! A legend at night fishing.

Changi Fishing with Ah Fong in 2021: Handline CRs!

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It's been an extremely busy year with the pandemic wreaking havoc on personal life and fishing plans. Thankfully, we still can do local fishing in Singapore but the number of people allowed on the boat constantly changes which makes it hard to do planning. Here are some of the trips with Changi Ah Fong this year!  Had a great time with my kite fishing handline setup on Ah Fong. Landed a few good fish too. Setting power is not strong so I had to jump to set hook. Hahaha... next up is to land a fish on jig with this setup. Also had quite abit of fun with the Singapore Fishing Telegram admins on an Ah Fong trip. Handline got me some fish again! When the COVID-19 heightened measures kicked in, boats could only take 2 pax for fishing and a max of 4 hours. Going on Ah Fong was still possible! In fact, I quite like this arrangement... Made grouper sashimi when I went home. It was absolutely heavenly.