Friday, 30 May 2014

Sea Eagle's new Frameless Pontoon Fishing Boat - 285 FPB

Date: 5/20/09
Tackle type: Watercraft
Manufacturer: Sea Eagle
Reviewer: JIP





 

Introduction: For those who don't own traditional boats and look for an alternative way to get on the water, Sea Eagle has many available portable fishing options. The latest of which is the new Sea Eagle 285 FPB, a frameless pontoon fishing boat which is designed to be lighter yet still offer a wealth of angler friendly features.
 
Introducing the new Sea Eagle 285 FPB

Sea Eagle Past Reviews: Before we get into the details of this new fishing machine let's take a look at the past Sea Eagle reviews here on TackleTour. Our very first Sea Eagle review was back in 2002 with the PaddleSki, a combination of a catamaran and kayak that can be used for paddling, motoring, rowing, sailing, and fishing. To this date we still use the PaddleSki as it's one of the most versatile inflatable watercrafts out there.
 
Then later that same year we reviewed the Sea Eagle 8, an inflatable raft rigged for fishing, and though a classic product is still among the mot popular in the lineup. Though we found it was a very stable fishing platform to stand on, the entire rig was not as easy to maneuver unless equipped with an electric or gas motor.
 
Standing up to fish is not a problem with the SE 285 FPB
 
Finally in our last in-depth review in 2006 we took a look at the well designed Sea Eagle FoldCat. This two person watercraft is easy and quick to set up, can be rowed or motored, and offers excellent stability (so good that there is now a 4 person version). They even have an optional casting stabilizing bar for you to lean or grab onto when standing up to fish. We have thus far found Sea Eagle boats to offer portability, high quality construction, and the fact the company is adding innovative features specifically for anglers is a major plus.
 
You can use an electric motor or gas motor up to 3 HP, or you can use the provided oars to row yourself around
 
New Sea Eagle 285 FPB: Now we take a look at the new Sea Eagle(SE) 285 FPB (Frameless Pontoon Boat). The SE 285 is a U-shaped inflatable that almost looks like an oversized float tube, it is designed to be powered with either a gas or electric motor, or good old fashioned oars. When it comes to ease of setup Sea Eagle claims it takes only 5 minutes to inflate and rig this boat.
 
The optional motor mount
 
Here are the detailed specifications of the Sea Eagle 285 FPB:
 
Sea Eagle 285 FPB Specifications and Included Items
Size 9 ft long x 4 ft wide
Weight 42 lbs (hull weight)
Air Chambers 2 separate air compartments
Persons 1 adult or up to 450 lbs
Material 1000 denier polyester PVC
Rod Holders 2 built-in
Footrest Aluminum step bench/footrest
Flooring Full fabric
Carry Handles 4
Motor Electric or gas up to 3HP
Stow Bag 1 clip-on pouch
Seat Inflatable
Oars 2 aluminum oars
Pump Foot pump
Storage Nylon carry bag
MSRP $499.00
 
Included is a clip-on stow pouch
 
The SE 285 FPB is designed to be rugged, lightweight, and ultra portable weighing in at only 42 pounds and when deflated, can be packed into a small bag and transported in any vehicle. Transportation is made easier because the entire boat is frameless. With the SE 285 FPB's design no metal frames are needed for stability.
 
Optional Equipment
Motor mount for electric or gas motor up to 3 HP
Swivel Seat
Floor board
 
Two rod holders are built right into the back of the inflatable
 

Conclusion: Inflatable boats offer a blend of performance, portability, and value for anglers, especially those who enjoy hitting remote lakes or don't want to deal with maintenance that accompanies a traditional boat. Even though I personally run a Boston Whaler on most of my field tests, the Sea Eagle inflatable lineup has always been my choice when fishing smaller lakes where hand launching is possible. The Sea Eagle 285 FPB is the company's latest offering and does what Sea Eagle is best known for, building small, easy to carry, and quick to set up watercraft. Unlike many other inflatable boats it is specifically designed for fishermen, and with innovative features like two integrated rod holders this boat is sure to please anglers on the go. The Sea Eagle 285 FPB will be available at the end of May 2009 and can be bought directly from Sea Eagle's website. Stay tuned as we put this boat through the paces in an upcoming full fledged review. Eastern Sierras here I come. 


 

KEINDAHAN FLORA DAN FAUNA DI AIR TERJUN JERANGKANG


PAHANG amat kaya dengan keindahan alam semula jadi flora dan fauna yang berpotensi dieksploitasi bagi tujuan peningkatan ekonomi penduduknya.
Dua tasik semula jadi iaitu Tasik Bera dan Tasik Chini serta 25 hutan lipur dan lapan air terjun di negeri ini sering menjadi kegilaan pencinta alam untuk berkelah, berekreasi dan bersantai bersama rakan serta keluarga.
Bagi tujuan bersantai dan berekreasi di hujung minggu atau hari kelepasan am, para pencinta alam semula jadi dan yang berjiwa adventure biasanya akan memilih beberapa lokasi air terjun di negeri ini untuk melakukan pelbagai aktiviti.
Antaranya lokasi Air Terjun Jerangkang yang terletak berdekatan dengan Kampung Gelugor, Maran.
Walaupun masih terdapat lokasi air terjun lain seperti Air Terjun Berkelah, Air Terjun Sungai Pandan, Air Terjun Pelangi, Sungai Lembing, Air Terjun Chamang (Bentong), Air Terjun Lata Jarum, Air Terjun Pulau Chekas (Raub), Air Terjun Teladas dan Air Terjun Lubuk Yu, namun kunjungan ke Air Terjun Jerangkang pastinya meninggalkan kenangan yang tersendiri.
Pengunjung dari Kuala Lumpur boleh menggunakan Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur untuk ke Maran.
Setibanya di Masjid Kampung Gelugor, yang merupakan lokasi pintu masuk ke Air Terjun Jerangkang, pengunjung perlu menggunakan perkhidmatan jentera 4×4 yang biasanya disediakan oleh penduduk sekitar untuk masuk ke sana.
Kebanyakan jentera 4×4 hanya boleh memuatkan enam orang pengunjung bagi setiap perjalanan. Ada juga kumpulan penggemar rekreasi memilih menaiki lori yang boleh memuatkan lebih banyak penumpang.
Perjalanan masuk ke Air Terjun Jerangkang bakal membawa pengunjung merentasi kawasan ladang getah dan hutan belantara selama hampir setengah jam.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Tips Memancing GT (gebur)






Ikan GT atau di Bengkulu sering disebut ikan gebur atau kalau di Jawa ikan kuwe, merupakan salah satu faforit para pemancing. Tarikan ikan ini yang menghetak saat menyambar umpan merupakan sensasi tersendiri bagi para pencari strike. Ikan GT menyukai perairan pantai yang banyak karangnya. Ikan GT termasuk ikan peradator dan ikan predator makan baik di siang hari maupun di malam hari. Kebiasaan ikan GT yang menyukai berburu di perairan berkarang dan menyambar mangsa di permukaan sehingga sangat baik menggunakan umpat atas (poper)  dengan teknik memancing poping.
Musim ikan GT besar biasanya pada bulan Maret, April, dan Oktober, November. Ikan ini menyukai perairan pantai yang berkarang atau berbatuan di pecahan ombak bertemu dengan karang atau bebatuan itulah ikan GT mencari makan ikan-ikan kecil, udang atau pun cumi-cumi.

 

Umpan buatan yang terbuat dari kepingan CD (compact disk), kepingan CD yang apabila terkena sinar matahari akan membentuk kilauan warna seperti pelangi, ini lah yang membuat GT tertarik untuk menyambarnya, mungkin GT menyangka bahwa kilauan tersebut berasal dari ikan kecil yang merupakan makanan favoritnya.
Membuatnya tidak begitu sulit, kesulitannya hanyalah pada saat memotong kepingan CD saja yang harus hati-hati (gunakan gunting kain). Setelah dipotong seperti bentuk tubuh ikan kita bolongi kedua ujungnya, lalu kita pasangkan mata kail di kedua ujung tersebut. Pada salah satu bagian ujungnya kita tambahkan kili-kili, atau gunakan kereasi anda sendiri, umpan siap untuk digunakan.

Umpan memancing GT, Kuwe atau Gebur

  1. Untuk umpan yang buatan atau lure poping ikan GT yang berwarna merah dan putih sepertinya yang paling banyak mendapat strike.
  2. Umpan alami :
  3. Udang yang dikupas kulitnya
  4. Udang hidup
  5. Cumi
  6. Anak ikan belanak
  7. Belut yang dipotong 2 cm
Umpan buatan atau poper (umpan buatan yang mengapung) merupakan pilihan yang baik untuk memancing di daerah karang. Sedangkan pilihan warna atau bentuk poper sedik banyak juga berpengaruh dalam strike tidaknya kita. Sebagian pemancing menyakini bahwa poper yang berwarna merah putih lah yang paling cepat di sambar ikan ini. Tetapi sebagian pemancing lebih menyakini semburan atau gerakan yang kita buat saat menarik poperlah yang menjadi kunci sehingga ikan tertarik menyantap umpan kita. 
Sebenarnya di setiap daerah atau hotspot memancing memiliki ikan yang berbeda dan mempunyai kebiasaan yang berbeda pula. Sehingga kita perlu melakukan kombinasi antara bentuk, warna, maupun gerakan kita saat menarik poper merupakan kombinasi yang harus kita coba sehingga mendapatkan kombinasi yang pas untuk satu daerah/hotspot memancing.

Siklus GT/ Giant traveler 
GT dewasa bertelur di muara sungai.
Anak GT biasa berada di muara sungai. Setelah tahan terhadap air laut barulah mereka bermigrasi ke laut.
Ikan GT berukuran sedang biasa berada di dekat perairan pantai berbatu atau berkarang.
Ikan GT besar biasa berada di perairan dalam berkarang.
Ikan GT dapat mencapai berat puluhan kilogram
Kembali ke sungai dan biasanya di malam hari untuk bertelur (saat air pasang).

Salam Strike.............


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Fighting a Fish – How to Fight a Fish

After you hook that fish, what do you do to make sure you get it into the boat?
Fighting a Tarpon

You've bought your tackle, spent money on bait, and actually convinced a fish to bite your hook. He's hooked and running - now what do you do? Just how do you fight a fish? Lots of anglers don't catch a lot of fish because they don't know some simple procedures for fighting a fish. You need to use very tool you can when fighting a fish. If you do it right, the size of fish you can actually land on light tackle will amaze you!

Use Your Tackle

You have fishing tackle for a reason. While in a number of places anglers still use a hand line, we have rods and reels to help us.
  • Rods
    Your rod can be the most important part of your tackle when fighting a fish. The rod bends and gives when the fish runs away from you. You can move the rod, drop it down, lift it up, and let the bend in the rod give and take the shock off the line when a fish is fighting.
  • Reel Reels - even inexpensive reels - have a drag system. That drag system is designed to allow line to be pulled off the reel. Adjustments on the drag will change the amount of pressure required to pull line off that reel. A properly adjusted drag will feed line when a fish runs and prevent the line from braking.
  • Line
    Speaking of your line, it actually plays a part in the fish fight as well. You need to know and understand what your line is going to do under pressure. Monofilament and fluorocarbon line have stretch in them - an amazing amount of stretch. That's not a bad thing; it is simply something you need to know. You can use that stretch to your advantage. That stretching coupled with the reel's drag system will prevent your line from breaking as the fish fights.
    Braided line, unlike monofilament, has virtually zero stretch. That lack of stretch will cause a break if you do not know how to handle a fish on braided line.

    Use Give and Take

    What do I mean by "give and take"? I mean that sometimes when fighting a fish you have to give and sometimes you have to take. If your tackle is set up right, when the fish runs away from you, give; give to him; allow the rod to drop a bit; let the drag do its job and give him some line. But if the fish is moving toward you, take! Take up any slack line and reel to keep a tight line!

    Pump and Wind

    This is the process of pulling back on the rod and moving the fish toward you. When the rod get's high in the air, begin reeling as you let the rod back down. Pump up with the rod and wind down with the reel. The key here is to keep the same amount of pressure on the fish. You have probably had someone tell you to "keep the line tight" while you are fighting a fish. They are exactly right. With a small amount of practice you can learn to keep that line tight and pump and wind - and you can learn it right in your own yard:
    • Tie the end of your line to a tree trunk or a fence post - anything solid that won't move.
    • Let line off the reel and move as far away from where you tied the line as you can - maybe 100 feet or so.
    • As you stand far away from the tree, reel the line onto the reel and get a tight line to the tree or fence post - no slack and no drooping.
    • Notice that as you lift the rod, the rod develops a bow or bend in it. Also notice that if you pull back hard enough, the reel's drag will begin letting line out. You want to be able to apply pressure to a fish right to the point that the drag will almost run, but no more.
    • Since you can't move the tree to you as you would a fish, you can simulate all of this practice by walking toward the tree. Walk slowly toward the tree as you lift the rod to that special pressure point. Stop lifting when the rod gets vertical.
    • As you continue walking, reel line in, making sure to keep that same amount of pressure. If the reel's drag runs at the same time that you reel, it means that you are applying too much pressure.
    • Continue walking, using that pump and wind motion, making sure you keep the same amount of pressure on the tree.
    • Now imagine that this is a fish, and instead of you walking to the fish, you are actually moving the fish toward you every time you lift the rod.
    This is the basic pump and wind mechanism, but there are some things to watch out for and things to NOT do:
    • If the fish is running away from you, do not reel. NEVER turn the reel handle when the drag is running out. It will only twist your line.
    • Never reel while you are lifting your rod. Always try to reel your rod back down after you have pumped it to a vertical position
    • In all the pump and wind motions, it is easy at first to allow your line to go slack for an instant or two. This is not acceptable, and will result in the fish coming unhooked. ALWAYS keep a tight line!
    • Always pay attention to your reel. Most reels have some sort of clicker or noise generator on them that will indicate when the drag is running. I said most, because some reels don't have one, or the mechanism is worn or broken. So watch your reel to see if line is being run off by the drag. I sometimes like to keep a finger on the line next to the reel. It helps me feel whether the drag is running or not.

    Practice

    I bought a pair old, old bait casting rods and reels when my two boys were in grade school. They worked well, but were inexpensive and basically disposable if they broke. I took the boys out in the front yard, gave them a few instructions on casting and then stood back and watched. They would practice for hours chunking a small sinker at the base of a tree. That practice paid off, as they because very proficient using a bait casting outfit. The same situation is at play when learning to fight a fish. Go in the yard and practice. Steady pressure; pump and wind; applying enough pressure to move a fish but not move line off the reel with a running drag.

    You Can Do This!

    Yes, you can! Practice in the yard will help you learn to keep a steady, solid pressure on the fish, which will in turn help prevent the fish from coming unhooked. The more times you catch that tree or fence post, the better you will be at fighting an actual fish!

    More

    You can read more about catching that fish. Fighting the fish to get him in is one thing. Landing him is another task you need to learn. 
Source

Stella 20000FA

Salam, reel yang dibeli pada tahun 2008 ni diantara reels yang dirasakan berbaloi dimiliki. Stella 20000FA ini merupakan keluaran model Stella ke-2 yang dikeluarkan dipasaran selepas model terdahulunya hanya dikenali sebagai Stella sahaja.

Dengan kapasiti kekuatan drag sehingga 33kg, reels ini sememangnya sesuai digunakan untuk memburu Monster sama ada dengan mengaplikasi kaedah jigging atau Popping. Disertakan sedikit specsifikasi yang diperolehi.



Construction / Quality

- Aluminum Frame
- Aluminum Sideplate
- Cold Forged Aluminum Spool with Titanium Lip
- S-Finish A multi coated treatment that produces an extremely durable, beautiful finish.
- S-Guard Protects the body of the reel from impact damage.
- S-Shield Body Rubber shields at the rotor and body prevent harmful sand or water from entering the drive train.
- Direct Drive Mechanism the drive gear is directly attached to the handle shaft for an increased transmission of power.
- Black Almite Super Duralumin Drive Gear is a high strength, low weight gear that is coated to provide scratch and corrosion resistance.

- A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are specially treated stainless steel ball bearings are at least 10 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel ball bearings.

Perfomance
- AAAA

Harga Pasaran
- Tiada Keluaran 2010

Features
- Super Slow Oscillation Lays the line perfectly onto the spool for the best line lay and cast-ability.
Super Slow Oscillation
- Pure Carbon Drag provides reliable and durable, smooth drag performance from light to heavy drag settings.
- Twin Disk Drag (available only on models 10000 and 20000) uses 2 large diameter drag disks made of the same material used in our Tiagra reels for unbelievable amounts of smooth drag performance.
- Disk Drag (available only on models 6000 and 8000) is a large diameter drag disk made of the same material used in our Tiagra reels and is located under the arbor of the spool.


Design
- S Concept Represents Shimano's initial philosophy on which many of our spinning reels have been designed. The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-Concept are Smooth, Silent and Strong.
S Concept
- S-Rotor Compact and lightweight to ensure a comfortable retrieve.
- Stopper-less Design means there is no anti-reverse switch for maximum protection against dust, sand and water.
- Low Wear Rate Pinion Gear Doubles the hardness of our standard pinion gears for increased durability.


Aplication
- Maintenance Port A sealed plug that can be removed using a screwdriver to easily lubricate the drive train without disassembling the reel.
Maintenance Port
- S-Arm Cam A protruding surface on the bail arm keeps slack line in contact with the line roller to reduce the chance of tangles and line cuts.
- Manual Bail Trip (available only on 10000 and 20000 models) brings added line control during free-spool that is imperative to big-game seeking anglers.


 

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Manual Bail Trip

Fishing Without Bait





Have you ever left the dock and headed out to fish after forgetting your bait?

How many of us have ever left the dock and headed out to fish only to find you left the bait in a cooler on the dock? It’s a long ride back to the dock, and at the price of fuel today, it makes it very expensive to head back and retrieve it.
I have left my bait on several occasions over the years. There were also some days when there was no bait to be found! There are some solutions to a dilemma like this. Being prepared ahead of time can allow you to fish without retrieving that bait.

I always keep several items on the boat. These are things I only remove when I do a complete cleaning, and I make sure they are stowed on the boat again before I finish. They include several Sabiki rigs in a variety of sizes, an unbreakable jar of salt-hardened shrimp pieces, and a cast net.

The Sabiki rigs are a staple item on my boat for catching live bait. The shrimp is what I use to tip my bucktail jigs, and it also can be used alone to catch small fish for bait. The cast net is, of course, the major bait catching item. I keep it stowed in a two gallon plastic bucket, always ready when a school of baitfish comes around.

Improvising also plays an important role on one of these days. I remember one trip in particular when I was growing up in Key West. We had a small skiff and outboard – an 11 hp Wizard from Western Auto – and we did a lot of trolling for barracuda. We trolled because the boat leaked so badly we could only anchor for a few minutes at a time.

The boat was tied to some mangroves in a small creek. A fishing trip entailed buying bait, usually three pounds of whole mullet, and taking all our gear to the boat.

On this particular day, we managed to leave the mullet on the counter at the bait shop. We discovered this fact after we had left the creek and run to the small islands near Sawyer Key, around which we planned to troll. With no bait, my father took his shirt and undershirt off. He tore several strips of cloth from his white undershirt. They were about ten inches long and two inches wide.

Normally we would have taken one filet from the side of a mullet and cut it in half long ways to make two strip baits. This strip bait would be placed on a tandem double hook rig, and trolled slowly behind the boat. Barracuda on the grass flats around these islands could not resist bait like this.

Today, we took the cloth strips and hooked them up just like we did the mullet baits. In short order, we had several fish in the boat. The belly of a barracuda is very nice and white, and my father did not wait very long to slice a few strip baits from the fish we had caught.

It turned out to be a good day, even “without bait”. I even went to “Show and tell” at school the next Monday to tell everyone how we had caught fish on a piece of cloth!

Next time you're on the water with no bait, try a little innovation. It just might work!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Electronic Angler

January 2007

Technology can greatly enhance the fishing experience — but only if you read the manual.
By Larry D. Hodge
Ah, fishing. It’s such a simple pleasure, far removed from the clang, clamor and constant communication of the modern world. It’s just you, your favorite fishing buddy, the fish and a little bit of paradise.
Really? What planet are you fishing on?
Electronic devices have burrowed into our lives so deeply that we tend to forget how pervasive and helpful — nay, essential — they have become. Let’s look at some of the ways electronics might be used in the course of a typical fishing trip.
  • You visit the TPWD Web site to get lake information.
  • You visit another Web site to check on the weather.
  • You visit a fishing Web site to get tips on where the fish have been biting and what baits they like.
  • You e-mail your fishing partner to set a meeting time and place.
  • You set your digital alarm clock so you won’t oversleep.
  • Next morning you board your vehicle (with computer-controlled ignition and fuel injection) and head out.
  • You navigate to the lake using your on-board navigation system, which uses satellites orbiting the earth to pinpoint your position.
  • At the lake, you use a combination GPS/sonar unit to find fishing spots and locate fish.
  • When your daughter catches a six-pound bass (which you weigh on your digital scale), she calls a friend on her cell phone to share the good news, takes a picture of the fish with the same device and slips the bass back beneath the waves.
  • The weather radio informs you that the dark cloud on the horizon is accompanied by lightning and high winds, so you return to the dock, using your GPS to help you navigate safely.
Let’s review. On one ordinary fishing trip, you’ve used your personal computer; a telephone system operated by computers; a worldwide network of computers linked by phone lines and satellites; a clock controlled by a radio signal from an atomic clock in Fort Collins, Colorado; numerous computer chips in the bowels of your automobile and boat; a network of satellites orbiting the earth 11,000 miles in space and transmitting electronic signals continuously; a fish finder that uses electronics to generate, send and interpret sound signals transmitted into the water; a handheld device capable of sending and receiving audio and video signals wirelessly using a nationwide electronic network; and a receiving unit linked to another nationwide network of radio stations gathering information from radar as well as electronic instruments measuring wind speed and direction, precipitation, barometric pressure and temperature — several trillion dollars worth of electronics in all, in fact. And all this doesn’t even take into account the fact that the clothes you wore and the fishing tackle you used were doubtless designed, manufactured, shipped and sold with the aid of — what else? — electronics.
All so you can catch a fish you don’t even keep. Nor do you give a second thought to miracles of communication undreamed of just a few decades ago.
The days of Hemingway-esque mano-a-mano struggles between an angler with rudimentary equipment and a primal fish no longer exist, save perhaps when kids assault neighborhood creeks and ponds with cane poles, bobbers and cans of backyard worms.
The electronic invasion is not a bad thing. Fishing today is safer, more productive and just as much if not more fun than it’s ever been, and electronics are a big part of the reason.
Finding Fish. Tournament angler Jim Behnken of Garden Ridge uses a recent experience on Choke Canyon Reservoir as an example. “I was talking to someone after the tournament about the way fish in Choke Canyon are positioned on tank dams right now,” Behnken says. “Electronics make it possible for you to go straight to a particular tank dam or channel bend and fish it. Thirty-pound bags [weight of fish caught] are not that uncommon these days, and a lot of the reason we are seeing so many fish caught is because we are using electronics.”
Finding Yourself. “With all the technology that’s out there, the one piece I could not do without anymore is my GPS,” says pro angler Tom Mann Jr. “I’m a structure fisherman, and being able to put in 20 or 25 waypoints within 3 feet of where I want to fish has been a tremendous help to me. No serious fisherman should fish without it.”
Many units combine a fish finder with a GPS (global positioning satellite) unit — and a map plotter. This one electronic marvel can, all at the same time, show you your position on a map of the lake (with the locations of underwater structure marked), the depth of the water, your speed and direction of travel, water temperature at the surface and what’s between your boat and the bottom, be it brush, fish or the meeting place of warm and cold layers of water called the thermocline. Jim Behnken points out another use. “Sometimes I get lost on my way to a boat ramp or lake, and I stop, get out of my vehicle, turn on the GPS on the boat and use it to see where I am,” he laughs.
Software is available for thousands of lakes and rivers across the nation.
Keeping in Touch. You may not think of your cell phone as an electronic fishing aid, but it can be one of the most valuable tools on your boat. Take along (or program in) numbers you might need if you have boat trouble or need law enforcement. Cell phones can be very helpful when fishing with friends in another boat — when they find fish, real friends will call to let you know. Many guides use cell phones, including those with walkie-talkie capability, for exchanging information confidentially with other guides.
Running for Cover. Not many freshwater anglers use radar (Radio Detection And Ranging), but it’s standard equipment for offshore boaters and is available for freshwater use. It’s worth considering both as a fishing aid and for safety. “You can overlay the radar on your map and see if someone is already fishing an area. It will also pick up birds working over fish,” says marine angler Richard Chapman. “It’s especially useful for spotting storms and seeing how far away they are. You can tie it into your radio and GPS, and if you need help, the unit will show the Coast Guard where you are.”
Seeing with Sound. Many advances in consumer electronics sprang from military needs. Radar was used during World War II to detect enemy planes. GPS was developed as a military navigation system. Sonar (SOund, NAvigation and Ranging) was invented as a way of detecting icebergs — remember the Titanic? — but quickly found a military use in antisubmarine warfare. Not until the 1950s and the development of transistors (invented in Dallas, thank you very much) was a practical “fish finder” possible.
A sonar unit consists of a transmitter, transducer, receiver and display. The transmitter produces an electrical impulse, which the transducer converts to a cone-shaped sound wave it sends into the water. The sound wave is reflected by the bottom and by objects in the water — stumps, fish, old roadbeds, whatever — and received by the transducer, which converts it into an electrical signal it sends to the display. This happens about 200,000 times a second in most sonar units. By a process you wouldn’t understand even if I could explain it to you, the display converts the signals into a visual depiction of the bottom and whatever is between it and the boat. Even better, the display tells you how deep the water is and at what depth fish are.
Hard objects (like a rocky bottom or a submerged, paved road) have a stronger return echo than soft objects like mud or brush. Therefore, hard objects show up as a wide line on the display’s screen, while soft ones show up as a thin line. The sensitivity of sonar units can be adjusted to show the most information without cluttering up the screen with “noise.” Most units have an automatic setting that takes care of this for you.
The Gold in Arches. Displays can be color or black and white. “Color displays are fine, but pixels are everything,” Lake Fork guide Roy Greer told me. The more vertical pixels a display screen has, the better it can show detail. Because most fish are thicker in the middle than on the ends, the pixels showing the middle of the fish appear at a higher point on the display, depicting the fish as an arched line. The more lines of vertical pixels a display has, the smaller the fish it can show as an arch. Many units have a zoom feature that enlarges all the echoes on a screen, making it easier to see arches. Some let you choose to have fish displayed as fish shapes rather than arches.
By now you’ve probably figured out that there’s more to using electronic devices than pushing the on button. Fish finders and GPS units come with an important accessory you should not leave home without: the operating manual. Yes, it’s a pain to read the instructions and practice using the built-in tutorials, but without them you will have little more than an expensive piece of boat dash décor. “I cannot believe how many people I talk to at tournaments who don’t know how to put in a waypoint [a specific location],” says Behnken. “If you will spend a couple of hours learning how to use your electronics, you will be amazed at how many more and bigger fish you can catch. Everyone could become a better angler by learning how to use their electronics.”
Weird Science. Just when you’ve learned to operate and interpret ordinary fish finders, along comes side-imaging sonar, which uses two sonar beams directed to the sides to produce an almost three-dimensional image of what is on either side of the boat. Because the beams are reflected sideways, like rays of light, the image of an underwater tree looks very similar to the shadow of a tree illuminated by early morning or late evening sunlight. The objects are displayed with almost picture-like quality, although a bit skewed.
Anglers use a variety of sound-producing lures on the theory that fish locate food partly by hearing. The Biosonix fish attractor uses recorded sounds of predator fish feeding on prey, played through an underwater speaker, to attract fish to an area and stimulate them to bite. “I believe there are many times when the bite gets quicker with it than without it,” says Bob Holmes, a guide on Richland-Chambers Reservoir.
Interpreting sonar images can be confusing even to experienced anglers. “Looking at a sonar image, you may not be able to tell if a high point is a stump or a brushpile or something else,” says Charles Whited of San Marcos. “I use an Aqua-Vu underwater camera to see exactly what’s down there. It works best in clear water near the bottom. If there are fish on a brushpile, you can see what they are.” Even with its onboard light the camera’s range is just a few feet.
I’m a sucker for tiny technology, so a mini fish finder from Humminbird caught my eye. There’s a castable sensor you attach to your line and a display for mounting on your rod. It’s a Dick Tracy watch for anglers. The display is only 42 pixels tall (compared to 10 times that on many full-size units), so it’s difficult to see details, but you can take it anywhere and don’t need a boat to use it. And it’s just plain cute. Handheld units are available from other companies.
For me, fishing is like expecting a child. I really don’t want to know ahead of time whether the baby is a boy or a girl or whether the fish about to bite is a largemouth bass or a hybrid striper. Too much information spoils the surprise and takes away some of the anticipation. But there’s also fascination in watching the underwater world scroll across a screen and knowing if everything works as it should, something good could happen any second now.


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Accurate's Newest Addition to the SR series

SR-6
Patented TwinDrag™ System
Reel engineered to lighweight at 10 ozs.
Ten Class 5 ABEC stainless steel bearings
Greased AccuDrag system
Manual Bail Return
TwinSpin™ reel bag
AccuCare Reel Service
One year warranty
Proudly designed, manufactured
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SR-12
Gear Ratio
5:1
Weight Onces
10
Weight Grams

283
6# Mono Yards
200 Yards .009 Dia.
6# Mono Meters
182 Meters
.22mm Dia.

Spectra Line Capacity lbs./Yards
20# 200 Yards
Spectra Line Capacity lbs./Meters
20# 182 Meters
Reel Specs

Accurate's Newest Addition to the SR series of Spinning reels is the SR-6 mighty mite. This reel was designed with the Inshore's fisherman needs in mind. Chasing elusive flats fish to whatever quarry you are targeting including a variety of the freshwater species including the popular Green Bass. These reels are lightweight at 10 ounces, made of T6 6061 aircraft aluminum and feature the TwinDrag® feature designed for a smooth drag with stopping power. This reel is perfect for the traveling angler looking for the perfect braid or mono reel in either salt or freshwater adventures. Complimented by a perfect, lightweight little spin rod, its like having nothing at all in your hand.

Pakej memancing - Perairan lautan Sabah


Kami menawarkan pakej memancing secara berkumpulan yang akan memberi kepuasan kepada anda. Seperti yang kita ketahui, perairan Sabah sememangnya kaya dengan hasil lautannya. Dari batu karangnya hinggalah hasil tangkapan. Bagi mereka yang inginkan cabaran dengan spesis-spesis ikan yang ganas disini, ia tidak akan menghampakan anda kerana kepuasan pasti anda akan rasai dan banyak terdapat spesis ikan yang tiada di perairan semenanjung.
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Destinasi 
Pulau Mengalum

Pulau Mantanani




Pulau Layang-Layang

Takat 360
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Bot yang selesa

Pakej : Meliputi tiket penerbangan( tidak termasuk luggage & bazooka), Bot, penginapan, makanan, umpan
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Tabiat Udang Galah

1.Habitat
Udang galah amat gemar mendiami habitat sampah sarap dan air sedikit berarus kerana di situ dikatakan banyak makanan. Bagaimanapun, ada pendapat mengatakan di mana ada buaya di situ akan udang.
Bersampan semasa memancing udang galah dikatakan lebih mendatangkan hasil berbanding memancing dari tebing. Jika bersampan............ akan memudahkan pergerakan untuk mencari lubuk udang.







2.Tabiat


Udang juga mempunyai tabiat gemar berkumpul. Apabila pemancing melabuhkan umpan hampir setengah jam tidak mendatangkan hasil, bererti kena beralih ke lubuk lain. Biasanya udang aktif mencari makanan selepas musim hujan dan panas terik dalam masa seminggu. Itulah masa terbaik untuk memancingnya.
Ada juga pemancing yang mengguna pakai petunjuk daun getah gugur menandakan bermulanya musim udang galah. Memancing udang galah memerlukan kepakaran tersendiri. Pada masa yang sama udang galah juga bijak melepaskan diri daripada mata kail.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Which Style of Fishing Kayak Is Right for You?

Kayak fishing has become a major pastime. The surge in kayak fishing has been met by kayak manufacturers with more and more styles of kayaks designed exclusively for fishing. Generally these feature fishing accessories such as rod holders and are more stable to allow for movement without overturning as easily.
There are so many kayaks on the market- and specifically fishing kayaks- now that the choice at first can seem daunting. Kayaks come in a variety of lengths, shapes and materials- each designed for a specific purpose. It is best to select from those kayaks that are designed specifically for fishing. Even when you limit your search to fishing kayaks, there are hundreds of models to choose from. The sport however is dominated by a couple dozen models which repeatedly are the favorites among kayak fishermen. Often it is best to stick to a tried and true favorite. There are a number of considerations in selecting the kayak that is right for you and your intended use.
The first, most basic consideration in kayak selection is the type of kayak. There are essentially two types of kayaks- the sit in kayak and the sit on top kayak. There are other vessel options such as the inflatable kayak and pontoon boats and other small fishing craft.
A SIK is the traditional type of kayak that one thinks of when they envision a kayak. You sit in a cockpit inside the kayak. Any water that comes over the side must be physically removed by bailing or with a pump. Water can be prevented from entering the kayak with the use of a "skirt" which is a membrane that goes over the opening of the kayak that has an opening for your torso. It is a required accessory for white water kayaking and kayaking a rough ocean. One advantage of the sit in kayak is that it can keep you dryer - especially when fitted with the skirt. Often greater stability and maneuverability can be achieved with a sit in kayak as your knees grip the inner walls of the kayak which is what makes this model the favorite among those who kayak for the sake of kayaking. The sit in kayak can however be more difficult to get in or to bail if they overturn, and in one you will have more limited mobility. Among sit in kayaks, the Old Town Dirigo 120 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak is a favorite for its stability and versatility.
The sit on top kayak is the more popular fishing kayak as they let you fish from a variety of positions and they have greater storage. SOTs are moulded tubes that you sit on rather than in. Any water that ends up on the kayak drains through holes that run from the top to below the water line. These holes are called scuppers and they eliminate the need to remove the water as the properties of the designs does this. This means however that you will get wet so dress appropriately as you are exposed to the elements. The sit on top allows you to get on and of with greater ease and is easier to regain if you overturn. The sit on top is a great choice if you will be standing, getting off or on, or if you want to be in contact with the water or sit side saddle while fishing. Models such as the Perception Sport Pescador 12 angler kayak are a favorite for their storage, maneuverability and style.
Inflatable kayaks are another option. They have some advantages on their own over both the sit in kayak and the sit on top kayak- namely that they can be deflated and easily stored and carried. This might be necessary if storage is limited or if you would like to hike in to a remote fishing spot. These are essentially a bit of a hybrid between the sit on top and the sit in kayak as they are often open to the elements but have side panels that surround you. They have great stability but generally don't track quite as well as the SOT or the SIK. These can have the tendency to collect water and a bailing pump or one with a drainage system is best for this reason. Bic Yakkair Fishing 2Hp Inflatable Kayak is a favorite for its light weight, carrying pack and built in water run offs.
Pontoon boats are another option for a small fishing vessel. If you like to fish on generally calm waters and like to be in a seat which allows you rotation and maneuverability, then this can be an excellent choice. There is plenty of storage space and increased movement while fishing. These can be extremely stable and, while they are open and one is exposed to the elements, the elevation of the seat keeps you from coming in contact with the water. These also can be fitted with a motor so this kind of boat is a good option for those who do not desire to paddle. Pontoon boats can also allow for increased mobility and excellent storage as some models collapse easily. If you fly fish the ability to stand and sight fish makes makes this a good option. The Sea Eagle FoldCat Inflatable Boat is a favorite for its easy of assembly and its versatility.
You can find more at Which Style of Fishing Kayak is Right provided by Randy Stuart at Best Fishing Kayak Reviews.


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