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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:27 am 
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Hi Everyone,

I primarily target GT from shore and I would like to know from folks here what lure catches a lot of big GTs. Or which lure takes a GT even if just one fish was lurking in the water. By the way I have seen some photos of big GTs caught by folks here.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:41 pm 
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I normally take them of top water lures, Poppers with a flat nose that make a bug splash when twitced and retrieved.

When they are not taking poppers (which is seldom) then large minnow type lures work just fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:56 pm 
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Thanks Bobby,

Can you please tell what poppers do you use. I have a couple of Gibbs polaris poppers (1.5 oz), will they work well. Any info on Yozuri Surface Bull (3.5 oz) lure.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:55 am 
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Hi Lf,

As far as poppers go I don't really care about the type, they are not much of a "action" lure because of the way I use them.

Any lure that catches my fancy, Yo-Zuri, yes, but most of the GT's I have caught on some unknown brand name...

The Largest GT I have taken trolling on a Yo-Zuri minnow type (can't remember name) but this was taken in a spread when we were trolling for Marlin. In fact it was the very same lure that I took a Spanyard on that bit the lure in half, I have posted the image of that fish and lure on the site somewhere already.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:13 pm 
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Try the Halco rosta poppers .. they cast well and the action is dynamite for GT ..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Thanks Bobby and Fred, will give Halco a try. I haven't heard of any catches of GT around the coasts of Chennai for quite some time. Is there any season for GT. I was told that it begins by the end of December and lasts for four to five months (for Surf Fishing). Does any one hane any input on this?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:42 pm 
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LF

The GT is a round the year fish but catches definately go up in the months from December to May

Just so that you know , Gts will always frequest rocky shorelines with deep drop offs .. You will infact see them cruising around the outcrops on the surface and thats the reason why using surface lures like poppers work well . Im not to sure about castring from a sandy beach and hooking GTs ... I have never had the good fortune of hooking / landing one . Its always been the deep channels of rocky outcrops


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:08 pm 
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Halco roosta poppers are very good. Check out these pics of gt taken with the same in the andamans a few days ago,

http://gamefishingindia.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4

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ryan


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:58 pm 
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Ryan

U the guy with the beard ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:30 pm 
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Thanks guys,

Will give a try with the Halco poppers.
Bops, can you please tell how you were working the Creek Chub popper for the GT you caught from the surf in Madras. Was it a fast reel in with the rod tip kept low, or did you work with Pop...Pop...Pop....reel kind of retrieve? Also did you see the GTs breaking the surface before casting? Hope that was a lot of fight. Any input for hooking a GT will help me a lot, they are my primary target.

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LF


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:26 pm 
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Hi LF

It was close to five years ago so I don't remember exactly how it was done. I cast out to where I could see the baitfish jumping to escape the GT and brought in the lure at a steady retrieve. That was when I had a strike.

Bops


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:31 pm 
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Thanks Bops,

I have been popping there for quite some time but not had any luck yet :cry: . Bops, you made it in one day.
By the way how would you compare its fighting capabilities.

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LF


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Hey LF

We were there for three days actually and I had the assistance of a local who knew the water. Have you gotten in touch with that friend of mine in Chennai?

Bops


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:14 am 
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IndianAngler wrote:
Hey LF

We were there for three days actually and I had the assistance of a local who knew the water. Have you gotten in touch with that friend of mine in Chennai?

Bops


Bops,

I have sent you a PM regarding that.

LF


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:24 am 
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Keep Popping that Lure .. LF ... persistence pays in spinning with lures ... just one bit of advise ... wait for the GT to feed like Bops says ,,, usually its some bait fish getting spooked .. or a big swirl in the water ,,, or sometimes just going hell for leather on the surface ,,, wait and watch and just at the feed cast a couple of feet behind the feed and start reeling


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:06 pm 
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Hi Fred,

No Iam not the guy with the beard. I am the guy with the camera on the following url

www.ryanlobo.blogspot.com

Ryan


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:21 pm 
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hey Wolf

Im impressed ..... really ... catch you when im in Blr or you in Mumbai .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Hey Fred,

Have the day off and just got a chance to have a quick peek at the forum. So it's GT you're asking about huh? My only advice to you is as long as it floats, is large and has a big cupped face it'll work. It's hard work using surface lures but the rewards are great and you'll need a very stiff rod to bring out the best in your surface lures.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:47 pm 
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Hi MM,
Had a peek at those fish matey, great work!
Love those shorts :lol:
Regards
Owen


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