Well then..your count down starts
nice to hear that. Umiam is a big lake/dam and house good size of fishes from big carps to catfishes. I'v no much idea about the local bait. Dont be surprised if you dont catch fish even though if you use a good bait becoz of the size of the lake. Seems like fish can remember the location of their dinner table
So what we do is feed them overnight on a location you choose to fish, next day hear the sweet sound of cranking reel creeee.....................nnnnnnkkkk (am a penn friend, so this is how penn reel cranks hehe!).
I use 1-4 size, medium shank, octopus hooks and ground bait them. usually i arrange 2 to 3 hooks. N.B: watch for the rocks, use a good leader and of course carry a light jacket.