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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:41 pm 
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HELP!

I have seen that we (the PHG) get a lot of bites but very few hook ups. For example on Sunday we had three good hits, one that nearly dragged the rod into the water but we did not manage to make a connection with the fish.

I ahve tries everything, hair lines, small hooks, large hooks, floats, big abd small weights, fixed weights, etc. I have even got the atta made much softer but still no go.

Any suggestions!


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Hi Mahaseerken

May give float fishing a try :wink: . I have experienced a much higher rate of hookups in float fishing as compared to bottom fishing.
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Tried floats. On the bottom, just off the bottom, on the top, floating baits, etc.

The last time I saw the float dip, dance and then go under. T struck and felt the fish. But there was no contact after that.

We use 10 and 8 size hooks. The bait is either worm (not me coz of my turtle problem) and atta flavoured with something. The weight is just enough to get the atta to the desired level. (I plumb the water first).

Yesterday I tried trotting on the canal. On the third trot the float took off upstream. But here again no luck.

HELP! what am I doing wrong?


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Hi Mahaseerken

If i were a fish and had seen an angler doing so much, i would have hooked myself volunteerily. I think only one thing left. When I used to play basketball, there would be days when every thing would miss, even the simplest of shots. An old man told me that some had done a black magic on your hands. May like to check on that count. :D Just joking.

I think i am actually clueless. May like to see your timings. Hope you dont delay the strike too long??? Sometimes, striking early pays more instead of making sure that the fish has taken the bait.

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Hi Ken,
Some days go that way mate. However while float fishing, knowing when to strike is critical. I know blokes who can tell you what's biting and therefore when to strike by just looking at the movement of the float.
Bongs are masters at the art of float fishing.
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There's only one solution to this problem :-) A two hook rig.

You tie a size 8 hook at the end of your line leaving ten inches of line to tie another hook. Then tie a size 6 hook two inches below the bend of the first hook. Then snip off the remaining line. Using the three inches of line betwwen the two hooks form another knot and slip it over the top hook and tighten it down so that the size 8 hook is snug against the line. Now the lower size 6 hook should be dangling just below the bend of the first hook since you've used up the line in between to fasten the other hook parallel to the line.

The bait is then put on the lower hook and fucntions like a hair. So when a fish takes the baited hook completely in its mouth the hook above is poised to hook the fish just inside the lip.

Works like magic, all the cats I caught on my last trip were hooked this way, I did not have a single missed hook up. The others who were using the normal method lost a lot of hook ups.

And for those with an incredulous look on their face as they read this.... it is not foul hooking since the fish is hooked well inside the lip by the exposed hook.



The small green circles show where the upper hook has been anchored down to the main line.


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If you are mostly bottom fishing, what sort of hook link material are you using ?
If you havent tried it already, try a nice soft braid. 15lb should be about right. Don't worry about it being visable. It's being soft that counts.

Are you throwing in any free offerings ?
These will help to get the fish confident and they will take the bait instead of sucking and blowing it. Striking when they're sucking and blowing often causes the hook to catch in the thin membaines of the mouth. You feel the fish for a second, then it's gone as the hook tears free.

How are you striking ? Often a steady lift is better than a fast flick 'case it will pull the hook into the fish instead of the bait out of the fishes mouth.

What method of bite indication are you using ? If you're not using a bolt rig, something like a bobin or an electronic alarm that lets you know there's a bite without alerting the fish will give you the option of lifting into the fish before it can eject the bait.

Just some thoughts...


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Ken!

I can well imagine, what you are going through. In my last six trips, i haven't catch a single decent size fish. Asked for help here, got few recipes, tried everything but in vain. :cry: :cry:

Planning a trip in the coming week, will apply IA technique, lets see what happens. and Sualeh! man do something, seems some black magic :evil: :twisted: hanging around me as well and especially the rawal lake (she is just not accepting me). :wink:


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Hi Fishman
Not really sure about black magic but rain magic is going to stay at Rawal Lake for another 10 days atleast. Till than,
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Sualeh


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Bobby, could you post some pics of the bent hooks?


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