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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Last weekend I went to kanyakumari in the quest for the monster GT that had earlier almost spooled out my line and had its luck just before landing because of the simple fact I was using braid in the rocky area.

Sunday moring I was at my favorite spot a little later than I wanted and started spinning. After a few initial casts I got a strike and landed a small GT around 2 Kg. After a little while sun came out hard and I was not prepared for that so i had to leave. Again in the evening I went there along with my brother and cousins. My brother this time wanted to try spinning with lures and he did that for more than an hour with out any success. I was just watching and waiting for the right time to come. Sun went near to the horizon and I started spinning and on the third cast the reel sang and quickly landed a small GT. After that there was no action for quite some time and I switched the lure to Tilsan Big bara from Laser Pro. Viola, in no time I quickly landed two mid sized GT. My Brother missed the party as his lure got snagged in some left over net.

Then this happened. I casted and retrived only a few inches of line the line got tight and it seemed to be a smaller GT. But after a few second I realized it is a monster on the other end. It was a real fight for the next 10 minutes. After that we saw a huge splash of water some 70 meter away and we saw the fish for the first time. The fish doesn't seem to give up and it is pulling more line than i reeled. Finally we landed the fish and every one was disappointed when I told, "we will release the fish". But unfortunately the fish got a secondary hook near the gills and the treble was completely embedded. Every one's face brightened when I told , we cannot release the fish. The first time I had seen a hook opening up.

Many GT's I had caught had a secondary hooking near the pectoral fin, because of their fighting nature, which makes it impossible to release. Any suggestion on this, I am thinking to remove the hook near the lure head as in my experience GT's always bites the tail end.

The catches are getting better and better on subsequent visits. Here are the picutes of the GT....

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The Quest for the monster continues.....

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H.Venkatesan


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Super GT from the shore Venkatesh!!. Good show . Congrats>



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Congrats Thats awsome man. Keep it up.


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Thanks to Jeen and mario for your comments.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Hi Venkat,
That's some GT man.
Sure you would have enjoyed the fight, ounce to ounce.
Congrats.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:32 am 
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That is a nice catch! Cheers - Bops


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:49 am 
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thats real cool!

cheers !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:22 am 
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Congratulation on the Giant trevally!!

Awesome fish! Awesome you landed this from the shore!!!

Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:32 am 
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You're the man Venky.

Good going thats an awesome GT you have there. Sad that it could not be released as you explained.

Thanks for sharing.

Keep'em comming - DeZZ


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:42 am 
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Hearty Congratulations thats a super catch Venkatesan :-)
wish You many more of such monster Hookups [smilie=upyeah.gif]


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:15 am 
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awesome GT mate !

keep them coming.

congrats and thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:19 pm 
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WOWIE! That is some fish. I have to get me one of those.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Thats a wonderful fish you are holding vekat. Wish you many more, can u please specify the tackle used. u had mentioned the lure to be a halco tilsan barra. red head.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Nice fish there mate....
just one question....
was the fish still alive when you took the pictures???
i can see your finger touching the hooks there.....
be careful


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Thanks to every one!
Here are the tackle details
Abu Garcia 10' Heavy action rod, Penn 850 ssm reel, Berkley 40 pound big game monofilament, Tilsan Big Bara Red Hed lure.

@ Hozefa: The fish was dead when we took the picture, but we were very careful when it was alive along with the lure. we had to insert the hanging hooks into the fish :( to avoid injury to ourselves.


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good size trevally you caught there venkata nice work keep up


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:14 pm 
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What a fish!!!! must have been a hell out of a fight.....excellent fish .....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Thats a nice fish..
You can also try popping.. Its exciting to see a GT hit your popper.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:44 am 
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A really nice catch.

In view of the secondary hook up problem, may I suggest that you replace
the rear treble with a single Owner hook ?

Secondly, I find that crushing the barbs on the trebles makes releasing
the fish easier with less risk of injury (both to the fish and the angler).

What is it with the Tilsan Big Barra lures that make them so successful in
your hands?

Regards,
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:21 am 
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I can try the single hook option, but locally it is almost impossible to get a hook with an eye, forget about Owner! Crushing the barbs is one option I can do.

Tilsan bara dives a little deeper than the standard Laser pro. It moves a little faster and the stop action is different than Laser Pro. GT are crazy for the fast moving lure. I reel the tilsan bara the same way as I do with the laser pro, but the big bara has got something. The stike ratio is more compared with laser pro. Having said all this is the first time I really tried Tilsan Big Bara and it had impressed me alot. The monster I was talking about took the Roosta popper. Last time I lost 2 big GTs on LaserPro because I set the drag tight, the GT dragged the 50# pound line over the rock and the line snapped in fraction of a second in both ocassions.

But I belive the timing matters more than the lure. When the fishes are there any lure can get a strike.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Hi Venkat,

Its awsome catch. congrats see you with bigger than that one.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:04 am 
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Congrats on the GT.
Nice to hear that there is decent GT fishing from Chennai till Cape.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:19 am 
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Super catch Venkat.
Congrats.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:57 am 
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Thats a monster GT. Congrats for the fish caught and happy fishing.


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Congrats Venkat, thats is one big GT. :)


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