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 Post subject: Dream Come True..
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:04 pm 
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My first sea fishing trip…..


Every year I go to my native place with family to Konkan but this year I was much exited because this year I was armed with my new fishing combo gifted by my uncle and the gears given by Santosh along with his wonderful salt striker combo for sea fishing and his lucky lures… I had discussed and revised the tricks and techniques of spinning and trolling both with Santosh, Alibhai and Vishal for number of times so now I was eager to implement everything I learnt and hopefully catch some big fishes in the sea. 8)

First three days I had been spinning from the rocky shore near my home, an estuary, few dangerous places on the rocks for about 6-8 hrs a day but no luck… :cry:

Then on the fourth day in the late evening when I was spinning from a rocky shore near by with sore shoulders; on the third cast my lure stopped midway and before i could curse the rocks… I felt a jerk and the fish at the other end went like a torpedo… I was so exited and happy it took some time to realize that I have to properly land the fish if I wanted this happiness to last… after few runs here and there and a beautiful jump I landed the fish with the help of my friend. :D

I was almost went mad when he said ‘CHANAK’ it was a nice 16lb barramundi… I started casting again and caught a smaller barramundi about 5 lb… 8)

This was more than enough to hook me to sea fishing for rest of my life.. after all the shiny armor of a barra is something most wont forget more so if its your first big fish. I called Santosh, Alibhai, Bablu Bhai & Vishal to share my happiness. :P

With some nice words of encouragement from my angling friends, I again visited the same spot the next day caught some Mangrove Jacks.. again I was very happy as this time it was a different type of fish & fight.

On the third day, I went with some new ideas and wanted to try a new location which is known to have decent size fish.

On my second cast, I hooked something BIG, it took a straight run of about 30 yards and turned to the left towards the rocks, I some how managed to stop the run and started to gain some line when the fish jumped clear out of the water to give me a glimpse of a barra which was about 1.5 times bigger than my first catch. Unfortunately I lost the fish, but not the determination. After about 20 mins of casting, I landed one more barra of about 9 Lb. Later in the evening, I got one more hit but could not connect properly. :cry:

It was diwali time and for couple of days fishing took a back seat with Santosh assuring me to join over the weekend, But unfortunately he had to cancel it on the last moment :cry: . On the last day of my trip, we decided to go Trolling. This was my first time and I had only some tips from my Angling Buddies. But I was determined to catch a grouper.

Within 5 mins of letting the line out, I got a hit from a small MJ. Landed carefully and again started the troll. Immediately, got one more hit, this time it was HUGE and nearly broke my back with a good 20 mins fight. The result was a 20 Lb grouper. My first and not less than a dream. :shock:

Was upbeat and asked my friends to take the boat back as I wanted to show the fish to every one at home. However, we decided to troll on the way back.

I was feeling very relaxed and was a lil casual when I got a hit which nearly took away my rod. The fish fought like hooligan refusing to come up. It was a hard 15 mins fight where the fish was determined to cut me on the rocks, for a moment I thought that I am going to lose the fish… I was very fortunate to land it in the end, my jaw dropped to see a 16 Lb Mangrove Jack :shock: . The best fighter indeed. :D

I wanted Santosh to come to my Native place , but he gave me a slip like a slippery eel :evil: . Now my next endeavor is to find a lure to hook him. :twisted: :twisted:

Some of the pictures of my trip....

My first Barra’s
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My first Jack with one of Santos lucky lure
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One more Barra..
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Fighting the monsters…
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And landed…
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The monster Jack with My Proud Father..
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Dracula of the Deep..
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Fly like a Fish..
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Dr. Prasad

Congratulation :roll:

Good one :-)

TG where are you???????????? :twisted:


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OH My :shock: :shock: :shock:
Congrats!


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Very nice doc. Thanks for sharing
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Hi Prasad,

Very happy for you mate... :) The MJ uncle is holding is the biggest I have ever seen. Just Too Good.

Best of luck for the future.. now you are a pro angler.. :D

If you ever find the magic lure to hook me, please ensure that the hooks are barb less.. lol


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Way to go Doc! That MJ is a monster!
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congrates Doc.....
very nice catch.......
keep it up.......


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hi Prasad,

Wonderful ! great job for a first timer. Nice barras and even greater Mj. Whre in Konkan did you fish?

Jeen


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What a start! You'll live these moments for the rest of your life.

cheers mate and way to go!


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Hemant Patil wrote:
TG where are you???????????? :twisted:


Sorry buddy was little busy.... Good Show Dr. Prasad.


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Prasad,
Congratulation for the great fishes landed. I am really happy for you mate. Keep it up and you will land maney beauties greater than this.

Keep it up.

Regards,

Ali.


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Congrats!

Good show.

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Anoop


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Congratulation Prasad
thanks for sharing us that beautiful images


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Well done Dr. Prasad.. you made it.

Remarkably the best first-hand experience at sea.

The catch is simply great. I could feel the thrill each time you called to inform about your catch. Sorry couldn’t join you as I was with family in Goa. And had no permissions to go fishing. But no regrets.. I am happy for you..

Nice to see your Dad pose with the fish.

Good going buddy…

Cheers!


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:wink: HI Dr Prasad, Great pics doc.

Keep up the good work. :wink:

CHEERS :wink:


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Dr Prasad,

Great report!! Nice to see a big mangrove jack like the one you caught. I catch Mangrove Jack that size and bigger but from deep reefs(60mtrs +) kilometers from the nearest mangroves. Apparently the spawn in the mangroves and then move out to sea once they've grown.

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Hi Doc,
Congratulations!!!!!
Good for you Doc,to strike so early. It took me one and half years to hook my first fish !!

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Really nice, Prasad. It's great to see that you're slowly becoming an expert at this! Those are very fine looking fish and I wish you all the best for your future trips.

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Doctor sahib its just plainly superb I am really happy for you mate what a way to start thanks for a detail report keep them coming [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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thnx alot everyone.... :D still i hv 2 learn many thnigs, but no worries as friends like santosh, alibhai and vishal are there... this time i happend to be at the right place at the right time and many things went right for me..... as far as getting the fish hooked is concerend, but the credit goes to santosh for my proper fighting and landing the fish as he was the one who taught me every small thing about fishing right from knots to selection of lures.... thnx alot santo i could not land those fishes without the tacts and tricks u taught me....
but this doesnt mean you can give me a slip next time... :evil: im still working on the magic lures.... :twisted:


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Congratulations Doc !

Superb catch (catches) ! Great stuff ! Keep it up


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 Post subject: Very well done!!
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Good one DOC Good going.

tight lines..............

PS: DOC are u located in MALVAN by any changes. Can you PM me ur contatc details please.

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Hi Doc

Good show and well done.


Harryxs.


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Good Job ...Buddy :D

Those are some fine fishes u got :D


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Hi dr.prasad,

Superb catch. Nice pics too. Thanks for sharing

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Well done Dr. Prasad hope I am welcome to your native place when I come to India, looks superb...

I still remember my first Barra as clear as day, it's like your first love, you never forget her :lol:


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Bobby wrote:
it's like your first love, you never forget her :lol:


And just like the first kiss :wink: :wink:


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u r most welcome bobby... whenever u say...


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My congratulations!!! Great catch!

Regards,

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thnx dude..


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dr. prasad wrote:
u r most welcome bobby... whenever u say...


Thanks Doc, I do not know when though, next year the whole leave schedule if messed up with the kids holidays at one time and wife's at another, looks very unlikely that it may happen. But hope to make it sometime...


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Hi Dr.Prasad,
Wonderful catch, and good photographs, specially the close up one.
Good Luck.

Regards,

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Hi Prasad,
Amazing fish caught. Congratulations for the good debue and keep it going the same way. Barras are one of my favourite fish to hook. The beauty of the place also adds to your luck. Congratulations again and happy fishing.


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thanks alot abhi.. i have gone through pics and reports posted by you... must say very impressive.... :D


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