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 Post subject: Bara Bara and GT
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:57 pm 
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I am back at my favorite fishing spot near kanyakumari. This time I decided to use only lures whatever be the results. It was a constant thorn in my thought that i has not yet landed a fish using lures. The local fishermans sarcastic laughter whenever they see the lures has always added insult to my injury.

I started popping and on my third cast, i realed in near to the rocks and was about the lift the popper up, suddenly the popper disappeared and the reel started screaming violently. I immediately recogonized it was a GT and it reeled almost 200 meters of line on high drag. It was nothing like whatever i have experienced before. After 10 min the fish was very near but still I have not glimpsed it, then this unfortunate thing happened. On its fifth run it dragged the braided line over a rock and what i thought and feared happened, the line snapped :oops: . Though I lost the fish the fight itselft was worth it. I lost my only popper i had ( first time to a fish rest all to rocks :-) ) The fish should be around 12-15 kgs.

It took a while to come out of the disaster and i tried casting with a laserpro lure. Again the reel started singing and this time i was very cautious and landed this one.

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It weighed 4.4 kg. Though it gave a good fight it faided when compared to the lost one.

Next day again we hit the beach and started casting with the laser pro lure. Within few casts the real started singing again. After a few minutes of tug of war the fish surfaced and it was very different to what i have caught till that time. It was huge and soon it displayed its arial abilities. I cannot control my joy, it will be my first bara bara. But its arial capabilities win its life, thought i striked well the lure came of its mouth when it shaked its head violently in air.

Again on the second cast the reel sang and the same tug of war continued. This time again the arial display started and in another few minutes i landed my first Bara Bara. It was a little smaller compred to the first one.
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When the celebrations are over i casted again and i felt the familiar pull. It was a GT again and landed this one quickly.
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For the next 2 days only bait fishes flew around the lure whenever it came nearby. The local fisher man made sure not to let the big guys nearby by placing net all over the place with all kinds of trapping patterns known to them.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Good stuff buddy. I know what the feeling of your first fish on a lure is like -> Heaven :) . Keep at it

Cheers

Danny


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Hi h_venkatesan, Interesting to read about the great action you had. GT are fantastic fighting fish and a challenge to catch. Pity about the break-off. What kind of a leader are you using? Let us know a bit about your set up and maybe we can find a way for you to avoid getting broken off often. Looking forward to seeing more catch reports from you.

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OMG Venky you lost a GT and then a Barra.... I would have killed myself especially if it was the first time to hook them :) Brave man huh. Congrats dude. Both the fishes are of a decent size.

Just a quick question to the PRO's. Is that a Juvenile GT coz if I am not wrong not all Trevallys are GT's. Are they??

Venky I am sure you must have enjoyed the barra.

Congrats one the catch once again and thanks for sharing.

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teritex wrote:

Just a quick question to the PRO's. Is that a Juvenile GT coz if I am not wrong not all Trevallys are GT's. Are they??


DeZZ


Hi DeZZ, Those are juvenile GT. No, not all Trevally are GT (Giant Trevally). We have a number of Trevally swimming in our waters, as it's quite a prolific fish, eg: Blue Fin Trevally, Big eye Trevally, Gold Spot Trevally, Bludger Trevally etc...

You'll find more info on the GT at the link below posted by Sunilpimenta:

http://www.indianangler.com/viewtopic.php?t=1412

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Mighty Marlin.


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Hi Marlin, I am using 40 pound mono as the leader and 50 lb braid as main line. Now after the incident I have completely reverted back to mono, though i like braid very much than mono. The place i used to do fishing is on a jetty along side an inlet river and the jetty base extends around 50-70 meters irregularly inside the sea.The braid snaps instantly as it comes contact with any rough surface like a knife through butter. I have lost several lures because of the braid. I have caught several GT in 2-4 kg range by baiting. This was my first hook using lure and I lost the monster.

@ teritex: Marlin has answered your question. Offcourse the Bara was a delight.


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Hearty Congrats Venkat nice catch very Good [smilie=thumbup.gif] keep it up


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Hi Venky
Congrats on your maiden catches with lures.
They are sure some marvelous fish.
Wish you many more.

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Congrats venkatesh,

Locals cannot take out barra's using net, so dont worry. keep trying.

Happy fishing.


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Congrats Venky, splendid fishing..


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Great Venkatesan ! Congrats !


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Congrats for the nice catch.


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Congrats on the fish :)


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Nice action and good fishing!

Just wondering if you can fish the same area by boat?

This will enable you to pull the fish away from the rocks and into deeper water ,where you can play them without the risk of the line being cut off.

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Congrats on your catches.Great fish and a wounderfull exprience to read. thaks for sharing.[smilie=happyspin.gif]


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Thanks for every one.
@Kingfish: Infact this is the spot where all the boats enter into sea for fishing. But till 50 meters away from the jetty strong current is passing.


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Wonderful catches there..wishing you many more to come.may we know the type and color of the lures used,also please give the water color..


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Lures used: Halco Laser Pro (R15 chrome pink), Halco Roosta popper (white Red Head).
Water color is blueishgreen. I do think how you real and spot selection matters more than lure color.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:39 pm 
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hi venkateshan .. can you tell us what rod reel combo you were using. thanks .


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 Post subject: Congratz Buddy
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Congrazulations on landing ur dream fish.

Give a call once u r back in bangalore.

Tight lines


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Congrats on your first fish on Lure.


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hi venkatesh ... i repeat my earlier post .. could you let me know what rod and reel ,were you using during this particular session..?


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h_venkatesan wrote:
Hi Marlin, I am using 40 pound mono as the leader and 50 lb braid as main line. Now after the incident I have completely reverted back to mono, though i like braid very much than mono. The place i used to do fishing is on a jetty along side an inlet river and the jetty base extends around 50-70 meters irregularly inside the sea.The braid snaps instantly as it comes contact with any rough surface like a knife through butter. I have lost several lures because of the braid. I have caught several GT in 2-4 kg range by baiting. This was my first hook using lure and I lost the monster.


Hi Venkatesan, If mono works best in your conditions then stick with it. It sure is better than braid when it comes to abrasion resistance. The only advantage with braid is casting distance, which in your case is not much of a problem as you're already getting strikes on mono.
Look forward to more catches from you.

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Great ... Very well done. :P The Barra is really beautiful.

Heartiest congratulations Mate.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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Thanks for everyone!

@Hamour: I am using 10' Abu Garcia Heavy action rod and Penn 850 ssm reel.

@ Marlin: Sure I am going to use mono for the place with rocky bottom, I learned the leason hard way!

@ Angler Ali: The barra is beautiful and the arial dispaly by both of them were splendid!


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Congrats on the fight and catch
regards


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