It's been a few months since I fished the previous time and I decided to go to the east coast here with Durvesh for some fishing. A good friend of mine from high school who now lives in the middle east was also visiting Chennai for a couple of weeks (after a year from his previous visit), so I decided to go visit him and also do some fishing when I got the chance.
We arrived Chennai this past Saturday morning and I asked Durvesh to go to Mahabalipuram and told him that I'll meet my friend in Chennai and see him in Mahabalipuram that evening. My friend also joined the trip and we were in Mahabalipuram late in the evening (Saturday). Durvesh had already lost a couple of lures to barracudas that evening and he also mentioned that he met a couple of English girls there.
I didn't get to do any fishing on Saturday (just enjoyed a few beers by the beach) and we started Sunday just touring around the town seeing ancient architecture with my other friend and the two girls Durvesh had met the previous day. By around 4:00 pm we get to my favourite beach there for some fishing and I was casting lures with my lamiglas XS10MHC paired with a Penn Jigmaster 505HS and Durvesh was also fishing next to me. The girls wanted to swim and asked them to go about 200 yards to our left and do the swimming. I saw a couple of times Giant Trevallys feeding on the surface spraying bait and was really exited.
But neither of us were getting any hookup for a while and it was about sunset and "BAMM"!!!!! there was an explosion..... after a few minutes I landed a barracuda over 10 pounds (estimated, as we didn't weigh the fish). Kept the fish as there were 5 of us and we decided to have it for dinner. Took the fish to a restaurant and they cooked it for us and it was delicious :) Over all a great trip with some adventure.... The best part of the trip for me was the expression on the girls' faces when they knew that I sent them swimming in barracuda infested waters .....
Here are some random pics from the trip ...... It is Durvesh holding the fish I caught. We did not have a lot of time to fish as I was actually visiting my friend after a year, but hoping to do some serious fishing trips in the next few months ........
I'll upload pics in a little while.