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 Post subject: My First Murrel
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:49 am 
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Hello All,

I had done some coarse fishing (2 pounder is my record :oops: ), always wanted to know how would it be to catch something on a artificial bait (spinner, lure etc). I had been to some places where murrel action was good but i didn't have the know how or tricks of the trade. I used to cast, retrieve for abt 4 times and if there is no action remove the spinner and cast for carps (that's just a reason to have a beer, smoke and relax). I always used to bug viper (my guru in spinning) to teach me how to spin for murrels.

So finally i got a call yesterday evening from viper saying that he was planning to go to Manchanbele dam, Immediately took a day's off, Started today morning (30-04-2010) at abt 6.00am and reached the place by 7.15am and started spinning. Half an hour no action then viper (binu) got a couple of hits and landed a 1.5 kg murrel. i was pissed of as i was not even getting any hits.

Half an hour more and i was retrieving then i felt a light jerk and when the spinner came to the bank there was a small murrel (1 pound) at the end of the line. i was happy as at least i opened my account on murrel territory.

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There has to be a sad part in any good story right? I was using a small rod and probably there was a damage in one of the guides i guess as the line was damaged a little bit. i ignored that :oops: and cast the spinner there was a hit and the same instant the line broke.


The i changed to another rod and started spinning and got a huge hit :D . My reel started screaming.Played the murrel for 5 mins and then it surfaced :shock: It was one hell of a murrel. I was ecstatic on landing such a beauty.It weighed 11.4 pounds. I think its pretty good for a first time at spinning for murrels.

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Tackle used:

Daiwa tele king 8' rod
Shimano hyper loop 6000 reel
Mepps agilia size 4 spinner
20 pound Storm mono

Place: Manchanbele Dam (50kms from Bangalore)

.... Murrels here i come :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:16 am 
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Really beautiful fish there. Those colours are perfect camouflage.

Great going Vijay. Lots more to come,


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:24 am 
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Very nice.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:49 am 
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hi vijay!!!!!

nice catch yaar. i also have no spinning experience but after reading your report now i have planned to do it. 4 pounder is my record in baitcasting

cheers

manish.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:54 am 
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Good, really good...

Vijay, the secret of spinning is conviction and if you land a fish in first try, the conviction factor becomes infinite. Just for your reference, when I started spinning I was not even aware about the function of bail arm and it took me at least 3 months to land my first Mahseer. :roll:

Congratulations,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:11 am 
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Superb.
Excellent catch.
One of the tricks that i have learn't in spinning for murrel is...........................sink your spinner to the bottom and retrieve at very very slow speed. (of course a few snags are to be expected). try it out next time.
One more thing that i found out......... murrel tied to a rope and kept in the water die fast. To keep it alive put it into a gunny bag and chuck it into the water. they stay alive a long time.
Ravi


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:52 am 
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Beautiful Murrels there Vijay.

They look amazing.

I have some water bodies in my native place to be explored ;) Dying to be there hopefully with land some fish there :)

Thanks for the report.

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:05 pm 
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Ali bhai I have a big problem here in nagpur that is not a single angler here is using spinners or freshwater lures. people here are using small silver fish(live) to catch murrel on baitcast setup. i never tried it.

I don't know what to do in this situation. i want to learn the basics of spinning but no one is here to teach me.

my spinning tackle is ready, hope someday i will get a spinning guru here

till then i m remained to do with the baitcasters

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manish(nagpur)


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:54 pm 
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Congrats Bro ,For your 1st Murrall.... :D

My Hands still bear the Teeth Marks from ur Murrall :roll: ,
Was a bad idea to put the hand in :oops: to remove the spinner.....Next time...won;t forget the Plier.... :lol:


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 Post subject: Thank you all
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Thank you all Ali Bhai, Manish, Ravi, Bobby, MahaseerKhan and special thanks to viper without whom i wouldn't have been able to land the murrel, Followed the instructions exactly and hit pay dirt. I was scared to hold it even after it was secured properly by viper, Man these murrels look nasty especially the eyes :shock: .

Ravi, this was meant for Viper's kitchen :P so didn't think much about the saving part. Next time if we want to keep it alive for some time would follow ur instructions.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:03 pm 
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congrats on your trophy murrel vijay, keep on doing it.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Manish - IF you dont have a spinner, then use the small fish (putia).. All you need to do is run the hook through the back of the fish and cast out.. Retrieve slow.... Alternatively, you can run the hook through the base of the tail. Works just as well...

GRC


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Nice catch. Congrats.


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 Post subject: Re: Thank you all
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:36 pm 
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vijay_krishna wrote:
Thank you all Ali Bhai, Manish, Ravi, Bobby, MahaseerKhan and special thanks to viper without whom i wouldn't have been able to land the murrel, Followed the instructions exactly and hit pay dirt. I was scared to hold it even after it was secured properly by viper, Man these murrels look nasty especially the eyes :shock: .

Ravi, this was meant for Viper's kitchen :P so didn't think much about the saving part. Next time if we want to keep it alive for some time would follow ur instructions.


hasn't Viper told you about Frogs? get yourself a couple.Great for Murral.
Congrats and keep on doin it


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 3:07 pm 
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can i use soft plastic frogs for murrel?????


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manishhgin wrote:
can i use soft plastic frogs for murrel?????


Sure you can use them. You can also use live frog as bait and they are the best bet for Murrels. In case you are visiting mumbai, I can arrange some spinners etc for you. The obvious place to learn spinning will be youtube and you can also order youe lures and spinners from Boppana.

Regards,

Ali..


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:05 pm 
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well ! that's a big murrel all right. damn it ! i did not see even a 2 pounder this week. keep it up mate.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Congrats VIJAY !!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Ali bhai you have a PM


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:36 am 
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Hey Vijay, finally you landed a big fish :-) congrats buddy.

Saravanan


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Congratulations mate......

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 Post subject: Thank you all
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:02 am 
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I thank all you guys for your support. I will be going to the same place this weekend. I will be posting the report report if there is any good action. :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:03 pm 
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hi vijay!!!!

anything can happen whether good or bad action, don't forget it's part of the game.


please give us your report, it's precious.

regards,
Manish


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Wonderful murrels caught. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:37 am 
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Congrats Vijay on your first big murrel [smilie=superkewl.gif]

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:08 am 
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Super fish, Vijay. Congrats.

Best luck for the future big ones!


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 Post subject: good fish
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conrats lovely fish


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