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 Post subject: Bhakra Riots !!!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Helllo Folks,

So, just wanted to share some pictures of a trip which we did over this weekend (23rd and 24th April), to Bhakra Dam. It was my first time there and thanks to MKen, it was a very fishy, funny, interesting and little sad trip.

Don't think i have time to pen down an elaborate write up, but here are the basics:

1. 4 Anglers

2. 5 Rods

3. About 15hrs of Fishing

4. Most fish caught were by trolling, definitely the bigger ones by trolling. We weighed only the largest one, or so i believe, which weighed in at about 4 kgs

5. Approximately 40 fish caught. Sadly, can't say that all were released.

But, on the bright side, i think we saved about 20 Mahaseer, from being butchered.

Enjoy the pictures.

And if anyone has ever ordered a tip for a 5 piece Shimano Exage travel rod, pls be kind enough to let me know how you managed that, coz i have broken my beauty during this trip :(

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How a mahseer should never look... lost this fish due to some arrogant, stubborn and greedy f@*#s....

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This is literally what i woke up to from my great sleep out in the open !!!

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This is a little later after a hurried chai and a couple of bananas !!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Congrats Vikram,

The mahseer have a sucker fish like Mouth opening, do they hit the lures??

The fish look beauty. Why would you name this post bakhara riot??? :)

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:47 pm 
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Thanks Dezz,

The Mahaseer don't have teeth at the front of the mouth like most predatory fish, because they are omnivorous and eat just about anything. When there is no prey around they can live on weeds, moss etc... but they never pass up the opportunity to get little fish. They have a set of very sharp teeth at the back of the mouth (which i was unfortunate enough to see this time), which are very sharp and in clusters. This adaptation allows them to get the best of both worlds.
They are very very quick and agile and strong... and will most definitely hit a lure with fury.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:51 pm 
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and the post was named Bhakra riot... because it was on occasions a laugh riot... and sometimes it was as if we were rioting against the boatmen, other and their helps, to release the fish. They were extremely unhappy about the fact that we were releasing the fish !!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:11 pm 
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Nice fish ............I am cominggggggggg

Hope there is same action in 1-2 week of May.

-Inder


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:11 pm 
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Nice catch Vikram congrats :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:18 pm 
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Great trip. I am still laughing and also looking for that Doc that Chachaji meets.

I will upload my set of pics early tom.

Two sessions of fishing. Each session had a an excess of 20 fish. Most of the fish were above the 3 kg mark and a few crossed the 5 kg mark (the good news is that the fish seem to be getting bigger at the dam. The bad news is that they have changed their tactics and favourite haunts). And one very special one crossed the 8 kg ceiling. (That was a very special one hahahahaahah)

I managed to get a few hours of spinning everyday and got a lot of hits and landed a few, the biggest being about 3 kgs.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:34 pm 
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What lures / setup you guys used and what do you think will work in May?

-Inder


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Hi Ken,

Congrats, great show.

Bobby


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Mahaseerken wrote:
The bad news is that they have changed their tactics and favourite haunts).


Nobody wants to die Mken :) Especially for a fish that is hooked, it is unknown whether its for pan or for release :)

DeZZ


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kanwar76 wrote:
What lures / setup you guys used and what do you think will work in May?

-Inder


In MAY (Summer), CORONA with lime wedge or Strongbow, cider apple works best for me :) What say Santosh [smilie=thatworks.gif]


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:22 pm 
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Guys some excellent fishing there and nice pictures keep them coming [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:23 pm 
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@ Kanwar - from what we saw... you should be using natural coloured, deep divers, max 4" long, 20 lb line is more than sufficient. This is for both, trolling as well as casting. I caught a couple on bronze-silver spoons too.

And best time is from 6 till about 2 in the aftrenoon. Didn't try much at night, but am guessing that might be fruitful too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:26 pm 
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Hey Vikram. Those were nice catches. Congrats to both you and Mken. Thanks for sharing the pics. Keep in touch.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Hi Vikram/ M'ken,

Nice fishes there. Congratulations on these good catches. The last report I had from Bhakra, only 2-3 Kg fishes were hitting the lure. Looks like now the Medium one are also hitting the lure.

I do not know where are the monsters of bhakra. There is absolutely no report of a real big one being landed over there although one heard many story of them. Why you guys do not give vertical jigging a try over there.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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Congrats [smilie=whistle.gif] [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]


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Beautiful.
Excellent pics.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:15 am 
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vikrambora wrote:
@ Kanwar - from what we saw... you should be using natural coloured, deep divers, max 4" long, 20 lb line is more than sufficient. This is for both, trolling as well as casting. I caught a couple on bronze-silver spoons too.

And best time is from 6 till about 2 in the aftrenoon. Didn't try much at night, but am guessing that might be fruitful too.


Thanks Vikram,

I am trying to be there in 1st/2nd week of may. Lets see how it goes. I got some Jointed Rapalas but looks like need to order some deep divers. Need to book Hilton also :lol:

-Inder


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Great Stuff guys, well done.
Nice pics, thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:05 pm 
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Amazing pictures. Congrats for the fish caught.


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Amazing pics....I have to go there....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Congratulations Guys!! Terrific fun it must have been.

Cheers


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Congrats Guys for the fish caught.. Beautiful fish & location. :-)


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