Where can I get live octopus as bait?

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Post by Antz69 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:10 am

darren wrote:hi Antz69, THANKS FOR YOUR INFD maybe you should try fishing at the end of bjt. t junction IF YOU MANAGE TO GET THE FRESH OCTOPUS. that time see that guy using HANDLINE, bait was live octopus . hit a red grouper, john snapper, and a big fat parrot fish.. POWER MAN. MAYBE HE IS LUCKY?
Thanks for the tip, Darren. Will wander out to the T next time I go out to BJT. Most of the time, I use handline with the 8-clawed beast... Still waiting for my first big bite.... :(
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Post by chanturtle » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:58 pm

nvr used baby octupus b4 will try it someday
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Post by darren » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:38 pm

hope to heard from your big catch soon. good luck

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Post by chanturtle » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:00 pm

thanks.... haha :D
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fishing spots?

Post by darren » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:36 pm

do you guy care to share any good fishing spots at ubin? last week when there to fish as most of the area had been fence up, not much good spots to fish liao. use to go to the thai temple side where there is a floating landing and futher down a few broken jetties all are good spot for kbl and grouper. but know all fence up, take to share. thanks

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Post by Antz69 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:09 pm

Ubin... never tried on the island itself, but on a boat and quite near the island. The fences looks menacing from the outside.
Remembered seeing some bumboat operators fishing off the main jetty :D
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Post by Peace » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:19 pm

I'm not familiar with the place myself, but I've seen people fishing at the jetty itself. If you're adventurous, find your way to the mouth of the prawn ponds facing the mainland. You'll find barramundis lurking there. ;)

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Post by darren » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:31 am

had try it before catch rate not so good alot of ah seng fish. rackie once got stung by hornets, run for life. dare not rackie ubin. not familiar there also.

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Post by Peace » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:07 am

I think you will have better luck with kbls if you used live prawns/mullets on floater there; that will avoid ah sengs too. You don't need to cast very far out. Lures work there as well too but the there's quite a bit of obstacles in and out of water. Fish during when the tide is coming in. :)

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Post by chanturtle » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:35 pm

i only went there once. did not take ani pics but the spot i went to is beside the prawn farm there. my friend's dad brought me there :) caught about 14 average size fishes and alot of small fishes. :)
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Post by Antz69 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:20 am

Popped by Giant Tampines again after dinner, and thought go take a look at the baby squids to see if any baby octopus available.

Took a look...Seems that they are always sitting there among the baby squids, though only 2 this evening.

Busy place, as usual.
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Can you see anything difference amongst the baby squids?
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Close Up....
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Took the pics and quicky ran off... The uncle behind the counter looked a bit pissed already, cos I was laying up the octopus for the shot. :p
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Post by Darth Salacious » Wed May 23, 2007 11:11 am

Nice photos there Antz!

I'll be passing by Tampines tonight, might pop by and see if there are octopuses in the aforementioned sotong bin.
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Post by Antz69 » Wed May 23, 2007 11:15 am

Darth Salacious wrote:Nice photos there Antz!

I'll be passing by Tampines tonight, might pop by and see if there are octopuses in the aforementioned sotong bin.
Thanks! Yeah, try it. I just bought some last weekend. Good Luck!
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Post by Darth Salacious » Wed May 23, 2007 11:23 am

Thanks. By the way, octopuses can be freezed and de-frosted just before use right? Does it affect their performance?

Or do I have to buy them fresh and use them almost immediately?
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Post by Antz69 » Wed May 23, 2007 2:39 pm

Eh, this one, I guess up to you la... I bought it and use straight away. Kept it a keep in the freezer, still ok. Though no big bites yet, but for sure the fishes will eat.... :nod:
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