Selasa, 06 Januari 2009

Tackling Surf Fishing

Try Tackling Surf Fishing along the Atlantic Coast

All fishermen must be optimistic about their chances of success but none so much as the surf fisherman. His quarry is unre¬stricted in movement while he must stand his ground on the beach. While freshwater bass or trout anglers know the fish are going to be available whenever they choose to go after them, the surf fisherman may wait months for his fish to show up, only to have a strong storm keep them away from the beach and out of his territory.

The advances in fishing technology that have aided the boat fisher¬man have done little to help the surf caster. He cannot rely on fish finders, radar, or loran to locate productive fishing spots. He must use his own skills and experience to interpret the weather outlook, surf conditions, tide and current direction, and other factors in order to pick a place where he thinks the fish may show up. Unfortunately, the fish do not always interpret these conditions the same way the surf fisher¬man does and they may decide to show up somewhere else or not at all.

Surf fishermen, by necessity, must become more involved in their sport of surf fishing than do most other anglers. The accomplished surf fisherman will know not only when the big channel bass or stripers will move along the coast, but also what they will be feeding on and how to catch or imitate
The right tackle for surf fishing
The correct tackle may not guarantee success but it will make you more comfortable while you wait for the fish. It will also give you a reasonable expectation of catching one when they finally make an appearance.

There are certain physical characteristics of surf that require specific types of tackle. You must be able to cast your bait or lure beyond the breakers, a distance of 50 to 75 yards or more. When the bait must be held in place you will need a heavy sinker to do the job and this type of weight requires a certain type of tackle.

The waves act continually on your line, first pulling down on it, and then releasing it as they break on the beach. The heavier the line and the rougher the sea, the more the waves will pull and the harder it will be to keep your bait secure on the bottom.

Obstructions that will cut or fray your line are found everywhere along the surf. Rocks, mussel beds, sod banks, and even the sand will present a constant hazard. Add to this the sharp teeth, rough hide, and razor-like gill plates and fins found on most saltwater fish and you begin to see why you need sturdy tackle to combat all these obstacles.

Sturdy does not necessarily mean heavy. There will be times and places where light tackle will be not only possible but also desirable. The idea that a 14- or 15-foot rod, 30- or 40-pound line, and 6 ounces of weight must always be used to catch fish in the surf is simply not true. Certain conditions will make this super-heavy tackle necessary but there are also times when a one-handed spinning rod, 10-pound line,
Bait for surf fishing must be fresh and alive.
The vast majority of fish caught in the surf, or anywhere else for that matter, are taken on some type of natural bait. Choosing exactly what type of bait to use and when to use it can be as difficult as selecting and presenting the proper artificial lure. You have to pick the right bait and put it in the right place at the right time if you want to catch fish.

Bait should be selected with the same care you would use if you were going to eat it yourself. Look for good color, firm texture, and clean smell. If you are buying baitfish, check the eyes to make sure they are bright and clear.

Live baits should be alive. Look for any injury to the bait that could kill it before you get to the fishing grounds. Look carefully at the other baits in the tank to be sure all of them are in good condition. If many have already died, the others probably won't last very long.
Where to go surf fishing.
Fishing the surf requires knowledge of tides, currents, moon phases, water temperatures, and bottom structure. You must understand how fish find their food and how all of the above factors affect fish behavior. You don't have to be a fisheries biologist or an oceanographer, but unless you develop a feel for the fish's environ¬ment you will never become a proficient fisherman.

The ocean is a constantly moving body of water. It moves up and down with the tide and in and out with the current while the waves constantly break on the shore. Fish in the ocean must adapt to this movement; they cannot fight it or leave it, so they have evolved into creatures that use the moving water to locate food.

There are two or three factors that control the water in the ocean and also surf fishing. These factors are the sun, moon, and wind. The tides are controlled by the moon and, to a lesser extent, by the sun. Waves are formed by the wind, and wind is created by differences in barometric pressures. These factors can create an infinite variety of sea conditions, some of which improve fishing success, and others of which keep you at home beside a warm fire.

by theangler

Understanding Bass: Part 2 by by Roger Lee Brown, ("The Bass Coach")

In my last article "Understanding Bass Part-1" I covered a bit of information about a few of the "key factors" that an angler should really know about the bass when it comes to becoming a more successful angler such as: Food, Oxygen, and Cover which a bass needs to survive, as well as water temperatures and how it effects bass, along with a few others to help you increase your knowledge in the field of Bass fishing.

In this article I will cover a few more key factors to give you a broader knowledge when it comes to understanding bass such as the senses of a bass. All of these elements and factors are extremely important to know if you wish to become a more successful angler. Just look at it this way, it’s like a jig-saw puzzle. The more pieces of the puzzle you put together, the more you will see the picture as a whole. "What’s that mean?" Putting it in simple terms, the more you understand the bass, why it does things when it does, where it goes during different seasons, how a bass reacts under certain circumstances, and areas where bass are more likely to be found on different bodies of water will definitely help you when it comes to saving precious fishing time as well as being a much more productive angler.

To start with we will cover just how important the senses of a bass really are and try to gain a better picture of why bass acts certain ways by the use of their senses.


A bass has a very acute sense of site (or vision) and can see very well in just about any water color condition as well as being able to see at night. How well can a bass see at night? For example, sometimes on a full moon when it really gets bright from the light of the moon to where you can almost read a newspaper outside, a bass can see that good in the darkest of pitch. How is this possible?

The eyes of a bass have rods and cones which naturally adjust under different light conditions (the cones and rods will retract and extend making a natural adjustment for their vision.) Another factor is that a bass doesn’t have any eyelids like you or I and because of a bass not having eyelids overlong exposure to the suns rays will cause a bass eventually to develop cataracts and go blind. (One reason why cover is so important to a bass during bright sunny days or (Bluebird Sky conditions!) A bass can see in most all water colors (clear, semi-stained, stained, murky, and even muddy colors) but when the vision of a bass is restricted the other senses will take over.


A bass’s hearing and feeling are synonymous with each other, in other words I guess you might say that they hear and feel at the same time. Unlike you or I where we may hold a conversation with another person understanding what is being said, a bass hears and feels the vibration from the different sounds and movements in the water. Now, different sounds will cause different pitches that send vibrations and a bass will get familiar with certain sounds such as pitches and vibrations made from natural living forage, as well being able to feel any displacement of water within a close proximity of a bass caused by even the slightest movement.

I’ll give you a example: Let’s take a "Carolina Rig" for instance. The Carolina Rig has several different purposes as far as pattern and technique goes but the most crucial part of this rig is the sound! (The TICKER!) that’s on the rig. We talked earlier in the prior article "Understanding Bass Part-1" about the most desired food of a bass being a Crawfish (Crawdad, Crayfish, etc.) When a Crawfish moves in the water it will cause a clicking sound (vibration) from the cartilage in it’s tail. This clicking sound sends a vibration through the water and alerts a bass that a natural food source is in the area, the bass moves closer to this sound, then if the presentation of the bait is just right you can probably catch the bass. A bass has a natural radar system built within it and can zero in on just about any movement or sound made within the water. Now, when you work a Carolina Rig in the water, the slightest movement of the ticker made by either: "Glass & Brass Beads", "B-B Chambers", "Two Glass Beads" Etc.... this sound is designed to replicate the movement (vibration) of a natural live Crawfish and will alert a bass that a natural forage bait is in it’s area.

As far as noise (or sound) baits go, like (Rat-L-Traps, Cordell Spots, Rattled Spinnerbaits, etc.) Sound travels further in the water than a displacement of water caused by a bait without any sound added to it. The reason noise baits work so well is that a bass can hear them at greater distances and can travel further to investigate the sounds made from these types of baits, then when close enough to the bait, the sight and taste senses will take precedence over the feeling or hearing senses.....


A bass has taste buds outside it’s mouth as well as inside of it. Now just think a minute!.... that means that a bass can taste an object before it even gets in it’s mouth. The taste and smell of a bass are once again synonymous with each other and that a bass smells and tastes at the same time. Now, how acute is a bass’s sense of taste and or smell?

A few years back a study was conducted of the taste and smell of a bass in a tank of 100 gallons of water. In this study the bass was found to be able to taste (or smell) 1-200th of a drop of a substance in the 100 gallon water tank (what an amazing sense of taste and smell.) Well, what does this have to do with bass? If you want to be a successful angler it means a great deal. Now let’s put this in anglers terms okay? If a bass can scent a bait that is not a pleasing or acceptable taste or smell, if it does put it in it’s mouth it will spit it right back out within 1 to 3 seconds (not much time to set a hook right?) but, if the bass accepts the taste or smell and puts it in it’s mouth it can hold it up to as long as 30 seconds before spitting it out (much more time to set the hook!)

To sum up the taste and smell segment, here are a few hints to help you understand why you may be getting those quick hits and not catching any fish:

1. Always wash your hands before you go fishing.....
2. Fill up your boat with gas and oil the night before you go fishing.....
3. Use natural forage formulas or a formula that has been tested and proven to work.....
4. Try to use a odor free soap or a scent neutralizer.....

Just these steps can make a world of difference when it comes to catching more bass. I have had many students at my bass fishing school that use these steps above and can’t believe the difference it can make.

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Understanding Bass: Part 1 by Roger Lee Brown, ("The Bass Coach")

Bass fishing is a sport like many others, that when it comes to knowledge and the understanding of the opponent, it allows one to become more successful. You may look at it kind of like deer hunting...the more the hunter understands the scrapes, trails, food areas, water areas, runs, and habitats of the deer, the more successful the hunter will become at locating them.

The same is true with Bass fishing (Bass angling). The more you understand the Bass along with the many different circumstances and conditions you run across the more successful you will be at catching them. So let’s talk about a few key factors when it comes to a better understanding of the bass. The first one we will look at would be the survival of the bass.

SURVIVAL: A bass needs three elements to survive which are:


If any one of these three elements are not present in a body of water a bass could not survive, and just by knowing why these three elements are so important for a bass’ survival it will already start to make you a more successful angler.

The first element we will talk about is FOOD. Contrary to popular belief, shad is NOT! the primary 1st choice of a bass. Although shad is a very common food for the bass as well as other natural baits, the number one food choice of a bass is a crawfish (also known as crayfish, crawdads, etc.). A study was performed several years ago where 100 Crawfish and 100 shad were in a tank of water with all species of bass (Smallmouth, Spotted, and Largemouth), and to much surprise the crawfish were eaten 8 to 2 over the shad. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is that a crawfish is an easy prey for a bass to catch, and they are fairly easy for a bass to find. And once again contrary to popular belief, studies show that there are actually more crawfish found in vegetation areas than around rocky areas (or as some may know as Rip-Rap.)

A bass will eat just about anything at any given time such as: Rats, Mice, Ducklings, Frogs, Snakes, Salamanders, Worms, Lizards, Grubs, Baitfish, Insects, Leeches, etc. (Is it any wonder why all the many different tackle manufacturing companies have so many different shapes and types of artificial baits on the market today?) but, there are certain types of artificial baits that bass will usually prefer over the others, and a lot of these I cover at my 3-day Bass Fishing School.

The next element of the three is OXYGEN. Oxygen is an element that any living creature needs to survive. The main reason an angler should pay attention to oxygen is that a bass requires it to survive. By knowing water oxygen content in various areas an angler will develop a better understanding why a bass acts the way it does under the many different conditions. When a bass has a limited supply of oxygen, it tends to get more disoriented and much slower or lethargic. The "Key" in understanding the rules of oxygenic water is that the cooler the water, the more oxygen content and on the other side of the coin the warmer the water the less oxygen content. The more oxygen a bass can get usually during the warmer months the more active it will be. Usually during the summer when the water temperature hits the 80 degree mark or higher, the oxygen in the water will start to diminish.

How does this relate to bass fishing?.... well, a bass will usually do one of two things in a condition such as this. A bass will drop down (usually under the thermocline mark) to water that is cooler for a larger supply of oxygen, or a bass will usually head for vegetation areas because of the constant producing of oxygen that aquatic plants provide. This is mostly the case during Spring, Summer, and early Fall.

Here are some areas where ample supplies of oxygen can be found during these seasons:

1. Rivers - because of the constant flowing of the water.
2. Mouths of Creeks - again, because of the constant in-flow of fresh water.
3. Deep water areas - remember, the deeper the cooler water a better supply of
4. Vegetation areas - constant oxygen producing aquatic plants.
5. Around Trees, Stump, & Log areas - because of the porous wood that will hold
6. Power Plants - because of the constant discharge of oxygenic water.
7. Wind Blown Banks - a constant oxygen source.
and there are many others........

The third element we will talk about is COVER. Cover is an extremely important element when it comes to a bass for many reasons, and I would like to cover some of the most important ones.

One of these reasons would be for protection. A bass, being known mostly as a "Ambush Fish" will use cover such as vegetation, rocks, stumps, trees, fall-downs, docks, structures, holes, etc.... to dart out after it’s prey. A bass really is a lazy-by-nature type of fish and will extend the least amount of energy for the greatest amount of benefit. Bass are also known as a territorial fish and will not travel a great amount of distance.

Another reason a bass needs cover is because of it’s eyes. A bass does not have eye lids like you or I and prolonged exposure to the Sun’s rays, a bass will eventually go blind. This is one of God’s way of protecting their site. Take notice next time you see a bass fishing show on television, you will usually see bass being caught in shaded areas, and in and around cover areas, these are some of the reasons why.

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Tips Lomba di Kolam Pemancingan

lomba mancingBukan saja mengandalkan piranti yang bagus dan handal juga kemampuan dalam teknik memancing di kolam pemancingan dalam mengikuti setiap lomba, baik lomba harian, galatama, atau kiloan tetapi mengikuti lomba mancing di kolam pemancingan juga membutuhkan beberapa perhatian lebih mulai saat akan mengikuti lomba hingga berakhir jalannya lomba mancing. Hal-hal yang perlu diperhatikan dan dilakukan dapat menunjang dan memperoeh hasil terbaik saat mengikuti lomba.

Pada saat lomba, yang menjadi strategi penting yaitu:

  • Datanglah satu jam sebelum lomba dimulai
  • Lengkapi alat / piranti atau umpan yang belum dipunyai
  • Jika belum punya langganan kenek/kedi, tanyakan panitia lomba kenek/kedi yang baik.
  • Perhatikan dan persiapkan peralatan pancing, periksa kenur, ikatan, mata kail sekali lagi.
  • Buat umpan yang akan digunakan dan telah siap 15 menit sebelum lomba.
  • Setelah pengundian lapak, segera bawa semuanya kelapak yang telah diundi.
  • Lempar pancing tanpa kail untuk mengukur kedalaman air.
  • Bila diizinkan melempar bom, lemparlah umpan bom ketempat yang potensial.
  • Saat tanda lomba dimulai teruskan menebar umpan bom pada titik potensial lain.
  • Lontarkan pancing, ke tempat yang telah diberi umpan tebaran.
  • Jangan ragu menarik pancing dan melemparnya lagi ke tempat tersebut.
  • Jangan terganggu oleh lapak tetangga yang telah lebih dulu menarik umpan.
  • Bila di salah satu titik ikan mas telah makan maka teruslah untuk memancingnya disitu.
  • Ikan rame cendrung liar, usahakan tidak melewati lapak orang lain.
  • Kusut atau saling terkait kenur adalah hal yang wajar, mintalah maaf jika hal itu terjadi.
  • Pada titik potensial (hotspot) yang sudah jadi, ikan akan terus berkumpul selama ikan didasar ada.
  • Titik potensial (hotspot) yang sudah jadi ditandai oleh gelembung atau coklatnya air.
  • Teruskan mancing dititik tersebut hingga ikan-ikannya tidak lagi menyambar umpan.
  • Mulailah mencari titik yang tadi pagi sudah ditabur umpan.
  • Bila disemua titik jarang ada sambaran, coba perkecil bentuk umpan.
  • Atau coba gunakan rangkaian kail umpan, biarkan saja dan bersantailah atau makan siang dahulu.
  • Buang umpan pagi hari dan aduklah umpan baru
  • Lewat tengah hari kembali lontar umpan ke titik potensial pagi tadi, biasanya ikan akan kembali galak memakan umpan.
  • Jangan dilupakan titik potensial yang lain, cobalah melemparnya kesana.
  • Bila mendapat ikan besar, cobalah untuk tenang menghadapinya.
  • Jangan gugup mintalah maaf bila ikan melarikan diri kelapak sebelah.
  • Timbang segera ikan bila dirasakan masuk nominasi.
  • Jangan putus asa, berusahalah terus dan jangan segan mencoba trik-trik lainnya.
  • Bila lomba usai, kemasi peralatan dan jangan sampai tertinggal.
  • Bila belum berhasil jangan kecewa dengan apa yang dicapai hari ini.
  • Pelajari apa yang jadi penyebabnya untuk kesuksesan di lain hari.
Mungkin ini juga strategi penting yang sering dilupakan. Mulai sekarang cobalah mengingat apa saja kendala yang di hadapi pada saat lomba tadi. Diskusikan dengan teman-teman sesama pemancing atau buka lagi buku pintar dan pelajari apa penyebab kurang berhasilnya strategi yang tadi diterapkan. Beberapa penyebab mungkin seperti yang diungkap dibawah ini.
  • Pemancing lain menggunakan umpan yang lebih cocok untuk karakteristik ikan dan telah mengenal dengan baik karakteristik empang lomba tersebut.
  • Banyaknya lumpur atau lumut yang mengurangi kualitas air sehingga ikan malas makan.
  • Tingkat oksigen juga mempengaruhi ikan perhatikan apakah empang mempunyai sistem aerasi yang baik.
  • Ikan yang disebar banyak yang sakit.
  • Teliti dari mana ikan berasal.
  • Penebaran ikan yang tidak merata disebabkan perbedaan kedalaman air. Untuk mengatasinya cobalah membuat umpan seperti yang dipakai pemancing lain walaupun umpan hanya terbuat dari pelet saja (murni pelet tanpa tambahan apapun, karena kemungkinan umpan tersebut yang disukai ikan.
  • Empang yang telah banyak lumpur, lumut dan endapan sisa umpan, membuat ikan malas makan.
  • Hal ini pasti dirasakan oleh pemancing disekitar situ. Salah satu caranya adalah pengelola empang untuk mengangkat endapan dan mengeringkan empangnya lebih dulu. Jika tidak cobalah cari kombinasi umpan yang lain, gunakan umpan hidup, umpan wangi, umpan amis, dan lihatlah umpan mana yang jalan.
  • Bila diketahui ikan banyak yang sakit, ikannya selalu berkeliaran, cobalah perhatikan jalur perjalanannya dan cegatlah dengan umpan ditempat yang dilewatinya. Bila kedalaman air pada jarak terdekat anda sudah cukup memadai, dapat dilemparkan umpan disitu.
  • Untuk mengetahui asal ikan dapat dilihat dari bentuk badan ikan yang berhasil ditangkap. Bila mempunyai tubuh langsing agak panjang, kemungkinan ikan berasal di kolam air deras yang lebih menyukai umpan dengan bahan dasar pelet. Bila ikan bertubuh gemuk dan jarak tubuh yang pendek, maka kemungkinan ikan berasal dari kolam air tenang atau keramba apung yang menyukai umpan berbahan dasar ubi.
  • Kedalaman empang yang berbeda dapat menyebabkan penyebaran ikan tidak merata. Untuk itu camkanlah bahwa kemungkinan dilain waktu akan mendapatkan hasil undian lapak yang bagus dan banyak ikannya.
  • Terapkan target penangkapan, sebab ikan besar cendrung menyendiri, jadi jika mendapat tempat yang banyak ikannya maka carilah ikan sebanyak anda dapat. Namun jika anda mendapat lapak yang kurang ikannya, bersabarlah dan konsentrasikan pada target ikan yang besar saja. Tentunya suatu kepuasan bila mendapat ikan satu ekor saja namun berhasil masuk nominasi. Syukur kalau keduanya dapat. Selamat berlomba…
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Teknik Memancing Ikan Betutu

mancing betutuHabitat betutu yang hidup di air tawar, nyatanya tidak semua aliran sungai dihuni oleh ikan ini. Habitat betutu senang berkembang baik di aliran anak sungai dengan kedalaman air 1-3 meter, yang banyak ditumbuhi pohon nipah atau batang tumbang. Atau juga aliran sungai yang banyak “pintu airnya” sebagai irigasi sungai-sungai kecil dengan lebar 2 meter dan dalam 1 meter.

Betutu termasuk ikan berkelompok Jadi jika mancing melewati parameter, habitat ikan ini hidup maka peluang untuk mendapatkannya sangat susah. Betutu adala jenis “pelagic” yaitu ikan pemangsa yang menunggu mangsanya lengah dan termasuk ikan malas yang dapat berdiam diri berjam-jam untuk mengelabui mangsanya.

Saat-saat ikan ini mau makan umpan sangat dipengaruhi kondisi arus. Jadi pada saat air “kondah (tenang) selama 3-4 hari ikan ini jarang memakan umpan dengan kemampuan bertahan hidup yang melebihi ikan lain. Betutu sanggup puasa makan hingga 1 bulan dengan tidak mengurangi bobot tubuhnya sangat lamban dan hidupnya 90% berdiam diri dan 10% bergerak hanya saat lapar. Dengan kondisi seperti ini betutu rajin makan bila musim angin selatan telah selesai dan bila bulan masuk musim selatan.

Pada musim air besar betutu bermigrasi ke dalam anak sungai dan memulai musim kawin. Maka musim inilah saat yang bagus untuk memburu betutu. Sifat agresifnya membuat mereka keluar dari sarang, yaitu lobang-lobang yang terdapat pada dasar sungai, baik itu dibawah semen pintu air, batang pohon tumbang, curam-curam dibawah akar nipah atau bisa juga mereka bersarang di persinggahan “steher” motor air.

Perlu diingat, waktu makan betutu umumnya pagi jam 9-10, siang 12-2 dan sore jam 5-7 malam. Setelah kita mengetahui lokasi dan waktu betutu, saat hunting maka set pancing yang kita gunakan harus lebih keras dan tidak memerlukan senar yang panjang, tapi untuk ketebalannya harus berkisar 0.35-0.40. Mengenai ril juga harus kuat , serta mata kail pilih nomor 9. Untuk menghindari kematian ikan saat kena pancing maka ruit mata kail harus dipatahkan agar melepaskan dari mulutnya.

Setelah semua piranti siap, maka faktor penentu adalah umpan. Karena betutu selektif memilih umpan maka gunakanlah umpan anak galah udang berukuran Ch (sebesar jari tengah). Kondisi fisik umpan 80% ssegar dan jika masih hidup lebih bagus, lalu kupas semua kulitnya dan jangan buang kulitnya maka umpan siap digunakan.

Dikarenakan mulut betutu besar dan tenggorokannya seperti vacum cliner diperlukan taktik mancing “henjur” dan “tajur”. Untuk teknik tajur gunakan 3-5 set pancing lalau tajurkan kendor senarnya ini, gunanya agar ikan dapat spasi makan umpan, dan tidak langsung membawa ke sarang.

Jika sampai umpan ke sarang, peluang lepas 90% sedangkan untuk taktik henjut kita dapat menggunakan hanya satu set pancing dan berukuran 160 cm atau 2 meter panjang untuk memudahkan jatuhnya umpan di spot yang kita inginkan. Henjut pancing sambil berjalan mengitari hot spot, dalam kondisi ini senar haruslah terik dan jika terasa ikan makan seperti jari tangan disentak, maka kasih tali lebih agar ikan dapat menelan umpan dan kasih waktu 5 detik, lalu gentak pancing dengan kuat, ini memberi dampak agar ikan langsung keluar dari sarang pada saat umpan dimakan.

Jika sudah dapat 1 ekor betutu maka peluang untuk mendapatkan yang kedua dan seterusnya lebih besar ditempat sama. Ingat jika dalam 3-5 jam betutu tidak makan umpan berati ikan tersebut tidak keluar dari sarangnya (jika hot spot telah benar) atau warna air yang trlalu terang.

Satu hal yang tak kalah penting yaitu pengepakkan ikan ini, jika ingin dibawa pulang dalam keadaan hidup jangan pernah membawanya dengan air penuh dan tempat tertutup rapat. Ingat pada saat memegang jangan pernah menekan pada bagian bawah perut, yang akan menyebabkan “kejang” pada ikan.

Koandisi betutu agar hidup lebih lama saat kita bawa lebih “tanpa air”, tapi tetap alasi wadah dengan kain basah atau lumut hijau lalu letakkan ikan dan pada bagian kelilingnya taburi batu es, jangan ditutup rapat, maka ikan dapat bertahan hingga 2-4 jam.

Semoga trik ini bermanfaat bagi mania yang ingin hunting betutu dan jangan lupa terapkan “catch and release” karena betutu patut dilestarikan agar generasi seterusnya dapat merasakan serunya mancing betutu.

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Teknik Mancing Di Laut

Kondisi laut saat ini mulai memungkinkan untuk pergi memancing. Beberapa teknik mancing di laut, mulai dari teknik mancing dasar (bottom), koncer, casting, trolling, popping, hingga jigging. Berikut akan di jabarkan sedikit bagaimana memancing dilaut menggunakan rangkaian senar pancing.

Mancing Dasar (bottom) dan mancing pinggiran.

Mancing dengan menggunakan teknik mancing dasar (bottom) merupakan teknik mancing yang paling mudah untuk mancing di laut. Anda tinggal membuat rangkaian pancing dasar dan memasang umpan alami yang digunakan seperti udang hidup/mati/kupas, cumi irisan.utuh, ikan-ikan umpan (seperti tembang, selar, belanak, dan lainnya) potongan/utuh dan masih banyak lagi umpan alami lainnya.

Gunakan piranti mancing yang harus disesuaikan dengan target ikan akan ditangkap. Seperti halnya mancing ikan dipinggiran laut, yang akan ditangkap. Seperti misalnya saat mancing di pinggiran laut, perkiraan maksimal yang bisa ditangkap maksimal 3 kilogram. Bisa menggunakan senar berukuran 4 hingga 8 lbs dengan pancing nomor 5 hingga 7.

Namun jika ikan target diperkirakan berukuran lebih dari 5 kilo bahkan berukuran lebih besar lagi, siapkan saja piranti mancing anda dengan ukuran yang llebih besar lagi.
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Mancing Koncerteknik mancing
Mancing dengan menggunakan umpan hidup seperti tembang, selar, belanak, dan lainnya dalam keadaan hidup dan ditancapkan pada pancing. Teknik bertujuan agar umpan dapat bergerak leluasa mengikuti arus hingga menarik perhatian ikan target.

Set ukuran drag ril anda agar kendur, hal ini untuk mengantisipasi senar tegang secara tiba-tiba apabila ikan ukuran besar menyambar umpan. Hentikan sedikait joran anda agar pancing yang menancap dimulut ikan terjad hook-up yang sempurna.

Mancing Kastingteknik mancing
Teknik ini menggunakan umpan buatan seperti lure, minnow dan sebagainya yang membutuhkan lider 6 – 12 lbs atau sesuai kebutuhan yang diikat langsung pada umpan buatan baik menggunakan kili-kili, snap (peniti) bahkan tanpa sama sekali.

Lemparkan umpan buatan anda ke titik dimana ikan berada, gulung senar secara perlahan, buatlah semacam irama tarikan senar agar uman terlihat berenang dan bisa menarik perhatian ikan sasaran.

Mancing Trollingteknik mancing
Teknik ini adalah umpan yang digunakan (baik umpan alami maupun umpan buatan) dipasangkan pada kapal/perahu yang berjalan, hanya saja senar atau kawat neklin yang digunakan disesuaikan dengan ikan target.

Lider dan ikatan yang digunakan pada umpan berbeda-beda sesuai dengan umpan yang digunaan baik pada umpan buatan maupun umpan jahit pada umpan alami seperti ikan tongkol, golok-golok / parang-pang dan lainnya.

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Teknik Memancing di Laut dengan Menggunakan Pelampung

mancing dengan pelampungCara mancing laut berpelampung lebih sederhana dibanding mancing dasaran. Teknik ini dilakukan untuk menghindari dari tersangkutnya umpan dari karang atau objek lain di dasar laut.

Gunakan joran berukuran panjang lebih dari dua meter dan bahkan lebih agar bisa melempar umpan jauh ke tengah saat mancing dari pinggir laut dan di atas karang. Dan gunakan joran yang berukuran panjang cukup agar lebih leluasa melempar umpan dari tengah laut di atas kapal/perahu mancing.

Pilih ril yang mampung senar sepanjang 200 hingga 300 meter dengan senar berdiameter 4 lbs hingga 20 lbs (sesuai dengan kebutuhan dan kondisi lokasi) sepanjang kira-kira 1 hingga 2 meter.

Berbagai macam umpan yang bisa digunakan untuk mancing berpelampung, mulai dari udang hidup/mati, ikan hidup/mati, cumi mati/potongan penuh bahkan hingga ikan mati/potongan. Lempar ikan ke tengah laut dan biarkan ikan mengambang terbawa arus (gunakan light stick pada saat mancing malam hari untuk mengetahui posisi pelampung).

Ulur umpan berpancing secukupnya dan stel drag ril dengan ukuran sangat ringan, hal tersebut dilakukan agar pada saat ikan menyambar umpan, ikan tidak curiga. Apabila umpan tadi disambar ikan, maka ril akan berderit kencang dan spol berputar dengan senar yang mengulur keluar.

Biarkan hal tersebut hingga ikan berhenti menarik untuk menelan umpan, barulah kemudian kencangkan setelan drag ukuran sedang untuk melakukan posisi strike. Nikmati perlawanan dan lumpuhkan ikan jangan sampai umpan dibawa lari ke karang atau objek pengganggu lainnya.

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