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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:40 pm 
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the water gods have been kind to me this year. after a rather hectic 31st i hit the port on the 1st and the 3rd of the new year. it was low tide and the situation was not looking promising. i tied on my normal salty fav lure a firetiger poltergeist and cast quite a few times to no avail. then i noticed the tilsan barra lures in the tackle box which had been so successful in freshwater for me. i tied one on and in the second cast had a strike. the fight was spirited but short thanks to the tackle combo in use ( wildcat rod,penn silverado reel and 20 lb tuffline) i landed the thug (mj) and recommenced casting. after a few more casts i again had a strike and this time it seemed as if the fish on the end of the line was turbo charged with frequent jinks and sharp runs. it turned out to be a trevally . both fishes were in the 3-4 lb range. i waited to try and make it an east coast trifecta i.e. a mj,trevally and a barra. but it was not to be and i came back.
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i again hit the port yesterday and again stared with a x rap and x rap magnum. that did not fetch me anything save a few anxious moments as the magnum almost got snagged. i then tried a pioneer trollcraft lure in white redhead and got a strike but no hook up . i decide to cast farther and in the swing dashed the lure on the rocks , breaking it in two. then again the tilsan barra was brought in to the play and it worked its magic. again a mj fell to the lure and it was followed by a bluefin trevally. what made the thing magical was that i could see the trevally actually chase the lure and the strike before it ran (yes polaroids do help). the fight was a great one and i can only think how hard a gt must fight when a 5-6 lber has this much mojo.thank god this time i had my slammer with 30 lb braid on the wildcat. the slammer has a really nice drag and does help in knocking the stuffing out of most fish.
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tried again for a trifecta and i did get a strike by a smaller trevally , this guy was just slightly larger than the lure and would be a 1 lber by a stretch. i called it a day but shall go back tomorrow. the barra are still eluding me and i have to get one somehow.
any way happy new year to the IA family and tight lines!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:34 pm 
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All the best for the Barra, Ace_Doc.

Seems like lot of guys are getting luckier in the new year.
Keep it up.

Ravi


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Congrates mate...

very well written report; actually felt the thrill of each moment...

nice fishes and pics too... keep them comming, all the very best for the barra and eagerly waiting for the pics and the report...

regards,
Dr. Prasad


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:30 am 
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Congrats!

Try bouncing something on the bottom.
May be a soft plastic on a 1/2 oz jig head.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:31 am 
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Congrats! nice fish. Like the Trevally in pic 3, nice colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:13 pm 
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Keep Rocking Mate!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:09 pm 
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Good going doc...waiting to meet you :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:17 pm 
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thanks guys ! it has been quite a transition from my storm combo and fishing with earthworms (that still works btw) to salty lure fishing. and most of my basics were picked up on this forum.
thanks for your support.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:08 pm 
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shucks .. i really should have come over to visist my friend in the navy there ,when he invited.. anyway.. have a ball ace doc... n keep it up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Those were nice catches. Congrats. And thanks for sharing the pics.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Congrats for the catch ace_doc. Is the lure in the pic tilsan barra 80mm or the 120mm?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:53 pm 
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80 mm, the 120 mm sucks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:02 am 
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Nice fish caught. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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