fishing at south china sea

Shao_xuan
edited January 2016 in General Fishing
Hi guys, it'll soon be my first trip out to SCS for fishing. What gear would you guys recommend? Reel? Rod? Line(pe?)? Leader poundage? I'm probably gonna do bottom fishing/jigging. Anyway will gomoku kaiten be sufficient? :D
  • Staphylococcus
    It depends on the current on that particular day. If strong current, then need bigger sinkers to reach bottom. Up to size 16-20 sometimes. So a stiffer rod is required for such heavy sinkers.

    When current is slow, kaiten should be sufficient for jigging, apollo style.

    Can read my specs for fishing at SCS on my blog. Look under "boat charter fishing" > Sport Fishing Explorer tags.

    Hope you enjoy your trip!
  • stevenseow
    In the day use PE 1-3 rod, for night can use PE 4-8 rod as current usually are strong and biggies around. If using spinning reel best is 8000 series. If current are strong like using size 16 and above sinker, best is using overhead reel for easy to reel.
    You can use 3/0 - 4/0 hook size for day and 5/0 - 8/0 for night.
    Main line use braided 40 - 50 lbs.
    This is what usually I use for SCS trip, but other angler might have other opinion which you can also try on it.
  • aQuek
    Hi All,

    I'm new to this website. Apparently going to SCS trip for first time end june.

    I'm not a fanatic angler. I'm currently holding a Poisedon 200r mini reel, a normal overhead rod, gomuko kaiten rod. 

    I also have a JM saber 5'5 rod.

    Can someone give me advise any setup that is economic and doesn't break the bank.

    If can get inside the used market i'm perfectly alright as i only fish couple of times in a year.

    Hope someone can help me out.

    Thanks.
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