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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:57 pm 
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Here is the biggest sea wolf i have ever caught, approx 20 kilo

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Being netted by a passing boat
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:29 pm 
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Hey Sobars,

Congrats!
Great job landing this biggie.. :-)

Cheers,
Madhur.

PS. but thats one ugly lookin fish, man


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:28 am 
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madhurh1 wrote:



PS. but thats one ugly lookin fish, man



Something that ugly better be good to eat.

What did you catch it on?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:28 am 
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Congrats
thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm 
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that sure is a beautiful fish, though prehistoric looking but beautiful fish,,ya what bait do you use for such fish, only vertical jigs???


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Yes, that is an ugly looking fish, but still it is beautiful and definitely is very good to eat. It is a Spotted Wolf Fish. The skin of the fish is very beautiful and tough. It is used to create Leather wallets and so on.

The rig and bait used was:

200 Gram Chrome Jig on the bottom, without hook

1st 5/0 hook 6" over the jig with a piece of Cod fillet
2nd 5/0 hook 20 inches above the 1st hook with a 6" piece of Cod from the tail section including the tail, for attraction

Fished on the bottom, bumping the jig 4-5 times every 5 minutes to create vibration, to attract the fish.

The fish was hooked on the 1st hook.

The depth was more than 100 mtrs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:19 am 
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Ugly alright... How was the fight??? Will it be possible for you to share the pic of your Jig rig......


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:49 am 
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Nice catch.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:53 am 
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The fight was not so long, around 15-20 minutes, but was strong enough.

Unfortunately that rig is already in garbage (reconstructed). I am not using the same rig for long time. Always trying different combinations. Anyway, i will tie similar rig the next days and will post an image of it. But dont expect it to be a specialised rig, it is just a simple one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:38 am 
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Sobars simplicity is the Key to art of fishing. I will really appriciate if you can share the rig.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:52 pm 
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congrats mate and thanks for sharing the fish is a beauty and I am sure it is tasty also to eat like a grouper? 100 mtrs sounds crazy how fast you were trolling ? please do share
cheers
Rajat :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:03 am 
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Looks like the snakeheads saltwater cousin.
I think it's a very cool looking fish.

Nice job.

Scott

P.S. Have you tried butterfly jogs yet?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:01 pm 
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Quite an interesting catch. Looks like a giant 'mud skipper'.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Hey there nice catch

got a very hammour like spots, is it a variant of what we get here?

Also where did you get this one Greenland?
a passing ship got your catch ????


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:55 am 
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*** Sobars simplicity is the Key to art of fishing. I will really appriciate if you can share the rig.
Please hold on for 1 more day for the rig picture. For the moment i am busy with work (actually the fishing is not so good in this place where we are staying since yesterday, that's why i had to make myself busy with the work).

*** 100 mtrs sounds crazy how fast you were trolling

No we were not trolling, it was bottom fishing.

*** P.S. Have you tried butterfly jogs yet?

Never tried the Shimano Butterfly jigs, but used the similar version of jigs from Williamson Lures, speed jigs. They come with one stinger hook tied on the top side of the jig. They work really good, especially for deep jigging. The advantage of them compared to the regular shaped jigs is since they are slim, you dont need too heavy jig to reach the bottom faster and also to do the jigging itself is less stressy.

*** got a very hammour like spots, is it a variant of what we get here?
Also where did you get this one Greenland?
a passing ship got your catch ????

What is Hammour? Is it a kind of fish? I am not sure whether the Wolf Fish species do exist in warmer areas. They are mostly found in the arctic waters.
Yes the fish was caught in NUUK, the captal of Greenland. Since it was a bigger size fish and we were fishing from 10 meters above the water level, it was almost impossible to lift the fish out of water directly with the 15 KG fishing line. So one of my coligue went to bring the net in order to bring the fish up and in the meantime one local boat passing by saw the hooked fish and helped us to net it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:41 pm 
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Hello Tathagata,

Here is the rig used for catching that fish. Please note the jig/pilk used on the bottom is without hook, to avoid snagging on the bottom. The hooks were dressed using fly tying material for added attraction.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:45 pm 
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sobars_machado wrote:
Hello Tathagata,

Here is the rig used for catching that fish. Please note the jig/pilk used on the bottom is without hook, to avoid snagging on the bottom. The hooks were dressed using fly tying material for added attraction.

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hey pal thanks for sharing the no hook bottom is an excellent idea and would use it next time i go to rock fishing I have used similar Jig but with a different type of weight at the bottom and many time got snagged I think this one is damn good idea cheers and tight lines :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:34 pm 
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Hello Sobars,
Thanks for sharing the rig... Rajatda dont forget me when go down south.... :D


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Hello Mr. Rajat, Tathagata,

Here is another rig you might use for your next bottom fishing trip. It is useful for deep water fishing and it is almost tangle free. The first photo is of the complete rig, with numbers given to each part of it and then the closeup picture of that part with explanation why it is used.

1. Main rig body made out of Steel bar (2 mm. dia.)

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2. Baitholder hook, tied with short stainless steel wire to avoid tangles with the steel bar, for presenting the bait off the bottom.

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3. Circle Hook, tied with long mono line to fish the bait on the bottom. Since the hooklength of this hook is long compared to the middle hook and this rig will be fished in deep water, it will be difficult to set the hook on bite, so the circle hook will help to set the hook automatically when the fish will move away with the bait.

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4. Water activated LED light for attracting the fish.

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5. Stainless steel Jig / Pilk. Please note that the complete rig is not horizontal, it is not balanced properly, because this jig is only 150 Gram. Iit is recommended to use a jig matching to the Steel Bar and the bait size used on the hooks. In this case it should have been a minimum of 250 gram, so that the Steel rig body stays in horizontal position, not tilted.

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Please note the coins attached to the Jig with a string. These are for GOOD LUCK :wink: :lol: . Just kidding!!! :lol: The reason for attaching coins to the jig is, they reflect light and they make vibrating sound like TIN - TIN - TIN (remember the coin of Amitabh Bachchan in movie SHOLAY) when jigged or bounced on the bottom. These are the Norwegian Krones which have a hole in the center of the coin. Unfortunately we do not have any coins in India with a hole in the center, so either you will have to use Stainless stell plate or drill a hole in new 1 Rupee coin, which is the only shining coin we have in india, i guess. All other coins are dull.

Good luck and tight lines for your next fishing trip.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:07 am 
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I guess a metal washer will do the trick, thats a wicked rig man... thanks for sharing....


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:25 am 
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It is a tweaked version of "Spreader Bar" rig used for Halibut fishing in Alaska. Such spreader bars are available in all tackle shops in Norway. When the depth goes beyond 100 mtrs then it is impossible to avoid tangles using normal rigs. This is where the Spreader bar comes in and it is completely legal to use.


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:wink: Great Job Dude :wink:


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