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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:59 pm 
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Guys,

Took the the boat out for a couple of hours today morning.We were trying a pack of lures from the pile of stuff we had.And bingo this one really worked and fish were all over it. Its made by Storm lures and called “wild eye curl tailed minnows” These are rubber shads that look exactly like small fish and the tail action is good. Anglers always go for big lures to catch big fish, Though it may be true in certain cases like big poppers for GT and large plugs for Groupers. When you really look at it sometimes big fish gorge on whats around them.For example if the fish are feeding on 2” anchovies or 1” sardine fries then the best bait is always what looks like the stuff they are feeding on no matter how small the lure is. The trick is to only ensure the strength of your terminals like leader, hooks and swivels. We hooked on to many decent fish and learned a lesson ending up with busted leaders, one broken rod, one jammed reel and heightened blood pressure.


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Excellent pics jeen. Keep them coming.
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Hi Jeen,

Very nice pics. Keep posting.

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Jeen, splendid pics and report as usual. What size and colour curl tail grubs were you using?

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Another day in paradise.

Jeen! Please post a picture of the lure. I have also discovered rubber baits (softies) this season thanks to a few cooperative murrel. They really work as the have a more natural action. Thanks for the pictures.


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Hi Mahaseerken
Do murrels come for the soft plastic lures more than the plugs??? What is your experience?
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Jeen,

Those are some nice fish on earth. Amazing pictures.

I want to fish with you one day. Do you have an appoinment for a surf fishing trip. What about the South African trip?

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Hi Bops , Ken & suleh,


The Curltail we used today is the silver 2"

THe green which is 5" according to my son Rahul in Ahmedabad is a Murrel killer




The green shad is not up loading will try later


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Dear jeen

Absolutely stupendous I am hoping you can recreate the same magic in cochin. BTW since you stay in munnar have you been to that lake(forget the name) where the TATA's have reportedly stocked up with Mahseer and there is supposed to be excellent freshwater angling opportunities

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Hi Guys,

Here is the "Murrel Killer"




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Hi Phish,

There is no Masheer in Munnar. Munnar is between 5 to 6000 feet altitude and there are no rivers. There are a couple of dams that hold carp & catla. The fish you are relating with Munnar is the Trout ( Rainbow). THe trout streams are bit higher up and there is a small lake that used to hold trout. The trout fishing in Munnar is not what it used to be.


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Hi Muruthu,

Any time mate . Lets plan early next year.



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excellent pics and good information.... keep it coming


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Hi Sualeh,

Yup murrels prefer Softies more than plugs (my little experience with them). I think it is more because we use the softies as jerk baits giving them lots of time to sink slowly between the jerks. This allows the murrel to sneak up on them. I tried this retrieve with a few plugs but their swim action is not the same. The way a softies tail wiggles when it sinks is the big advantage.


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Great Pix as usual Jeen, and looks like your experiment paid off.
I have identical softies and have never tried them for murral.
We have been so hung up on mepps, but i notice they are not as effective anymore. Must move over to softies.
The lunker lure was an eye opener for me, i thought it would never catch a thing, till i saw a friend who had one trailing behind the coracle (quite by mistake), and then this huge mother came up and made a grab for it. Missed the strike as the rod was resting inside the coracle as we made our way to the spot we wanted to fish.
Derek later reported that he had great success with the same lure for murral. Will post the correct name of the lure in a day or so.
Yes it does pay to experiment.
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