Fishing at the Bungsamran Lake for the Giant Siamese Carpathians – Bangkok, Thailand

At Lake Bungsamran I arrived at 6 am as the sun began to appear. It was a nice morning, with very little breeze, the surface of the lake was like a mirror that was only disturbed by the appearance of huge fish hiding in this world-class fishing water.

Khun Boonsong confused the bait while waiting for me to set the rods, the conviction of the first release still beat my heart much faster. Khun Boomsong is one of the leading carp specialist guides who work here, and what he doesn't know about the Siamese carp is not worth knowing.

The bait he mixed was a combination of baby milk powder, custard cream and corn with some other secret ingredients (called mega mix carp baits); all this was added to the basic mixture of rice bran. This mixture is a much wetter combination than the one used to catch Mekong Catfish.

Nothing happened in the first half hour so Boonsong went to buy breakfast; thirty seconds did not go when the bingo had a bite, the fish ran, and the line screamed from the roll, then stopped (probably sensed the hook). I looked for the roll to pick up the loose line, I thought maybe he pulled the hook, suddenly the line pulled as the fish moved, I grabbed it immediately, and put the hook firmly in his mouth; the fight was!

After the initial killing of the fish into the fish, I began to look for fish. In my previous experience, the striped catfish and the Mecca catfish are similar; they tend to run at fantastic prices with bait removal. The Mekong and the smaller striped catfish have a long, hard run that slowly curves on a "C" or a wide "S" shape.

Siamese Giant Blue tend to run deeply and suddenly turn into an almost zig zag. It is hard to believe that these fish, when they are completely weightless in the water, and only fight against the sheer power.

My line carved a classic "Z" and was pretty sure there was carp at the end of the line. I knew I had to take the time and play the fish, in contrast to the Giant Mekong catfish, the damage has a very soft mouth and too much pulling out the hook. I decided to pull back a little; I used an accurate slim Magnum 870 with Lever Drag, the very fine, consistent settings of the draw are easily accessible without moving your hand from the rod and the roll. They are much easier to use than a fixed spindle reel, especially when fishing larger specimens.

My goal was to roll the fish as fast as possible and keep it as much as I could; the siamese giant carp were renamed to seem to give up and upset, and at the last minute they are a dash of freedom (there are many bungalows around the lake and a pier divides it, many fish among fish have lost each other) and racks).

The struggle was ten minutes, and I stepped forward, the fish were tiring – the only one, my arms began to hurt. After another five minutes of struggle, he made a sharp sharp turn, which actually bought his side from the water, Károly Sziámi.

The Carpathian made more sharp turns and was characteristic of these creatures, believed to be ready. I turned to one side, and instead of letting the fish fall under the bungalow, I turned to the left, slightly raised the pull, and some nice footwork (new ballet classes were useful for one day) was the last deceived run for the fools.

The carp made a last attempt to go deep, speeding up many sludge collectors, which were trapped at the bottom of the lake, but then exhausted so I didn't know that Boomsong appeared with the landing net in hand I've never been more happy to see you quickly make the deck to catch the fish.

We removed the line from his mouth and removed another snapped line from an earlier battle that was obviously won.

The Siamese giant peaks were 25.3kg and returned to the lake after a few albums.

Guide to Khun (Mr.) Boonsong

Source by Jason Butler

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