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  1. Hello anglers! A lot of time has passed since our last Diary. We wasted no time and can finally tell you about our new big update that we’ve prepared for you — the Congo River! You will be able to explore the Congo River on Steam late November — early December, and on consoles in a couple of weeks after that! Here, in the heart of Africa, the vast tropical rainforest covers both banks of the great Congo River, the deepest river in the world. This unique biome is home to hundreds of unique mammals and thousands of bird and fish species. This is where the last corners of the wild, unexplored nature are hidden. So what can our anglers expect from the Congo River? In its middle reaches (just below Boyoma Falls), the river flows through the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and consists of a chain of lake-like pools with a huge number of islands overgrown with tropical forests and impassable swampy stretches of land. The pond is located on the equator, that’s why the weather is hot all year round. Frequent fogs and strong intermittent rains give way to heat and high humidity. But then the low water season (or dry season) comes, bringing excellent conditions for fishing! The pond is practically devoid of emergent vegetation. High coastal grass only grows near the banks, in shallow creeks and channels, resembling a thick wall. Running muddy water flows north to south, characterized by a weak current in wide areas and a medium current in narrow stretches. The average depth of the river in these places is about 4–7 meters. And on vast shoals and in narrow channels, the depth ranges from 1.5 to 3 meters. The bottom of the central deep-water channels is mainly clay-earthen, with small sandy areas. However, on the shores overgrown with grass, as well as in shallow bays and creeks, it is muddy.The southern part of the pond features a rocky bottom. At the Congo River, we have prepared as many as seven locations. There are few of them: Cable Ferry Wild Islands Bomuna Settlement Hanging Bridges The Congo is generally not the easiest place to fish, and you’ll have to do your best, but your efforts will be rewarded many times over! After all, we have introduced 17 absolutely new species of fish, including some unique African endemics such as: the Nile Perch, which can reach a weight of about 200 kilograms, as well as the Goliath Tigerfish, and the African Tigerfish are the main targets for which anglers come to Africa from all over the world! And believe us, these are some of the most coveted trophies for anglers from all over the world! Of course, we couldn't leave you unequipped for battles with such monsters. That’s why we’ve prepared some unique baits for you, such as Caddis Larva, African Giant Water Bug, and Banana Bread. In addition to that, you’ll be able to use some real delicacies when fishing for the voracious African predators: Canned Meat, Buffalo Kidney, and Small Tilapia. So get your best gear ready, friends! After all, you’re about to have the opportunity to explore these amazing fishing grounds and test your skills on the African continent!
    9 points
  2. Chapter 1 "FORMA MENTIS" and White Moose Let's talk about two much loved spinning competition to explain what I mean by "FORMA MENTIS": Triple Trout and Big Red Fish. Identify the spots that can give us the desired prey, identify the baits that give the best results and in what times. Be ready to quickly understand when you are wasting time and change the necessary. The competitions examined have the same duration, 45 minutes, but two completely different approaches. These two ways of dealing with them will recur for many others. I mean as a mental disposition. Triple trout: we divide the competition into three halves of 15 minutes each. 1st spot - 1st quarter Here we must take, within the first quarter, 1 unique lake trout (pt.10) 2 lake trout trophies (pt.10) 1 unique splake (pt.12) 1 trophy splake (pt.6) not necessarily: 1 single brook (pt.8) 1 tropical brook (pt.4) A number of common, at least 4 (pt.8) for a total of about 45-58 points in the first quarter. When we are trained to achieve this result in the first half we move on to the second. 2nd and 3rd spot 2nd quarter time If we didn't get the only one from the brook in the first quarter we have to get it here. 2 trophy lake (pt.10) 2 trophy splake (pt.12) a number of common of all species (pt.10) 1st Spot - 3rd quarter now let's go back to the first spot where they should regenerate: 2 trophy splake (pt.12) 2 trophy lake (pt.10) 1 brook trophy (pt.4) a number of common of all species. (pt.10) The total of points with this round is ideally 126, you win even with less. If you have grasped the concept of time and generation, just train. So we shot three spot at regular intervals, not going back and forth like the fools. We have identified which fish we need to obtain and at what times. We have a "round". The "round" is something that we must remember for almost all competition. The unique of the lake trout can be taken in the first launches, so I suggest you give it a try right away with the roach spoon or the like. With the sun she will eat immediately under the surface of the water or in the fall, if it doesn't happen, don't despair and stop and go to the bottom. However, if we didn't catch it on the third launch change lure and switch to the narrow spoon 21g. # 3/0 better yet x-series narrow barbless spoon 14g. # 3/0. 36g # 4/0 x series bullet spinner is also fine. Experiment and find the one that satisfies you the most. Stop and go on the bottom is certainly the technique that gives the best results. As the lure descends, move it slightly to keep the line under tension. BIG RED FISH: Here too we have the famous round. The tour gives us the times, going randomly from one spot to another leads to nothing. In this competition we have the case in which what really matters is the lure and the technique, taking for granted the mindset of the round. I repeat myself but it is important that I try to make myself understood. We divide the lake into 5 sectors, in the center of which we will have markers for the trophy. The bait to be used is only one (more unique than rare case) and it is this: The technique is more difficult, if only for the patience it requires. Stop and go to the surface of the water. your cranck must never, and I mean never, sink. It should launch around 50 meters stop and go up to 28 meters and then recover quickly. Optimizing times with catches, it is useless to waste time under 25 meters, except in sector 4 and 5 where you should launch around 38 meters and recover up to 15 mt. We start from the first portion on the left, even if we take the trophy we continue we start until the fish come out. At the first empty launch, change part of the lake passing through the center of the wooden quay, then all the way to the right of the quay. Let us remember that he will not give us more than 4 trophies in the whole competition if we are lucky. 3 we expect them. The first 3 portions we take from "Fisherman's Hut", the other 2 spawns "Damn Road". If you follow these tips they will surely be in the first positions, just see the same names all the time. In chapter 2 we will go to Marron River for other techniques but with the same mentality, If you have favorite competitions that you want to give priority to leave a comment below. For any doubts leave a comment below. For those who hate me: fuck you.
    8 points
  3. This response is completely unacceptable. Fishing Planet didn't even make an attempt to aknowlege there was a problem while it was going on. Coming out and saying there was a "technical issue" is rediculous. You need to be honest with your community and tell them what happened. Someone made a mistake and set the run time for 2 hrs and not the 20 hrs. To fix this correctly, you should be rerunning the qualifer. You have many people that have invested a ton of time practicing for this tourment and they didn't even get a chance to compete. You guys need to wake up and realize what is going on. The new content has been really poor. The last two tournements have been completely lame and shown zero creativity. This is going to push more and more people away from this game. You guys thought that creating a mobile app was best.... this was a terrible decision that has impacted the core game. You guys need to take feedback from your playerbase. This response is lazy and IT WILL DRIVE PEOPLE AWAY FROM THIS GAME!
    8 points
  4. Hello dear friends. As many of you know major part of our team is located in Ukraine. On February 24th our reality has changed dramatically as Russia started full flagged war against Ukraine. Most of our team members woke up from explosions on the street and since then our life will never be the same. Sorry for not getting in touch earlier, our primarily focus has been to take care of our team and families and get them to safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and adapting to the changes as quickly as possible.Though part of our team still remains in Kyiv, we manage to maintain the necessary viable operation. However the response time from our team might slow down, given the circumstances. Russian invasion is an outrageous act of violence in the modern world. We are experiencing missile strikes on civil buildings in Kyiv and almos all cities in Ukraine, air raid sirens are going off not stop all over Ukraine. Killing civilians, shooting ambulances and bombing kindergartens and hospitals - these are some of humanitarian crimes Russia has conducted over the last 5 days. We can’t remain indifferent and will support our nation and army in all ways possible. We believe in our armed forces and the bravery of our men and women. Ukraine will always fight for its freedom and independence! If you are willing to support Ukraine in our fight here are some ways how you can help: NBU Account to raise funds for Ukraine’s Armed Forces This account accepts multiple currencies. It has been established and opened to receive transfers from international partners and donors in both foreign currency (U.S. dollars, euros, UK pounds) and hryvnias. https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi
    7 points
  5. Hello anglers! We haven't brought you new locations for a while now. But we’ve been working hard and are ready to present a wonderful gift for you! It’s time for you to witness the results of the long work of the whole team: our new location, the Selenge River in Mongolia. The Selenge River will show you the incredible world of fishing in Asia. Have you ever dreamed of breathing in the fragrant wind that travels over the sea of steppe grasses? Have you ever wanted to observe the vast expanses of millennial steppes? Have you ever wanted to hunt for amazing, unique inhabitants of faraway rivers? If yes—then very soon we’ll give you an exceptional opportunity to visit the distant and unknown Northern Mongolia! It is here, in the hilly forest-steppe, surrounded by low mountains, that the proud and cold river Selenge is found, one of the high-water rivers that feed Lake Baikal. The Selenge flows across predominantly flat land, and in its course the narrowings alternate with hollow widenings, where the river divides into straits and forms numerous islands. The current is quite fast and the waters are muddy, with a lot of sedimentary rocks. Its depth is small (3–4 meters), although sometimes there are pits up to 7 meters. The shores are mostly clayey and sandy, although pebbles can sometimes be found. The places for fishing are surprisingly diverse, full of life and unique flair. Here, in the interfluve, you can find a fishing camp, popular with locals. A large hearth, prepared seats made of fallen trees, and fish dryers assembled from poles eloquently suggest that this is a good fishing place. On the west bank of the Selenge you can find a traditional camp of nomads with typical Mongolian yurts and nomadic flocks of sheep grazing, camels, and horses. At the foot of a low hill, you can feel the spirit of antiquity and see carved wooden serge poles and millennial deer stones, decorated with solar symbols and ritual signs. On a large pebble island overgrown with grass and bushes, there is a small boat station. Under a cliff in front of the island you can see a whirlpool, about which the locals can tell you several legends. The harsh continental climate keeps Selenge in ice for almost six months, from November to April. Short but hot summers and cold harsh winters make early autumn an ideal time for fishing. However, September nights may already see some snow. The Selenge teems with fish. In addition to the usual Pike and Burbot, its waters are home to many unique cold-loving fish, such as Arctic Grayling, Humpback Whitefish, Lenok, and Baikal Omul. However, the Selenga is also famous for having the largest fish of the salmon family! Of course, we are talking about the king of all salmon — Taimen, whose weight can exceed 60 kilograms! Of course, in order to deal with such unique underwater dwellers, you will need new lures and baits. Your collection of surface lures can be expanded with mini-cranks, ideal for catching predators who prefer to hunt in surface waters, and an artificial mouse, which will attract Taimen, as well as Lenok and Grayling. The new baits will include Curd Dough, Oat-flakes, Bark Beetle Larva, Boiled Red Roe, Eurasian Minnow, and Sideswimmers, which will drive Baikal Omul crazy. In general, Mongolia is a very colorful and unusual place where you can not only enjoy the spirit of an ancient original culture (from Buddhist stupas, deer stones, and ruins of ancient temples to nomadic camps and traditional mouth harp music), but also get unique fishing trophies!
    6 points
  6. WOW We all know mistakes can happen but why not just run Q3 again today there is plenty of time. The option chosen by the devs is horrible. 25000 back that will really affect my 4.4 million balance. Like everyone else in this comp I just wanted to get a chance to qualify, maybe run it again next week.
    6 points
  7. Wow 25k credits for hours of practice lost (and I made it through on Q2) do better FP. everyone who signed up for that tournament should be given 1st place rewards for q3 at a minimum! Hand out some bait coins/cash/x series gear and you’ll get positive PR, 25k ain’t it guys you can catch a friggin shark and make more than that.
    6 points
  8. New map will be available from level 48
    5 points
  9. Rig Basics and Perch Rocket Science at the Congo and Beyond PART 1: Rig Basics Hey, Musette. Why are you doing a tutorial on Rigs? Why bother when there are so many other less complicated methods of fishing? For the same reason I started my carp diary back in the summer of 2020. Groundbait mixing was misunderstood and the people who actually knew how to create mixes for 40kg carp were often harassed by those who didn't know how to mix groundbait. Now the field of groundbait has become so refined that we have mad scientists who create groundbait that break the 50kg barrier in Germany and are close to breaking 50kg in UK. Groundbait mixing is a heck of a lot more complicated than than rigging. If this mad scientist can conjure monster carp effortlessly with groundbait, surely I can crush rigging. Besides, rigging is such a sexy, SEXY angling beast. The method behind rigging is all about slow, tantalizing seduction. Bass, trout, perch, catfish and predator fish are captivated by the alluring slither and scamper of prey kicking-up bottom debris and leaping up and down through silt clouds and vegetation. Essentially, you are coaxing the fishing AI to generate a fish that will continue to follow the lure and strike at it multiple times up to and even under your boat. Phenomenally, rig fishing defeats the 12-13 meter distance nerf where the fishing AI will either send a BOLT command to a following fish or a CEASE fish generation command when the lure is too close to the angler. Furthermore, perfect rig presentation means that the first perch to attack will often be the school leader, a unique that matches the range size of your offset hook and range size of your softbait and color in relation to peak time and environmental conditions. Rigging is so deliciously wicked. If you know where to fish and how often the uniques and trophies are generated, you can fill a 700kg keepnet in less than 30 minutes through rigging alone. With lighter tackle, rigging has the force to summon uniques all over Fishing Planet with the right softbait lure. RIG STIMULI Visual disturbance by kicking-up bottom debris through scampering; Visual disturbance by rustling vegetation; Visual slithering movement that mimics larva, worms and tiny eels; Visual leaping movement that mimics decapods, larva, injured fish; Visual pop of color; Visual shape of soft bait; Sound clicking that mimics the snapping of decapods claws. RIG RETRIEVALS Full Sweep Side Sweep Combined Sweep A vertical twitch adds more kinetic energy to lift a tethered lure on a long leader, up above vegetation if fishing in tall grass for bass while sweeping. Sweeping deploys mostly stop and go or slow straight retrieval from side to side sweeping to produce scampering movement that disturbs silt and vegetation. While you can just use stop&go, twitch or straight retrievals, you are not focusing the full power of the force without the sweep, young Jedi. PRESENTATIONS 3-Way Rig: 3-Way Rig shines in silty river bottoms as it is designed to scamper and kick-up a lot of silt through it's use of dangling drop sinkers. The drop sinkers kick-up more silt than bullet sinker assemblies to create a robust visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. While glass beads can be attached to the 3-way to provide flash and sound, the FP packaging for 3-Way does not include beads. This assembly puts a high value on the large silt cloud presentation which mimic a stampede of scampering, panicking critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. This is my favorite rig for perch and catfish because I can control when to set the hook as perch attack can begin as the assembly glides to the bottom all the way to under my boat. Carolina Rig: Carolina Rig shines in tall vegetation lake and river bottoms and can hit all 7 attraction stimuli. The front loaded bullet sinker allows for the angler to slither the rig assembly on the bottom through grassy vegetation with short sweeping motion and jerks to lift the lure above the vegetation. The bullet sinkers kick-up a small cloud of bottom debris to create a visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. It's designed to make sound to further draw attention to the lure. A clicking sound is achieved through bouncing on the lake floor while a bullet sinker clacks against a glass bead. This assembly mimics slithering critters like larva, worms, and eels in addition to jumping critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. It also mimics the sound of crustaceans clicking their claws. Fish attack on this assembly midway and closer to the angler. Texas Rig: Texas Rig is versatile and hits all 7 attraction stimuli. It is capable of both slithering through vegetation and scampering through silt with it's back loaded bullet sinker. It's designed to make sound. The bullet sinkers kick-up a small cloud of bottom debris to create a visual disturbance while the leaping lure entices the perch to strike multiple times. Perch will follow the lure right up to the boat where it gets it's most lift. It's designed to make sound to further draw attention to the lure. A clicking sound is achieved through bouncing on the lake floor while a bullet sinker clacks against a glass bead. This assembly mimics slithering critters like larva, worms, and eels in addition to jumping critters like shrimp, crayfish, prawns and scared minnows. It also mimics the sound of crustaceans clicking their claws. Fish attack on this assembly midway and closer to the angler. RESEARCH DATA: Perch School Sampling Data:
    5 points
  10. There were so many options you could have taken, and this is the one you chose? Wow, what a letdown. The first mistake was not even acknowledging that there was an issue to begin with and waiting until q3 was over to release this bulls#it statement about it. Instead of rerunning the qualifier, or postponing the semis to allow a vast majority to get a chance at q3, you offer to refund the tournament cost, which should be a given considering they didn't get what they paid for, and offer "compensation"... I have zero faith in the compensation you will give, given your history with what you think the players would like. *side eyes the awful Twitch drops*. Please, feel free to continue to show your player base how much you actually do not care about them, while popping up ads in the game to buy more DLC packs and premium stuff.
    5 points
  11. All of you in Ukraine are all HEROES sending prays and safeness for you all
    5 points
  12. Hey anglers! The Christmas and New Year holidays are over, which means it's time to plunge headlong into the exciting world of Fishing Planet tournaments again! What awaits you in 2022: This year, in addition to the tournaments you are already familiar with, we invite you to test your skills in three completely new tournaments: World Cats Cup World Bass Tour Topwater Kayak Cup We have increased the size and quantity of prizes for all tournaments: Rewards in Credits have been increased by 3 times at all stages; Adding X-Series items to rewards at all stages: - Qualifiers - for the first 3 places; - Semi-Finals and Finals - for the first 10 places; - The top-3 finalists will receive additional X-Series items; The size of rewards for the Semi-Final in Baitcoins has been increased up to 3 times. *The cost of participation in tournaments has been increased to 25,000. We have also prepared new modes and competitive mechanics! So stay tuned for the tournament announcements! Tournaments list for 2022: January: January 18 - January 23 Winter pike tour February: February 22 - February 27 Bream Feeder Frenzy Tour March: March 15 - March 20 World Cats Cup April: April 12 - April 17 World bass tour May: May 18 - May 22 Char Charger's Open June: June 14 - June 19 Fishing Planet Boat Series July: July 5 - July 10 Independence Trout Open August: August 9 - August 14 Fishing Planet Anniversary Cup September: September 20 - September 25 Mighty Carp Tour October: October 19 - October 23 Gars & Glory Cup November: November 15 - November 20 Topwater Kayak Cup December: Dec 13 - Dec 18 Christmas Giant's Tour You can try out new changes next week at the first tournament of this year - Winter Pike Tour, where unique equipment awaits for the first three places of the final: X-Series SuperHero ™ Angling Jacket, X-Series StrongShell ™ Rod Case, Rivertex ™ PikeGuru Cap. Prepare your best tackle to have a profitable and catchy year!
    5 points
  13. PART 2: 3-Way Rigging and Perch Rocket Science in the Congo For my first video, I'm going to demonstrate how to land (and launch!) those huge Nile Perch using a 3-Way rig. Note: If you are a carper, you do almost all your fishing in metric because groundbait mixing reasons. Apologies in advance if your mind is wired in imperial units. Jedi don't do imperial units. Included in this video are: How to set-up the complete tackle from Tropicana 220 casting rod to rig assembly. Pro-tip on river bottom terrain surveying Three retrieval methods: FULL SWEEP SIDE SWEEP COMBINED SWEEP 2x Nile Perch Schools with a total of 2x Uniques and 2x Trophies Bonus new Perch Rocketry Sport! Prior to level 80, you want to get the most powerful casting rod available, the Tropicana 220, Bailina 8000 casting reel, 40kg test braid, Titanium Leader 41.5kg test 0.48 at length .5 meters. The 40kg test 3-Way Rig is available early on for free by completing the Congo River Catfish Trial. Otherwise, you will need to wait till you are level 77 to purchase the 40kg test 3-Way with with 450 in cash. There are 3 different types of rigs. The Carolina, The Texas, and The 3-Way. I will be demonstrating the 3-Way in this video. I'll put together clips catching Unique Perch with the Carolina, Texas and 3-Way in my next video using a more advanced spinning set-up and show you how to balance the different rig assemblies to achieve perfect presentation. Once you attach your 3-way rig to the leader, you need to balance this set-up with 2x 56 gram drop sinkers. The sinkers come in packages of two. Use both sinkers because Fishing Planet is using Jedi math. Any other weight combination will throw off the action of the 3-Way Rig. Too little weight and the rig will tend to float more than drag the bottom and kick up silt. Too much dead weight, and you will have problems getting the lure to leap. Use a #11/0 or higher offset hook. Use a 15 cm shad as soft bait. The glow shad works both day and night in the Congo but works best at night. Ribbed Blue is best during the day Ribbed Pink during the evening and Glow Shad at night. Think of the 3-Way presentation as having a similar walking action on the floor of the river, as does a walker on the surface of the river. The 3-Way scampers across the bottom of the river bed kicking-up silt and disturbing bottom predators in the process. Meanwhile, the softbait bounces up over the silt to entice predators into attacking that tasty pop of colorful bait. This mimics the scampering of panicking decapods. Let's motor on over to the southern fishing buoy. There are 2 perch schools in casting distance of the buoy. I'm anchored over school 2 and will be casting about 40 meters out toward school 1 which swim around the area between those 2 markers in the distance. You can do rigging unanchored to cut down on some reeling time but repositioning the boat can get tedious. Also, the kinetic energy of reeling and river current, tends to make it a bit more difficult to control presentation as you drift away from the bouy. With rig fishing, you want to know if the river floor bottom is clear of debris that will snag the rig and also if there is bottom vegetation or silt. If the bottom has lots of vegetation, you want a more jerk intensive slither presentation. A Carolina or Texas rig is great for slithering through vegetation. If the river floor is mostly silty, which this area of the Congo is, you want to use wider full sweep and side sweep presentations. I prefer 3-Way rigs for silty presentations because the design mechanics of the 3-Way causes more silt disturbance while sweeping. The silt disturbance tells lurking predators that a stampede of yummy critters is in the area. I'm using a bottom rod to scan the surface of the river floor where the perch swim. The floor in this part of the Congo river is silty with no vegetation. There are bumps and small dents along the floor to help bounce the softbait up and down. The depth of the water is about 9 meters. Always do this simple check by using a bottom or carp rod whenever fishing an area you are not familiar with. This simple test helps you triangulate spodding distance versus bottom rod distance if you are catfishing or carping. It also helps you adjust match rod leader length. But more importantly, It helps you decide what kind of fishing method and retrieval to use when lure fishing. According to the bottom rod scan, depth is 9 meters near the markers. If you check the sonar display near your feet, the depth is at 7 meters. This means that you will have a little bit of resistance dragging the rig toward you as the river current rushes toward the water fall ahead. You will need to weight your rig according to the weight load of your rod versus water depth, and strength of the current. For the Tropicana 220 casting rod versus Congo river dynamics, 2x 56 gram drop sinkers have just the right balance to keep the rig on the bottom kicking-up silt while the lure bounces. Anything lighter will cause the whole assembly to have too much lift. Anything heavier will turn assembly into dead weight. It takes a little bit of experimentation to properly weight your rig assembly for perfect presentation under different conditions and rods. Perfect presentation, aside from my detailed dissertation in rig dynamics means that the fishing AI generates a fish that will continue to follow the lure and strike at it multiple times up to and even under your boat. This is phenomenal as rig fishing defeats the 12-13 meter distance nerf where the fishing AI will either send a bolt command to a following fish or a cease generating a fish command when the assembly is close to the angler. Perfect rig presentation also means that the first fish will often be the leader of the school, a unique that matches the range size of your offset hook and range size of your softbait and color in relation to time and environmental conditions. While I did choose a #11/0 offset hook because this is the largest offset hook a fresh level 75 visitor to the Congo can obtain, I have fun science motives for the #11/0 offset. However, the reason I have come to absolutely love perch fishing in the Congo is NOT to catch the biggest unique. I want a particular trophy and unique range size to for rocket science reasons! You'll have to watch the video to see it to believe it. But, if leaderboarding the Congo is your thing, go ahead and use larger hooks. Happiness is combining both rocketry with fishing dynamics. Play Fishing Planet the way that makes you happiest. Sometimes it's all about the science. Sometimes it's all about variety and exploration. Sometimes it's about hamming the leaderboards. Sometimes it's about competing with each other. Sometimes it's about free styling what floats your boat the most. Enjoy the video. More rigging videos to come: All 3 Rigs and Set-Up to Hunt Unique Nile Perch Rig Fast Farm (Full 620-700kg Keepnet in less than 30 minutes) Rigging Uniques All Over Fishing Planet and Light Weight Set-ups
    5 points
  14. Hi, Is this serious ? Couldn't you find a way to fix your mistake ? So much time wasted for nothing...
    4 points
  15. Concentrate on yourselves and your families that is your main priority the game and the FP community will still be here after this ridiculous war is over. Thoughts and prayers for all of the FP team and their countrymen....
    4 points
  16. Have begun. Ubersheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wEvjycxSaVLNmVOCIZPALsPvLtxnJSz_LDcPKowAFb4/edit#gid=1806653623 With the time I have been away this will take some time. Due to level cap increase I am still locked out of many new things. I have begun with what I can so far: -Removed price paid per weight of fish caught, not something I want to track -Added all new store reels to level 40 to drag sheets (DLC reels likely missed) -Bait Pricing sheet, fully updated with all baits -Preferred Lures and Baits, added slots for new uniques in low level locations -Locations Summary, updated with species and max weights through to Colorado -Texas, Missouri, New York, Colorado sheets. Updated with new species/uniques, max weights to reflect current game info -Czech, new location sheet added From here I will likely continue updating/adding sheets up to my current level cap (40). Locations I can fish to confirm data. Once I hit a soft wall on that I will move to updating much of the new gear that has been added. The balanced combinations sheet may be a long while coming as I am level locked out of many reels (which I need to buy to confirm number of drag settings available). As always in the past. If you have info that can help increase the accuracy of the Ubersheet (especially peak times) please let me know. To maintain the integrity of the data please provide screen shots/links to confirm information. Thanks. Ubersheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wEvjycxSaVLNmVOCIZPALsPvLtxnJSz_LDcPKowAFb4/edit#gid=1806653623
    3 points
  17. Welcome to noob anonymous. I do very noob things like forget my spod rods, forget my keepnet, and forget to equip a Titanium leader when handling toothy fishies. You are not alone. How many of us have lost their favorite Golem Lure to titanium amnesia? An old-timer who brings-up the mystical term RNG while also telling new players "beginner's luck," really has no clue WTF RNG is. I don't know what these guys mean by RNG. Are they tossing around a buzzword because they are a developer that understands how a random number generator was implemented into a particular fish species on this particular pond? Do they understand how attribute stacking/filtering works within a game system? Do they know if the unique/trophy place holder is regenerated when it is released? Do they know the fish school demographic for the spot they are fishing at? Do they know if sustained nibbling mechanic increases or decreases the size of a unique placeholder? A weirdo nerd like me tickles game mechanics with attribute stacking versus environmental filters (ie: peak time, temp, species behavior, light wavelength, current, bottom terrain, etc.) to convince the fishing engine that she should produce lovely oversized fish for me. If they believe in RNG mechanics, they can't believe in luck. RNG mechanics is luck based when you know absolutely nothing about what you are doing. However, the more you understand the game and the way different mechanics interact with each other, the better your skill becomes in predicting the outcome of WTF. If you can recognize WTF ASAP, you can easily recover and change the outcome of your mistake. Competitions aren't always about perfect execution. If it were, the most skilled player would slay the competition in half the time of everyone else by using keen knowledge to both narrow a RNG band and predict the next active spot. Narrowing a RNG band produces consistent oversized stuff. Often times, it's a matter of correcting mistakes in judgement, casting accuracy, and equipment failure with expediency rather than forcing a bad pattern to produce favorable results. I think too many of us veterans get stuck in forcing a bad pattern to produce favorable results, hence the "beginner's luck" tirade. Adding a titanium leader or switching to a heavier line is a quick and recoverable change. Forcing a bad pattern to produce a favorable results is what ultimately sinks many veterans. Bad habits are hard to unlearn. Therefore, enjoy your noobness and let it help you learn to change your path expediently. During competitions, close chat window and click off chat display so you are not distracted by superfluous chatter.
    3 points
  18. Elitism in online gaming is nothing new. The best of us share knowledge and help others along to add longevity to a game. The lessor attempt to pad an otherwise fragile ego by some imaginary self-worth. Sometimes it's a bit called for when a newer player tries telling someone who knows better "how it really is", sometimes not. One max level person calling another max level person a noob is really kind of comical. I don't know if this thread will stick around (due to personally calling someone out). That said, I hear where you're coming from. My best advice, ignore it as much as you can. I understand sometimes that is difficult. During the earlier years of this game being a very well known player I was called about every name in the book. No matter what you do or say there will always be someone with a chip on their shoulder and a contrary opinion.
    3 points
  19. It will be available in a few weeks. Stay tuned.
    3 points
  20. Get ready for a dizzying adventure on St. Patrick's Day, where you will need to show all your skill and luck! Fight against the Snakeheads that have flooded the reservoirs and catch every single one of these nasty creatures! Event will be held from 10.03 - 21.03.2022! Show off your boating skills and take part in the Rainbow Chase, where at the end of each race you will find a Leprechaun pot with gold. Try your luck in missions catching the Rowdy Bass, Leprechaun Fish, and Buzzman Tambaqui, and get Baitcoins for capturing them and Clover Coins for completing missions. Look for Lucky Horseshoes to exchange your Clover Coins for unique event lures and items. Drive out the Snakeheads like St. Patrick drove out the Serpents and get a Leprechaun costume and St. Patrick's Song Reward - Leprechaun costume from several event items: Leprechaun Frock Coat, Paddy's Top Hat, Green Glasses and the main prize of the event - motorboat St. Patrick's Song Plunge into the unforgettable atmosphere of this spring holiday, and may the shamrock-colored luck always accompany you, wherever you fish! Don’t miss the possibility to get new and unique Green Fortune Pack The Green Fortune Pack contains the "Golden Horseshoe" Stringer, which will allow you to immediately join the fight against the Snakeheads, and the unique Shamrock Headlamp to find additional Leprechaun pots with gold. Steam American PSN Store European PSN Store Xbox
    3 points
  21. As I said, for christ's sake, get closer to the community ASAP. You had hundreds of ways to let us all know that at least you were aware of what was happening and it took almost 20 hours for a statement about it. You had all the partners/streamers you could communicate, discord channels, facebook pages/groups, but it seemed that FP team simply vanished from the earth. I beg you one more time, please, get closer to the community (THE WHOLE community, not just your friends/old players). We love the game and are willing to help!
    3 points
  22. Hi, unfortunately I couldn't play the WBT Q3, after several training sessions with my friends, due to the game's failure. I would like to be compensated in some way, I would rather be offered the baits mentioned in the prizes and 500 coins, X-Series Twin Tail Spider Grub 7cm X-Series Worm 15cm X-Series Duo Swimbait 56g, #4/0 X-Series Triple Runner 6m, #4/0 I think it would be a good way to compensate players who were unfortunate enough not to participate in the competition. I hope you understand my suggestion and take into account that I have already invested some money in Fishing Planet and I may invest more, so that it becomes better. I play a game that I like a lot, and I have a lot of fun with my friends. Thanks
    3 points
  23. I was holding my own for my first tour until this debacle!!!! I put in some serous time getting ready for round 3 marker after marker all for not I call B/S!!!!
    3 points
  24. This topic was brought up a few years ago here with a nice mock-up of the tablet done by @mitderplatte. Would be great to see it added at some point.
    3 points
  25. https://wiki.fishingplanet.com/File:4266.png Hi Can you create the buyos (markers) in different colours ? red or yellow blue etc... It will be good for us , sometimes we have a lot of markers in water and its will be more easy to know what fish he is. thx
    3 points
  26. @Yuccasu, What are you hoping to get out of this event? I'm after the ridiculous hats and baitcoins. Baitcoins is good to target because you can also purchase clovercoins and a variety of other more valuable stuff. Baitcoins are a far more valuable commodity than targeting the event boat at your level. I do think some of this event is meant to coerce lower levels into buying the event pack to get pond access, licenses and the stringer. You are able to use other baits and lures to catch event fish. Non event fish baits and lures have a wider target range of fish so targeting event fish may take longer. One of my Italian carp friends uses spod and a variety of baits to eliminate local fish in order to catch event fish. The Irish Crayfish softbait paired off with the an X-Series Spinnerbait catches all of the event fish.
    3 points
  27. Starts today for those who didn't see this
    3 points
  28. I think I can tell you for Czechia that we think of you and send support in all possible forms. We stand behind Ukraine.
    3 points
  29. Stay safe you're lives are more important than the game we will still be here to play the game once everything has been settled.
    3 points
  30. Hello anglers! Are you ready to test your fishing abilities with new unique missions? Vegetarian Piranha: Camu-Camu Diet Prove to everyone that you are a masterful Piranha hunter! Use Camu-Camu as bait when fishing for all Piranha species in South America ponds. Trophy Bass III: Walker The South American Bass is well-known for its feistiness, as well as for the variety of shapes and colors it can have. If you want to catch a Trophy Bass, then Walker lure is an ideal choise. Good hunting! Trophy Catfish II: Crayfish Jig Bait The Catfish species of South America are so greedy that they can hardly refuse a soft bait. Use Crayfish, but remember that only straight slow retrieve can get you the desired haul. Vampire Hunter: Swimbait Payara and Biara are some of the most evasive freshwater predators. Show off your expert angling skills by catching South American vampires with the Swimbait lure. South American Topwater: Popper Show off your expert angling skills by catching South American predators using Popper lure! One more news for you - rewards for completing all monster missions increased! These new difficult missions will bring your angling abilities to a new level!
    3 points
  31. Hey anglers! It is time to explore new horizons of fishing with new Fishing Planet monsters! Every week from now we will present you one of four new monsters! This week's monster is Elusive Arapaima! It's time to help the locals get rid of the ancient monster. Equip the Fishtooth Hook and search for the Elusive Arapaima in the habitats of its kind. One more news for you - rewards for completing all monster missions increased! Get ready to test your angling skills.
    3 points
  32. Hello to all. This forum is practically in agony. I would like to revive it, I will try to do it by putting a "column" on competitions, from the general plan and the mindset to keep in individual competitions. Before I start to devote some of my time to this project I would like to have some feedback to encourage me to do so. If anyone is interested leave a comment and I'll start posting my personal guides on "how to win a competition"
    3 points
  33. Hallo liebe deutsche Community, ich fasse mich kurz: Lasst uns den Entwicklern zeigen, dass auch wir verdient haben, ein Boot mit Rutenhaltern zu bekommen, ohne ein DLC kaufen zu müssen. Kommentiert diesen Beitrag wieso DU denkst, dass wir auch ein Boot mit einem Rutenhalter verdient haben! Vergisst nicht diesen Beitrag ein zu geben, damit dieser Beitrag auffällt! Dies soll kein "Hate" Beitrag gegen DLC Spieler sein! Jeder kann kaufen was er mag, jedoch ist es sehr Unfair, meiner Meinung nach, dass "Free to Play" - Spieler einfach überhaupt kein Boot mit diesem Feature erhalten! So wird die Community gespalten und ich finde dies ist Diskriminierung gegenüber Spieler, welche z.B. kein Echt-Geld für das Spiel ausgeben wollen/dürfen/können...
    3 points
  34. Hi , Are you considering adding an open sea waterway? by enlarging th boat size, fishing for TUNA and other SHARKS becomes truly unique. Thnx
    3 points
  35. When the trophy blackfish was the rarest fish in the game, Del is the only one I know to have caught it on purpose, meaning he caught it on the suggested insect baits, and he did it on two different platforms. Del was a true student of this game, a very meticulous fisherman, and a great friend to those of us lucky enough to have known him. I will miss our conversations and hope to meet up with you one day at that big lake in the sky, I'm sure you'll already have all the best spots sorted out. Rest in peace my brother.
    3 points
  36. I think this was in the forums before. Somewhere. Can't find it. Would be great to have an option to turn down the rodpod beeps separately. I think it's linked to the ambient sounds. And while I love to hear the wildlife around me while fishing, the rodpod beeping gets unbelievably annoying
    3 points
  37. Hey there, anglers! Are you ready to save Fishing Planet? A legendary monster called the Leviathan Sturgeon was spotted in the farthest reaches of Akhtuba River! How this fantastic creature got here remains a mystery. Get ready for hunting new fish-monster in a thrilling adventure. May good fortune and eternal ancient powers always guide you on all your fishing escapades!
    3 points
  38. I don’t know about you guys, but when I clicked on apply to the Tournament. I clicked it KNOWING (bad rng or not lol) I was In it to WIN IT! Therefore, that being said… I would like the 5k Baitcoins. I’ll be nice and you can keep the hat, lures, and currency. But instead an all expenses trip to the Maldives on a Private Jet with a pimped out golf-cart waiting on me when I land for a week Thanks KW lol Those who put time into trying to figure out Q3. I don’t know what to say but sorry and also know your not the only one this happened to. It happened to hundreds literally. Tourney can be restarted in all fairness in a week or 2. Maybe? If not, it is what it is and there will be another eventually. We even had 1 dude with 3 accounts take up 3 of the 20 spots in Q1 on steam. It’s been a mess from the very start. If it continues, don’t forget the asterisks on board lol But remember everyone, It’s only a game. There will be another soon. We just need to stay patient and keep the X-series tissues for another rainy perch day, there is more than the game they are worried about right now out that way. Mobile is outstanding if you guys haven’t heard, check it out in the app store! Coupon Code: KrellicOG for increased RNG. J/K It’s FREE and it is pretty good!!
    2 points
  39. Stay safe team!!!
    2 points
  40. I wanted to demonstrate how to arm and deploy Mudwater's special X-Series Spinner for maximum effectiveness on Mudwater since the op asked earlier in the year. I wasn't around to answer stuff then because of connection issues earlier in the year. I'm sorry. This is for beginners who still want to learn how to get the Mudwater special spinner bait and learn how to use it with dead on accuracy. ----- PHCarpman99 is correct. The fish the spinnerbait was targeting was too small and clumsy. However, there is a way around this for level 15+ beginners who still want to learn how to use a spinnerbait from a level 4 waterway with dead on accuracy. The reason this works for level 15+ beginners is because the line needed is level 15. The rod is level 8, 7 levels before the rod. The game can be brutal in this regards to beginners. Going into Mudwater or Falcon Lake with a less than level 15 set-up will wreck the rod and reel. PRO BEGINNER TIP Always wait until your level is high enough to buy the line and lures before getting the rod. The problem with frilly lures with bass skirts, both ir and ingame, is that they have more mass to swallow in relation to their hook size. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. Good in trying to generate bigger fish; bad when targeting fish with smaller mouths. Fish like bass use the quick strike mechanism which seems to have various degrees of accuracy in predator fish. In quick strike, fish don't nibble. They attempt to swallow something whole! They either hit the target, miss, or partially hit it. In order, to trigger dead on accuracy in quick strike, you want the lure to ding as many sensory stimuli as possible. Predator fish have keen eyesight but need movement and extra stimuli to trigger BOTH quick strike AND accuracy. The X-Series Spinnerbait #2/0 is available as the Mudwater Explorer III 30 day achievement reward. It adds visual stimulation with 1) color, 2) flash, 3) water vibration and 4) X-series mojo. Add a softbait to the spinnerbait like this: To stimulate feeding interest with added 5) more color and 6) native fish bait shape. Set time to 7) peak fishing: In this type of weather, there is 6 game hours of lovely fishing (1 hour 30 minute ir) Add sweep retrieval and long casting distance to cover more space, 9) more water vibration and 10) alot more flash action and boom, you created dead accuracy which not only attracts fish but gets them to quick strike with dead on accuracy even if their mouths maybe a little smaller. I probably have overkill with my dead on accuracy set-up and retrieval, but try to ding as much stim points as possible to get lots of primo action on the water. This following video is a little shaky because of lag reasons. But the lure execution was still dead on accurate even with lag caused by 2 very popular events running simultaneously. I'll do some beginner speed runs after all the events are over on Mudwater and Falcon Lake with the same set-up.
    2 points
  41. Just as kdog says. You can level up quickly with either the Congo DLC or the Amazon DLC. it comes down to preference. in 9 days my kids went from level 7 to level 80, albeit with continuous and specific guidance from me on how to maximize XP with minimum time with just the Amazon pack. They banked 12 million and over 1000 bait coins in the process
    2 points
  42. I would wait until after the St. Patrick's Day event which should be starting soon. If you haven't done it before, it's the only time of the year that you can farm baitcoins by catching Rowdy Bass and Leprechaun Fish. I'm on ps4 but won a Congo pack for steam from a twitch streamer so I joined steam and started from scratch. I got bored after 23 or 24 days and stopped but was able to go from level 1 to just shy of 69 in that time so it's definitely the way to go if you want to just get your levels up quick.
    2 points
  43. Thoughts and prayers for all of Ukraine
    2 points
  44. Inventarfehler behoben Einfrieren des Bojenlieferungsfensters behoben Problem mit Bojenkauf auf dem Tablet behoben Grafische Verbesserungen am Kongo-Fluss
    2 points
  45. Hello there It would make perfect sense to have a rod stand alarm sound arrangement. The nature sound is beautiful, but the alarm sound is quite irritating. When trying to attract 4-5 fish at the same time, this sound reaches a very disturbing size. I think it is necessary to find a solution as soon as possible. Thnx
    2 points
  46. I concur and will add my 2 cents. Whoever is missing the spoons should spend the 99 baitcoins. Past years experience tells me that the probability of finding them on a waterway are nil. That is the way things are in the current state with FP.
    2 points
  47. Just a reminder. Differently colored buoys - maybe even flowing ones for the night and cloudy conditions (NL and quanchkin comes to mind) would be great!
    2 points
  48. You have access to brackish water fishing right now at the Everglades, Florida and Blue Crab Island, Mississippi waterways.
    2 points
  49. Get some Titanium leaders for your setups if you decide to go straight to Michigan, a good supply of shiners, large minnows and large cutbaits might come in handy as well.
    2 points
  50. Indeed, although I have now progressed to the esteemed rank of Rookie
    2 points
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