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Author:  Ace_doc [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:24 am ]
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the freshwater scene has been lack luster lately. the mulley and murrel have been off the bite and the only thing of note has been pearl spots which are fun on light tackle but ....
so i decided to get more in the salt water and see if i could rustle something up and went to the port yesterday evening and today morning. i tried all lures i had near a collapsed pier and the only one which had a hit was a storm swim shad. the hit which felt more like a yank from some thing big left the swim shad in tatters. after 3 hrs of casting and nothing we went back downcast but determined to get something in the morning. the morning was overcast and i rigged two set ups one for live bait with prawns and the other with lures. tried all lures and did not get any strike till i remembered that i had a yo zuri crank bait sitting in its pack. tied it on and wham ! a strike on the third cast. the wildcat rod made short work of its runs and the fish was landed. the way they fight is awesome and that when it was a 2 pounder ! hats off to u guys landing bigger fish.
i got one more fish but that was dropped by my man friday. so that's a total of two mjs.not bad , now that i know that they are here i shall get some more next week.
tackle used
wildcat 8ft rod
penn silverado 4000
tufline xp 20 lb
lure yo zuri crank 3d

Author:  apoo [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:58 am ]
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Nice catch Doc

Author:  raj [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:29 am ]
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Beautiful catch Doc.
You should try them on light tackle they can give a strong fight.

Author:  Ace_doc [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:51 am ]
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light tackle ! he he . that is as light as i dare go(newb) . i was trying out yesterday with a crossfire rod but was told by my fishing guru that the rod is not upto mj tackling esp if i hook into a big un.
that said i am a bit afraid of loosing lures and was expecting bigger fish (grouper's) hence i was using this tackle. probably as i get more experience i shall be able to tailor the tackle to the fish. at present i have two rod reel combos
1) daiwa beefstick with hyperloop 6000 , 30 lb braid
2) daiwa crossfire with penn sliverado 4000, 20 lb braid
the wildcat rod is from my angling club.
am planning an ugly stick salmon /steel head rod next.

Author:  mailme.mario [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:24 pm ]
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Congrats Doc!

Author:  Bobby [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:49 pm ]
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Love the colour of the fish on that background

Author:  ravinp58 [ Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:05 pm ]
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Nice yummy fish.


Author:  robertgagarin [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:47 am ]
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Nice catch Ace.. i have caught couple of them from N4 in Chennai. gr8 feelings

Author:  MM [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:47 pm ]
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Congrats Doc :)

Author:  mayursud [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:58 pm ]
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Congrats Doc


Author:  salmonmani [ Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:48 am ]
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Good Catch ACE,,,,MJ's are good table fish too.

What you made out of this MJ, I mean FRY or CURRY.

Give some tips about your style of cooking the fish.

Author:  Ace_doc [ Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:08 pm ]
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here come the brick bats ! i am veg. most of the fish i catch are released. a few are given to my fishing buddy. or prob one odd when i host a party.
i am in it just for the fight.
:oops: :oops:

Author:  teritex [ Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:50 pm ]
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Seems you have had some light showers before you went fishing. I just presuming looking at th texture of the sand :)
Nice catch there. Now I am tired praising people landing MJ's. Is there any way you can send them here. VISA will be taken care off (multiple entry ) :)


Author:  santosh [ Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:15 pm ]
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Nice MJ Doc, Congrats.


Author:  Ace_doc [ Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:36 am ]
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nice to hear from u santosh.btw i never did get that cd on barra fishing .

Author:  Ace_doc [ Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:32 pm ]
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got two more . the lure used was a halco poltergeist in red tiger color.
one hit by a stripling mj and another strike by a trevally. no pics of the trevally as it was late in the evening. the mj was caught this morning.
i am also posting pics of what the local handliners catch.


i was also told by a local that the season for gt (yes they are here ) :D :D and barra is about to start. so i believe i should be able to break out of the 2 pounder bracket and get a big one.

Author:  kingfish [ Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:36 pm ]
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Lovely picture of the the Poltergeist has outperformed the soft plastic!!

Good fishing,

Author:  robertgagarin [ Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:58 pm ]
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Ace-doc, tell me how far you could cast poltergeis lure? was it 50 or 80?

I bought Golden Green 80 and yet to try. What was the line? mono or braid?

Good to see many new lures are used?

Try popping to lure up GT's and Big Ones love to take on the Popping Lure..

Good Luck

Author:  Ace_doc [ Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:27 pm ]
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i did not try a soft lure so no comparison.
i used the poltergeist 80 as salties are not size shy. i have had 1 pound trevally strike on to a hydro popper 11 cm. i can cast the p 80 around 30 mts. i have switched to braid totally and was using the set up i mentioned in the beginning of the post (20 lb tufline). i had a clam snag my leader and it was the funniest thing seeing my lure surface while the line was firmly stuck. a local helped me by breaking the line and retrieving the lure.

Author:  robertgagarin [ Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:32 am ]
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thanks for the update doc.

Author:  Ace_doc [ Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:04 pm ]
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finally i am getting there ! got a appx 2kg mj today. it was low tide and i was using a troll craft lure by pioneer. on my third cast between the collapsed pier pilings i got this (small by IA but big by my standards) mj. the strike was brutal and and the fight was exhilarating with two short runs and several strong tugs by the fish. i thought that i was onto something much bigger as the drag was pretty much closed. even after 3 minutes i was yet to see the fish and when it surfaced in a flash of red i got a shock. it is the largest mj i have caught and i hope to better the size in the next two days. pics later to night. [smilie=ebil-thumbup.gif] [smilie=ebil-thumbup.gif]


Author:  Mahaseerken [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:36 am ]
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Seems like you are having some real fun mate. Very nice fish!

Author:  Bobby [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:20 pm ]
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That one in the twosome at the top looks like a juvi Potato cod...interesting!!

Author:  robertgagarin [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:41 pm ]
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Doc keep trying and you will get big..

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