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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:04 am 
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Hi
with the season fast approaching can anyone reccommend topwater or sub surface lures for fishing from the beach. unlike the west coast the east coast shoreline is sandy and not so deep. tackle setup would be shimano teramar south east spinning rod 8ft 15-30 lb test, 30 lb braid with 30 lb fluro leader on daiwa inshore coastal 4000 reel.

David


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:24 am 
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Location: Kerala, Kuwait
Ciao All
Advise on shore fishing please: Can we use a wire leader say 6" (40 lb) or so on a braid (30 lb) ?
thanks in advance.
ciao


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:15 pm 
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David,

First of all I have to tell you that I love the gear (rod/reel/line/leader) you are using.

Get the following lures and you should be good for most part (surf fishing Chennai):

Cotton Cordel Red Fin Swimmer (Chrome with Black Back, Pearl with Red Head)
Works great from the beach. Get some of the 7" and the 5" ones.
Hopkins 2 oz and 2.5 oz metal lures with bucktail treble.
Yo-zuri Hydro tiger popper (Green mackeral, Red Head).

If you can get some more, then go for a couple of Yo-zuri Mag Minnow in Green Mackeral.

You should do great with this set up. For the most part you should have great fun with the gear you have as the average GTs that you get in Chennai beaches are in 15 pound range. For the ones that are 30 # plus, you might have to go heavy. But I would prefer to use what you are using right now.

BTW, I have a question for you.
How did you get a 8' one piece rod to India. I am about to get a 6.5 feet Shimano S.E. inshore rod rated for 1/8 to 3/8 ounce to throw small jigs. But was wondering how to get it back home?

Cheers,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:33 pm 
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HookClaw wrote:
Ciao All
Advise on shore fishing please: Can we use a wire leader say 6" (40 lb) or so on a braid (30 lb) ?
thanks in advance.
ciao


If you are pretty new, then stick to 30 lb mono or fluro leader.
Use wire leader after you start losing fish because of bite offs.

Cheers,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:55 pm 
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lure_fisherman wrote:
David,
BTW, I have a question for you.
How did you get a 8' one piece rod to India. I am about to get a 6.5 feet Shimano S.E. inshore rod rated for 1/8 to 3/8 ounce to throw small jigs. But was wondering how to get it back home?

Cheers,
Maruthu


Thanks for the advise on lures Maruthu.

It was easier getting the 8ft one piece rod to india than it is to get it to the beach on my bike.

David


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:42 am 
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Using a wire leader will seriously reduce the fish strike rate. Try suing Fluro or Mono leaders.

Use wire only when the razor gang are about, I use mono for Barracudas even. Unless I am expecting real large ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Yeah! Fluro or heavy mono is better. The thing to remember is to snip off a few inches after every hit, not just when you land a fish. Do this regardless of the type of water, fresh or salt, you are fishing.


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