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Offline markmetz57

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fishing guides??
« on: July 07, 2009, 09:01:52 AM »
I have looked at all the links and searched online but havent found much
i am going to be traveling through the north and west of mindanao, camaguin, Leyte, Samar and the Bicols.  Does anyone know about fishing guides? 
If i cant find a guide i thought about trying to find an old guy commercial fisherman to take me out handlining (or maybe chucking dynamite :D)   not really!! (Although i am reminded of the the good old boys in Kentucky that were dynamite fishing-  the game warden came upon them and started the arrests - the one old boy lit a stick tossed it to the warden- \"You gonna talk or fish???\" ;D)
or the indiana boys were chucking dynamite across the Ohio - the kentucky boys were lighting it and throwing it back :)
Well any thoughts or ideas??
A big bottle of rum might get something going?

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 02:16:12 PM »
I\'ve gone the commercial route a few times.............stone crabbing out of Ft Myers for the day, summer spent on crab boat out of Smith Island Virginia

Take your time picking the guy you go out with.......

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 07:40:47 PM »
It\'s hard to find a fishing guide because there are no fish to catch here as least in our area  I live in the Sea Food Capital of the Philippines  and the largest fish caught in local water is maybe 6 inches long most are 3 inches long many of the larger fish in the market are raised in fish corals in the ocean or caught down around Mindanao but you may have more of an adventure down south then you are ready for

Tom / Roxas City Sea Food Capital of the Philippines or used to be




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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 01:52:51 AM »
Here\'s a link that may give you a source or two.

http://www.filipinolinks.com/Sports/Fishing/

The best way is to find a local fisherman with a boat and ask him to take you out for a day of fishing.  Make sure he\'s a fisherman and not just a bankero who hauls passengers.  They wouldn\'t know where to find anything other than the next beach landing.   ;D

You have chosen several places as possible fishing spots.  My opinion is that you can certainly find at least one \"guide\" to satisfy your desire to do some angling. 

Contrary to claims that the Philippines is \"fished out\" (not referring to you, Tom  ;D  ) an early morning visit to any fish market will belay those fears.  My experience is that you will find good fishing in the deeper waters offshore.  But be prepared to take a long, sometimes frightening, trip far offshore to find the really good deep water fish like Tanguigi (Mackerel)


Lapu-Lapu (Grouper) or Tuna.  The southern waters off Mindanao has some of the best tuna fishing anywhere.  Deep waters off the northeastern tip of Luzon is well known as good Marlin waters and also has some of the biggest and best King Mackerel.  There are good outfitters to be found in Port San Vicente.  They fish off Escarpda Point with good results usually. 

There are some outfitters/guides in Subic Bay, but none of them advertise online. 


Hardly anyone in the RP uses this medium successfully.  You\'ll need to have feet on the ground and ask around to find a good one anywhere.

I have no names of specific guides or any idea of the cost.  But at least I didn\'t tell you that there are no fish to be found and that all the reef systems are dead due to dynamite or cyanide use.   ::)   It does happen, unfortunately, but not nearly as much as some people would have us believe.  You may have to do a lot of research and digging to find the proper area to fish and the correct guide, but believe me, there are plenty of fish left in the ocean around the Philippines.  \'Sup to you to decide where to try your skills.

Good luck!  I want to see pics of your days catch!   
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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 05:06:44 PM »
The fishermen here in Bohol are really struggling these days and the fish market here is normally a real let down..Prices are getting higher than normal now too..
Got a friend that bought a fish finder from the US with GPS.. Used it for the last couple of weeks(with employed Filipino captain) now and cant catch a cold. Many here put it down to over fishing from locals and the big boys from Cebu.

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 05:44:35 PM »
thanks guys!  Leaving today!!

Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 06:13:17 PM »
Depends on time you get to the market Fred

Usually pretty decent selectiona around 7AM but selection really starts to drop off after 8 and by 9 it\'s pretty slim pickings......

I can usually get Lapu Lapu at 7 but very lucky to get it at 8 and almost no chance at 9
Mackeral, sardines almost always available

The fishermen here in Bohol are really struggling these days and the fish market here is normally a real let down..Prices are getting higher than normal now too..
Got a friend that bought a fish finder from the US with GPS.. Used it for the last couple of weeks(with employed Filipino captain) now and cant catch a cold. Many here put it down to over fishing from locals and the big boys from Cebu.

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 01:48:11 AM »
7AM?  Sleep late do we?   :D :D 

My nanay goes to the market at 5AM when she\'s in Manila.  When they\'re at the house in Buguey or at the farm in Balza (just a few kilometers upstream from Buguey) the fishermen pull their bankas right up to tatay\'s property before going to the market and they give nanay first shot at the catch of the day, which they trade for fresh veggies grown on the farm and of course some of tatay\'s rice.  Nanay regularly gets nice sized red snapper, mackerel, shrimp, crabs and other delicacies fresh from the previous night\'s fishing trip.  Go to the palenke early, like 5-6AM and you\'ll get some fish that are still kicking.  That\'s fresh!   :)
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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 03:33:55 AM »
I\'m loathe to admit that I\'m up and around at 6AM......not many trikes on the move in our neighbourhood until 7AM and I\'m loathe to fire up the truck and wake Gloria up.....she loves her morning lay-ins and I love taking her breakfast in bed

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 07:17:03 AM »
Capt. Ron,

Casanova has got nothing on you.  Man, I just hope my asawa doesn\'t happen to see how you pamper Gloria... I\'ll be in deep #*&% >:( and will have to start getting up before noon..... and take up cooking. 

There must be something in that \"bad\" water in the RP that does this to you.  ;D

Tom in Big D
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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009, 01:04:30 PM »
It really is easy doing nice things for Gloria. Each time I do I\'m MORE than rewarded by the happiness I see in her face whether it\'s breakfast in bed, a small gift, helping a family member in distress......it\'s all repaid by that beautiful smile and hug

BTW 2 of my nieces (university students) are usually up earlier than me and cook the breakfast for us all.....I\'m just the delivery boy  ;)

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 08:25:36 AM »
Depends on time you get to the market Fred

Usually pretty decent selectiona around 7AM but selection really starts to drop off after 8 and by 9 it\'s pretty slim pickings......

I can usually get Lapu Lapu at 7 but very lucky to get it at 8 and almost no chance at 9
Mackeral, sardines almost always available

The fishermen here in Bohol are really struggling these days and the fish market here is normally a real let down..Prices are getting higher than normal now too..
Got a friend that bought a fish finder from the US with GPS.. Used it for the last couple of weeks(with employed Filipino captain) now and cant catch a cold. Many here put it down to over fishing from locals and the big boys from Cebu.

Went to the causeway last night 8pm as usual and couldn\'t believe my luck..The vendor had a huge white merlin..She reckoned a foreigner had already made 2 trips and bought 4 kilo`s so I bought 4 kilo`s in case he came back again!!
We fried a few steaks lightly in butter and it was without doubt the best fish Ive tasted period..
Gave the vendor our cell number to get an advantage on purchasing her future catches..
 

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Re: fishing guides??
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 08:29:50 AM »
I\'ve never been to the causeway that late!

Things look to slow down to a crawl from 10AM to 5PM (latest I\'ve driven past)

Good ideea about the cellphone  ;D

 


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