After several SMS's and phone calls Vashi Mako (Sunil) from IA and I made an Inshore fishing trip on Saturday 03.03.2012
Medium-Heavy (Trolling and Rig/Jig)
Medium-Heavy (Trolling) and Ultra Light (Rig/Jig)
We met at Churchgate station and went to the docks, once we arrived (10:15am) we immediately started buying our dead bait: Shrimp and small Mackerel (Bangda) and some shrimp shells for the chum bag, my Maharathi skills were embarrassing so Sunil had to step in to do the talking and got us a good deal. After buying our bait and refreshments we proceeded to get on the boat which was quite the ordeal jumping from the ledge to a big boat with a two meter gap and then leaping to our little boat.
Once on board we were grinning from ear to ear for the first few minutes eager to set off to sea. On our way to the destination we decided to do a bit of trolling Sunil unpacked his shiny rods and dropped his Halco Laser Pro, whilst I did the same but instead used a Halco Sorcerer 125 DD. A few minutes passed and I decided to sit down as soon as I did *BOOYA* my rod head was trembling and the reel started screaming, FISH ON! The captain slowed the boat to a crawl and I held on to the rod tight by this point quite a bit of line had spooled out so I tightened the drag a bit, as soon as did I felt a long tug and the tension had snapped, the fish was lost. I reeled in the remainder of my line to find the main line separated from the metal leader which connected to the lure.
Lesson learned, Im still a rookie who cant tie his knots tight
We eventually reached our spot broke out the rigs and dropped our lines (using worms). Not even five minutes had gone by and nibble nibble BAM rod bent FISH ON!! This had continued for a good 45 minutes and several fish were caught. After some time had elapsed the sea started taking a toll on us swaying the boat from side to side I was the first to go for a six and laid down belly up, seeing this Sunil too started to queez, cough and burp.
Loud and Proud
The bites started slowing down so we decided to move to another area, once we got there we had a spot of lure fishing, after a few cast and retrieves we came up short handed and I got terribly bored of my China-Diawa reel and asked Sunil if I could try his behemoth Slammer 760. Stood up strong and casted a monster and for some reason the rod felt unusually light
Low and behold the lure came off the leader and soared a mile out to sea I then turned to Sunil and said my bad bro
and he was like
One of the crew members immediately stood up took of his clothes and dove of the boat to retrieved the lure
Peace at last
Rod Bending - Reel Screaming - Action
We mosied along for a bit caught a random eel, ate some samosas, peed in the sea, enjoyed the scenery, had a photo session and called it quits.
This was my first successful trip in a very long time and I would like to dedicate this one to the entire Indian Angler Community, I have harvested a wealth of knowledge from this forum and have been able to apply those techniques to produce results, for which I am truly grateful. Sunil you are my lucky charm, you are always welcome to join me for fishing or otherwise.
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