I got hooked onto marral when the first ever wicked curve of the back and the major splash took my bait in Oct 2006.
That I lost the fish-bugger actually spat out my lure:) was another eye opener!
Repeated the fun last weekend, where I had 24 hrs to fish and ended up fishing for about 20 hrs...
Location: WASI Cottage,Shivasamundram
Rod-Ugly Stik 7 foot
Lure-Cabelas& Basspro -scum frogs
chicken skin on the hooks, acts as additional legs and tasty ones at that
3 Marral-about a kg each ,lost a bigger guy who bit thru my leader and line and went away with my fav froggie.Another first.
No chanceof using spinners as the water level was down and a couple of tries with a Mepps No.4 got me snags on the weeds.
You know MM, its a very zen thing and I guess when the ghillie tells me to cast at that weedy area-I can actually cast there-not bad for 10 months...Am going back for more...
Rustam was life jacket and chief mother hen, kept me out of trouble, packed the suntan cream, tonnes of food and water , loaned me 2 tonnes of stuff from his tackle box, took some great snaps and ate my cooking.Thanks Chief!
The first big one-Lost him-another case of spatoutthefrogitis!
forget the weight-check out the grin!
GOt back to shore -oh my aching butt, couldnt resist a few casts into sonme promising weedy areas and lookee!
The next step...
This was a trip bonus-Bluefin in Forbes sagar-1123pm
Rod-DAM, 20lb stren, Ragi ball and 4/0 Gamakatsu-Nippy lil feller.We hope to meet again in 5 years...