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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:40 pm 
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Hi Guys,
I fished from vypeen, kochi this weekend and lures does not seems to work around here. Locals here use baiting (cut sardines / shrimp) for handlining and they get good catches also. I am planning to use Berkely softbaits for fishing this weekend. Please advice which type should i try out .I am thinking of taking MJ's .Thanks again for the amazing wealth of info u guys provide.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Try to match the hatch, as they say.

If shrimp are being taken by the fish, try the Berkley shrimp soft plastics if available.

You will have to impart some action to the soft plastic to get the MJs interested.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm 
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@kingfish- thanks king...btw the water here is dark green - murky which type and colors are favourable in these conditions


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:08 am 
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Murky, dark water makes things difficult.

Here, we use liberal doses of fish attractant gel on the plastics so that the fish can pick up the smell and home onto the lure.

Some plastics (possibly Berkley?) have this attractant scent built in.

Secondly, it may be worth trying plastics with a STRONG tail beat to set up vibrations for the fish to find the lure in such waters.

Hope this helps and good luck!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:31 am 
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Try a simple shad with lots of action from the padletail. Failing that, you may have to simply accept that when conditions dictate that bait is the best option, you should fish baits.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:16 am 
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@kingfish- berkley is having softbaits wit
scent built in,how well they work i donno..have to try that out
@ken- do you have any recipie for baits which help attract fish in murky green waters


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:53 pm 
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As you are after MJs and you are fishing dark, murky waters I will suggest you stick with bait fishing.

In case you are trying lure fishing, I will suggest you use a hybrid local version, that is a #5 spinner attached to the tail end of a shallow diving lure. When you will attache the the spinner after removing the tail end hooks, and attache a spinner there, you will find your shallow diving lure acting as a count down one. Let it sink as per the conditions and then retrieve it so as the spinner blade start rotating. use pause in between and I am sure, you will land your MJ.

If you are using soft lures, chuck them where the wave is breaking on the rocks and retrieve slowly.

I hope that your next report will be in image gallery section, you holding your prized MJ in your hand. :D

Regards,

Ali. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:56 pm 
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@angler_ali - Thanks ali, may your words come true...


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