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 Post subject: Best sea fishing lures
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:28 am 
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I know that the forum has ,in the past, had discussions on the best lures for mahseer fishing but I am unaware if the same has been done for
saltwater fishing in India.

Responses to this will not only be interesting but also guide persons visiting
India to buy the appropriate lures and not waste their time and money on
lures that do not work in India (yet look attractive in the shop or work overseas).

Thank you.
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:43 pm 
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Saltwater fish when they are in a feeding frenzy will grab anything moving most of the old timers used chrome door handles,brush handles and plugs made from rolling pins to catch Barra and threadfin salmon.But with the invention of soft plastics lots of other species can be targeted.Best colors are silver blue,Red white the Halco Sorcerer works well on MJ and Barra.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:22 pm 
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heliox,

Thanks for your early reply.

My question is really based on the fact that there is no feeding frenzy and
that one has to work hard to target specific species either by trolling or
by spinning from the shore or a boat.

I am an angler with some 40 years of fishing experience, mostly
overseas and with some freshwater forays in India for mahseer .

The only sea angling I have done in India is one trip to Goa where I
caught a good sized barracuda (not very difficult) whilst trolling a
chrome/pink Halco Scorpion (named Sorcerer outside Australia)...
and the missus caught some small grouper on CD7 FTs.We were
really after barramundi.

I intend to spend more time in India seafishing and am steadily trying
to accumulate the right gear - hence my query.

I must also admit that this query is an attempt to steer the forum back to angling issues after the recent incidents on the forum.

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:02 pm 
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For Barra (From shore) I will recommend..

1; Storm Mag thunderstic (Red & White, Blue and Green)
2: Bomber 15 A (red & white/ Blue)
3: Yo-zuri Minnow & Mag Minnow (Green and Blue)
4: Rapala Jointed

These are the lures which work best for me.

Regards,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Bagley -- hot tiger and white shad were my all time favorites for barras


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Lures with a metalic shinning area around the bottom or on the sides (eg Halco chrome pink Laser pro) works best ...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:04 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
heliox,

Thanks for your early reply.

My question is really based on the fact that there is no feeding frenzy and
that one has to work hard to target specific species either by trolling or
by spinning from the shore or a boat.

I am an angler with some 40 years of fishing experience, mostly
overseas and with some freshwater forays in India for mahseer .

The only sea angling I have done in India is one trip to Goa where I
caught a good sized barracuda (not very difficult) whilst trolling a
chrome/pink Halco Scorpion (named Sorcerer outside Australia)...
and the missus caught some small grouper on CD7 FTs.We were
really after barramundi.

I intend to spend more time in India seafishing and am steadily trying
to accumulate the right gear - hence my query.

I must also admit that this query is an attempt to steer the forum back to angling issues after the recent incidents on the forum.

Regards,
Kingfish


If u plan to spinn around the sea in India if on the west coast pls hurry or then plan to fish around Nov . The wind conditions have started to change and will be getting worse as days pass by making spinning difficult.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:22 am 
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Gentlemen, thank you for your replies and we now seem to be getting on the right track.

@angler-ali - thank you for the specific recommendations. The Rapala
jointed (J series) is a freshwater lure with weak hooks and I wonder if
one can change to heavy duty hooks without spoiling the action?

Whilst I still have your attention, I would like to know your choices of
lures whilst spinning/trolling for the following:

-Mangrove Jacks
-Threadfin Salmon
-Grouper
-Tuna (any around our coasts?)
-Spanish (King) mackerel
-Cobia

I presume GTs around Chennai and elsewhere respond to a well
presented popper , as is usual.

With my profound thanks to everyone.
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:25 am 
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Stick baits and GT bull are also a good option for GT.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:18 am 
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kingfish wrote:
-Mangrove Jacks
-Threadfin Salmon
-Grouper
-Tuna (any around our coasts?)
-Spanish (King) mackerel
-Cobiai


-Mangrove Jacks: Spinning: Yo-zuri Minnow & Mag Minnow / trolling: Sorcerer
-Threadfin Salmon: Rapala X raps, poppers or metal lures in shiney colours
-Grouper: Trolling: Storm Deep thunder / rapala x rap magmum (Both 30 ft)
-Tuna (any around our coasts?): No idea (maybe Laserpro's trolled fast)
-Spanish (King) mackerel: Same as anove
-Cobiai: Buck tail jigs, Laserpro

Colour: My favourite colours: Pink, green, blue, red & white, ... metalic And most important, the confidence I have in certain lures. That's what gets me my fish. I hope you know what in meen.

Santosh


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:05 pm 
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kingfish wrote:

@angler-ali - thank you for the specific recommendations. The Rapala
jointed (J series) is a freshwater
lure with weak hooks and I wonder if
one can change to heavy duty hooks without spoiling the action?


Kingfish


My favorite lure for saltwater, if I am fishing a sandbar or estuary. Recently caught 3 barras in a span of one hours. Previously also, have caught some good MJs from rocky shore of an estuary, casting from apposite shore. The hooks are good enough to take out good fish subject to you are not fishing a place, where you have to yank the fish out.

Regards,

Ali.

PS.. Fire tiger is the best color for MJs (Rapala) if you are spinning from the shore, otherwise, Sorcerer work best.

Also add spinners in your list for threadfin Salomon.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Angler-ali and Santosh and everyone ,

Thank you for your superb replies and I will act upon the information you have given me.

I have always wanted to use spinners for sea fishing (seeing how effective they are for freshwater ) but am put off by the fact that no one has advocated before of their utility in saltwater and also because the
hooks and blade would rust very very quickly (although I diligently
wash my lures, rods and reels after each outing and spray them with INOX
- a lanolin based spray, better than WD40 which leaves a sticky film).

So what would be an appropriate spinner for threadfins? Mepps nos.3,4,5 ?

Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Hello Mario,

Thank you for the weather warning.

I will schedule my trip to coincide with the next Indian winter after Nov.

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Mepp 5 is appropriate but I carry 3,4 also with me.

Regards,

Ali.

:P


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:42 am 
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Angler-ali,

I am going to try out the Mepps spinners in the estuaries around Sydney
and I am sure they will work here.

Thanks for the tip, will post pics if successful.

Kind regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:24 pm 
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My most favourite lures for spinning are the Rapala F14 magnums and for trolling I would prefer either Rapala F18 magnums or Halco Sorcerers. For popping I prefer Skitter pops and for the big daddys are Williamson poppers or Yozuri sashimi pencil poppers or Halco Roosta poppers.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:23 pm 
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What colours please?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:07 pm 
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I have just discovered another superb lure thanks to a friend of Mine from Dubai (keyur i hope you would read this) :D :D "Diawa salt pro Minows" I don't know whether you get them in India or not but they are really superb in terms of long cast and being shallow runners you can easily fish from either rocks or at the mouth of estuary my favorite colors are silver- black and red head which i have just ordered :wink: they also come in blue sardine and other colors BTW they are available on ebay :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Hi Kingfish,

When the fish are striking and are feeding frenzy, they will almost take anything that is moving in the water. Better the shape/colour/acition, better the strikes.
But check out the home made lures below. Believe me I have caught almost all sorts of fish with these lures, Barras, Cudas, MJ's, GT's.........
I have caught huge GT's with them

This is a hair brush handle
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This is a cycle pedal rubber shaved and shaped
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Also a cycle pedal rubber
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Enjoy cycling and fishing

Ravi


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:39 am 
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@ravinp58

Hello there. One learns something new everyday,no matter how long one has been fishing!!

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:36 am 
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kingfish wrote:
@ravinp58

Hello there. One learns something new everyday,no matter how long one has been fishing!!

Regards,
Kingfish


very very very true


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:14 am 
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5 star hotel cutleery make the best spoons for spinning as they are weighted at the end .. two holes .. and its Rawas time :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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@Fredfish

Any pictures please of the spoons made from cutlery?

Thank you,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:36 pm 
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You can use the handle part of a butter knife. They are always solid stainless steel stuffed metals.

Amazing for Ravas and these lures can cast miles cutting through the air.

Hope the image will give you an idea.

Image

Regards,
Raj


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:52 pm 
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5 star hotel owners, Beware.
Here comes the IA members.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ravi


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ravinp58 wrote:
5 star hotel owners, Beware.
Here comes the IA members.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ravi


Airline food trays found with missing steel spoons? :lol:


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HAHAHAHA NICE WORK THOUGH! THE MAKES FROM CYCLE RUBBER And handLE is rel good. wife anyway keeps buying em brushes :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:34 am 
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I think that I will stay with using Halco Twistys or Toby spoons!

Otherwise, I'll either be barred from 5 star hotels or from the home by the wife!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:30 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
I think that I will stay with using Halco Twistys or Toby spoons!

Otherwise, I'll either be barred from 5 star hotels or from the home by the wife!!

wise decision mate :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:42 pm 
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could be just me but i have never caught anything on a rapala , any rapala !
the halcos and the yo-zuris though rock.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Ace_doc wrote:
could be just me but i have never caught anything on a rapala , any rapala !
the halcos and the yo-zuris though rock.


Rapala and Halco rocks. Just started using Strom a lot of hits but not able to land till now.. (fav with MJ's and Barra).Trying to lay my hands on Yo-zuri's edge minno they look very promising.


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