School of trevally!

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School of trevally!

Post by gohyuheng » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:15 pm

Was jigging for tambans (which were in low numbers), when suddenly hit a school of trevally!!

The larger ones broke off my tamban hooks, but I managed to lend this few guys in 5 minutes :D

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Looks like longfin trevally, 1 bumpnose and 1 queenie.

Soon afterwards the school moved on and the day slowed down
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by murasame » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:16 pm

Cool! Ive never hit a school before, where are they from?
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by gohyuheng » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:36 pm

murasame wrote:Cool! Ive never hit a school before, where are they from?
Near marina south :)

I've heard of schools swimming around bedok jetty too though!
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by Peace » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:50 pm

It's lucky to hit a school like this but they don't often hang around very long along shoreline unless there's a concentrated source of food there. I often wish I can have an additional set of heavier tamban jig setup on standby for such encounter but it doesn't seem very practical.

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Re: School of trevally!

Post by gohyuheng » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:19 pm

Peace wrote:It's lucky to hit a school like this but they don't often hang around very long along shoreline unless there's a concentrated source of food there. I often wish I can have an additional set of heavier tamban jig setup on standby for such encounter but it doesn't seem very practical.
How strong should the lines be to withstand the larger ones? I've never hit any on my prawns before, only on my tiny tamban hooks. (Which seems quite weird)

Very thrilling fight on light setup :p

Made another visit today morning and hit 2 more, along with a ray nearing a kilo on cut tamban :D

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Re: School of trevally!

Post by Peace » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:57 pm

You can try surecatch Kworm model size 6, they're quite effective for fishing sagais. For general hook size, I'd go size 8 at least. Congrats on landing the ray, your spot seems very productive! :thumbsup:

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Re: School of trevally!

Post by murasame » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:25 pm

Peace, is this the surecatch kworm youre referring to? I bought in malaysia quite long ago then got reminded abt it when you mentioned haha
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Sadly i cut off two off the hooks to use separately so only four left :S
Is there a way to work this for sagai and is bait required?
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:42 pm

murasame wrote:Peace, is this the surecatch kworm youre referring to? I bought in malaysia quite long ago then got reminded abt it when you mentioned haha
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Sadly i cut off two off the hooks to use separately so only four left :S
Is there a way to work this for sagai and is bait required?
Hmm I'm not too sure but I prefer using the white and green sure catch ones, they're more effective at catching tambans and kuning (which I'll be catching a majority of the time), and catching Sagai as more of a bycatch.

Recently found these.

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18 pounds hook line seems strong enough to withstand larger fish. Tested once and managed to hook up 2 sagais along with many many tambans :D
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by murasame » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:00 am

gohyuheng wrote:
murasame wrote:Peace, is this the surecatch kworm youre referring to? I bought in malaysia quite long ago then got reminded abt it when you mentioned haha
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Sadly i cut off two off the hooks to use separately so only four left :S
Is there a way to work this for sagai and is bait required?
Hmm I'm not too sure but I prefer using the white and green sure catch ones, they're more effective at catching tambans and kuning (which I'll be catching a majority of the time), and catching Sagai as more of a bycatch.

Recently found these.

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18 pounds hook line seems strong enough to withstand larger fish. Tested once and managed to hook up 2 sagais along with many many tambans :D
Without any baits on the hooks?? :shocked:
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by gohyuheng » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:40 am

murasame wrote: Without any baits on the hooks?? :shocked:
Yup just like jigging for tambans
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Re: School of trevally!

Post by Peace » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:01 pm

Yes, that's the kworm but only useful for sagai and larger selahs. For Tamban, you should stick to the feathered jigs.

Your kworm jig can still work with lesser hooks, you can reattach some feathered hooks to it for a mix. But still the best bait for sagai is still those small shrimps (hae beoh).

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