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perfect time to fish ?

Post by inxane » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:17 pm

Is there a specific tide depth or power of the current to do luring ? High tide mid-fast current can ? i'm new to luring, need some tips. thanks guys =)

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by Peace » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:43 pm

It depends on the terrain of the place and the species of fish we're talking about. Fishes that don't move around a lot like the groupers can be caught during up or downtides so long the lure reaches it. Pelagic fishes like queenfish or mackerels like fast current, there will be plenty of oxygen and baitfish will be forced to congregate for easier hunting.

What species of fish do you currently have in mind to start with?

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by inxane » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:24 pm

Bass and KBL ?? sounds easier then it is i suppose...haha...any locations in the east to recommend ? Thnks for replying !!

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by Peace » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:56 pm

I'm not good at hunting kbls, perhaps SGPU can give some insights seeing how his catch reports are always the kims! :p You can try Pulau Ubin if you're keen to take a boat there. I would fish the incoming tide around inlets of prawn ponds along the shoreline.

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by weaver » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:07 pm

arhh now kbl season already!they are starting to come in to singapore to the canals..maybe can try punggol end also..

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by lamerzia » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Any locations in the west to recommend ?

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by BeachBum » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:47 pm

inxane wrote:Is there a specific tide depth or power of the current to do luring ? High tide mid-fast current can ? i'm new to luring, need some tips. thanks guys =)
I do not know enough.but say low tide is 0.0m or 0.2m . This is a bad tide to fish for kims at low tides, mainly is bacause the water is very low. However, you may be able to go further out maybe there is a dropoff somewhere, but generally it is not worth the time. I caught a few kims at low tide before, just as the tide was rising, but I forgotten what is the tide at those days, probably at 0.5 or something.
Also a few times at early morning 5am. receeding tide. The water is very calm sometimes at this time.
also a few times at night, when it is 2 hour before high tide, I encountered some fish , but didn't managed to catch it. A lot of times, these may be catfish. There are people who says you may need to fish the neap tides, I suppose those 1.4m low 1.4m high kind of tides,this is not often though. Maybe a 1.1m low 2.5m high. but as the high tides is not very high, so sometimes maybe no fish, but you can try, especially when the previous days have big tides.
I took 10 yrs before I caught my first kims on lures though.
Recently, I'm taking out my 10ft rod and casting towards assam fish shoals. The shoals came close to shore in the evening, unfortunately, caught no fish other than assams.

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by stout infantfish » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:19 am

Welcome to HLF inxane and all others new.You have come to the right place.This forum and website here is simple,exceptional and caters to all.Please read all interesting notes and pictures posted by Peace and others (Sgpu etc... etc..)
These guys are most helpful and i always go back to their fish photograps for reference.Take your time (if possible) to read all post from the begining (like me) and i am sure you will stay on here :nod:

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by limfish » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:13 pm

For depth, KBL can be more commonly found off shore when the season (which is now i think, till December?), but are equally common in canals.
Mangrove swamps/estuaries/brackish canals are also other spots you may want to go, especially 6 pipes, that place is good to fish during the receding high tide,
the current at that point will push (maybe not push, but convince) the KBL out of the canals and onto the sea, concentrating them nearer to the two inlets of the canal, and vice versa for the incoming tide.
Or you could try sungai changi, just go near Telok Pacu Rd , and fish that area, but be careful of any boatmen that might go there...
next place the canal beside the national service resort club...ive never gone there, so be careful, also, there are no fences at the outlet, so watch your step :mischieve:

The final (untired) spot would be:
punggol way,near the sakura shabu shabu and punggol prawning area, if they allow you to fish at their boat piers...

:) Happy hunting :)
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by sgpu » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:35 am

i have caught mine during high, low, fast, or neap tide. most time, about structures, weeds, debris. slow cranking, dead slow with pauses. most importantly a lot of patience.
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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by patrick2405 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:46 pm

sgpu wrote:i have caught mine during high, low, fast, or neap tide. most time, about structures, weeds, debris. slow cranking, dead slow with pauses. most importantly a lot of patience.
:D
wouldn't your lure be like a dead fish just gliding through the water instead of wiggling action? :confused:

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by sgpu » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:43 am

what the fish thinks, i do not know.

what i enjoy most of lure fishing, day, day break, cooling breeze calm water, no other souls.

what the fish thinks, i can't figure it out or never will. :(

i am not targeting KBL only. i am targeting the size that owns a one way ticket. he can break/ bend my rod wickedly, and strip my spool empty :lol:
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'tio bo'???

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by patrick2405 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:51 pm

sgpu wrote:what the fish thinks, i do not know.

what i enjoy most of lure fishing, day, day break, cooling breeze calm water, no other souls.

what the fish thinks, i can't figure it out or never will. :(

i am not targeting KBL only. i am targeting the size that owns a one way ticket. he can break/ bend my rod wickedly, and strip my spool empty :lol:
then you should try for monster redtails at FP or even better, GT pond :)

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Re: perfect time to fish ?

Post by sgpu » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:36 am

:D
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'tio bo'???

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