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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:58 pm 
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Hi friends,

Went for a fishing trip with Rajat to a place close to Ratnagiri. It was fantastic (as always when you go out with Rajat :wink: ).

1st session on Saturday morning produced just one small grouper. The water was very clear (light green) and for close to three hours we were without one single hit. It was frustrating as nothing worked. We tried every thing in the tackle box from dull natural colours to the bright ones without any luck. :cry:

On our way back I decided to remove the wire leader and attach the lure directly to the main line as possibly the fish were able to see the leader in clear water. Within minutes after removing the leader I got a hit.

In the afternoon while I & Rajat were drowning our sorrow with beer, I decided that to change my wire leader with 40 Lb Flurocarbon.

In the evening we had a blast, the fluorocarbon surely made a big difference. I caught 5 fish including my PB Barra :D (3 groupers, 1 reef cod & one barra, lost one) & Rajat caught 2 fish (1 grouper & one barracuda) but he lost a big grouper as it went back in the hole.

The last session on Sunday morning produced 3 hits. 2 groupers with I and Rajat bagging one each. And I lost one (has to be a GT) that cut me on some rock after it took out close to 70- 80 yards of line in the first run.

From now on, no wire leaders for me. You might lose the occasional fish that will cut you on some rocks, but the hit probability is much higher with Fluorocarbon.

Total Fish caught:
7 Grouper
1 reef cod
1 barramundi
1 barracuda

Some pics that we would like to share…. :D

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Santosh

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My PB Bara
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Barra Power (check the hook)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:01 pm 
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@%$^%$(*)(&%&^!*#%!%

Nice trip Fluffers!

Rajat,
You and me have to have a talk.


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Hi Guys,

Nice trip. Is that the Balgaon Bridge? Almost died under that one...

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Hey santo good report mate we really had a blast where is the close up pic of barracuda and other grouper I am putting them in you lazy bum. :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
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cheers


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Thats Bhatgaon Bobby... Balgaon is in Raigad dist.


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Mahaseerken wrote:
@%$^%$(*)(&%&^!*#%!%

Nice trip Fluffers!

Rajat,
You and me have to have a talk.


he he he he :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Nice Report, Santosh!!

Rai-Bhatgaon bridge looks enticing. I am yet to see a bridge which is as scenic as this one!

Keep the reports / snaps coming ;-)

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santosh wrote:
Thats Bhatgaon Bobby... Balgaon is in Raigad dist.


Amazing drive from Jaigarh to Guhagar via that bridge ... the approach is scary ..but the drive after the bridge is even more ................fun ... deep jungle ... narrow winding roads ...great hieghts .. a must for the outdoor guys


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Hey Rajat and Santosh........Well done guys.


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Hope you guys had a great time :wink:


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Great Catch. Bara looks awesome. Keep up the Good work.

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Good show brothers.....


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Hi Santosh and Rajat dada,

Good trip.. very nice Barra Santosh.Looks like you guys had a blast.

Cheers,
Madhur.


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Dada & Santosh!

Congrats!

Gr8 show. Nice pics especialy the Barra.

Rgds
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Hi Santosh and Rajat,

Very Nice trip. It is always heart breaking when you lost the biggies but that is also the motivation for the next trip. Looks like floro carbon leader is the way to go.

Santosh, also hertiest congratulation on your PB Barra.

Keep up the good work. [smilie=coolup.gif]

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Amazing fish caught. The barra looks awesome. Congrats to both of you'll. Happy fishing and thnks for sharing the pics. I had caught snappers under the Bhatgaon bridge but nothing big. But it was fun.


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Thanks Guys... :)


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Hi ! did u catch all this just below the rai -Bhatgaon bridge?If not what is the exact location.


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Good show guys!
Regards,
Yaj.


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hey guys thanks Abhi we need to make a trip too I am working out some thing lets see how soon cheers :D :D


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rajatmukherje wrote:
I am working out some thing lets see how soon cheers :D :D


What things Rajat..????? :lol: :lol:


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Partner I was thinking of giving you a call :lol: :lol:


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nice show
thanks for sharing

keep it up


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nice one .... thanks for sharing guys.
what were the groupers caught on?
regards


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v.singh wrote:
nice one .... thanks for sharing guys.
what were the groupers caught on?
regards


Thanks VS,

All fish were caught on deep diving lures.

Santosh


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Wow!!!!!!


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Nice show guys.
Santosh, congrads on your PB Barra.

After you removed the wire leader, were you using a snap to connect the lure to line.
Or did you connect it directly to the line? What knot were you using with the fluro.

Thanks,
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Thanks Maruthu,

Yes I was using a snap to connect the lure. I used the Uni knot.

You have to get the knot absolutely correct with fluro.

Santosh


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The 10-6 knot is also very good knot but can it be used to connect floro with braid?


Regards,

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Thanks Ali,

I do not prefer to connect fluro directly to braid as the braid cuts in to fluro.

Any suggestion on the best knot to avoid this problem??

Santosh


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nice show mate...........
congrates to all


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Hi Santosh & Dada,

Were u guys trolling or shore fishing??. Awesome fishes especially the Barra. Must plan a trip with u guys in 2009.

Regards
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All the fish caught while trolling mate


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Hey rajat and santosh that Red and White Combination sure looks savvy........Whos say Anglers look rough u guys look straight out of FTV......Ramp show........keep the picts coming guys


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Thanks Neil... :D


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santosh wrote:
Thanks Neil... :D

Ditto :D :D


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Good show guys....


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