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#1 shiro

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:56 AM

fishing trip: 15 june 2009
Location: KTM resorts, Batam
Today, according to tidecomp, water start to rise on 8.45 tonight. Water is calm with no current. As usual, my favorite squid fishing spot remains in KTM resort. My first event is to jig for selars using sabiki in hoping to pack few kilos back like what I did days before. Apparently, today is just not selar day. Not even a single selar bluffed to bite the hook. Next, sotong time. This was also zero for me. The rest that time, they didn't get any better than me too. After a shortwhile, Syahrial from BFC strike with a big fin squid of around 300gr. Next, it didn't surprise me now, my wife with a larger squid that weight around 800gr...Eventually, everybody strike but me. Due to lack of stamina because of yesterday survey visit to the Kelong, I got back earlier than usual at around 9 o'clock. The rest...see in the following photos...

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Some photos with big squid were not taken due to cameraman out of stamina, sooo sleepy.

Edited by shiro, 19 June 2009 - 01:58 AM.

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#2 shiro

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:57 AM

fishing trip: 17 June 2009
Location: KTM resorts, Batam
Low tide with strong current from 5pm to 12am. Started to fish at 7pm with not much hope in getting strikes. Water current is strong and low tide. A very unsupporting condition to have lots of strikes. But usually in this condition, we'll get lesser in quantity but big in quality. First strategy is to use selar fish as bait in hope of detecting presence of squid faster compared than using egi. Results, zero.
At round 9pm, after making sure the bottom conditions are clear from derby, it's time to use egi from yozuri (ed. it's not about the price, but it's very difficult to find this brand in Batam. It's a big loss if it stucks in corals). 3 times syakuri techniques is applied. It didn't take long to feel the egi taken by squid. When reeled in, the squid escaped from the hook. Tried again, same jerking but the squid managed to escaped from the hook again. Following the motto of 3 times work the wonder, egi casted on the same spot, and in less than 15 minutes, the squid bites hard on the egi. This time, a 700gram big fin squid landed on my lap...not long after that, a moderate size aero squid were also reeled in. The missus who was also there fishing, beaten the squid that I fished for 2 hours in just 20 minutes....sigh...1 big fin of 600grams and 1 aero squid which happen to be bigger than mine...
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Edited by shiro, 19 June 2009 - 01:59 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:34 AM

Nice photos. Keep them coming :rolleyes:
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#4 d700doug

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:13 PM

Outstanding !!!!
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#5 Dr Zoidberg

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 06:35 AM

Good post and nice photos.
congratulations.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:30 PM

Is there in Batam any commercial squid fishing?
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