Some small catch!

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Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:50 pm

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Glad to see that the small ones are still abundant down at west coast :p

Intending to use all as bait, anyone got suggestions on where?
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by ilurbtambans » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:07 pm

You could try using the whitings as bait for stingray! Apparently from the various people who surfcast in SG, i've heard that the whiting is the best bait for stingray. Alternatively you could deep fry them and get a tasty snack out of it :D

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by Peace » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:09 pm

It's good to see West Coast Park still so productive, maybe you can try night fishing using the whitings as bait at the other southern spot from your previous catch report. I've seen Rays there before. ;)

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:33 pm

Will other fishes take the whitings? And how close to shore do large rays come?
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by murasame » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:29 pm

I think large rays wont have problems coming close to shore, but those really huge ones may be in deeper water, maybe 15-20m out
As long as theres lots of sand, there should be rays haha
You can try using a wire to thread your whitings so they dont get torn off during the cast or when the fish hits hard
As for what fishes may hit the whitings, you never know, depends on the size of the bait I guess. Since the rig will be a bottom rig, most likely get catfishes, maybe big snapper and groupers too
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by murasame » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:37 pm

What rig do you use to get all those smallies though? I want to try sometime :D
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:51 pm

Just bought the smallest sized tamban hooks :p Too lazy to tie my own.
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by Peace » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:54 pm

gohyuheng wrote:Will other fishes take the whitings? And how close to shore do large rays come?
Yes, pretty much what murasame said. Rays do come very close to shore, in fact most of their main source of food like shellfish are most abundant close to shore.

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:08 pm

Have decided to try my luck w Labrador park this coming Saturday, will update you guys :)
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by ilurbtambans » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:29 pm

You might want to cast far out and when retrieving your line, make sure to do it extra fast! Labrador is notorious for having lots of snags there. Hope you land a big one and share the story :D

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:53 pm

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Another small update from today's hour trip to wcp :p

Also got story to share! I was casting nearby only with small bits of prawn on tamban hooks, suddenly felt a huge tug and i managed to catch a glimpse of a HUGE fish compared to what i was targetting! Easily felt almost a kg, and was silvery in colour! It made a sudden dive and broke off my small tamban hook. :cry: :cry: :cry: First time iv'e hit something relatively big in WCP, and its on small prawn bits! Any idea what fish it might have been?
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by ilurbtambans » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:01 pm

Seems like everyone is on fire today! I wanna head out to the local jetties to fish but i'm bogged down by my essays :(
Well done with the whitings again! the silver fish might be a barramundi or a pelagic fish, sometimes when baiting with small hooks you tend to get the rare appearances of such fishes. There was this once i was at sungei api api fishing and this uncle was using small hooks to get small fishes to feed his fishes or cats and he had a hookup on a barramundi and the line snapped halfway

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by Peace » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:07 pm

Could it have been a cuda or kbl that tried to snipe your small fish on the hook? You should get your tackles ready for them the next round. ;) Nice catch btw.

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Re: Some small catch!

Post by murasame » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:23 pm

Woah well done
I want to fish wcp soon since I live in the west too, but the park kind of big and i dont know where to fish from haha
If the bait was a small piece of prawn, maybe it was a trevally? Do those even appear around wcp?? :shocked:
Or maybe like peace said, you may have hooked some small fish which attracted a kbl or barra which both seem to be wcp residents haha
Maybe next time u can try throwing out one of those smallies as live baits to attract whatever may have attacked your tamban rig...
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Re: Some small catch!

Post by gohyuheng » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:28 pm

Drop me a pm if you're up for wcp fishing any time soon :p
Trevallies do frequent at wcp, I've personally seen quite a few landed around the area so that might have been it.
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