Went for a fishing trip with a friend (Prakash) to Dodda Makkali. Water was murky due to rains a couple of days before.
Evening session was a dud. Not bites with ragi. Few small cats with chicken gut.
Morning started off early and cast our lines.
No bites. Prakash pulls in a pangas cat about 5lbs. We try chilwa and missed two big ones(they always are). I pull in a cat (magoor).
Ragi bait again. Struck gold. A 8 lbs mahseer.
Prakash loved the golden scales.
Prakash pulls in another cat.
Evening session was bad. No bites. Prakash pulled in quite a few cats on chicken gut. Later in the night he pulled in quite a few cats from the camp beach.
This morning went in and cast with ragi. No bites for an hour or so and then a strike. From the fight I thought it was a bigger mahseer. Turned out to be a carp(donot know the type). 8 lbs. Beautiful specimen.
Looks bigger with the gilli- Somanna.
Caught another small mahseer. 2 lbs. Prakash wanted a mahseer and got it. 6 lbs. Face lit up.
Good trip. Yet to get a big one. Next month at Galibore- maybe.