29 October 2008

New addition to collection

New addition to my lures, Abu Reflex is a gift from my fishing buddy Nenasi, he wanted me to get my first Haruan, and gave me this spinner in hope I can get the haruan soon.

I am a fan of Vibes and Crankbaits, thus get this R2S from an angler who advertise on the forum. Love the Firetiger color.

25 October 2008

Good Size PB at 2 different location

Last weekend didn't do any FW luring, this weekend again didn't plan to do any FW luring BUT a phone call at 6:10am from Aric changes it all.

My inital plan is to catch some bait fish in the morning for tomorrow outing at Marina South barrage, noodle rod with float. But when Aric call, I am still in dreamland, he mentioned that he is at my place's coffeeshop with John and Boi already. Me quickly wash up, grab my tackles and lures and off I go to the coffeeshop.

We intend to try the little stream at Jurong road for huruan, but while luring there, we are attacked by mozzies. Decided to leave the place and off we go to 'AMK'. I didn't bring much lures and I am not too prepared for this trip, so use whatever that's in my box. Got this 9 to 10 inch PB after a good workout on my rod and reel. FUN!!! But the trip ended with me losing my modified Daiso Spinner bait.

Shimano Convergence IM6 6'6"
Daiwa SS700
15lb braided with 30lb leader
Unknown Lure, self paint in 'Fire Tiger' color, lure have a wide wiggle on retrieve.

Later in the evening, Aric suggested we go to recce trip to MacRitchie Reservoir to check out the fishing ground, KNN, me walk to wrong side, spend 1/2 hrs walking to and fro. Found the fishing spot, what the Fxxx, such a small area and slope so steep to water. Since there already so start luring lor.

This trip is meant to test out my 'Tuned Up'' Abu 5600D5 as well, so choose lures between 7g to 19g to test cast. After tuning up, I have yet to try it out, since this is one short session, decided to give it a go.

Start off with a couple of toss with the Halco roaster, nice distance and smooth! Seems like reel reacts well so far. Since it is getting dark and I see some rise nearby, I change to a minnow hoping to get something. A couple of cast later, fish ON!!! But hook didn't set well, and I miss the fish. Cast into the same area again, some method to retrieve it, slow retrieve, snap and pause. The pause is when the fish take the lure, feel line tighten and fish pulling! A snap of my wrist to set the hook and the fish got hooked this tie round. Fight is good and strong, took longer then usual to land the fish. This PB look thinner and lack the distintive strips of the normal PB, it is a different species of PB. A good decent sized PB landed on my maiden visit to this place.

Majorcraft Slicer 7ft
Abu 5600D5
14lbs Fireline with 30lb leader
'OK' brand lure, 90mm red head floating.
Retrieve method - slow retrieve, twitch and pause for 1 sec. both time it is taken on the pause.

12 October 2008

Barren weekend and Lost lure again

This weekend is terrible for me in terms of lure fishing. On Sat, usual spot the water is very murky, nothing took the lure, zero take. Sunday at GuiLin, trying for some small PB, zero take as well.

Lost 2 lures over the weekend, Daiso Vibe (self paint FireTiger color) and Duel 3D Flatcrank Green. Sad.......

07 October 2008

Shimano AernosXT C3000

When I first purchase this reel, I am thinking of using it with the noodle rod. But upon setting it up, I found it is too heavy, upset the entire balance of the Silstar Teal noodle rod.

Kept in storage until now, spool it up with Surecatch 14lb braided and going to pair it with the Genesis Assasini 7'3 rod. Try out the balance, it feels great.

Finally this reel will see daylight again. Back into 'Active Service'.

06 October 2008

Lure Shopping trip at Daiso

This morning , am around the IMM area, so decided to pop by Daiso to see if there is any new shipment of lures. As I lost one of my fav Daiso lure, Rattle Vibe in natural color, during my luring session at 'AMK' on Sun, I hope to find one to replace it.

Luck as it, they have both the natural color and pink series available. But the rattling Vibe in natural color does not have stock, only have the silent type. Bought a few of the pink one and intend to self paint them.

Finish up painting 2 at night, the Vibe and Pencil, using Yozuri color as a reference, in Fire Tiger and Perch respectively. Hope these self painted lures can catch some fishes for me.
Material used
Lures - Daiso Pencil and Vibe in Pink Color
Green paint marker
Pelikan Plaka-lack, Yellow - 2 coat
Solvent based Matt Black Paint
Red Marker

05 October 2008

My Lures that are MIA or RIP

I guess losing lures are part of parcel of luring. Most luring kaki that I know never have any qualms about losing lures to fishes during a hook up, but everyone irks at losing lures thru debris and rubbish underwater. Even I am new to luring, my lures casualty rate is consider high by my own standard.

There are some lures that I have lost either thru my own carelessness or garbage or debris underwater.
Rapala X-Rap
Yozuri Vibe
Yozuri L Minnow
Daiso Black Pencil
Daiso Rattling Vibe
Unknown popper given to me
Not counting the numerous self tied flies and dress u jigheads.
Ok Lure - Green (This is destoryed by a kaki during a luring trip)

I am sure there are more to come, but hope I can reduce this with the lure retriever that I purchase recently.

04 October 2008

'AMK' Luring Trip

Last week, myself and Nenasi are luring at 'AMK', the hook up rate is fantastic for Nenasi. He have easily over 10 hook up but sadly none is landed for picture taking, which includes PB, Toman and Haruan. While I have about 5 hook up and also none landed. We are back again to the same place again in hope of better if not the same hook up rate and 'finger cross' break the ZERO landed curse.
This trip is significant for me as I have just purchase a 2nd hand Genesis Assasini 7'3" rod from my surfcast friend, Derrick. Just the night before, I am thinking should I bring this newly aquired set for the luring trip today. Remembering what I always say to Nenasi "Tackle Bought are to be used and not for display", i decided to bring the rod to make it's maiden trip with me.

Fuunily, when Nenasi pick me up in the morning, I notice he also brought along the same model rod. AND we both pair it with the Daiwa SS series, his 1300 and mine 700. Great minds think alike??? :P

Once reached our spot, we started luring in hope to get toman in their feeding time zone. As usual, we didn't manage to get one. Thus I switch to a smaller lure and hit this Cichlid fish, this is a first for me on lure and more importantly, my Genesis Assasini have taken it's first prey, and with many more to come (keeping my finer cross). This lure is extremely effective today, most of the hook up I have is on this lure, during a hook up of a PB, the split ring opens. Needless to say, I lost the fish and a treble hook as well. That's not the only thing I lost, had a Daiso vibe lost during a cast, but not before it have done it's job to get me a PB.

However, Nenasi is still carrying on what happen last week, decent amount of hook up but none landed. Only towards late morning, he finally landed one PB, breaking his unlucky spell.
Genesis Assasini 7'3"
Daiwa SS700
15lb braided with 30lb leader
Duel 3D Flat crank
Daiso Vibe (May you RIP)

03 October 2008

Genesis Assasini 7'3"

Since I started luring, I am looking out for a reasonably priced, 7ft spin rod that can cast big lures. Upon recommendation from my luring kaki Nenasi, I pick up this rod from a fellow fisho, Derrick. He sold it to me with 2 tip and one butt.

Really like this rod, easy to cast and have enough backbone to fight biggies. Going to pair it with my Shimano AernosXT C3000 for the extra line capacity, and the weight balance is great.

01 October 2008

West Side Inshore Fishing - Good Friendly Kakis

Last night suppose to do fishing at this spot but due to kaki's other commitment plus the rain, we call it off. Instead this morning we went for freshwater luring. Wah Lau, super bad man, spot at least 3 schools of toman babies but hit a big fat zero. No baby, no mama, no papa. Very dejected and super "Du Lan", how can be zero fighter when we spotted the schools. So kaki suggested we go Saltwater Baiting instead, me determine to break duck so 'ON Lah'.

Go home, bomb Hirohisma, change tackles and off I go to this Saltwater spot. Reach about 11 plus, spot is totally new to me, setup and cast away with market prawn. There are other anglers at the area, friendly 'Hi' are exchanged. Then I setup my luring rod and using rubber and try to get groupers. After a while, quite tired as been fishing since early morning, so rest and chit chat with the other anglers. They have caught an assortment of small fishes, told me there are biggies around, Queenie, KBL, Groupers, etc. hmmm..... if that's the case, I decided to change my rigging method.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...