After missing high tide times completely for two times in a row in one day we finally made it properly on to reaching beach third time in a day at high tide.... dammn its frustrating when you forget to see tide table
A fellow angler told us to come to another fishing spot as according to him this spot have better fishes and thus we moved on to another spot.....
Reaching there on time we started casting baits and waited for the bites…. Cast after cast we tried for two hours but there was not even a single bite on anyone line!!!
We were using 2 different rod setups
1. A 12” beach casting rod with 20lb mono and okuma 4000 series reel
2. A 7” rod with 5lb mono on rapala 2500 series reel (I guess im right on reel specifications)
We waited for more than two hours to get a bite but no luck and finally it happened with my brother on 12” feet rod he was using….
Fish took the bait and rod tip bend down and he struck at the right moment…he hooked the fish……. The fish took off like a torpedo and there was no way to control the fish so my brother called for help and I took rod from his hand…. Never before I felt such great pressure on the rod and there was no way reel is going to stop…. I put drag on maximum ( but I guess it is not working) and took handle in my hand and tried to put some more resistant with my hand but it was of no use… fish kept on moving on and on and on in single run and now my worst fear was in front of me…… I saw I was short of line and spool was almost empty…… tried putting some more pressure through my hand and prayed for some miracle to happened and fish to hold on for a breath but I guess god was with the fish…. In no time I got spooled out and I waited, a few seconds seemed like ages and I knew something will fail today either the fish or my tackle and finally 20lb mono bowed down in front of the great fish……. We lost the fish but our hopes are high as it was never before……
From last 2 sleeplesss nights im thinking about this fish, its single determined run of more than 200mts, and great power and now im wondering how to get hold of such a great fish next time I come across without fail……
Actually we never expected to get hold of something this big from beach in our wildest of dreams
I want to know how I can get my reel repaired or I can repair it my self for its drag to work properly…..
Im putting topic in this particular section as I feel it was failure of my tackle and how I can be better prepared next time???
Please let me know how to get my drag fixed so that Im all prepared next time….
also i tried to look for topic where in nice advice was given related to cleaning of reels but now im not able to find it..... can someone tell me how to clean my tackle after every session and how to oil the parts....
Your advice will be highly appreciated