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 Post subject: barras at harihareshwar
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:56 am 
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hi friends,
check out these barras caught at harihareshwar ganesh gully.i caught that one on a red head rapala. the other two are the fishing friends whom i got introduced at harihareshwar.


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good job...Guys... :D :D

Keep the Pic's Coming... :D


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Curses.... You were landing barra's and i was getting barra's (Beja Fry) at home.
Good going mate.

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Great show mate.

Makes me want to pack me bags right now. Dam it's been three weeks since I last dipped a line.


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I did try the rocks behind the temple in Harihareshwar, but had no luck..

Will try it again in mid October.. that place for sure hold good fish.

where is this Ganesh gully..?

Tats, no more baja fry.. lets hit the place in mid oct. :wink:

Santosh


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Hey Spoonangler,
The Barras were a good catch.!! Did you weigh the fish, what was the weight?
The Grouper was a good size. How deep do you troll?
The MTDC website talks of a place Bagmandala or Bankot near Harihareshwar,and that one could hire a boat and go out fishing, have you done it?.
Are these fish safe to eat?. It seems there are a lot of chemical industries in the area, and the waters may be polluted.
Tight lines!!!
Carl


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:57 pm 
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hi carl,
talking about the barras. the one which i caught weighed 16 pounds and the other one weighed 18 pounds. the ganesh gully is exactly at the back of the mtdc canteen. u can go to bagmandala by the ferry boat which can also take ur vehicles too. i have heard that bagmandala is a very good place for the ravas but inspite of trying there a couple of times i never caught any. the fish are pretty safe to eat despite the pollution.
the grouper weighed 22 pounds and i was trolling to a depth of say 15 feet.


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Hi SpoonAngler

Do you have any pictures of the gully where the barra were caught?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:06 pm 
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HEY,
sorry no snaps of the gully. actually the picture of the barras was taken by the other two guys who were fishing there before we reached. and i didnt carry my camera as well. but then next time if i happen to go there i will surely click some pics of the gully.


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Hi Spoonangler,
Thanks for the info. Are you planing a trip to Harihareshwar in the near future,or after the rains. Would love to join you, thats if you don't mind.
I'am a rookie!! and look forward to a good fishing experience.
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good show spoonangler!!! keep the pics coming!!!


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Spoon Angler,

Barramundis are my favourite salt water species. Congrats and great going. The west coast , I am sure have many such great spots and would love to explore.


Tight lines,


Jeen


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:53 pm 
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What plugs did you was for trolling and what lb line did you use ?
well caught.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:32 pm 
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i caught the barra on a rapala redhead floating magnun and the grouper on a halco silver mackerel.


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Wow!! Thanks for sharing the pics and info!
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this is a 30 pounder barra caught at the ganesh gully on a yozuri sinking minnow. i really enjoyed the aerial acrobatics of the barra. this was my first saltwater catch. i caught him on a MH action rod with 0.30mm sufix mono line and rapala risto rap. i realised it later how lucky i was at that time.

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another 25 pounder barra caught at the ganesh gully on a rapala redhead in the evening at 6o'clock. i was also lucky to hook two snappers. one weighed 8 pounds and the other 6 pounds. once again a wonderful presentation of aerial acrobatics by the barra in its own style.

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 Post subject: one more barra
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this is one more barra which weighed 18 pounds. caught him at the gully in the morning at 11.30 on a firetiger rapala floating magnum. this time there werent any aerial acrobatics displayed. but enjoyed the fight.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:28 pm 
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i caught a 10 pounder barra and a 12 pounder ravas at a place called bhalgaon close to harihareshwar in the night at 2 o'clock. this is a creek and we have to climb on one of the centre pillars of the bridge. this has to be properly managed otherwise its very risky. u can climb the pillars and come back only at high tides. so one has to spend the entire night on the pillars. but the game over there is really amazing. u would listen to a lot of crackers bursting on the water surface. amazing feeding takes place.
one more thing what i noticed was that this barra had a slightly different shape and its fins were yellow in colour. might be bcoz it belonged to the creek.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:07 pm 
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check out the pictures of fish caught at jaigad. the grouper weighs 18 pounds. I caught him on a rapala floating magnum in the late evening at 8o'clock.it tried to run under the jetty so i had to yank him to the surface.
later at 1.30 in the night i caught a small trevally weighing 2 pounds, a snapper of 6 pounds and a sweetlip of 8 pounds. i caught these on a redhead rapala floating magnum.

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Abhijit, (aka jr. fred) super barras mate..cant wait till mid oct.. :wink:


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 Post subject: fishing at jaigad
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caught a 10 pounder barra and an 8 pounder snapper at jaigad in the night at 1o'clock. caught all of them in the receding tide on a firetiger rapala floating magnum.

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 Post subject: jaigad fishing continued
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this was the one f the most successful trips i ever experienced. i went with a friend of mine named lenni. just check out the fish we caught. the biggest was a 18 pounder barra caught at the jaigad jetty in the night at 3o'clock on a rapala redhead floating magnum. we enjoyed fishing like anything.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:31 pm 
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this is a 8 pounder trevally caught at jaigad on a rapala skitter pop in the morning at 10 o'clock. i enjoyed the fight especially bcoz i was fishing from the rocks. so it was quite challenging landing the fish. i also caught a 8 pounder snapper in the same session.

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Good stuff buddy! Glad you figured out how to post the images in the same thread.

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 Post subject: fishing at vijaydurg
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:41 pm 
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this is a 40 pounder GT caught while trolling at vijaydurg. i caught it on a rapala silver mackerel 18 floating magnum. believe me since it was hooked close to the rocks it made my life really miserable. i fought him for almost half an hour. my hands had started aching. at one point of time i thought that had lost the fish. but i was very lucky to land the giant.

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hey bops,
thnks. it was only bcoz u guided me rightly.
regards.


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Hi spoon angler

Great fishing and marvellous pics :lol: Keep it up and keep posting pics. Really enjoyed watching them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:09 am 
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Slow down boy. you are giving al of us a complex. Great fish and awesome pics.


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SpoonAngler,

Thats some fantastic fishing. And FRED!! when are we going??



Jeen


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Hi Spoon Angler,

That's a nice GT you have there! Do come across GT often while you're out fishing? Is most of the fishing you do for GT trolling? You should try casting for them. They're an absolute blast to catch with a spinning outfit.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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Jeen .. lets plan for 1st - 2nd week of October ... .. already have one barra in the bag this year caught on receeding tide on 15th August .... let me know the probable dates


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Hi spoonangler,

great pics.......keep them coming.


Freddy :R u coming to Dxb or is Jeen meeting you in Bom ?


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Great fishing, Spoon angler!
Best
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hi Spoonangler,

Great catch yar. Congrats !! n nice pictures too.

Wish all the best to your team. Keep it up, and post more pictures.

Frankly speaking i feel envy on your catch....ha ha.

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Great going spoon angler... post the pics of your sweetwater fishing too..


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Keyur wrote:
Hi spoonangler,

great pics.......keep them coming.


Freddy :R u coming to Dxb or is Jeen meeting you in Bom ?


Keyur ...Most probably Jeen is coming to Mumbai I think ...


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Hella of a lot of pics mate!!!!

You salties are giving us a complex there :cry:

Keep it up


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just came back from a fishing trip. we had gone to jaigad on a fishing trip. the first trip of the season was really a blast. i learnt a very good lesson. we caught 8 fish in two sessions. and we lost 10 more. couple of them were misses but the worst was that the leader wires opened, 2 broke the line and flew. i regretted like anything. just imagine u fighting a 15 to 16 pounder red snapper. i bring him very close. i also saw him once. he took a last mighty run and again went in the rocks. and thats when the leader wire opened. one of them opened the 3x mustad trebles and went away. but anyways its been a very good start. i will upload the pics soon.


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 Post subject: hi mightymarlin
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hi,
almost all the GTs caught by me are caught either on a spoon or on a popper. i like fishing in the rocks a lot. i always prefer walking in the rocks and fishing bcoz i believe that landing the fish in the rocks is not n easy task. i normally use a 50 pounder braid, a MH action rod and a PENN 6500 reel.


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spoonangler wrote:
just came back from a fishing trip. we had gone to jaigad on a fishing trip. the first trip of the season was really a blast. .


hey Abhi, heard from Tats that it was amazing .. dude post pics ASAP :D


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That GT is a helova fish to land on the rocks. Well done.


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check out the jaigad fishing snaps.

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hey Abhi, nice MJ & grouper you got there..

is the last pic of ganpatipule beach? did you also try malgund jetty?


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 Post subject: the beauty of vijaydurg
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this is a 22 pounder giant grouper caught when i was trolling near the jetty at 8 o'clock morning. i caught him on a rapala silver mackerel floating lure. also check the scenic beauty of vijaydurg. this is one of my dream places.

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Spoonangler,

That's a nice grouper you have there. You should try some surface lures for Grouper. They put up a great fight on surface lures.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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Rock on guru...... Mighty Merlin we tried everything..... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Hey Abhi, Bata Dolby for Rs 129.99 is an excellent sandal to walk on rocks, thanks for saving me a bundle.


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hi santosh,
u are right. the last picture is of the ganpatipule beach. i tried at the malgung jetty. i got a strike but couldn't convert it. somehow it slipped away.


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hi mighty Marlin,
i just wanted to ask u something. i faced a serious problem with the leader wire this time during my fishing trip. i lost 3 big fish in the range of 14 to 20 pounds just bcoz the leader opened. i am thinking of using a thicker braid as a leader. do u think it will serve the purpose. plz suggest me something.
regards,


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Hi Abhi, why not fix the leader opening problem instead trying braid?

Braid has horrible abrasion resistance compared to mono or steel.

How are you securing the wire leader?

Bops


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