When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

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When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by RaymondAng » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:18 pm

I had went boat fishing around southern island 2x in the last 10days and both time we only caught 2 fishes. Both time 1grouper & 1parrot.
Do anyone know what the best season/months to fish at this area?

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Re: When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by Peace » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:09 pm

Hi Raymond, you don't particularly have to wait for seasons to do offshore fishing, it is possible to get reasonable amount of fishes anytime of the year. I've heard from a boatman September onwards is a good time for Ang Zhor though. ;)

Anyway, if you're getting consistent poor catch it is most likely due to other possible reasons. Is your offshore trip on a chartered boat? If it is, you can directly ask the boatman why the fishes aren't biting. If the boatman doesn't get fish himself after two trips, you should consider trying out another boatman.

Always try out the rigs and bait recommended by the boatman first because they know what works in their fishing spots. If possible, ask the boatman to choose a favourable day to fish in.

And there's always the factor with luck, getting poor catch over two trips isn't that uncommon. But don't give up, experiment with new changes and you may find improvement in your catch.

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Re: When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by desleyhan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:11 pm

Hi Raymond,

Although I've only been Offshore to the West once (but many times the East area) - I believe that there isn't any season for this <--- like Peace mentioned.

But I must admit that the currents are stronger in the West waters.

Therefore like everyone would put it ... 'You either get big fish or no fish when the currents are strong.'

Here's my catches 14th April 2007 - My 4th Offshore on Ah Chong's Boat in West Coast

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Re: When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by RaymondAng » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:01 pm

Thanks You all for the advice :nod:
I went with my friends which is the boatman regular. So the boatman should be good. Meet Ah Chong boat when we were fishing. I will continue to try harder :thumbsup: .

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Re: When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by RaymondAng » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:26 pm

BTW Desley,

Did you go for the Deutzia Nautical, Tere recomended?

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Re: When to go offshore Fishing, Southern Island

Post by desleyhan » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:11 pm

RaymondAng wrote:BTW Desley,

Did you go for the Deutzia Nautical, Tere recomended?
No bro .. ... maybe some other time..

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