Baby PB at Jurong Lake

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Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:45 pm

Been a long time since gone fishing. The itch had to be treated, so visited Jurong Lake which is near to my house armed with my Surecatch telescopic rod in my bag and boxful of lures. :mischieve:
First I decided to try something new and different. Why not try Berkley Gulp 3" Minnows (Silver color). I had the Saltwater version :o which I had tried at Pasir Ris Pond to no results. Attached the minnow to a small hook along with a split shot and cast the rig in the lake. On the first cast. while reeling back slowly with small jerks I felt a bite :fish2: and set the hook. It felt like a small fish, but when I reeled in the little monster I witnessed a fantastic dance performance all around the water surface. It was a small Peacock Bass, but jumped and jumped so fiercely that at one point I thought I lost the fish...
At the end I vanquished the little demon:
This specimen was around 20-25 cm, I think. It was perfectly hooked in it's lips similar to my previous Mangrove Jack from PRP. Pity I was not consistent after this catch. :cry:

This little experimentation (of using Saltwater Gulp in Freshwater :shh: ) worked and I got 2 more bites later but I failed to hookup them... After that I tried other lures like spoon, crankbait, minnow, frog etc just for practice, but didn't catch anything.

This was my best day of fishing since this is my first catch ever :D on artificial lure / soft plastics, I've been trying so hard or so long :sweatdrop:
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:17 pm

hey! i cant seem to see your picture.... btw i also occasionally go to jurong lake for fishing :D where do you stay at?
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:12 pm

Imageshack is always down :(
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This is the second time I went to Jurong Lake even though it is very near to my house. I stay in Jurong East.
Nice catches u got there in ur CR thread. :)
This was my first catch on lure and so I kept the PB to consume.
BTW, I didn't bleed the PB. Will it taste ok?
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Peace » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:17 pm

Good start with catches on artificial lures, I think rubbers work wonderful with minimal play of the angler. The waggle of its tail look very natural on descend or with retrieve. With rubbers you will sometimes end up losing its tail because of it. :lol:

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:22 pm

actually im not sure.... but i tried two methods....
1. keep it alive until before cooking, clear out the fish but leave the scales on then leave it to steam.... this way the meat feels kinda chewy....
2. bleed it straight after catching, then clear everything including the scales and steam it, tastes like snapper....
lols jurong east where? maybe find one day free we fish together? :D

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:41 am

Ohh... I took the fish home, washed it and dumped it in freezer, didn't bleed it. It had rough scales like a sand paper and was not smelling bad as some people have reported PBs to smell badly (even if they are freshly caught).
Wife will boil/fry the fish this weekend in mustard curry :drool: Let's see how well it tastes.
Is there any video on how to bleed the fish, I saw a page where it was shown in images where to cut and bleed, but couldn't get it properly... 0.o

I stay in Jurong East Street 21 near the Mosque, kinda in-between Jurong Lake and Pandan Reservoir. So I shuffle between the two spots. Sure would like to join you and learn some stuff from you :D
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:02 pm

errrrrrrr......... wife? how old are you?! :shocked:

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:15 am

Why so surprised? :p Can't married people fish? Yes, there's less time for fishing with all the responsibilities added up... But still there's passion for fishing... :D
BTW I'm 28, but not even 1 year old as far as fishing is concerned ;)
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:40 pm

Grawpy wrote:Why so surprised? :p Can't married people fish? Yes, there's less time for fishing with all the responsibilities added up... But still there's passion for fishing... :D
BTW I'm 28, but not even 1 year old as far as fishing is concerned ;)
errrrrrrr...... age is not a problem lol.... the thing is im only 16 lol!!!
im not being racist but you're chinese right?

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by fishingboy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:49 pm

ahahaha , i am still learning how to play a rapala x-rap , any tips ? :)

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:12 am

fishingboy wrote:ahahaha , i am still learning how to play a rapala x-rap , any tips ? :)
hmm not that sure lol cos i don have rapala lures... where did you get it from?

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:34 am

patrick2405 wrote:
Grawpy wrote:Why so surprised? :p Can't married people fish? Yes, there's less time for fishing with all the responsibilities added up... But still there's passion for fishing... :D
BTW I'm 28, but not even 1 year old as far as fishing is concerned ;)
errrrrrrr...... age is not a problem lol.... the thing is im only 16 lol!!!
im not being racist but you're chinese right?
Hehe, surprising u again :p I'm Indian...
The Peacock Bass was fried whole with spices:

It was tasty and very fresh, there were very few bones too. :D
Everything is possible... The impossible just takes longer...
My Weapons:
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  • Haibao C6 Reel 40F (Ball Bearings: 6, Built-in LED)
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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm

Grawpy wrote:
patrick2405 wrote:
Grawpy wrote:Why so surprised? :p Can't married people fish? Yes, there's less time for fishing with all the responsibilities added up... But still there's passion for fishing... :D
BTW I'm 28, but not even 1 year old as far as fishing is concerned ;)
errrrrrrr...... age is not a problem lol.... the thing is im only 16 lol!!!
im not being racist but you're chinese right?
Hehe, surprising u again :p I'm Indian...
The Peacock Bass was fried whole with spices:

It was tasty and very fresh, there were very few bones too. :D
oh hahas i tot you were chinese cos sometimes mother tongue easier to explain stuff.... btw i wanna say ouch! cos the fish is so fresh yet you fried it?! :rant:

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by Grawpy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:57 pm

Yes, that's true, it's easier to communicate in mother tongue...
We usually make curry of boiled fresh fish, but that day we were feeling lazy and made a quick fish fry. Also we were apprehensive as how the fish will taste as we were eating it for the first time...
Nevertheless, it tasted good. :)
Everything is possible... The impossible just takes longer...
My Weapons:
  • Highland Seahawk Graphite HLD902HS rod (9 feet, Heavy, 18-35 lb)
  • Haibao C6 Reel 40F (Ball Bearings: 6, Built-in LED)
  • Seahawk Pro-Line 25 lb Mono Line 0.32 mm diameter

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Re: Baby PB at Jurong Lake

Post by patrick2405 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:37 pm

hmm it actually tastes like red snapper lol.... next time try steaming it!

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