Le Xuan Thuy, proprietor of the Xuan Thuy raft house located in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, recently stated that Rach Vem is currently in its most captivating season of the year. The area boasts crystal-clear blue waters and pristine white sands that gently caress the breathtaking Ham Rong cape on the island.

Rach Vem boasts the breathtaking combination of pristine sea and lush forests in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Rach Vem boasts the breathtaking combination of pristine sea and lush forests in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

“Rach Vem boasts the stunning combination of pristine sea and lush forests,” Thuy shared.

“The water is a dazzling shade of clear blue, adorned with tape grass on the seabed, creating a natural sanctuary for fish.”

Visitors tour Rach Vem Hamlet on a motorized boat in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors tour Rach Vem Hamlet on a motorized boat in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Therefore, at this particular moment, both local and international tourists are increasingly attracted to Rach Vem, seeking enjoyment in various activities such as fishing, swimming, capturing sunset photos, and, notably, experiencing the unique practice of bait-free fishing.

This fishing technique involves using a rod with five hooks on the line, each equipped with small, fluorescent feathers.

When submerged in the water, these feathers emit an enticing glow, effectively attracting fish to bite the hooks.

A fishing rod features fluorescent feathers that mimic bait, luring fish to bite the hook when submerged. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A fishing rod features fluorescent feathers that mimic bait, luring fish to bite the hook when submerged. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

“Year after year, thousands of local and international tourists flock to this idyllic destination to revel in its offerings,” Thuy said.

“Fishing has become a beloved activity among these tourists, thanks to its accessibility and the enriching experience it provides.”

A haul of fish caught using bait-free technique in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A haul of fish caught using bait-free technique in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nhung, a visitor from the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, who claimed that she is no stranger to fishing, said bait-free fishing in Phu Quoc has brought a new and intriguing dimension to her fishing experiences.

She has found herself catching an impressive haul of three to four fish at a time.

A meal made from fish caught using bait-free technique in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A meal that includes fish caught using bait-free technique in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

“Phu Quoc offers a delightful array of rustic tourism experiences,” Nhung said.

“Today, we’ve managed to secure a kilogram of fish.

“I plan to take these back to the raft house, where I’ll either grill them or prepare a delectable sour hotpot to enjoy with my family.”

Visitors cast nets to catch fish in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors cast nets to catch fish in Rach Vem Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, October 28, 2023. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre