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Hello, long time follower first time poster here, names mike and I'm temporary stationed at Osan airbase South Korea, until around mid April. Second time visiting South Korea and this time around I did a little searching and found out that this area and other parts of the country has a pretty decent population of bass. Read some old post of people saying they were stationed here that did a bit of fishing so I was hoping someone could point a guy in the right direction. Looking for spots to fish close to osan, but willing to travel for better fish. Also interested in gear while I'm here already invested in some interesting plastics that I've never seen before and look forward to using them back home. Don't have a rod or reel here so I was wanting to know if anyone has any recommendations on any of this Korea brand stuff or if I should just order a rod for back in the good ol USA. I need a new baitcaster as I just ordered my first two bait casting rods (dobyns 705 cb glass for crankin and a 734, for all around plastics/jigs). I bought a lews tp for the 705 but still need a reel for the 734 obviously something in the 7:1.1 rang since I'll be throwing plastics/jigs with it and am looking for something that I can pitch/flip with. Lots of good reviews on the lews tournament mg but was thinking for a little more I could just get another tp in the ratio I want. Anyway I love this sight and all the good info I get from reading here especially being a newer bass guy, so any information you guys/gals can give me is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Hello, long time follower first time poster here, names mike and I'm temporary stationed at Osan airbase South Korea, until around mid April. Second time visiting South Korea and this time around I did a little searching and found out that this area and other parts of the country has a pretty decent population of bass. Read some old post of people saying they were stationed here that did a bit of fishing so I was hoping someone could point a guy in the right direction. Looking for spots to fish close to osan, but willing to travel for better fish. Also interested in gear while I'm here already invested in some interesting plastics that I've never seen before and look forward to using them back home. Don't have a rod or reel here so I was wanting to know if anyone has any recommendations on any of this Korea brand stuff or if I should just order a rod for back in the good ol USA. I need a new baitcaster as I just ordered my first two bait casting rods (dobyns 705 cb glass for crankin and a 734, for all around plastics/jigs). I bought a lews tp for the 705 but still need a reel for the 734 obviously something in the 7:1.1 rang since I'll be throwing plastics/jigs with it and am looking for something that I can pitch/flip with. Lots of good reviews on the lews tournament mg but was thinking for a little more I could just get another tp in the ratio I want. Anyway I love this sight and all the good info I get from reading here especially being a newer bass guy, so any information you guys/gals can give me is greatly appreciated. Thank you

Not sure about bass, but you can get into some good snakehead fishing out there.

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That sounds pretty exciting as well never thought about going after those, from what I've seen on videos fishing for them can be quite a thrill especially with how aggressive they feed. Any special gear needed for snake head? Would regular bass gear work?

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That sounds pretty exciting as well never thought about going after those, from what I've seen on videos fishing for them can be quite a thrill especially with how aggressive they feed. Any special gear needed for snake head? Would regular bass gear work?

I fish for them in the Potomac with bass gear. M, MH and H casting rods with 20-40lb. braid is plenty. I've caught snakeheads as big as 10lbs. while crappie fishing on 4lb. mono. 

 

The Korean peninsula is known for good northern snakehead fishing. Search youtube for 'south korea snakehead' and you'll find a decent amount of videos, and also be able to get an idea of what techniques and gear they use out there. 

 

Don't overlook the trout fishing over there either. There is some world class trout fishing in South Korea, and some really cool looking trout species. There are also great saltwater angling opportunities.

 

cherry trout

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Man I was hoping for a little better turn out than this on the subject, I saw a few old post about Korea so it got me excited thinking maybe some guys could point me in the right direction for some places to go.

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Hey Lunker, don't know if you saw my post but here's a link to it anyway: http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/90885-new-to-korea/

 

Looks like a 1.5 hours subway commute if you're starting from Songtan Station, so there might be some closer options :D

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Lucas thank you for the link you put together a pretty detailed post that has some good information, I have seen other post on here about Korea, but not that one.

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Glad to help and good luck! Post a report if you head over there :D

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