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Untuk para anglers, jelas akan mengidamkan untuk bisa mendapatkan tangkapan yang besar dan banyak. Pada umumnya kita berpikir bahwa waktu yang tepat untuk memancing itu saat fajar dan senja. Padahal sebenarnya waktu yang tepat untuk mengetahui waktu makan ikan adalah saat bulan terbit dan terbenam.

Siklus matahari dan bulan merupakan hal utama yang banyak memberikan pengaruh bagi alam, termasuk kehidupan manusia, flora dan fauna, tak terkecuali ikan. Berikut ini beberapa poin yang perlu diperhatikan antara waktu terbaik untuk memancing dengan siklus bulan (dan matahari):

Dengan mengetahui siklus bulan dan matahari yang terbit dan tenggelam, maka kita bisa mengira kapan waktu yang tepat untuk memancing di alam terbuka. Biasanya, 45 menit sebelum dan sesudah bulan terbit dan tenggelam adalah waktu yang tepat untuk memancing, begitu juga dengan 45 menit sebelum dan sesudah matahari terbit.

Pada tahun 1926, John Alden Knight lewat risetnya menyimpulkan bahwa ada 3 faktor yang menentukan keberhasilan memancing ikan di alam terbuka, yaitu metahari, bulan, dan pasang surut-pasang naik air laut.

Alden mengumpulkan data dari 200 kegiatan memancing dan hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa 90% dari total ikan yang ditangkap (dari 200 kegiatan memancing) berasal dari waktu memancing saat bulan berada pada fase bulan baru.

Pengaruh bulan akan semakin terasa pada ikan yang ukurannya semakin besar. Semakin besar ukuran ikan, semakin besar pula dia terpengaruh oleh bulan.

Waktu terbaik untuk memancing adalah 4 hari di sekitar bulan baru (new moon), yaitu 2 hari sebelum hingga 2 hari sesudah bulan baru.


More than 30,000 different species of fish ply Earth’s oceans and bodies of fresh water. The beauty of many fish species is highlighted in fish stores, aquariums and in home collections. Some species, however, have darker, more terrifying aspects. A select few of these may attack human beings, while others might deliver a dose of poison when handled carelessly or not properly prepared for consumption. Here are 10 of the world’s most dangerous fish (part 2):

*read the part 1 here.


They are marked, depending on the species with one or several dark, lengthwise stripes and are swift, voracious, salmon-shaped carnivores with daggerlike teeth that protrude when the mouth is closed. It has sharp spines on its gill covers, which can wound a careless handler.


Piranha, also called caribe or piraya, are any of more than 60 species of razor-toothed carnivorous fish of South American rivers and lakes, with a somewhat exaggerated reputation for ferocity. These common fishes have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies, and large, generally blunt heads with strong jaws bearing sharp, triangular teeth that meet in a scissorlike bite.


Stonefish are venomous marine fish found in shallow waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific. They are sluggish, bottom-dwelling fish that live among rocks or coral and in mud flats and estuaries. Thickest fish with large heads and mouths, small eyes, and bumpy skins covered with wartlike lumps and, sometimes, fleshy flaps, they rest on the bottom, unmoving, blending almost exactly with their surroundsings in form and color. They are dangerous fish. Difficult to see, they can, when stepped on, inject quantities of venom through grooves in their dorsal-fin spines. Wounds produced by these fish are intensely painful and sometimes fatal.

Atlantic Manta

Manta rays have short whiplike tails provided, in some species, with one or more stinging spines. The Atlantic manta is well-known species, brown or black in color and very powerful but inoffensive. It does not envelop pearl divers and devour them.

Electric Eel

Electic eel’s tail region constitutes about four-fifths of the electric eel’s total length, which is bordered along the underside by an undulating anal fin that is used to propel the fish. The tail region contains the electric organs, which are derived from muscle tissue enervated by spinal nerves, and discharges 300-650 volts-a charge powerful enough to jolt humans. These organs may also be used to help the creature navigate and to communicate with other electric ells.

There are another 5 of 10 the world’s most dangerous fish. Hopefully you are always safe when you’re fishing, Sahabat Angler.



More than 30,000 different species of fish ply Earth’s oceans and bodies of fresh water. The beauty of many fish species is highlighted in fish stores, aquariums and in home collections. Some species, however, have darker, more terrifying aspects. A select few of these may attack human beings, while others might deliver a dose of poison when handled carelessly or not properly prepared for consumption. Here are 10 of the world’s most dangerous fish (part 1):


Puffers are found in warm and temperate regions around the world, primarily in the sea but also, in some instances, in brackish or fresh water. They have tough, usually prickly skins and fused teeth that form a beaklike structure with a split in the center of each jaw.
Many species are poisonuos; a highly toxic substance, tetraodontoxin, is especially concentrated in the internal organs. Although this substance can cause death, puffers are sometimes used as food. In Japan, where the fishes are called fugu, they must be carefully cleaned and prepared by a specially trained chef.

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish is noted for its venomous fin spines, which are capable of producing painful, though rarely fatal, puncture wounds. The fishes have enlarged pectoral fins and elongated dorsal fin spines, and each species bears a particular pattern of bold, zebralike stripes. When disturbed, the fish spread and display thair fins and, if further pressed, will present and attack with the dorsal spines.


Candiru is a translucent and eellike, and it grows to a length of about 2.5 cm. The candiru feeds on blood and is commonly found in the gill cavities of other fishes. It sometimes also attack humans and has been known to enter the urethras of bathers and swimming animals. Once in the passage, it erects the short spines on its gill covers and may thereby cause inflammation, hemorrhage, and even death to the victim.

Great White Shark

Great white sharks are responsible for numerous unprovoked, and sometimes fatal, attacks on swimmers, divers, surfers, kayakers, and even small boats. A white shark tends to inflict a single bite on its human victim and then retreat. Many researchers maintain that attacks on humans stem from the shark’s curiosity.

Moray Eel

Moray eels differ from other eels in having small rounded gill openings and in generally lacking pectoral fins. Their skin is thick, smooth, and scaleless, sharp teeth, which enable them to seize and hold their prey but also to inflict serious wounds on their enemies, including humans. They are apt to attack humans only when disturbed, but then they can be quite vicious. Moray eels are eaten in some areas of the world, but their flesh is sometimes toxic and can cause ilness or death.

There are 5 of the 10 world’s most dangerous fish. Do you want to know the other 5, Sahabat Angler? Read our next article!


Winter is not the best season to grab your reel and catch some fish. People during winter becomes extremely lazy and just wants to sleep until the season passes, it is the same with the fishes. These creatures have certain behaviors that anglers should be mindful of to have a successful fishing spree.


The Fish Behavior

You have to understand certain mechanisms to equip you in a successful fishing journey. Factors such as the weather, air pressure, and water condition can afect a fish’s behavior. Different species of fishes reacts differently to certain kinds of weather and water condition.


Barometric Pressure

Barometric pressure (also known as atmospheric pressure) is the force exerted by the Earth’s atmosphere at given point. It is known as the “weight of the air”. Many anglers believe that good or bad fishing can be determined by the level of the barometric pressure.

Barometric pressure is responsible for maintaining the buoyancy level of the ocean, which shuffles the fishes if changes occur.


Water Changes, Fish Changes

A balance of right water temperature, oxygen and light levels are what composes a perfect fish habitat. There are different affects of water temperature on fishes because the water is basically what determines the lifestyle of these aquatic life.

Fish feed in cold weather, being cold-blooded their metabolism slows and they tend to feed less. Fish will go after slower and smaller baits. They tend to stay to the top more because they like to follow moving food. All fish are more sluggish in the cold, so they follow slower trolling baits and bite less often.




  1. Equipment Check

One major part of this adventure is to make sure you have the equipment necessary for your trip. Ensure that everything is complete. Here is a basic list of fishing equipment that you should have:

  • Fishing Pole
  • Fishing Rod
  • Reel
  • Fishing Line
  • Fishing Hooks
  • Baits or Lures


Make sure you have all your gears ready and in good shape. To catch those fish you have to make sure that your equipment are still of high-quality. Check those reels and make sure they are not rusty and still works 100% fine. In general, make sure that you have all the fishing tools you need to catch yourself more than a handful of fish.


  1. Preparing the Right Bait

Carefully decide one or two to bring that will surely attract the fishes towards you. For the winter season there are two baits to prepare. One, light bait, this is when fishes decide to swim on shallow surface if ever the sun decides to cool the waters. Second, heavy bait, to catch the fishes that wander in the deeper part of the waters when there is no sun in sight.


  1. Pick the Perfect Location

During this time of the year the fishes migrate or relocate themselves to adapt to the change of weather and other water factors. Better be informed and research on locations that are best for fishing during the winter season. Make sure to dig in to details regarding water levels and current flow conditions. What you should keep in mind while looking for a perfect spot is the road accessibility and a calm or natural current flow of the lakes or rivers.


  1. Time is of the Essence

Choosing the right time for your fish outing is also important. As mentioned above, light and temperature levels are one of the things that makes a fish’s habitat. During the winter time, these two are somewhat difficult to measure. Keep on the lookout for days when the sun is up and shining and observe where does it shed its shine, because that is the best place for you to go. Usually during winter, the sun shines towards northern areas.


  1. Safety First!

In order to be prepared for your fishing trip make sure to tick things off from your safety list before proceeding. Wherever you plan to catch fishes, make sure to always bring your fishing license with you. This is to control and limit fishing in certain areas.

Do not forget to check for updates regarding the weather. Mother Nature plays a great game when it comes to weather changing. Therefore, it is safe to check information about the weather just to be sure.

Last, someone should have details of your whereabouts. If you plan on doing this alone or even with a friend, make sure to inform a family relative about your trip. It will be helpful that if ever bad things might occur someone could easily locate or find you.



Big fish come from different places and locations, and sometimes in the most unexpected ones. Some of the biggest fish have been caught off Lake Biwa in Japan while others in the freshwaters in Thailand. But big fishes are not limited to these places as you’ll also find some of the biggest fish have been sighted and captured off the Chilean and Brazilian coasts. Here are 5 largest fish ever caught!

  1. Largemouth BassThe largemouth bass is a pretty big fish, but the biggest one ever captured weighed in at 22 pounds 5 oz. The fish was captured by Manabu Kurita off Lake Biwa in Japan in 2009 and it caused an immediate sensation and even some controversy. Kurita’s catch is just an ounce heavier than the largemouth bass that George Perry of Jacksonville, Georgia caught on June 2, 1932.
  2. Catfish

The record for the largest catfish ever caught belongs to the Mekong Giant “Grizzly Bear”, caught by some fishermen in 2005. The fish measured 9 feet long and weighed 646 pounds, earning it the name Grizzly Bear since that’s how much the bear weighs.

3. Swordfish

The biggest swordfish caught so far was measured at 179.25 inches, or 14.9 feet long, and it weighed in at 1182 pounds. The fish was caught by Lou Marron in the waters off Chile back in 1953. According to Marron, it took him nearly 2 hours before he was able to rell the fish in, and the remains are preserved today in the International Game Fishing Association in Miami, Florida.

4. Blue Marlin

The biggest atlantic blue marlin caught weighed in at 1402 pounds. It was captured by Paulo Amorim off Victoria, Brazil on February 29, 1992. According to Paulo, it took him nearly 80 minutes to haul it in.

While there are a lot of other reportedly bigger marlins, this is the only one that has been officialy measured. There have been other blue marlins said to weigh in at 1560 pounds, but these have not been verified.

5. Bluefin Tuna

The biggest bluefin tuna ever caught weighed in at 1496 pounds. The fish was captured off Nova Scotia back in October 26, 1979. Because of the size of the fish, it wasn’t immediately declared and had to be measured first before the figures were released to the public.

The tuna was captured by Ken Fraser and he became famous for it, even writing a book about his exploits.