Thursday, December 29, 2016

Luring, jigging and baiting with Sam Law

There are so many options for fishing in Singapore now but there is so little time to do so. Add the myriad of techniques that one can pursue in fishing and you end up with a mix of expectations, worries and excitement. The best fishermen I know though, can navigate through all these and still come out victorious - either contented with a day's fishing or always getting a fish no matter the situation.

If you're like me and you're always trying to squeeze time for fishing, then I think versatility in your fishing expectations is important. You'll want your boatman or fishing captain to be able to do everything and to be flexible according to the water conditions. Sam Law is such a captain that I know of and he's not only versatile but very big on results.

It's tough to place what he really is good at - I used to think he was very good at bringing folks out for jigging and slow fall but it seems that he also knows his baiting stuff! He also knows his casting spots though and that coral trout by Ah Biao on the Duel Hardcore 110s will stick with us for quite awhile...

If you're going out on a fishing trip with Sam Law, I highly recommend to prepare for the following situations:
  1. Baiting (pure baiting) and Madai Baiting (baiting by putting a prawn on the Madai)
  2. Micro Jigging (6g to 20g) and Light Jigging (20g to 60g)
  3. Slow Fall Jigging and Medium Jigging (60g to 150g)
  4. Light Casting and Popping
Sharing some of our past few catch reports out with Sam Law.

Gold spot trevally!
Fat, decent snappers
So far I've always seen a red grouper on all of my trips with Sam
GT frenzy
Top water shuttling of jigs for trevally
A recent good gao landed on baktao pink tenya
Fat parrots quite common on Sam!
Gaos and gaos...
Gaos and gaos...
This eng ko put up a good fight and was hauled up
Coral trout on casting!
And of course this monster GT on Sam Law's boat...