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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:46 am 
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It is quite some time since we had any post on the shore fishing forum! Are all fellow anglers busy or they dont want to lure a fish during breeding season?

I want to break the silence and went to kanyakumari to catch some GT. I leant that it may be the season that had silenced the fourm. I reached my favourite jetty and I am unable to go nowhere near to my favourite fishing spot. The waves were very violent and the sound alone was sacry. The rocks were 1000 times slippery than it were a few months back. I braved to reach somewhat near to my favourite spot but only to be knocked down badly by the waves. The second time when I tried, even a bigger wave came and sent me crashing against a rock. The worst part was the bottom guide of my rod was shattered into pieces and carried away. Though we saw GTs jumping around we were unable to stand on the jetty. The monsoon started and it rained every now and then making fishing very difficult.

Two days later we went to the near by jetty and we found a safe place from the waves.Though the waves threatened every now and then we managed to cast from there. All of a sudden we saw some black object in about 500 meters from the shore. It soon disappeared and resurfaced with few others, but now they are a little far away and made us gussing what they may be. we even gussed them to be wood logs. But a little later they were very near and we saw our first sighting of Dolphins. We were all excited as this is our fist sighting. They were around 15 in number and hunting. For about half an hour they were there and then diappeared. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera or binocular with me. Once they disappeared we started casting and the ever successful Laser Pro produced a strike. I quickly landed this small GT.

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The muddy water, the waves, the slippery rock, rain and the wind combination made it very difficult to do fishing for the next few days. So I decided to purse the other hobby, photography. Here are few shots taken along my favourite fishig spot.

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H.Venkatesan


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:06 am 
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Nice report Venkat.

If you are fishing from slippery rocks try Korkers.
Let me see if I can break some more silence by giving it a try tonight.

Cheers, Maruthu


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:25 am 
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Nice pics and nice trevally too. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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 Post subject: hey Venkat .....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Something is better than nothing ....... good report ......you from Chennai


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:14 pm 
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Very nice photos !! What lens/camera are you using ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Thanks Maruthu for introducing Korkers. I am adding it to the list of items to be imported.
Thanks to every one for the comments.
@Deepak: I am from Kanyakumari, working in Bangalore and visits chennai often.
@Kryptoz: The photos are taken with Canon 40D + 400mm lens.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:34 pm 
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o that's great ....I'm from Bangalore to ... do let me know we can plan for a trip together ....


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@ Deepak: I had sent you a PM


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Congrats on the fish and the pictures are awsome .


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Hi Venkat,
Those are some nice pictures.
Congrats buddy and thanks for sharing.

A little piece of advise.......... be very very careful when you walk on wet slippery rocks. Best thing is to avoid fishing from such places. I understand the enthusiasm in fishing but you have to live longer to fish longer. I would not have dared to go down such slippery rocks. A friend of mine had a very narrow escape in the Madras harbor many years back. When ever we meet up we jokingly talk about the incident. He is really lucky to have survived that disaster.

Take care mate. Safety first.

Ravi


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:28 pm 
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some very nice pics and report mate thanks for sharing :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:30 pm 
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excellent pics... was a pleasure reading ur report n pics r just too good...

regards,
Dr. Prasad


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Congrats Venkatesan :D Nicely caught with the rod and also nicely captured with the camera

I will also echo what Ravi said "Be very very careful mate"
I too face similar situations in Murud and the only difference here is that the waves are mini Tsunamis { huge 8-9 feet wall of water} rushing towards you { Omesh Moorjani got a good view of the micro mini tsunamis last month with me :P }

If your favourite casting point is very slippery then you can sprinkle a little of Calcium hydroxide powder on the wet rocks after the tide has gone out and the place will be a non slippery for two months
{ Calcium hydroxide is the poor man's paint used to white wash his mud walls and is very cheaply available in the hardware store }


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lionheart wrote:
Congrats Venkatesan :D Nicely caught with the rod and also nicely captured with the camera

I will also echo what Ravi said "Be very very careful mate"
I too face similar situations in Murud and the only difference here is that the waves are mini Tsunamis { huge 8-9 feet wall of water} rushing towards you { Omesh Moorjani got a good view of the micro mini tsunamis last month with me :P }

If your favourite casting point is very slippery then you can sprinkle a little of Calcium hydroxide powder on the wet rocks after the tide has gone out and the place will be a non slippery for two months
{ Calcium hydroxide is the poor man's paint used to white wash his mud walls and is very cheaply available in the hardware store }



That's a great tip....man how do you manage to come out with theses ideas .....


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Great man...

Your photography gear would weigh more than your fishing gear...love wildlife photography?

Saiki


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congratulations... oh i am really waiting to hit the shores again..


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:06 am 
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Thanks to everyone and for the concern. Yes I do take extreme care while walking on slippery rock. Infact there is another one beautiful spot but I never dare to do fishing there. Every year quite a few people get drowned over there, a few years back 6 people drowned together when the unsuspecting outsiders were lured by the rocks beauty. Have attached pictures of the place, but I dont have a clear pic of the rock, in the first pic you can see water over the rock, it is a huge flat greenish ultra sliperry rock.

@Saiki: ya I do nature photography. The camera gear is very heavy compared to fishing gear. I do never mix photography with other hobbies...

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Nice pictures mate!!

Cheers,
Binu


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Some really nice photographs and good report.

Congratulations.

Regards,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:27 am 
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Like I promised before, I fished hard last Monday night but nada ....
Let me see if I could head up north and chase the migrating bass ....

BTW, to everyone who fish from slippery rocks.
Try Korkers and they will allow you to fish from all those slippery rocks.
Korkers have metal studds on the bottom that penetrate the slippery layer on the rocks.

I fish very slippery jettys at night and I wouldn't be able to do that without Krokers. No Korkers - No rock hopping

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:04 am 
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Thanks Binu and angler_ali.
@Marthu: I wish you to land some beautiful bass....


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Awesome photography!what tackle did you use?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:24 pm 
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The rod and reel in the pic is Shimano 8' feet FB rod and shimano fb 6000 spinning reel loaded with 20# mono, both of them bought from Bops. This combo has successfully landed many GTs and it is fun to catch GT in this light tackle.
I used to use Abu garcia 10 feet Heavy action rod combined with Penn 850ssm loaded with 40# mono. A guide in the rod got broken as I mentioned in my post and now I have replaced the guide.


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