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Fishing Facilities– Boat. This ship is not only used to deliver you to the sea but it is also used as a fishing ground. These boats vary from fishing boats to special fishing boats – Fishing equipment with the type of spinning, Golong, or bait casting. Of course, the fishing equipment used is suitable for fishing in the middle of the sea. – Belt to hold the rod. This belt is useful for making it easier to get fish. Don’t forget to wear gloves. – Ganco (for big fish) and scoop (for small fish) as a tool to lift fish when they are on sea level. – Bait. The bait here can be live bait or dead bait like fish. And can also be used as fake bait such as plastic fish. – A place to store fish. When you get fish from the sea, such a place is needed. Except for you fishing is only for hobby not to catch fish. After the preparation of these facilities is available, the next step is to go to a fishing location in the middle of the sea. Of course, choosing a fishing location in the middle of the sea must pay attention to weather and wave conditions. The alternative can be on the edge of the pier, or the waters near the beach.
Fishing in the Middle of the SeaFishing in the middle of the sea is different from fishing in freshwater or in rivers. There are several techniques and tricks for fishing in the middle of the sea as illustrated in the following points. – Bottom fishing (bottom) is fishing from a ship that stops at sea that has a lot of marine fish. The shrimp used are sliced fish, shrimp, or in the form of sea worms. This fishing method simply throws the rod into the sea. – Drifting fishing, which is drifting fishing bait or boats where you is. The bait used is live bait. Well, when drifting this bait will be sought by marine fish. – Kite fishing, namely fishing on a boat by using a kite to keep the bait awake and also to make the bait float on the sea surface. – Trolling is fishing while the boat moves slowly at a certain speed. This technique uses live bait, fake bait, or bait that is still fresh.
Did you know? in America there are 10 snapper fishing spots or commonly called Bass which are very popular. The 10 snapper/bass fishing spots are even often the venue for fishing tournaments. As you know that snapper or bass is a type of fish that is sought after by anglers.
In North America, this snapper (Bass Largemouth) is also a much sought after freshwater fish species. This type of fish is also very easy to find in America, so it is relatively easy to find. The notes that I have summarized from various sources and then I write this are just to increase our knowledge and insight. Who knows, anglers in Indonesia want to try out snapper fishing spots in Uncle Sam’s country. Here are 10 bass fishing spots in America based on the data I have summarized.
Also read: Natuna Island, Heaven for Fishing
Lake Fork Fishing Spots in Texas
In America, there are many lakes where snapper colonizes / congregates. But the most popular are 10 lakes, one of which is Lake Fork. Texas can indeed be called a paradise for snapper/bass fishing. At Lake Fork, at least 27,690 snapper have been caught by anglers. Therefore, Lake Fork occupies the top position compared to other lakes in America as a snapper/bass paradise
The amount of snapper/bass in Lake Fork is unmatched by any other lake. However, of course, when fishing, you can’t strike bass. Patience is the key. This lake is so famous and crowded, anglers even have to fight for a place to be able to fish.
Falcon Lake Fishing Spot
This lake is located on the border of Texas and Mexico. In recent years, Lake Falcon has become one of the best lakes in North America for bass fishing. This lake is inhabited by many jumbo-sized snapper. However, the most difficult part of fishing in this lake is the changing water content, which makes snapper/bass unappetizing and hard to find. In addition, the weather/wind will make it difficult for us to get to the location. But when the weather conditions are good, then get ready to fight with a super large size bass.
Fishing Spot O.H. Ivie Texas
This lake is located in the western part of Texas. This area is indeed very popular with snapper/bass fishing spots. Although unlike Lake Fork and Lake Falcon, this area is inhabited by super large snapper and waiting to be caught. Generally, at this location snapper will be easy to find and get at points that have a depth of more than 25 feet. Therefore, if you plan to try this spot, look for a deep location point.
Missouri Table Rock Lake Fishing Spot
This lake is very popular for tournaments. The plus, in this lake can be fishing all year round. In addition to bass fish, this lake is also inhabited by other types of fish that are also large. Although you can do fishing all year round, the best time to fish in this lake located in Southern Missouri is from summer to December.
Guntersville Lake Alabama Fishing Spot
In this lake, it is not like Table Rock Lake which is often used for tournaments. The reason is that the habits of snapper/bass in this lake are different. The sea bass in this lake is mostly in the depths of the lake. The best time to fish in this lake is during winter. However, it is very difficult to get large sea bass in this lake. But if you find the right place and time, then this spot will be better than other sea bass lakes.
California Castaic Lake Fishing Spot
The lake is about 25 miles north of Los Angeles. This lake is a favorite destination for sailors, swimmers, and of course bass trophy hunters. In this lake the size of fish 12 to 15 pounds is very possible you get. This is why Lake Castaic is so special to anglers. In this lake you will very likely get jumbe fish weighing 20 pounds or the equivalent of 10 kilograms.
Florida Okeechobee Lake Fishing Spot
This lake has more than enough sea bass. The largest lake in Florida is indeed inhabited by bass snapper which is also commonly called largemouth (the big mouth). In this lake even inhabited by giant fish. But if you don’t get a giant fish strike, at least the smaller fish will still keep you happy and satisfied.
Lake Ouachita Arkansas Fishing Spot
This lake is the largest lake in the state of Arkansas. Lake Ouavhita not only deserves to be in the top 10 most productive lakes with sea bass, it is also one of the cleanest funds in the country. This lake is surrounded by urban forest and is often used as a place for fishing tournaments. This lake is also a habitat for other types of fish besides bass, but it is still a species of bass fish.
Lake Erie Fishing Spot
This lake is not the habitat of the big mouth snapper, which has a noble position in America. This lake is a paradise for smallmouth snapper. This lake is even the best spot for the best smallmouth fish in the world. Not only the size of the fish that makes Lake Erie deserve to be the best, but also the habitat of this type of fish is quite a lot in this lake. This large lake is almost entirely a fishing spot for small mouth snapper. You will even easily find fish
Lake Champlain Vermont-New York Fishing Spot
This lake is a destination for anglers, because this lake is inhabited by two species of fish in one clump, namely large-mouth snapper and small-mouth snapper. This means that if you fail to catch the big mouth snapper, there is a good chance that you will feel the tug of the small mouth snapper or vice versa.
So, those are the ten snapper fishing spots in America
You should try this spot, if one day you visit America. But don’t forget, if you feel the sensation, tell us hehehe.
Tuna Ring Trawlers
Ring trawlers are generally slender in shape with a working deck at the stern, a wheelhouse, accommodation at the bow, and a slipway structure at the stern for storage and launching of skiff boats. These ships are the largest group from small to open ocean-going vessels.
A Trawler is a ship designed to tow the trawler behind the ship. In general, trawlers have a working deck at the stern, except for ships modified from other vessels (commercial vessels) used to operate side trawlers. Stern trawlers and side trawlers may be used for basic, mid, and surface trawling.
A beam trawler is a vessel that operates a barbed or framed trawler using multiple rigs, similar to a double rig trawler. This vessel is designed to operate two or more framed trawlers.
The rake trawler is included in the basic drag trawler category. This ship is designed to operate a dredge as a collection of shellfish on the seabed by pulling them behind the ship. The large dredger ships are equipped with gallows rigs on each side of the ship.
Lift Net Ship
Lift Netter is a ship designed and equipped with equipment used to operate large lift nets. This equipment is arranged on deck to raise and lower the lift net on the starboard and starboard hull alternately. These ships are also equipped with lights to attract fish both on the surface and underwater (underwater fishing lamps).
Gill Net Ship
Gill netters are ships that are designed very simply, generally small in size and have an open deck, to large ones that operate in the open ocean. Because the size of the ship is very varied, from small to ships that are operated in the open sea. This type of ship does not require much arrangement and fishing equipment. Small gillnet ships generally have a steering room at the rear which also functions as an accommodation space, if using the inboard engine the engine is located directly under the wheelhouse. The fishing gear used is only a net hauler.
Joran Fishing Ship
Fishing Rod (Pole & Line — Huhate). There are two types of Pole and line ships, namely the American type and the Japanese type. Huhate operated in Indonesia are generally Japanese type. This type of vessel is distinguished based on where the fishing operation is carried out. The American type of fishing is done at the stern, while the Japanese type is done at the bow.
The angler stands or sits on the playing decks installed around the vessel outside the Bulkwark. The steering room and accommodation are placed at the stern (aft). Palkah is placed in the middle of the ship.
Pole & line boats are equipped with live bait tanks and water sprayers to attract or distract fish. Large pole & line vessels are equipped with a refrigeration system to store catches. Meanwhile, for small vessels with a daily operating system (one-day fishing), it is sufficient to preserve the caught fish by using ice.
Longline ships are ships equipped with fishing rods. The type of long-line ship is distinguished between European and Japanese types. The European type operates all stages of the operation at the stern, while the Japanese setting from the stern and hauling at the bow. The same applies to ships from the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Each country has its characteristics. However, the principle of operation is not much different.
A trolling vessel is a vessel that catches fish with a fishing rod that is pulled along the surface. The size of the tugboats varies from small ones with open decks to large ones equipped with a refrigeration system with a length of 25 – 30 meters. The operating time can be daily or even monthly to catch large pelagic fish that swim near the surface. Generally, the ship is driven by engines but is also attached to sails to maintain course while towing.
Many small tugboats that are commonly operated in Indonesia still use sails, especially those operating around the Karimun Jawa and Bawean Islands. Both large and small ones generally use booms mounted on either side of the ship, except for trolling which is used for sport fishing.
Fishing for big fish does have a more stressful challenge. Because, one strike can take 30 minutes, even hours. Fishing activities are also one of the hobbies that are in great demand, especially if the target is big fish.
In addition, if you have got one strike. Actually, it is enough to be consumed by a fishing group consisting of 5-10 people, even more. However, if you still want to continue fishing, the caught fish can also be sold or released.
The size of large fish in each type of water is also different. For example, freshwater fish in the river, fish like this if they already have a length of more than 30 or 50 cm can be considered large. However, for fish that live in salt water, if the length is more than one meter, then it can be considered big.
In Indonesia, because it has a very wide water area, it often focuses on water tourism, one of which is fishing. In fact, since the first, there have been many fishing competitions at the regional and provincial levels.
Finally, in 1992 a new international-level fishing competition was held in the Sunda Strait and Manado waters. Since then, competitions like this have continued to be developed until now. Are you interested in joining?
If you want to join, here are tips for fishing for big fish in the sea:
Fishing Big Fish in the Sea
To be able to fish in the sea, a lot of costs must be incurred. But not a few people are willing to spend money to be able to fish in the sea. Fishing in the sea also has a different kind of fun. Besides being able to explore the vastness of the Indonesian ocean, when fishing in the sea, you also have the opportunity to get various types of fish. There are still many advantages of fishing in the sea than fishing in rivers and the like. So, not a few people are willing to spend a lot of money just to be able to fish in the sea.
Large costs are needed to prepare transportation and necessities when at sea. In addition, to be able to get giant fish in the sea is different from getting ordinary fish.
All the necessary preparations must be more mature and prepare special equipment for the fish. The following preparations must be considered:
Boats are the main means of transportation that need to be well prepared. Usually, the boats used are small boats measuring 20-30 GT and made of fiberglass.
Also choose a boat with adequate navigation tools, although it will usually be more expensive. But, for safety during the voyage, of course, expensive fees will be paid, especially if there is a budget.
2. Fishing Tool
Because you will be fishing for big fish, you must also bring a special fishing rod for big fish. Now there are fishing rods that are sold as a set with other additional tools. Usually, something like this is found in large fishing tackle shops.
In addition, you also need to bring more than one fishing rod. Because the fishing rod can be used to be damaged by the big fish being caught. But, if you already have a fishing rod, you also still have to re-check its condition, whether it’s still worth it or not.
The belt here is a special belt for the fishing rod. Usually, this belt is made of plastic or a parachute. In the center of this tool, there is a hole for placing a fishing rod.
This belt will be very helpful in attracting fish that have already struck. Especially if the fish are large, it will be very difficult if you don’t have the help of this tool.
In contrast to small fish that only need a gutter to lift them. For giant fish, it takes Gancu to be able to lift it. In addition to being too heavy, big fish also have a strong power that is dangerous when lifted carelessly.
Gancu itself is a hook tool whose ends are made long and curved. Ganco stalks are usually made of wood which is about 2.5 meters long.
For security, usually, the handle of this tool will be tied with a safety rope. This rope works if the fish is loose with the hook, it will be held back by the rope tied to the boat.
Usually, bait for fishing in the sea is divided into three types, artificial bait, live, and dead. However, because the target this time was a big fish, only artificial and live bait was used.
- Artificial lures or lures are usually made of plastic or animal hair. To attract attention, usually artificial bait has a striking color. However, the use of color for bait has rules, such as when clear water uses red or orange bait. Meanwhile, when the water is clear, use silver, black or blue bait.
- Live bait is usually a type of mackerel or Banyar fish that weighs about 200 grams. Keep this live fish in a special place that has good seawater circulation. Try to attach the hook to the fish’s back carefully, so that the fish can still move freely and last a long time.
6. Fish Storage
In order to keep the catch fresh and not easily spoiled, store the fish in special storage hatches on board. If the boat you are renting doesn’t have a hatch, you can also use a cooler to store fish.
But, if the fishing time is not more than one day. Then the fish caught is enough to be stored in a net tied to the side of the boat.
Friends, do you know, where is Natuna Island?
Natuna Island is part of the Riau Archipelago Province in the Sumatra region.
Do you know? Natuna Island has abundant natural wealth, especially the wealth of the sea. It turns out that Natuna’s wealth is not only due to its marine life, lo. What are the natural resources on Natuna Island, right?
Come on, let’s find out!
The Natuna Sea Area is Vast and Rich in Marine Life
Natuna Island is an island group consisting of the islands of Bunguran, Sedanau, Mindai, Pulau Laut, and Pulau Tiga. This island cluster is included in the Natuna Regency area, which we know as the Natuna region.
In Natuna Regency, there is one more island cluster beside the Natuna Island Cluster, namely the Serasan Island Cluster which consists of the islands of Serasan, Subi Besar, and Subi Besar. The Natuna region borders the territorial waters of neighboring countries. Natuna is known for its natural wealth. Just imagine, Natuna has about 99 percent of the sea area! This makes the potential of the Natuna sea very large.
Due to the vast sea area, Natuna is also a habitat for thousands of species of fish and other marine beings. The types of marine life there are also very diverse, friends. Therefore, many fishermen go to the sea there to catch fish.
The Most Catched Types of Fish in Natuna
Although the marine wealth is very large, fishermen must comply with the applicable fishing rules, namely catching fish within the allowed limits. So, not all fish living in Natuna can be caught. This is done so that the preservation of nature is maintained, friends.
In Natuna, the most caught types of fish are pelagic fish and demersal fish. Pelagic fish are fish that live on the surface of the water and have a depth of about 0-200 meters below sea level. This type of fish lives in groups.
There are small pelagic fish and there are large ones. For example, large pelagic fish include Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, Skip-jack, and Mackerel. While examples of small pelagic fish are Selar fish, Anchovies, Kembung, and Tuna.
Well, and for demersal fish, are kind of fish that mostly live on the seabed to find food and breed.
In addition to the two types of fish, there are many other types of fish and other marine products that can be found there, such as grouper, mackerel, whitefish, tiger prawns, crabs, squid, and cuttlefish.
Other Natural Wealth in Natuna
In addition to being a habitat for various marine biota, Natuna also has natural gas reserves under the sea. This natural gas is useful as a source of energy for generating electricity.
In fact, there are so many gas reserves that are referred to as giant gas reserves in the Asia Pacific region. Natuna also has large oil reserves in the sea. There we can visit beaches and headlands that are beautiful and clean. Some of them are Cemaga Beach, Batu Madu, Tanjung Datuk and Tanjung Senubing.
Don’t forget to also visit the mangrove forest at the mouth of the Semitan River and see the various fauna in the mangrove forest. We can also visit small islands, one of which is Senua Island which is the habitat of a rare primate called Kekah. Presbytis Natunae or Kekah can only be found in Natuna.
Wow, that’s a lot, huh, for Natuna’s natural wealth?