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 Post subject: Albino murrel ?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:11 am 
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Hi guys,

a few months back i had asked advice on catching murrel. On the advice of asif and owen i had ordered some frogs and on the advice of mysticmurrel i had ordered some mepps aglia no 3 and 4. The frogs seem to work when the weather is very hot and the mepps works when every other lure fails. Thank you guys :D .


The murrel in the first pic took my bronze eye frog with a huge splash and just stayed there even after setting the hooks. no fight nothing. i just reeled it in and the murrel followed with the frog held firmly in its mouth. a few days back i caught a murrel on a mepps no 3 which was very light in colour. looks like an albino to me. i am confused. can anyone tell me what sub speicies it is?











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Thankyou alibhai,jeen.


jeen, this is the main canal near viramgam bypass about 50 km from ahmedabad. The water is not shallow but is extremely clear. You can see huge murrel and carp cruiseing in the canal from the bridge when the conditions are right. I am looking forward to meeting rahul and maybe learn something from him.


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Dr.aamir.

Great catch !
Can you tell some details of your bronze eyed frog :D

Which frogs did you buy ?

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Good show Doc! Thanks for sharing!
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hi salim,
the frogs which i ordered from cabelas were dean rojas signature series bronze eye frog (colour-green+yellow), scum frog assorted box which includes scum frog poppers which are really great, bully wa river frog. If you are planning to use frogs, i would suggest you put 4 BB size steel shot or ball bearings in the hollow cavity. this would give extra weight for casting and they rattle when you give a jerk which seems to attract murrel. there is another method which i learnt from an old man who caught quite a few murrel by this method. You take a large treble hook and put a lump of wheat dough on the treble for weight. after that you take a brightly coloured deflated baloon (colour- preferably red or yellow)and put the treble inside the balloon and tie a string at the mouth of the balloon. now cast the balloon at a likely place and slowly retrive on the bottom. hopefully you should get a bite.

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Thanks Dr. aamir

It was indeed a great info. By the way what was the size of frog ?

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Hi salim, they all come in one size.


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The man goes out and catches himself a huge murral and ...great murral start up mate! yup, those scum frogs are sure shot most days-except my last trip to WASI cottage- not a nibble in 3 hrs.
Dont expect a fight from mr. murral-wait a couple of seconds after he takes the frog , then strike , to set the hooks.I 've had murral throw my frogs- and a spoon last week-or he'll go into weeds and sulk! so alternate between frogs near weeds and lilly pads and mepps 3,4 and even 5 in clear, no snag water-seen a murrals mouth? its huge and will easily take a no.5 spinner.Dont think its an albino per se, regular channa, maybe a regional variation?lets see what the ol timers have to say...


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Hi Doc,

Great catch.. & nice info on the baloon thingy.

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