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 Post subject: Lures for Mahseer
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Hi Everyone

Just thought i would share with you my selection of lures i am taking with me on a 14 day Fishing trip to the Bush Betta Gorge in Feb. I would appreciate any comments on which ones you think could do the business, and maybe what situation to use the differen't types in.

We will be mainly using Livebait,crabs and ragi, but i am determined to give the lure fishing a good go, i will let you all know how we get on.



Starting at the top left are the shad raps 9cm Redfin Shiner & Bleak (Reflective), next are the Abu Koster spoons 60g & 40g and Daiwa Sonic Shad Lure Red Tail.

Then starting at the top right are the 14cm super shad raps in Gold Shiner (Reflective)/ Silver shinner (Reflective) and Pearl Shinner and last the Storm Wildeye Shad red head.



Close up of super shad raps.

I have refitted the large plugs and spoons with Owner Stinger 4x Trebles and the smaller lures with Gamakatsu 4x trebles. The relective super shad raps really look great, i have quite a few packs of the rubber lures which i may fish more dangerously with, i know am going to lose some lures due to the terrain hopefully not the super shad raps as i had to buy from america.

Look forward to any comments

Cheers

Stu


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I am NOT a Mahseer expert so let's see what they have to say about it.

I am a salty, but would change some of those hooks mate unless those pictures are taken before you changed the hooks..


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Cheers Junglebum

Thanks for info, let me know how you do with your lures and i will do the
same when i go in Feb.

Of what i have read the mahseer seem to get caught on flashy silver spoons, i thought shiny plugs may do the business, but we will see, i am going to dedicate a few days just concentrating on lure fishing. I also think more water can be covered this way.

On a recent TV programme the "Accidental Angler" filmed at Bush Betta the presenter Charles R Wilson asked the Guide " Why do so few people spin for mahseer ?" the guide replied " Who the hell wants to catch a 40lbs mahseer " Well i do !

Stu


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Hi junglebum,

did you have any problems changing from trebles to singles?

I tried changing the trebles for heavy singles a couple of jointed rapalas but found it totally killed the action of the plug. Not sure if this was because it is jointed, or will apply to most plugs. Any ideas??

cheers,

Paul.


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