Monthly Archives: January 2012

Friday Evening Bass

Did some fishing over at lake Lumot last friday.  I fished a brown Berkley Chigger Claw on a jig head and didn’t have many strikes till sunset.  Right at sunset I hooked these two 1lb-ers.  I fished from the shore the whole time.

Here is a pic of the first fish with the chigger claw I used in the top left corner of the pic:

Tilapia on a Rapala

I got this little CD-3 from my family for christmas and it was enough to entice this female red bellied tilapia to bite 🙂  She was caught and released in our hole here on the Mabacan river.  Thanks Buddy cause I am sure you picked this lure out for me:-)


Boatman near Tamaraw Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro

I met a local fisherman by the name of Tatay Lucio who was willing to take me out fishing with him.

I paid for the gas, which was 200 pesos and that lasted us all morning.  Lucio uses a long hand line to catch tuna, mackerel and any other fish partolling the ocean.  He knows how to troll lures and so after showing me how he fishes, we trolled my rapala.  We did not have much luck that day, only catching a small tulingan.  

If you happen to be visiting Tamaraw Beach in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, and are looking to do some fishing you can contact Tatay Lucio via his daughter Haide’s cell at: 09994118923  Tell him you heard about him from Ben the ‘Cano, who fished with him.  He does not speak that much English but does understand a lot.

I learned that he also builds and sells Banka Boats, so if you live in Puerto and are looking for someone to build or sell you a boat you can contact him.

He most often goes tuna (yellowfish, bonito, skip-jack) fishing with his long line (300 meters, 35 hooks) and he told me the most he caught on his long line at one time was 10.  He also has a could home made lures and a rapala which he trolls for Wahoo Tangigue.  The largest fish he has caught he said weighed 30 kilos 🙂  When conditions are right he goes fishing for mackerel tulingan like the one we caught with a smaller line and hooks.


Needle Fish Surf Fishing

A little friend of mine caught this needle fish with my Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow while surf fishing:

The Bisaya for this fish is Balo.

Bluefin Trevally ( Caranx melampygus )


Caranx melampygus philippines

Common Name:   Crevalle, Trevally, Jack,

Local Name:  Talakitok (Tagalog);  Inggatan, Mamsa, Trakito  (Cebuano)

Max Size:  117 cm (43.5kgs)

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef-Associated

Depth:  0 – 190 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  10 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish and crustaceans, lures

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

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