Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Helpful Tips for Night Fishing by Jimmy Cox

The great majority of salt-water anglers go out during the daytime and rarely venture forth at night. But today more and more anglers are discovering that plenty of fish and good sport can also be had at night. In fact, if you are interested in big fish which are found near shore, your chances are much better fishing at night than during the daytime.

But night fishing in salt water offers many other advantages besides that of catching big fish. There are fewer anglers and less competition, so you have more elbow room. You don't have to worry about sunburn, and often during the summer the wind dies at sundown, so the water is usually calmer at night than during the middle of the day - an important point to consider if you are subject to seasickness.

Also, during the summer months it is cooler at the seashore or on the water at night. Finally, you can fool the fish easier at night than during the day. They can't see the hook, leader or line, and they can't examine a lure too closely.

Night fishing in the surf is almost a must in highly populated areas, especially from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In many areas, most surf anglers are forced to fish at night in the summer. During the daytime there are too many bathers and they chase the surf anglers away from the best spots.

Luckily, in the case of the striped bass, this isn't such a hardship. Since they bite best at night during the summer months most anglers I know don't bother going out until well after dark. Then they usually fish hard until the early morning hours or even until daybreak.

Novice surf anglers or those who have never done much night fishing often wonder how it is possible to locate, hook and land fish in the surf on a dark night. Many have asked me such questions as the following: How do you know where to fish? How can you cast at night? How do you land the fish?

It's true that problems and conditions which are easily coped with during the daytime are often more difficult on a dark night. Yet it's surprising how soon you become used to casting, hooking and landing fish at night and enjoying it as much or even more than during the daytime.

The big question that arises with respect to surf fishing at night is how to locate the fish. If you are lucky enough to have a friend who can tip you off, that's a big help. Tackle dealers and outdoors columns in newspapers often tell you the general area to fish. Actually, no one can predict in advance which specific spots will produce a temperamental fish such as the striped bass, because they move around too much and bite best under conditions which change from day to day.

At night there are no birds to guide you, but if you see birds or fish feeding off the beach during the daytime there is a good chance that they will work inshore at dusk or after dark. Schools of bait fish will often lie off the beach during the day, but at night they tend to work inshore to escape the game fish, and, of course, the game fish will often follow them in. If you arrive after dark you can pick up the bait fish in your light when they are hugging the shoreline.
Try some night fishing, and you may come to enjoy it better than fishing by day!

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Fly Fishing Secrets

When most people think of fly fishing, they think of the movie A River Runs Through It. They picture standing on the banks of a beautiful river (or possibly standing in the middle of it) and whipping a fishing pole back and forth as an amazingly long line flings back and forth with the whip of the pole. To be sure, to watch fly fisherpeople (or anglers as the people who fly fish are called) can be very relaxing. Imagine how soothing and peaceful it must be to actually be out there doing the fishing. Of course that isn't to say that there aren't a few fly fishing secrets to help you have a successful fishing trip.

To the non-trained eye, fly fishing doesn't look like that big of a deal, but there is a gentle and subtle art to it. Like with most things, fly fishing relies on gear, technique and skill to result in a successful catch. Of course, the fly fishing secrets vary depending on where you are going fly fishing and what you hope to catch.

The first thing you will want to think about is your gear. If you are fishing for trout (which is the fish of choice for most anglers), you will want to use the lightest fly rod possible. This fly rod should have a fly reel with, at the most, four pound test monofilament in its reel. If the line is any heavier, the trout will see it and recognize that it is not a natural part of their world.
The best bait that you can use is a still living worm. That probably isn't what you want to hear after spending all sorts of money on different types of line, lure and fancy kinds of bait. Still, simple and natural is always best. The best way to use live worms is to attach them to a set of gang hooks that have been pre-tied.

Believe it or not, what you are wearing can also have an impact on the success of your fly fishing trip. Because the trout have such fantastic eyesight, you will want to do everything you can to blend into the background of the fishing location you have chosen. Bland colors that match the naturally occurring colors are the best bet. You don't have to spend a bunch of money on camouflage, but you also don't want to wear bright red pants in a dark green river.
These are just a few simple fly fishing secrets to keep in mind as you set out on your fly fishing expedition.

The act of fly fishing is at least two millennia old, and while it didn't become popular until the nineteenth century, the last couple hundred years has been wrought with fly fishing developments. As the gear has improved, the angler's basic trials and errors have resulted in some wonderful fly fishing secrets. A simple search on the internet will yield far more than the few we've shared with you here.

Copyright (c) 2008 Steven Magill
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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

YellowTail Snapper Fishing in the Florida Keys

Fishing for Grouper in the Florida Keys
If you want a really good fishting fish, try the Groupers. Florida Keys groupers are a hard fighting and good eating bottom fish that provide the best grouper fish fight in
the world. Groupers are hard to beat as a prized dinner catch along all the Florida coasts
and the Bahamas.
Groupers as a firm, white meat fish cooks up well as a spectacular onion-garlic saute for your dinner table. More recipes Later!! Let's go catch fish. Bottom fishing with heavy tackle is the classic method of grouper fishing. Groupers are generally aggressive strikers when they first inhale the bait.They will normally go right into the rocks or hide in any structure that is surrounding them.
Trolling is also another favorite method for grouper fishing. This method usually works in water from 15 - 25 feet depth and wherever grouper are found. If you are fishing in shallow water 4 to 12 feet, flat lining, usually used to catch yellowtail snapper, is another popular way to Grouper fish. Tips and tricks for this method are outlined in our Yellowtail snapper article and also in our instructional DVD, "Amazing Techniques of Yellowtail, Grouper, and Mutton Snapper Fishing.
Special Grouper Bait All grouper tend to like the same types of baits and presentations whether they are on the bottom or by trolling the bait to them. If it's Gag grouper in at little as ten to twelve feet of water or the mighty Warsaw grouper in several hundred feet of water, just remember, big bait, big fish, small bait, small fish. Bottom fishing with live baits Pinfish and large grunts would generally be your best bait for grouper. The bottom structure that you're near tends to pull them in closer, housing a variety of species of fish, including tons of bait.
Find a good rock pile and just keep letting line out until you know your bait is right in front of your grouper. Keep your eye on which way the tide is moving and go to the side where your bait will go away from the pier. NOTE: Goliath Grouper, formerly known as jewfish, are completely protected from harvest in Florida waters. Red Grouper, gag grouper, and Nassau grouper (spawning in April and May) all prefer water temperatures between 66 - 77 degrees F.

About the Author
Marilyn Davis is a 20 year resident & fisherwoman of the Florida Keys & Key West.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007



fly fishing rod is a tool that is used to catch fish in the sport called angling. Some fishing line is attached to a long, flexible pole or rod. One end of the line has a hook on it for catching the fish. Fishing rods differ in length and in action. They can be found in lengths between 24 inches and 16 feet. The longer rods provide for greater mechanical action while casting.

Fly fishing rods are made to cast a fly and are long, thin and very flexible. The fly is usually tied on with feathers, fur, foam, or some other lightweight material. A fly rod uses the weight of the fly line for casting. A "leader" is often tied onto the fly line on one end, and the fly onto the other end. The size of the rod to be used depends much on what type of fish are desired, the water and wind conditions, and on the weight of the line. The heavier and larger lines can cast larger and heavier flies. Fly rods are available in many different line sizes, from size #0 rods, which are used for catching small freshwater fish such as pan fish and trout, all the way up to size #16 rods, which are used for the larger saltwater fish.

Most fly fishing rods have very little or no handle, sometimes referred to as a butt section. This helps to prevent interference in casting movements. A fly rod with a longer rear handle is called a spey rod. It is sometimes used for fishing in saltwater surfcasting, or for large rivers to catch steelhead or salmon.
Action is the amount of rod flexibility or stiffness in the rod. Slow-action fly fishing rods have the greatest amount of bend and are used to reel in smaller, lightweight fish. These are sometimes difficult for beginner fishers to control, but they also provide the most accuracy for short-range casting. Medium-action fly fishing rods are easier for beginning fishers to control. They have some flexibility, and the rod bends more in the middle and at the tip. These rods can be used for short or long-range casting. Fast-action fly fishing rods bend at the end of the rod and are very stiff. They do not have much give to them at all. These rods are best for long-distance casting, and also for reeling in the bigger fish. Beginners can find these harder to handle because they are not as accurate as a short-action rod.

How To Select A Fishing Kayak

If you enjoy fishing, then your ship has come in! Kayaks are the ultimate angler's dream especially if you are looking for some springtime shallow water excitement. The better fishing is of course in the warmer water...and, to catch the big ones, you must get into the shallows. There is just no better way to fish these waters than by fishing kayaks.Viking Kayaks from Australia are icons in the kayaking world. They offer great stability in all conditions from smooth water to surf. They do not readily tip and are easy to get into and out of even in deep water. In addition to bow and stern handles, they have a grabline around the rim which makes for a ready handhold. Their seating gives a wrap-around feel but does not cover or restrain any part of the body. They are available in a variety of colors in a single or double style.
The Predator is designed for speed as well as stability. Its features include a very large forward hull for stowage, a large rear covered cargo well, and moulded handles located at each end for easy handling. The Predator's unique rudder system is easily controlled from the cockpit and retracts up inside the hull ensuring that the rudder is always in contact with the water, i.e. not popping out like tail-hung models.
The NEW Topaz is built for speed and stability. It's ribbed and flat hull section and the rolled chines, give the Topaz the ability to track fast and straight as well as softly change direction even when riding waves. These characteristics make the Topaz quite suitable for fishing even in strong wave conditions. The Topaz sports the same unique rudder system as the Predator.
The Tempo Fisherman single kayak, and the Tempo Fisherman II double kayak, answer the long awaited call for stable, roomy fishing and expedition kayaks. Both models feature comfortable moulded seats, backrest and large front and rear wells for fish and gear. These kayaks are super stable, and have been designed to be powered by an electric motor.
The NEW ProFish is the ultimate fishing kayak. Its features include large front, center, and rear cargo wells, sounder compartment, and burley bins. The full seat with pockets on the Profish makes long hours of fishing pass comfortably.
The Stingray is a single seater kayak with a see through "glass bottom". The viewing panel is made from tough UV rated clear polycarbonate making it normally unbreakable. The Stingray is great for fishing or for just paddling in interesting waters where there is plenty of marine life.The Nemo2 Plus is a double fishing kayak which can accommodate two adults and one child. With roomy comfortable seating for all passengers, the Nemo 2 Plus features four hatches and two hatch bags. It is made from a poly ethylene material and is therefore extremely durable yet light weight. The Nemo2 Plus kayak is a 'must have' for families who want to have fun.
Heritage Kayaks represent the marriage of modern technology using sophisticated materials with timeless proven traditional design elements. Their kayaks are designed to be user friendly, good looking, and of course, safe under prudent usage. Heritage offers a wide variety of models offering high quality, by design.
Whether you're heading for backcountry shallows, a quiet stream or open water the Redfish Angler can introduce you to your future favorite fishing spots with ease. Its stable platform adds confidence to your cast and makes it easy to reach for your gear. The cockpit is spacious so it can provide room for even larger paddlers. Fisherman designed and tested recessed rod holders are located behind the seat, and the handy stern tankwell keeps track of your bait bucket or crate.Hobie claims rights to the ultimate kayaking experience because according to the company, "their kayak's mother was a sailboat and the father was a surfboard". The entire world has heard of the Hobie Cat. Using their engineering skills plus years of experience in the world of water sports, Hobie offers several models of fishing kayaks.
The lightweight and compact Hobie Sport Fish fits into those tight spaces and easily maneuvers waves on the big water. This means you can find fish where others can't--in small ponds and up narrow channels. Comfortable for all size anglers, the movable seat and adjustable pedals fit everyone from four to six feet tall. You can carry two rods in the molded-in holders plus one in your hands, because the MirageDrive leaves them free for casting and fishing.
The Hobie Out Back kayaks also use the Mirage Drive pedal system to allow free hand fishing. With its 400-pound capacity, three hatches for in-hull storage, handy on-deck utility trays, and four molded-in rod holders, there's room for plenty of tackle. Now you're ready to get to fish that have never seen a lure before.The Hobie Adventure Fish is a truly innovative development for the ocean-going kayak angler, or anyone else who wants to eat up the nautical miles. This boat's long, 16-foot stance and traditional kayak shape give it great sea stability and style. There's no skimping on storage, either, with a massive rear storage well, two round hatches and a big accessible hatch up front, you can take every bit of the gear needed to catch all the fish you want.
Hopefully, this brief synopsis of fishing kayaks provides enough information to encourage deeper investigation into the sport. By no means is this a complete discussion of the boats and the equipment available. The names, Hobie, Heritage, Viking, and the craft names associated with them are all property of their respected trademark owners and companies.

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Bill Bergfeld uses Leadership Development to improve individual lifestyle. Successful kayaking requires the understanding of leadership basics. Learn more about kayaking from Bill Bergfeld Companies.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007


Mud Crab are the most popular baits to catch the Parrot Fish.

Parrot Fish only can catch or fishing in sunny days and during heavy current flow at high tide. No ones have experience to catch this species during night fishing. But, becarefull of fighting of this species. They are very strong and quickly jerk and hiding within the coral and lastly the amatuer angler will lost expensive fish hooks every time they fight.

Monday, 23 April 2007


  • Trips depart from Tg. Gosong jetty at 9.00 pm. All fishing equipment has brought and ready for big game action. The "Tekong" and "awak-awak" look busy for regular night departure. Come and join "Pak Chart Team" for the great fishing that Tg. Gosong, Malaysia has to offer. The team has arrived Batu Air Leleh at 10.00 pm via assistance of GPS. Tekong was clearly identify the correct location and awak-awak drop the anchor. Yeehaa!! Your big game fishing field now infront of you.Try your hand at redfish, GT, grouper, cobia, giant barracuda or sharks. Fresh squid bait can be used for bottom fishing or try shining live baits to attrack giant fish this coral reef. Whether your an avid fisherman or a novice, our experienced Malaysian Maritime licensed Captains make it their business to make your charter a memorable one.