Had the pleasure to revisit Thailand during November 20th to 27th for a shot at more monster fish. I travelled many miles along with friends Steve Ryan and Cole Lundquist for a shot at Monster Mekong Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp, Giant Snakeheads, big redtail catfish, plus many more monster fish.
After flying to Seoul Korea from Chicago we then boarded for a flight to Bangkok where our adventure would begin. After a much needed rest, we met up with guide/outfitter Eddie Mounce of http://www.fishthailand.co.uk/ for a day at the famous Bungsamran for Monster Mekong Catfish. These brutes are tremendous battlers and are easily caught. Our largest was about 70lbs.
The following day we rested our arms and took a city tour. We did not see any of the recent flooding which has dampered most of Thailand recently.
Our next fishing adventure led us to Pilot 111 fishing pool for a chance at Giant Snakeheads. Snakeheads are very mean and put up a great fight. They were readily landed on minnow type lures.
My favorite destination in Thailand, IT Monsters was up next. Here you can catch giant redtail catfish until your arms give up. This again was the fact plus Steve landed a big arapaima around 70lbs. We catch numerous alligator gar and pacu. I land a big 55lbs Chao-Praya Catfish which is a tremendous battler and a 20lbs barramundi. Numerous doubles are hooked especially near dark.
We then headed to Greenfield Valley Fishing Resort which is near the seaside town of Hua Hin. Check out http://www.siamfishingtours.com/ We were targeting the monster arapaima which is the world largest scaled fish on this planet. All of us landed a few arapaima but no giants. We later headed to Cha Am for a chance at a really monsterous arapaima.
Steve landed the largest at around 85lbs but we saw numerous giants exceeding 200lbs.
Boon Mar was next on our list for barramundi fishing. Barramundi are similar to our snook. The fishing was unbelievable with over 200 barras up to 18lbs landed in only 6 hours. Steve had his new reel gears burned up by these battlers.
Our final day was spent again at Bungsamran but this time we targeted the Giant Siamese Carp which are extremely difficult to catch. Steve and I both land monster Siamese Carp of around 65lbs under Eddie Mounce's watchful eye.
Thailand is definately the "HOME OF MONSTER FISH". These fisheries are practically untapped by Americans. Thailand is a very friendly crime free country waiting for fishermen to come visit and catch some monsters.
I already dream of more big arapaima, Giant Siamese Carp, Giant Mekong Catfish, Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Chao-Praya Catfish, Alligator Gar, Giant Snakeheads, plus more than I can list.