CR: First success on circle hook

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CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Peace » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:08 pm

I tried circle hooks a few times before and never had any luck with it, but this time round I finally caught something with it. :grin: I used a floating rig with live tamban as bait, I got two hits but sadly only one had the hook set. I think I pulled to quickly when the first took off, not quite a jerk but just fast retrieval. The hook probably didn't set on its own yet. :( What baffles me though, is the hook was pierced from outside. :confused: I can only assume that the mackerel did not swallow the tamban, but merely held the tamban in its mouth sideways when it took a turn, allowing the circle hook to set in.

Fun trip despite the rain interrupting. I had fisher join me later in the day and he caught a green eye squid. :)

The small mackerel
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Green eye squid by fisher
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My cuttlefish!
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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by woofie » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:24 pm

Wow nice catch! Congrats to you....
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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by fish-ng » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:08 pm

Peace,

Do we need to free or open the spool or release the tension when using circle hooks?

I intend to try this weekend. Cheers.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by WSismylife » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:06 pm

sry peace, may i know whether this week is a good time for catching green eye squid?i dunno how to see which tide is good leh.thx very much.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Peace » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:22 pm

The green eye squid feed throughout all tides, the problem is where you're fishing from. If it's shore like beach or breakwater, you will want high tide when the green eye squids come closer to shore. And yes, they can come really shallow especially in the night. If you're fishing for jetty, you wouldn't want the current to be too fast. It makes it difficult to drop the jig to where you want, plus the squids will be hiding behind structures or shallower places which are sheltered from stronger current.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by WSismylife » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:20 pm

lol.actually my nick in Fnr is slismylife.if u know me.haha.thx peace.so i will be able to get squids from punggol jetty for this week????

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Peace » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:23 pm

Yes, we've met several times in the chat room. :) Punggol isn't exactly my playground, the best person to answer you would be dBs. ::x: But just in case she doesn't reply here, I'd say it is very possible to get squids there this weekend night.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Peace » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:51 pm

fish-ng wrote:Peace,

Do we need to free or open the spool or release the tension when using circle hooks?

I intend to try this weekend. Cheers.
Oops, sorry I missed your post. :o In short, you can free spool. The resistance from the sinker alone is usually enough to let the circle hook work.

The principle of using circle hook is such that the extra angled tip will pivot on the corner of the fish mouth as the hook gets drawn out of its throat. The tip of the hook will pierce when the fish's head turn away from the line (this is what happens most of the time when fish feels something wrong). In order to pierce, it will still need some form of tension but not as much as the normal fishing hooks we use. And because the piercing will only happen at a precise angle of turn, we should not be setting the hook.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by arsenal » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:29 am

tot circle hooks should set hook itself without any jerking? normally the fish will bite n swim away with the bait n normally the circle hooks will just set hook itself on the side of the mouth. most fishes caught on circle hooks always kana the side of their mouth de.

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by dBs™ » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:03 am

Peace wrote:Yes, we've met several times in the chat room. :) Punggol isn't exactly my playground, the best person to answer you would be dBs. ::x: But just in case she doesn't reply here, I'd say it is very possible to get squids there this weekend night.
Wah ! Peacy accuse me bo zo gang ah !!!

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Hi Slimy ... welcome to HLF. :cocktail:

Targeting for green eyes ... Punggol is the answer.
I have not play there for quite a while so not sure how's the bite rate nowadays.
Try going on up rising tide ... when the water level hit the beach ...
simply cast your squid jig along either side of the "I" of the jetty.
Forget about the T junction ... unless you know the terrain well.

Facing the sea ... left side is a safer zone, lower chances of sangkot-ing.
Right side has plenty of rocky seabeds, so chance are you might lose a jig or two.
If playing on the right, try not to let your jig sink to the floor.

The shallow beaches is best at full tides.
O ... one more tippy for you ...
Look out those floating plastic bags ...
Look under it ! :mischieve: :shh: :lol:

Good luck and do share with us your catches. :nod:


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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by WSismylife » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:04 am

ok thx Dbs!haha will try tonight.hope to get my first sotong. :) oh ya sry peace i hijack your thread.X.X your nick in chatroom is???alleycat? the one i ask u bring me go fishing but u dun wan.hahahahaa nice catch there btw!

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Peace » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:44 pm

WSismylife wrote:ok thx Dbs!haha will try tonight.hope to get my first sotong. :) oh ya sry peace i hijack your thread.X.X your nick in chatroom is???alleycat? the one i ask u bring me go fishing but u dun wan.hahahahaa nice catch there btw!
Yes, that's me. You can still find me there. :)

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by fisher » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:45 am

haha
fisher will be aimming some green eyes again soon 0.o

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by WSismylife » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:40 am

wah good luck fisher.me still haven get 1st one yet haha

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Re: CR: First success on circle hook

Post by Oinkie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:19 pm

Peacy

Hmmmmmm that place kind of looks familiar to me.............. :nod:

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