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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:01 am 
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Just found this site.
I am a snakehead fan and have had the pleasure of
catching Giant, Great, and Striped. Next will be the Argus.
Looking forward to hearing new techniques that might work
here in the states. Also interested to see some over 9kgs.
So far the biggest here in the states for the Great is 5kg
and 6.25kg for the Argus.

Scott


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Hi Scott,

Welcome to the forum.

Cheers,
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welcome here ... scott


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Welcome to IA, Scott. Glad to see someone in the US that's keen on angling for snakehead and not hell bent on destroying them :-)

Do post some of your snakehead pics.

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Bopanna


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome.
Snakes are definitely one of my favorites.
We have the same species here in Florida I believe as you do.

I will also be in India this year in Novemder to fish for Mahseer.
Not sure if I will have time to fish for Murrel, but if I have time are
they in most water ways?

Scott


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Scott, I used to be in touch with Dr Walter Courtenay who is responsible for most of the snakehead research in the US.

Drop me a line before heading to India and I will take you out for some good snakehead fishing if you are anywhere near Bangalore.

Bopanna


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Welcome to the forum... I hope you catch a big one...


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IndianAngler wrote:
Scott, I used to be in touch with Dr Walter Courtenay who is responsible for most of the snakehead research in the US.

Drop me a line before heading to India and I will take you out for some good snakehead fishing if you are anywhere near Bangalore.

Bopanna


Walter has sent me one of his books. I know him through Jean Francois
Helias.
I will let you know when I will be there but I'm not sure about timing.
The snakehead fishing here in Florida is pretty good if you know the
"how to's". The biggest landed I've seen this year was a 4.6kg fish
and a friend of mine has landed a 4.8kg. I believe the 5kg mark will
also fall before the end of the year. I just hope that the fishing for them
stay's quite for a little longer. It's nice to have a species that only a
handful of anglers target.

Scott

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Hi Scott, could you post the Image link that says "Hotlink for forums" from the imageshack upload window? That will give a bigger picture.

Bopanna


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Welcome to the madness Scott!All set with the boga grip, and the right kind of waters too-what tackle do you use out there for the snake heads?
keep on doing it
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Axx


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eljefe wrote:
Welcome to the madness Scott!All set with the boga grip, and the right kind of waters too-what tackle do you use out there for the snake heads?
keep on doing it
Best
Axx


I've been addicted for sometime now. Caught my first one 6-7 years
ago and that's all it took.
Now I can drive a couple of hours and catch them instead of traveling
halfway around the world (still do though :D ).
My favorite set up is a Daiwa Steez 6'7" MH rod with a Steez 100 baitcast.
I use mainly Zoom Horny Toads and Strike King Rage Toads. Back up
lures are white spinnerbaits (titanium). I haven't throw inline spinners
yet (Mepps). I will try them next. Oh and for line I use 20-30lb Power Pro.

Scott


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Scott, nice pic, please resize pictures to 640X480 before uploading to imageshack, forum rules do not allow such a large picture. I've resized this picture.

Cheers
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welcome man


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IndianAngler wrote:
Scott, nice pic, please resize pictures to 640X480 before uploading to imageshack, forum rules do not allow such a large picture. I've resized this picture.

Cheers
IA


No Problem, not that use to posting pictures or using imageshack.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the picture. Here I fish for murrel and they take #3 and 4 spinners mainly after egg laying.


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