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 Post subject: Monsoon sea fish
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:07 pm 
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t was my first trip to India during the rains. Myself and friends were lucky enough to catch a good range of fish from the beach and rocks along the Maharashtra coast both bait fishing and lure fishing. i look forward to fishing the monsoon again as the rough water definately brings various fish closer to the shore line. lure fishing may be limited but bait fishing can work most effectively if some time is put in using fresh bait.

Unfortunately the last fish of the trip isn't pictured. I went out with a lure and managed to hook a lovely dark red MJ of at least 4kg casting from the rocks into the estuary. After a hard fight and nearly getting cut on the rocks the hook popped just when i was reaching for the fish. I was heartbroken as it was such a beauty. luckily for me 5 or six casts later a lovely barramundi of 4 or 5kg nailed the lure. After a great fight with some huge jumps i was able to land this one much to my relief! with no torch i had to leave just then when baitfish started jumping all around me! double damn but i can't complain!

Scott

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Malabar rockcod (Epinephelus malabaricus)

ImageTigerfish (Terapon jarbua) from the beach on sardine

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Mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) from the beach on sardine

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Santosh and sandshark (Rhinobatus Spp.) from the beach on sardine

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Santosh and Mangrove jack from the beach on sardine

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Ali and sandshark/guitarfish caught from the beach on sardine


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Buisness end of Malarbar rockcod (Epinephelus malabaricus) from the rocks on Mackeral



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Common stingray (Dasyatis Spp.)from the beach.

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Giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) on lure from rocks


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Local kid with a fine specimen of Russells's snapper/spotted snapper ( Lutjanus russelli)

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Yellowtail trevally (Caranx sem) on lure from the rocks


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Abbey and Yellowtail trevally


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Tiger toothed croaker (Otolithes ruber) from the rocks on prawn.

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Tiger toothed croaker

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Picnic seabream (Acanthopagrus berda) from the estuary on prawn

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Glen and Ali's White spotted puffer!

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Blubberlip snapper/speckled snapper (Lutjanus rivulatus)

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Ali and Giant trevally

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Ali Casting lures from the rocks.

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Juvenile Russell's snapper

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Juvenile Malabar rockcod


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:50 pm 
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Fantastic! that's like an encyclopedia.


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Thats Brilliant. Never been sea fishing. Was wondering, when you bait fish at see do you use a float (doubt it but yeah), or are you just using a weight on the line? Or do you throw and reel it in? Sorry for the newbish question :/


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:45 pm 
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Hi Mukundh,

you can float fish from the rocks if conditions are calm or you may choose to fish using a weight to keep your bait near the bottom or if you prefer you can use a lure which you will cast and retrieve repeatedly.

It all depends on what species you are after and prevailing conditions. eg, if you target a stingray float fishing will be next to useless as your bait should be kept hard on the bottom for best results. this will be hard to achieve when float fishing in the sea. if however you are after garfish float fishing may be your best bet. For species such as barramundi and mangrove jacks lure casting will be the most commonly used technique.

hope this helps a little,

all the best,

Scott


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:45 am 
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Very nice report mate, that Tiger Toothed Croaker was interesting, someone was asking for an ID on that fish a while ago. A real awsome mix mate.


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Hi Scott/Santosh/Ali Bhai

Nice catch.

Cheers,
Apoo


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hay Scott,

Nice pictures but where is my GT man. :evil:

regards,

Ali.. :lol:


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Hi Ali,

I found your GT, he escaped briefly but now hes back for good! :D

Scott


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What about my 25LB. Bara?? did you find her or she is still hiding somewhere.. :lol:


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Hi! Scott, Santosh and Ali,

Amazing variety of catch in Monsoon. Great Report as well.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,


Arun


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Thanx Scott,

Why do not you post the video of the talking gt on you tube and then post the link here. It is a fabulous video.

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Hey guys,

Santosh, i did see that barra as it happens..she winked at me as she swam away at high speed!!! i'll tell you where she lives next time i see you :D

here's the link to the talking Trevally. Apologies for its bad language! :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19s2uGoYlv4

Scott


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Truly amazing man. Before meeting this fish, I never knew that fishes could swear :!:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Regards,

Ali. :P


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matey this what i call a truly good report and narration cheers to you guys although i had the detail knowledge of this trip day by day as i chewed my thumbs while go guys went for it but all said and done Fantastic, fab, mind blowing to see all of it put together cheers to you all once again [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]

looking forward to your Visit in october matey :wink: :wink:
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Scott sorry mate had to see whether this was possible you can actually put all the pics in this size just copy paste from the forum link instead the thumbnail one from image shack
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Hey fatastic catch somany varietes beautiful

happy fishing :D
regds
chavie


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Thanks for all the good words guys, Ali, Abbey, Santosh and Glen and I had a blast fishing togther..

Rajat, it was a real shame you hadn't been with us..next time for sure. thanks for the tip on the photos. the thumnnails didn't do them justice. all sorted now. see you soon,

Scott


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:05 am 
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Hi Scott/Santo/Ali

Wonderful report and amazing fishing. Congrats for the catch and from now onwards I am also going to try beach fishing whenever I go for fishing trips.

Spoonangler.


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Sorry I missed out on Abbey and Glen. Congrats to you guys also.

Spoonangler.


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Great stuff guys. Really missing fishing at the moment. Hopefully next weekend I should be able to cast a line as the temp seems to be cooling down.

I should be down for 10 days during Christmas & NY. Rajat / Santo / Ali /fred.....some plans during Christmas week ?


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Keyur wrote:
I should be down for 10 days during Christmas & NY. Rajat / Santo / Ali /fred.....some plans during Christmas week ?


YUP ..Cake , Kulkuls, Neoris , roast chicken , Port Sorpatel, and Vindaloo, and booze ....LOL


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Fredfish wrote:
Keyur wrote:
I should be down for 10 days during Christmas & NY. Rajat / Santo / Ali /fred.....some plans during Christmas week ?


YUP ..Cake , Kulkuls, Neoris , roast chicken , Port Sorpatel, and Vindaloo, and booze ....LOL

well all that and some fishing too mate :twisted: :twisted:


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I can see why you love the sea fishing when I look at those pix. Stunning fish and a great location.
Interesting chat last night, I'm trying to get the calendar in order now, but days off are looking a bit full at the minute. May have to be a leave early Thursday and go back late Friday kind of trip...


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:D :D :D
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Guys,
Looks like every one is missing this clip. Its a must watch clip. Just see it two three time. It is amazing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19s2uGoYlv4

Regards,

Ali.


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Nice report Scott.. You guys are always rocking.. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the Video :-) .. The small rockcod looks cute.. I had a smaller grouper in my fish tank sometime back..
Am waiting for my next sea fishing trip...

Cheers,
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Hi,

Nice trip and some cool fish. So thats the monsoon scene . Fishing has just become a round the year activity. :D


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wow... that's just insane !! I feel like a kid in a candy store.... Well done guys. :D


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Great stuff guys and terrific naration Scotty.
Cheers!


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a good report and photos congrats


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this is fantastic !! location seems to be somewhere on konkan beaches.. Scott, really nice of you to give a an info. about the fishes !! thanks !!!!!!!


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A very good report and wonderful pictures of your catch. congrats to you and the gang that went with you.


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What a treat... Great to see you guys in action...


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Location: Ashok Vashisht, Panchkula, Haryana, India.
Amazing.

Would spinning with plugs be a good on such rocks with a size 6000 spinning reel. Would a 8-9 feet spinning rod rated for about 1 oz lures be OK ?

If I had to pick only one spot in the West Coast would it be somewhere in Konkan?


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Ashok, That set up would be will be ok... I tend to use a ten foot rod and an 8000 sized reel when throwing lures from the rocks. However I would suggest that if you plan on doing a lot of lure fishing from the rocks a heavier rod would be well worth investing in. That's not to say you won't land fish with the lighter rod; but the chance will sway much more in your favour if you have more powerful rod to quickly get the fish under control. The rod i use is designed to catch catfish and can happily throw four ounce lures, has a test curve of 4.5lb and is ideal for big barra and big Mangrove jacks that tend to make beeline for the nearest oyster encrusted rock.

All the best, Scott


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