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Unfortunately, most of the "naturals" are low and the "big" Sirikit and Bhumipol are extremely low,

as in 15/20 feet below the weed line. But! smiles coming soon as the rains will do their annual thing

in just a few more months. Snakehead is extreeemely gooood tasting and good luck with the "big"

boys. Good call on the above advice to employ steel leader biggrin.png Those boys and girls carry some

nasty slicers thumbsup.gif

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Ps. and will agree with the posters above in that rarely have I

ever had a bad day with my good friends the Mepps smile.png

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I am regular snake head hunter, pla chon for the most part are easy to find here in bkk,

best way is get on the motocyc or bicycle and take a short rod with a few top water frogs in the pocket, just cast a frog into any body of water you can find regardless of how shallow or the amount of vegetation or plastic, klongs or even rice paddys can be quite productive,

Top water frogs i find are best cast onto the bank if possible then jerked into the water or onto the vegetation, if there are lilly pads dont forget to pause the frog ontop then gently move it to alert the fish, learn to skip cast to get under obstructions,

There are quite a few so called street fishing teams or rather groups of anglers who go around doing this...quite popular for the girls too,

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Pla chado are not so easy to find in such shallow or small bodies of water, for chado you really need to go to the dams,

Buzz baits are the go for lures mostly, best to watch for the chado coming up for air then cast a few meters past...get your bait buzzing across the surface.....if they miss it 1st or 2nd time keep casting,

I feel snakehead in the wild are much easier to catch than at a fishing park....no education.

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Spoons work well also frogs.It is such a aggressive fish so it will take on anything even bigger fish.

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Spoons work well also frogs.It is such a aggressive fish so it will take on anything even bigger fish.

Yes they will go for most lures but the problem is with snakehead in the wild they are almost always in the margins hanging out in the green stuff, cast a spoon in there with a treble and your almost certainly snagged up,

Weedless top water frogs are the way to go...use atleast 30lb braid and no leader, any leader mono or wire will destroy the action of any frog, also tie the braid directly to the frog ie no clip. if the fish takes the lure into the vegetation the braid cuts through like a knife.

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​have noticed that Thai women are exceptional at sucking on the one eyed trouser snake. That snake sometimes goes into ecstasy.

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I am a lure fisherman from Australia. Back home I chase Australian bass and mary river cod.

I live in Phuket and know a number of wild fish spots.

I have caught snake fish on all kinds of surface lures. However the most success has been with a red and black Heddon torpedo.

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I am a lure fisherman from Australia. Back home I chase Australian bass and mary river cod.

I live in Phuket and know a number of wild fish spots.

I have caught snake fish on all kinds of surface lures. However the most success has been with a red and black Heddon torpedo.

have a few heddon lures, some seemed to be gimicks when i got them like beer can lures with a lip or bumble bees with wings which go back and forward, also i have the heddon torpedo with a propeler on the back?

Anyway..they all seem to work w00t.gif

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Come to think of it, even tilapia don't seem common enough in the wild.

That's just because Tilapia are from Africa.

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Derk

Certainly doesn't mean that's the only place you find them DerkMR.

Some research might be in order before you make such an "off the

cuff" and "all knowing" statement wink.png

As a biologist I might have to explain to you how introduced species spread, and this is they don't cover all natural waters within only 20 or 30 years.

So plainly simple as they are non-native you can't find them anywhere.

The all knowing Derk

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Ps. and will agree with the posters above in that rarely have I

ever had a bad day with my good friends the Mepps smile.png

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is Mepps ?

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afat.jpgcfap.jpg

The go-to lure for generations.....

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afat.jpgcfap.jpg

The go-to lure for generations.....

Ah ha, a brand name of lure. Thank you for the enlightenment.....

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Come to think of it, even tilapia don't seem common enough in the wild.

That's just because Tilapia are from Africa.

Bye,

Derk

Certainly doesn't mean that's the only place you find them DerkMR.

Some research might be in order before you make such an "off the

cuff" and "all knowing" statement wink.png

As a biologist I might have to explain to you how introduced species spread, and this is they don't cover all natural waters within only 20 or 30 years.

So plainly simple as they are non-native you can't find them anywhere.

The all knowing Derk

So sorry "the all knowing Derk", but I have no idea how that relates to

"That's just because Tilapia are from Africa." when Tilapia are found in

many places today around the world. I have no idea what you are saying.

I am not a Biologist but I am a fisherman who has caught Tilapia and

they were not in Africa.

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Ps. and will agree with the posters above in that rarely have I

ever had a bad day with my good friends the Mepps smile.png

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is Mepps ?

It's a fishing lure made by Mepps smile.png

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