The first day started with cool winds greeting us at the boat launch with white cap waves and fog rising from the water. There was no turning back now since we have two days to catch a Giant Snakehead and Thijs was determined. All we needed to do was to find bays and inlets to hide from the wind and hope that the fish thinks the same way too. There were constant attacks on the lure but it didn't seem like the fish were actually attacking it to eat the lure but rather to chase it away from their territory. The day ended with a Thijs catching one baby Giant Snakehead.
One of the most important part in catching a fish in Thailand's reservoir is the ability to cast long distances to where the fish is. With a lot of sight fishing being incorporated, anglers must be able to get their lure to where we need it to be. That is concern for new anglers in Thailand's reservoir but Thijs had no problems. His distance and accuracy in casting made it a much easier day to get bites as well as improve his chances of landing that fish. It was actually a thing of beauty to watch and see cast after cast landing on the spots that the boatman and myself pointed out. There were moments when we pointed put a spot where I wouldn't have tried to reach but Thijs was so accurate the boatman was in awe.