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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:02 pm 
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LURE FISHING is one of the most exciting ways of catching predatory fish. Mahseer, Pike, perch, bass, trout. . . there is an endless list of fish that will gobble these plastic, metal, or wood creations, mistaking them for real fish.
There are three types of lures. Spinners and spoons are usually made of metal and either wobble or spin through the water in the same way as real fish. Plugs are made of wood or plastic and work in a number of ways: along the surface of the water, in mid-water, or deep along the bottom.
When you are lure fishing, it pays to search the water and not stay too long in any one position.
Big predators like slack water just off the main current, and some often lie right by the bank.
Pay attention to detail
Predatory fish are eagle-eyed, and a good plug should resemble a natural fish very closely.
Look for realistic eyes, scale patterns, and a shiny finish.
Working a lure
Never work your spoon, spinner, or plug in a mechanical, unthinking sort of way. Instead, try to make a big predator think that this strange wood, metal, or plastic creation is in fact a living, breathing, swimming prey fish!
Look out for all possible hiding places under fallen trees, among weeds, or along the bank.
Cast carefully and accurately, and constantly move the rod tip around to create a change of direction.
Spinners
On a spinner, a metal blade rotates as the lure is pulled through the water. The rotation sends out vibrations and the blade catches the light, so the lure looks like a small fish. Sometimes tassels of plastic or wool are added to entice the fish further.
Plugs
A plug is designed to look and move in the same way as a small fish, which often swims in distress. Plugs can be used for any d of water. Work them slowly in areas that might contain big pre
Spoons
A spoon is a lure made of shaped sheet metal. When it is cast and retrieved from the bank, spoons wobble through the water and attract avid fish with their shiny finish and bright colors.
Their action depends on your style of retrieve, so wind in irregularly to make them look like fish in distress.
The best lures.
Most fish will bite a lure that looks like a minnow,
crayfish (crawdad),
or other living prey.
Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms work best for bass. Trout, pike and saltwater fish will hit shiny metal lures.
Use a tackle box or a utility box to hold your lures.
Remember the hooks are sharp.
Fishing heavy cover, where the bigger fish normally live, use a plastic worm or a "jig and pig" (leadhead jig with a pork frog trailer).
Cast into the thickest area of the cover, let the lure drop, then shake the rod tip gently to coax a bite.
Topwater lures are the most exciting to fish.
These lures float on the surface. When fishing with a topwater, cast near the cover, let it set for several seconds, then twitch the rod tip so the lure works on the surface.
When done correctly you will experience a
KA-SPLOOSH
the surface explodes as the fish bites your lure.
When fishing is tough or slow, try using a smaller lure. A 4-inch worm is a good choice. Rig the worm on a 1/0 hook with a BB-size split-shot weight attached to the line about 18 inches above the hook. Cast the lure out and wait for it to settle on the bottom. Work or reel it very slow. The weight will bounce on the bottom, causing the worm to dart in different direction.

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Ali.. [smilie=chongin.gif]


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:57 pm 
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Hi Ali,

Thanx a lot for taking so much pain to write up this information. it will help guy's like us quite a lot.
thanx once again.

bye
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:03 pm 
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Welcome Dev,

Looking forward and hoping to help you in catching the biggi.

Keep trying man, keep trying.

regards,

Ali..


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:11 am 
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Hey Ali is there any good bait or any other way to catch CAT Fish except Chicken leaver or atta......


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:24 am 
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Hi Prashant,
Try some earth worm. Thay are the best.

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Ali.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:46 am 
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I had tried them they dont work much
even the mangur out here do bite on chicken leaver but earthworm no way...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:10 pm 
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Hey Prashant, where is " out here" ?
Best
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:12 pm 
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Hi Prashant

For cat fish.....try small fish, they r the best.i have cought lot of them with them...........you can try out this

night before u go fishing u sould buy the fish....peel the head & the bone out, then add some Hing to it....the ratio sould be 10gm per 0.5kg...put the fish in a airtight contaner, & for god's shake don't open the contaner at home the next day.......& while using this fish in the hooks, use the fish inside out.......if u use biger hooks use 3 to 4 fish in 1 hooks......

and forground baiting....buy half a kg of fish oil 3 to 4 days befor u go fishing.....add hing to it.... on the day of fishing add same amount of red mud to it make small laddu out of it......through 50 % of them in the first go.....& after that throw some,after some intervel.

Let's hope it's work for you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:32 pm 
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Thanks Dave I'll try these tricks very soon & let u know the end result


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you r most welcomed.......try it out & let me know bout it.

will be waiting for your reply.

bye
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Dev


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Sorry friends,

I am removing this post.

Regards,

Ali


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:53 pm 
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hey ali...

thats some uphill task ya did brother... :-)
some of them attracts me... :twisted:
shall try some of them in near future...

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Thanks for the tips Ali. If these were taken from some other site please remove the post since it is illegal to copy someone else's work.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:33 am 
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Hi Ali bro.

Thanx for the tips.......
I will try them out that for sure.
I will let you know bout the result........

Thanx buddy

Take care
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:45 pm 
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Lure fishing for catfish is often quite productive. Oher than a few small mahseer caught on live bait (and some chilwas on the fly!) all the fishing Ive done so far this year has been lure fishing for Singhara.

Thing is, in the heat lure fishing can be quite tiring, especially if your using spoons or soft plastics which you constantly have to move around erratically by either slightly lifting or lightly jerking your rod, if youre using even moderately heavy tackle this can wear you out quite quickly in 40 degree heat.

The answer to this problem is to use spinners which can be worked mechanically and still be effective, I've found that a slower retrieve, letting the spinner touch the bottom at times works best for catfish. The No.5 Mepps is the best spinner to use.

Mulley(Wallago Attu) also take lures but the best time to lure fish for them is either dawn or dusk, since they are largely nocturnal.

Does the Hybrid African Catfish take lures? Has anyone ever caught one on a lure? Do they fight well? We dont have them here in Pakistan.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:35 pm 
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[quote="angler_ali"]Hi Prashant,
Try some earth worm. Thay are the best.

Regards,

Ali.


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Hi Ali,
Thanks for the images depicting the method - if you do have any more then please do post them - as pictures speak a thousand words ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:44 am 
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Ali wrote:

Does the Hybrid African Catfish take lures? Has anyone ever caught one on a lure? Do they fight well? We dont have them here in Pakistan.


Hi Name Sake,

Be grateful that you do not have them in your rivers pond and lakes. Thay are divastating to the eco-system of the waters.

Take care..

Ali


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:38 pm 
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Hi Ali, Thanks for the info....


Prashant... if you at dev says, then the atomic magur will glow in peoples belly rather than in that pond....

I'd suggest some live bait instead of the usual chicken gut/earthworm stuff... since the atomic pond was stocked with magur, they have done a pretty good job of eating every other living thing in that pond, and the one thing that the native infatry does not have access to is live bait... try it, it just might work... wheredo you get live bait in delhi... the aquarium shops... MKen says gold fish work wonders... depending on the price of the gold fish, you could also go with the cheaper version of the mollies/sword tails and giant danios....

Cheers to glowing magur....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:16 pm 
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If you are using hard lure, always try the pause and retrieval methods. Use dark colours for overcastdays / muddy water, bright colours for sunny days/ clear waters. For efectively using live bait on hooks, you could get yourself some live bait holder hooks. Shall post some pictures later.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:10 am 
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i have some shakespheare lazer sharp size 2 live bait hooks..
amazing quality


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:58 pm 
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Goat spleen works well especially for flowing water .There is a steady release of red blood cells and it makes a trail in the water. Also . In my house I have a 10' X 3' X 1.5' cement brick structure - walls should not be plastered. (divided into 3 sections) .I house american red earthworms in it .They are about 3 inches long and are thin. On a normal sz 1 hook u can put about 5-7 of them and do leave the ends a lil loose. What I found with these is that as the fish begins to take cautiously - the next head moves - and so the fish gobbles -the whole hook fast and thus a take.
Also . When we were small kids and were not allowed to go fishing all the time - we used to bunk . we just needed enough aata to catch one fish -thereafter where was the problem - first we used its guts and then use a stone and hammer the fish to semi pulp and use it - and u got all the bams,singhi's and butter fish. It was all such fun !
Cheers...Ham :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:23 pm 
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HI Ali,

Thanks for your informations. Appreciate your efforts.

Can anyone explain what is Lunker lure and hair rigs.........

Regards,

Ronald


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 Post subject: hunker lures
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Well i do not know for sure if there are hunker lures.. what i know is that saome prey fish stay near the bottom hding or in some weeds waiting to attack.. this method of hiding and attacking of fish is known as hunkering..

i hope this helps

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:11 pm 
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Indeed some valuable info........


Can some one please mention a few tips about lure maintaince. Particularlu spoons how can u maintain the shine on the copper or brass colored spoons.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Can anyone explain what is Lunker lure and hair rigs.........


A lunker is American slang for a big fish, so a lunker lure is any lure that tends to catch big fish.

A hair rig is just a way of rigging a bait on a short length of line or "hair" rather than on the hook itself. This leaves the hook fully exposed and able to penetrate the fishes moth, even if you're using a hard bait like the boilies used for carp fishing in Europe.
http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/Rig-Section ... _Knot.html


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 Post subject: Spoon maintainance
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:53 pm 
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Hi,
use 3M Polishing paper Made in USA .Grade 1500 and 2000.2000 is finer.1/2 sandpaper costs about Rs 50 and is available at automobile paint keeping shops . It is waterproof and to get good results u have to use it when wet and keep wetting it thereafter during use. This is actually sandpaper but since the grade of sand used is so fine it is called polishing paper. Hope this will help u ....Cheers...Ham


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:01 pm 
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Hi Shaphan,

The simple way to keep your copper / brass / silver spoons would be to polish them with toothpaste and old toothbrush.

You will be able to retain the shine without wearing out or scratching the spoons. :wink:


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