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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm 
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Greetings,

Met with a minor bike accident last Sunday. I rested my left hand on the road as I fell off my motor bike and injured my wrist. After a few X rays docs told that there might be a fracture in a small bone in the wrist(left) which was not visible in the X ray and could be confirmed only after a week. I was prescribed with a wrist band and pain killers.

I was able to lift my left hand a couple days back and couldn't control myself from fishing. Took my grandpa's small scooter and hit the beach yesterday by riding it in one hand .

I was plugging with an 8' spinning rod and as the water was little murky, I was using a 7" Cotton Cordel red fin swimmer in chrome with black back colour. Every cast was aching, but I continued to plug by making smooth cast and moderate retrieves (cranking with the injured left arm). I was kind of okay as long as I didn't tilt or bent my left wrist.

After a while, BANG.....ZZZZZ...... Fish ON. It was a GT in the estimated 12# range. I some how was able to bring him in faster as the fish took the tail treble and it locked its jaw together. With the aching wrist I was in need for some rest and asked a friend to take some snaps. After a while I started to plug and hooked another fish and this one ran like crazy. With a tight drag 3/4th of line (150 yards of 30 lb pp braid on a stradic 5000) was gone in seconds. Then I had to walk the beach for a couple of hundred yards gaining every inch of line and after a while, the fish was landed. It was a GT in the estimated 16# plus.

1/4th of the paint chipped on the cotton cordel lure after a couple of toothy critters. Binu landed an estimated 16# plus GT on a yozuri hydro popper. All that pain during the cast became pleasure at the end of the day. Will update about my wrist after I meet the doctor by coming Monday.

Pics coming soon...

Cheers,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:11 pm 
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Hey Maruthu,

Looks like you guys are tearing up the Chennai GT population 8)
But no fish is worth a bummed wrist for life. Will be happy to see the pictures though!

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Here are some pics ....

Binu fighting a GT

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Binu with his GT

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Here is mine with my fish :-)

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Thanks,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:13 pm 
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Nice pictures Marathu. Look like you had a good time busted wrist or not :D. Noticed you did not use an overhead for this one..given up on them?


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Great going Matey.

Take care of that wrist.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:03 pm 
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probably used the spinning reel to ease up his wrist bobby..


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Hi Muruthu,

Fantastic going pal!. Good fish and pics. Did you change the trebles on the lure ?
Did you fish on the incoming or outgoing tide?


Jeen


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Neat show guys [smilie=coolup.gif] .. I have to catch one of these .


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the encouraging and kind words.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:03 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Nice pictures Marathu. Look like you had a good time busted wrist or not :D. Noticed you did not use an overhead for this one..given up on them?


Bobby,

All my overhead reels are right hand retrieve, which means I had to fight with my left hand on the rod. A left hand retrieve will make pain lesser for now and hence the spinning gear :(

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:10 pm 
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jeen wrote:
Hi Muruthu,

Fantastic going pal!. Good fish and pics. Did you change the trebles on the lure ?
Did you fish on the incoming or outgoing tide?


Jeen


Jeen,

I went there before high tide (05:20 PM). Had my first strike at about high tide (didn't notice exact time).
Binu's fish and my second fish were hooked around 06:15 PM through 06:45 PM.

Yes, I changed the trebles to 4/0 VMC on the cotton cordel red fin.
You still using Muruthu for my name instead of Maruthu :x :(

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Hi,
It was a wonderful evening. As we hit the shores we had our hopes risen as the conditions were similar to the other day when we had caught 3 GT's before.
This was my second Gt, and it fought really well :)
Was the first one on my new ugly stick, and i realized how much the rod could bend :)
Maruthu did his best, fishing with an injured hand, and retrieving very patiently.

Thanks all for your encouraging words ..

regards,
Binu.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:38 pm 
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Hi Maruthu,

Another fantastic post. Great to see you guys catching GT from the beach. It's something that's not really possible here.... or maybe I have not devoted enough time trying. Most of the popping here is around reefs where the GT patrol, only accessable by boat.

Had some nice fish recently, but with a cyclone in the neighbourhood fishing is impossible at the moment.

The cotton cordell here does really well for YFT. They're a blast to catch when they're feeding and fight very differently.... I'd venture to rate them more difficult than GT.

Take care of the wrist, it's something that's dearer than big GT..... well almost!

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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Nice show Guys.....Good Pics.. :D

Take care of ur Wrist Buddy..


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Good show guys!
Regards,
Yaj.


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Nice pics and the write up.
Thanks for sharing
Cheers,
Apoo


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lure_fisherman wrote:
Bobby wrote:
Nice pictures Marathu. Look like you had a good time busted wrist or not :D. Noticed you did not use an overhead for this one..given up on them?


Bobby,

All my overhead reels are right hand retrieve, which means I had to fight with my left hand on the rod. A left hand retrieve will make pain lesser for now and hence the spinning gear :(

Maruthu



You can actually order them, I have one from Abu that I ordered...very nice one


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hey maruthu nice fish man. 8)
which beach did you go to :twisted:


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Bobby wrote:
You can actually order them, I have one from Abu that I ordered...very nice one


Bobby,

I will be buying an Abu 7000 soon with left hand retrieve and level wind for some pencil popping.
Now that requires a custom fibreglass rod too :twisted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpY6hZwjhw

Maruthu


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bonefisher wrote:
hey maruthu nice fish man. 8)
which beach did you go to :twisted:


A beach with a river mouth :-)

Maruthu


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I would not recommend popping with an overhead...the slack sometimes creates problems.


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Bobby wrote:
I would not recommend popping with an overhead...the slack sometimes creates problems.


Bobby,

I agree that happens while popping with braid on overhead reels (line burriel). However, with mono I would say it is easier with overhead than with a spinning gear. I get those wind knots in spinning gear which are worse. But again, each has its advantages and advantages also :(

Maruthu


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Bobby wrote:
I would not recommend popping with an overhead...the slack sometimes creates problems.


Hi maruthu,

Like Bobby said.... over heads jusy don't have the stopping power. You're OK as long as its beach... start fishing rocks and it's a different ball game. Will PM you some links to have a look at.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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good catch ,worth the pain-but ultimately your health is more important.


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A small change in the estimated fish weight, after looking at the size of fish that we measured earlier.
Binu's fish is estimated to be around 22 pounds and mine should be around 15 and 20 pounds.

Please let me know if you feel that the estimate is not right. Maruthu


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Great job and take care of that wrist. Dont abuse a fracture or the fish will miss the fight they give you.


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lure_fisherman wrote:
bonefisher wrote:
hey maruthu nice fish man. 8)
which beach did you go to :twisted:


A beach with a river mouth :-)

Maruthu

like which river's mouth man? the view looks great :twisted:


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Good fishing Maruthu,
Bad form on the wrist... I wouldnt want to be your doctor :(


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How was the pain in the Wrist after the trip Marthu? I recall something crazy I did once. Desperately wanting to fish in a particular lake where I finally got permission to I decided to get there early noon. I was hunting quail that morning and after taking a few went to collect the pickings in a bit of a hurry. I ended up twisting my ankle and fracturing my it in the process. Now a fractured ankle (which I did not know then) was not going to stop me from fishing even if it meant trekking over a hill in a forested area.

So off I go with kit and rod and a stick to assist, trekked the hill fished (got nothing) and trekked back. When I got back home the pain I experienced once I sat down was the most excruciating I had or have ever felt. I don’t think I will ever do it again no matter how large the fish (I think :wink: ).


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MM, thanks for the links that you PM'ed me.
If I am going to get a spinning reel anytime soon, then it is going to be a Shimano Stradic 8000 :-)

Bobby,

Pain was kind of okay after fishing. But however, I was riding my bike for more than 15 kilometres after I fell down.
That was a real pain, think about using the clutch in the motor bike with an injured wrist :(

You were trekking with an injured leg for fishing :shock: after catching so much of fish.
We are noobs that started to catch fish and hence the curiosity. (I think :wink: )

Maruthu


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Maruthu,
A bone called scaphoid, in the wrist, is one of the few bones in the body that can 'necrose' (die away) after a fracture, if untreated/ abused. Please be careful and take care...


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eljefe wrote:
Maruthu,
A bone called scaphoid, in the wrist, is one of the few bones in the body that can 'necrose' (die away) after a fracture, if untreated/ abused. Please be careful and take care...


eljefe,

I met the doc today and found a fracture in the scaphoid bone :(
Thanks for your warning, I might have delayed meeting the doctor if you didn't tell me.

Now, I have to take care of my wrist. Hope you won't charge me any fee for this :-)

Thanks again,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:05 am 
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hi maruthu

if youhave a confirmed scaphoid fracture you better take real good care and see to it that its healed fully before you start doing anything with that wrist,beleive me.

another thing i wanted to ask you maruthu, the 1st time you caught a gt, you mentioned a local told you where to cast out to cause he had seen them feeding there. what about these subsequent fish you caught, did you or could you see them actually feeding in the surf??

vincent


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:56 pm 
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vincent wrote:
hi maruthu

the 1st time you caught a gt, you mentioned a local told you where to cast out to cause he had seen them feeding there. what about these subsequent fish you caught, did you or could you see them actually feeding in the surf??

vincent


Now I can guess to some extent where they are ambushing for the bait.
Based on the current, direction of wind and the tide this ambush spot is not the same all the time.

No, I didn't see them feeding this time when I caight them. But most times, the GTs tell the angler where they are feeding to make our job much easier :lol:

Maruthu


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