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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:24 pm 
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I believe for every angler staying away from fishing for long is not possible. Made time today evening and managed to hook a few MJs.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:56 pm 
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awesome ralphy!!!!!! The fever for fishing is indeed contagious!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:13 pm 
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on bait ? ralph?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:16 pm 
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hamour wrote:
on bait ? ralph?


Yes Hamour!
I have not yet done my opening on Lure! Had it been on lure i would given som more attractive headline :D
Hope so i do my opening on lure before 2011 ends. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:38 pm 
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are you just floating the bait down or adding weight..
is your bait whole or pieces of fish..
its nice that your using bait the catches will be more.. lure fishing will produce less results .. but is more fun..

all the best.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I use different methods at different time and place.
I left it free flowing since it was half moon the tides were not strong it settles down by itself slowly.
During bigger moons i use a weight.
Also to mention i was fishing in a creek.

I was using whole 6 inch mullet.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:14 pm 
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congratulations, thats a very good evenings fishing.

what size were the fish ?

Rich


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:20 pm 
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chilwa wrote:
congratulations, thats a very good evenings fishing.

what size were the fish ?

Rich


two are less than a kg three are between 1.4 to 1.6 kgs


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:31 pm 
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mullet!! best bait .. a sure shot for mj and other creek critter .. do u catch the mullet or buy em?


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hamour wrote:
mullet!! best bait .. a sure shot for mj and other creek critter .. do u catch the mullet or buy em?


Whats a creek critter?
no i dont catch mullets i buy them.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:44 pm 
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critter .. american colloquial word for creature.. what i meant was .. other game fish in estuaries and creeks..


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hamour wrote:
critter .. american colloquial word for creature.. what i meant was .. other game fish in estuaries and creeks..


I think if i manage to have live mullets Chance of a Barra would be good at night. But ill have to purchase a throw net for that.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:30 am 
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Those are some nice looking MJs there.

If you want to catch live Mullets, you can use a 6/0 weighted treble hook and snag them.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:37 am 
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Congrats man for your awesome catches...The idea of using mullet is very creative...I really appreciate your concept of using live mullet as a bait for barra - I think it would be very productive if Barra's are near by...

Keep experimenting....

All the best for your future hookups with Lure...

Thanks,
Sandip


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:02 am 
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Congrats Ralph.. good to see you them fishes.. Keep hooking.. :)))


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BTW, send one to the boss.. :)) more fishing breaks.. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:35 am 
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Nice MJs Ralph..Congrats!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:43 am 
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Good catch Ralph.
If it is a creek and if there are no debris at the base, try using some rubber shads for MJs they are productive. If possible get those glowing ones.

Live baiting is always productive if the predators are around.

All the best.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:53 am 
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good fish ralf .since the creek is shallow you may use top water for barra .
since top water lures attract fish mainy due to distubances in surface which sends vibrations in water which are detected by the lateral line .
you can use a fish trap for catching small bait fish


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:38 am 
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congrats mate realy some good fishes there. But only one thing pls try for better pic where the whole fish is in view.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:05 am 
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Congrats for the catch.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Hey Maruthu,
Glad u liked the MJs.
One question. I have read in on of ur post that wen u were targeting GTs, u wud cast the lure on the strike zone and then start Retrieve wen the GTs are chasing the bait fish. Ok. Would this technique be used for Barras as well? Do Barrs Chase their Bait like GTs Or do they wait and fire wen they are in the Strike zone?
I use to snag needle fish wen they are in numbers. I find snaging Mullets little hard.

Sandip Ghosh Thank you

Hey Santosh,
I was kind of on duty :twisted: but fishing, really cant keep myself not fishing for long.

Thank you Braganza

Hey Raj,
I usually fish where there are rocky bottoms. the current location also was rocky. The MJs were feeding near the surface could see the swell in the water and the red flash. Wat lures would work at that time?

Would like to share one incident which happened som two years back.
It was September and was a nice day no sun no rain.
Was fishing at my usual spot with my frend who wud accompany me for fishing. We both choose our own spots and started fishing. I was a few meters away from my frend.
Using Prawns as bait i was enjoying the day with lots of Breams coming in.
My day was really good I would cast and remove a lady fish. again i would cast i would remove a rock cod. I had a variety of fishes include croakers, bream, Mjs Rock cod, lady fish and a few more whos name i dont know.
My Frend on the other end had just hooked one Croaker. and was completly frustrated he left his spot and cam next to me. This time his mind was totally *u*kd. He removed another line from my bag used a bigger hook and used a prawn. I asked him " why r u using a prawn in such a big hook" as the hook was bigger than the prawn. He replied "phir kya karo?" I had caught som Croakers, told him to cut it and use a bigger portion. I was not expecting a big fish in that place so i rather didnt care much about wat he was doing. by then my frend Rigged up his second line a threw it far enough. Having two lines in one hand he was uncomfortable so he thought of leaving the big baited line on the side. I told him to use som small stone or wood to keep the line straight not giving much slack, so he used a wooden log big enough kept som extra line loose and 40lbs mono on a woodenwinder was kept inside a hole in an old rusted cabin, fitted in straightwards and then turned flat in such a way that it wud get locked inside and not com out.

My frend sitting next to me also started removing a few croakers. Its was nearly an hour that we didnt check the other line. By then another frend cam to join us he was surprised to see our catch and were chatting for a while and All of a sudden we hear a BANG. i saw the wooden log flying and off went my wooden winder also. I was quick to to cast another line to get the winder back, but by then the line had nothing. removed the line to see no hook. We had som mixed expressions at that time. And not wasting time i rigged up another hook and casted at the same spot. This time it didnt take long for the strike to com i could see the line taking off I didnt have any kind of gloves or anything and picked the line in my bare hands. Man it really burns. I couldnt hold the. line It would just go fast too fast. I left the line coz it had already pentrated my skin tried holding the winder and the line cam loose again.
But we didnt give up again the same Procedure quick. This time the frend who cam late wanted to try holding it. I warned him it was big and fast and not to wrap the line around his hand or anything else. Also told him to use a cloth to hold the line. He did wat i said but for som reason he didnt keep the line on the cloth, it was on his bare hands. Again no much of waiting the line took off fast and fast just in a few seconds my frend left the line as it had penetrated much deeper in his skin and the line went loose. My frends finger was bleeding by then.

Dont know wat it was but we always remember that day.
No wonder why many saltwater angler are very cautious. From that day onwards i never underestimated any spots which was connected to saltwater by any way [smilie=hellyeah.gif]

(I didnt use a leadwire nor a heavy mono sorry about any spelling errors also sorry for making it long)

Thank you Durvesh. Which surface lures u Suggest?

Thank you Mario. Will remove better pic Specially for u next time for sure :wink:

Thank you Apoo


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Congrats Ralph for nice MJs. Thanks very much indeed for sharing your very interesting experience on strikes at cut fish bet on a big hook. The fish could be anything from Barra to a Grouper (Hikru / Gobra) or a big Tamboshi!

From your very well described report, I gather that you were using handlines. You would have certainly landed those big fishes, had you used a Fishing Rod and a Reel.

Did you catch the recent MJs too on handline? and may I ask in which creek you were fishing?

Regards,

Arun


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:15 pm 
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arun.mohile wrote:
From your very well described report, I gather that you were using handlines. You would have certainly landed those big fishes, had you used a Fishing Rod and a Reel.

Did you catch the recent MJs too on handline? and may I ask in which creek you were fishing?

Regards,

Arun


Thanx Arun. The exp i narrated was about two years back.
I have stopped using handline much now. Yesterdays catch was all on a rod.
Its New Bombay creek


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Thanks Ralph for the prompt reply.

Regards,

Arun


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Congratulation Ralf :D

Regards
Arish


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Hey Ralph :D Hearty Congrats Youngman ! thats a very nice fat lot you hooked in the dark :wink: keep it up [smilie=coolup.gif]
got your msg but was very busy & couldn't log untill now
here is a suggestion :wink: do try to take your friend Salim to the place where you lost the big One :lol: I am pretty much sure he'll pull it out and plus listening to his narration would be absolutely fantastic don't you agree ?? :wink: :lol: :lol:

Plenty of such fatties out there keep up the good work
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lionheart wrote:
Hey Ralph :D Hearty Congrats Youngman ! thats a very nice fat lot you hooked in the dark :wink: keep it up [smilie=coolup.gif]
got your msg but was very busy & couldn't log untill now
here is a suggestion :wink: do try to take your friend Salim to the place where you lost the big One :lol: I am pretty much sure he'll pull it out and plus listening to his narration would be absolutely fantastic don't you agree ?? :wink: :lol: :lol:

Plenty of such fatties out there keep up the good work
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Hey Mr. Sayed Thank you very much.
Yes there are plenty more fatties to be removed but I want to remove the Barras.
Yes Salim wud remove it for sure and give his amzing Narrations too.
But Had Salim not been there I wudnt have seen myself hooking these MJs today.

Just one observation, Wen the fishes were aggresively hunting they were quick to pick the bait, But after a while som Generator sound started which was loud and irritating. After the sound the fishes stopped picking the bait an the bites i wud get were not aggressive and no hook ups after that. :(


Thnk u Arish :)


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dmelloralf wrote:
Just one observation, Wen the fishes were aggresively hunting they were quick to pick the bait, But after a while som Generator sound started which was loud and irritating. After the sound the fishes stopped picking the bait an the bites i wud get were not aggressive and no hook ups after that. :(


Thats exactly what I told you some days back in my thread "lets go fishing " the sounds of our mechanized world spooks the fish , I think after hearing the blarring sound of the generator , the Mjs left the place and then your bait was at the mercy of the small bait fish who were just plucking tiny bits of your bait and that explains the absence of aggressive bites and no hook ups after the gen started
next time the generator starts just change your spot or packup & go home :wink:
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All the best for your barra!!! hope to hear the "P" word once you have caught it!


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Wow! some really good MJs there, hope you had a nice feast :)


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Congratulations dmelloralf that a good catch


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Hey Ralph! Nice catch buddy! Thanks for sharing the pics.


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