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Pole Fishing

Post by Manmok Sangkut » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:00 am

Can anyone help me in the set up. Fish i'm targeting is the Rabbitfish and Mullet. What bait should I use?
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by zufeeqhar » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:12 pm

I suggest small hook and small prawn meat for rabbit fish just use tamban hook and attach prawn meat should be good enough but mullet no really sure i myself have yet to catch one
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Peace » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:10 pm

If you're fishing from breakwaters, pole rods will be very ideal. Length of line inclusive of rig should be slightly longer than the rod itself so it will be easy for you to rebait while holding the rod. Rabbitfishing isn't exactly my forte but the rig look something like in the picture below. You can use chumming to attract the fishes to come but that is optional. For mullet fishing you can use the rig in the second picture. Note that you shouldn't use one type of rig to fish both species of fishes, they feed at slightly different water levels. However, both species of fish do take bread. :)

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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Manmok Sangkut » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:28 pm

Peace wrote:If you're fishing from breakwaters, pole rods will be very ideal. Length of line inclusive of rig should be slightly longer than the rod itself so it will be easy for you to rebait while holding the rod. Rabbitfishing isn't exactly my forte but the rig look something like in the picture below. You can use chumming to attract the fishes to come but that is optional. For mullet fishing you can use the rig in the second picture. Note that you shouldn't use one type of rig to fish both species of fishes, they feed at slightly different water levels. However, both species of fish do take bread. :)

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Hey Peace, Thanks for the useful information :D But I have one more question, I have observe some people using very small weight on the line near the hook. Why is that so???
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Manmok Sangkut » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:43 pm

Peace, i the first picture, if i refuse to use chum, must I replace it with weight???
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Peace » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:55 pm

For rabbitfishing, you'll be fishing very close to the shore and the purpose of the sinker is only to sink the bait. Heavier sinkers will drag down the float and gets snagged easier. It also makes the line more taut which can spook the rabbitfish. Chumming is optional, you can always do without it.

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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Manmok Sangkut » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:10 pm

Thnks, I will surely try this real soon :D
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Manmok Sangkut » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:41 am

When pole fishing alone and caught these :D
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Thanks everyone for the information. Really appreciate it :D
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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by Peace » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:27 am

Hey you seem pretty good at this, it makes people think if you're really new to pole fishing. ;) Nice catch!

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Re: Pole Fishing

Post by fishingboy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:18 am

nice catch man , you got a todak ^^

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