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Hi! may i know which is the best time to fish for tambans and which day

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They're usually more abundant in the mornings and evenings, and are more prone to bite during strong currents, though there are probably many other factors that affect Tamban feeding behavior.
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How do i know when the current is strong. Im clueless in everything because im new to fishing

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It's basically what yuheng said. Check out the surrounding anglers too, if you see the regulars jigging it's probably a good time to join in.

You can do a quick estimate of the current speed by lookng at the debris in the water, preferrably those just below the water surface and see how fast they're drifting away from you. Of course, the surest way is to lower your rig down into the water. If your line is vertical when it reaches the bottom, then there's no current. The faster the current the further away it will drift. For tamban fishing you need not use very heavy sinkers despite strong current because you should be short casting and retrieving it and the tambans are typically in mid water to near water surface.

Tidetable also can tell you whether the current will be fast on that day. Look out for days with very high tides(ie.3.0m) or very low tides(0.5m). Those days usually concide with days near full or new moon when the current will be strong. The tide table can be relatively accurate for gauging current along inshore, but it can be a totally different story if we're talking about offshore.

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Birds diving into the water is also a good sign

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They now come to bedok jetty at the outgoing tide ususally, incoming tides usually only have a few. the faster and stonger the current, selar may come too but when there are selar the tambans will top biting
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Do i tie the weight below the tamban hook or above ?

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The weight is at the very bottom of the entire rig, you can also attach a fish-like reflector on the swivel above the hooks but it's not neccessary.

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usually it will come with a small swivel, u attach ur weight there and the loop u connect to ur own swivel connected to ur main line

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Catch tamban which hook size best ?

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I like to use size 6 for jigging bait fish on jetty. If you are jigging specifically for Tamban, you can use size 4-5.

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Wah , then i buy wrong liao , i bought size 8 instead

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Size 8 is still very usable, especially when there's a frenzy going on. It's also a safeguard against larger scads or occasional yellowtails.

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