Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

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Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Daryl » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi Folks! I am back!

After a long break from fishing as I was busy with my school and now army, decided to go back to luring with a new set up. I sold most of my tackle when I did not have time to fish but now after posted to a 8-5 vocation, finally decided to come back with a new bait finesse set up :D :D

Here are the catches mainly from Bedok Reservoir and Tampines Quarry!

Will start to record every trip from now and might get a sports cam to record my adventures!

Set Up Used:
Rod : Majorcraft Corzza BFS 4-12lb
Reel: Daiwa SS Air 8.1L with Hedgehog Air BFS Bearings
Line: Fire Line Crystal 6lb
Lures used: 2 Inch Salt Studio Sazanami Shad & 1.5 Inch Shirasu Swimmer


The First Trip - Bedok Reservoir approx 0800H start

My First Fish on the set up!
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Followed by a baby temensis
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Then finally a Peacock!
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Second Trip: Tampines Quarry approx 0800H start

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Hit a few more but never really took pic as I was in waist deep water hahas :lol:
I realise that Quarry has not been introduced with Temensis at all, never really hit any temensis there so far.

Third Trip: Bedok Reservoir approx 1710H start
On the Shirasu Swimmer!
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Last Light at Bedok Reservoir usually has temensis frenzy just before sundown but getting them isn't the easier thing as they were so used to lures and the fishing pressure there at the legal ground is rather huge.
They would be quite far out blasting the guppies on the surface

Manage to hook one up using the shirasu swimmer with sharp jerks
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Fourth Trip : Bedok Reservoir approx 1700H start

This trip was rather fun as I was not getting any hits at all then I decided to switch to using the drop shot technique and managed to hit one sizeable temensis on the first cast! :D and that was the one and only fish for the day.
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Well I did catch a pretty Sunset so I guess its worth it?
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Fifth Trip: Bedok Reservoir approx 1800 start

This trip is like 2 days later after the fourth trip. Caught roughly same size temensis but probably not the same fish, compared the tail markings.
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Here is the fourth trip temensis tail shot
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Here is the fifth trip temensis tail shot
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Sixth Trip: Tampines Quarry approx 0900H start

First Fish is a nice humphead Peacock!
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followed by a pretty sizeable Peacock on the dropshot!
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Seventh Trip : Today approx 0600H start at Bedok Reservoir

Went for first light today, saw lots of action on the surface but the temensis arent hitting.
Only managed to hit of them after changing my retrieve to super slow bottom bouncing.
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followed by a pretty quick hook up using the same technique but a peacock came up instead :)
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and here's a bonus picture on the tilapia situation at Bedok Reservoir
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crazy fun on bait finesse tackle but they are pretty hard to entice to get hook ups :rant:

Till Next Time ! Tight Lines and Cheers!!!

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Limpeh » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:25 am

Great catch! :thumbsup:

You made Bedok Resv legal ground looks so easy... :mad:

Keep casting!

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Daryl » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:53 am

Hahas its not, just hard work and being there at the right time :nod:

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Peace » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:06 pm

Welcome back Daryl, congrats on landing the fishes and the stay out unit life. :yay: Thanks for sharing your catches with us.

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Daryl » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:19 pm

Back again with some CRs !

25 Aug approx 0900H
:D :D
Rod : Majorcraft Corzza BFS 4-12lb
Reel: Daiwa SS Air 8.1L with Hedgehog Air BFS Bearings
Line: Fire Line Crystal 6lb
Lures used: 1.5 Inch Shirasu Swimmer with jighead


Temensis and PBs have been quite weary recently, was not able to hit the frenzies at last light :mad: :mad:
Tried in the morning and was rewarded with only one temensis, Ill take it regardless hahas :D
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Then had another trip that resulted in zero fighter :rant:
Went again on 31 Aug approx 1730
Rod : Ku Ying Teton 2-4lb BFS
Reel: Daiwa SS Air 8.1L with Hedgehog Air BFS Bearings
Line: Fire Line Crystal 6lb
Lures used: 1.5 Inch Shirasu Swimmer with jighead

Trying to hit the frenzy again but they just do not wan to take the lure, was getting fustrated until i see a solo splash right infront of the canal open casted my lure to it hard it super hard twitches and fast retrieve paused... and tada a hit ! a decent size temensis on my new rod that i got :D
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Till next time! Tight Lines and Cheers!~

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Peace » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:02 pm

That's still some decent catches there. Sometimes when I want excite the fish a little, I would smack the lure against the surface of the water a few times to mimic a frenzy feeding. This usually works quite well the first few times you use it and you may see the fish reciprocate with some surface action. ;)

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Daryl » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:15 am

They are pretty far out tho, can’t smack my rubber on the surface 😂😂 maybe a float to the lure will do the job :P will try that hahas

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Peace » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:43 pm

Nah, I mean just smack the lure right infront of you. The sound and vibrations can travel quite far out in water, especially if you have calm waters. They might come in closer to investigate. ;)

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Daryl » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:32 pm

Back again with another CR!

Tried slapping the lure infront and various method but figured out that downsizing the jighead into an even lighter weight gets hit almost instantly :D
Set Up Used:

Rod : Majorcraft Corzza BFS 4-12lb
Reel: Daiwa SS Air 8.1L with Hedgehog Air BFS Bearings
Line: Fire Line Crystal 6lb
Lures used: 1.5 Inch Shirasu Swimmer
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caught a few during the frenzy but did not take anymore pics.

It went quiet after the frenzy ended, i then proceeded to walk to the right side of the canal opening and started casting across the canal and hopping the lure across it. A few jerks and retrieve, i got a hit on the drop after the lure exited the canal but it missed the hook :cry: . Tried again and same spot once the lure passes through and drops .. BAM!
Solid Temensis!
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There were a few of them swimming with it as it was fighting :D , probably a pack of 3-5
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Till Next Time!
Cheers! :beer: :beer:

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Re: Daryl's Finesse Adventures!

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:46 pm

Frenzy is pretty exciting, make the best of the short window. It's a good time to test out different types, I typically like using topwater lures for the cool surface hits. :D

The last Temensis is pretty good size!

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