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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:18 am 
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Off the coast from Broome in Western Australia,the charter boat skipper had an area marked on his GPS and told us that once we were on the spot, we would have perhaps a 2 minute
window of opportunity in which to catch the trevally before the boat
drifted from the area.

He had done several dives at this place and found it to hold large schools of these fish, as well as several large nurse sharks - he did not hang around for too long!

The technique to catch the trevally was very simple, we lowered our
weighted soft plastics straight down, worked the rods energetically
to give action to the plastics and within seconds of doing so we had
fish on!

A brutal fight ensued before these were brought on board.The Zman
plastics were not damaged at all, a testimony to their toughness.

There were so many types... golden trevally ,bronze trevally,silver,
bludger, tea leaf .... several whose name I have forgotten now.

All were released to fight another day.

Tackle used:

TT jig heads 5/8oz. - size5/0 hook

Zman 5" jerk bait in "Pearl" colour

Zman 5" shad in "Electric Chicken" colour

The "Pearl" seemed to elicit the most strikes but had to be worked
a bit more than the shad.

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Big brassy trevally on board

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Golden trevally

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More trevallies coming on the soft plastics

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The boss catches the biggest fish - more fishing trips authorised!

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Soft plastics used - jigheads - and always have a tube of superglue to repair shredding/affixing the soft plastic to the jighead

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Normal size plastic lure

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Full stretch of the new tough lures - they are really tough!

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This concludes my report on my fishing trip to Eco Beach, near Broome, Western Australia.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 am 
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Great catches and very happy they were released to fight another day


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Great catch. Congrats.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:02 pm 
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good ones and congrats.

Sir, when you insert the hook of the jig head into the soft lure, dose your hook go right through the lure and come out in the centre. can you kindly post a picture of how you you jig the lure? it will help understand better.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Hello Calvin,

Yes, the hook goes through the lure and comes out at the center of the lure's top. If it is not centered, then the lure will not run properly.

Having said that, I have on this trip seen the trevally hit the plastic lure
even when it was not put on correctly (by another person), simply
because of the action imparted to the lure by the angler and in
part due to the impregnated scent in the soft plastic.

Also, a feeding frenzy had occurred and the fish were attacking
the plastics in competition to each other, without caring about the
presentation.

With respect to how to jig a lure, it will not be practical to try and explain
it here.

I would suggest that you should look in You Tube, which will show you
things better.

You should give the soft plastics a try in your Chennai waters, those barra
will attack soft plastics.

There are lures available that are pre-rigged, so you do not have to do
any complicated rigging of jig heads.

Furthermore, these pre-rigged plastic lures can be cast out and retrieved
just like a normal, hardbodied lure without any jigging.

Kind regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:14 am 
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Fantastic fish/ing kingfish.
Beautiful pictues.
Congrats.

Ravi


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:43 am 
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Thanks everyone, hope you have tight lines always.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Some hot action out there sir.

beautiful fish, am sure it must have been great fun. makes me feel like packing my bags and moving out right away .... congrats and thanks for sharing the pics.

tight lines and cheers
samit


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:05 am 
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Hello Samit,

Thank you.

Is this type of boat fishing not avaiable around Mumbai?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:53 am 
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@kingfish- Sir, thanks for the update. Saw a few videos on youtube and also read on how to rig it. there are many designs of soft lures. just trying to figure out the one that i would need. will keep you posted on the same.


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That is very beautiful looking fish.. Congrats !!

As always.. nice photos:)

Thanks for sharing the detailed information and photos ..

Wish you many more catches..

Regards - Vinod


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Calvin,

My suggestion would be to start with a pre- rigged soft plastic, as it is
very similar to a normal hard bodied lure.

It would be an easy transition as you would utilize the same cast and retrieve style that you are used to ... plus there are no rigging headaches.

Look at the Squidgy lures I mentioned and also the Storm lures , which may be available in India.

Good luck,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Vinod,

Thank you for your comments.

By the way, how is your fishing in Mumbai? What do you fish for?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing :)

Saiki


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:04 am 
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Hello Saiki,

Thank you.

What is the fishing scene like in Kolkata? We never seem to hear much from your part of the world.

Are the waters too polluted for angling, are there a lot of people who are into fishing, what do they catch?

I seem to recall that the lower reaches of the Hoogly were supposed to have jewfish? Is there any truth in that?

It would be nice to hear your views.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:45 am 
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Hello Kingfish...

Here people are mostly into carps,
Cut throat competition...people use all foul methods/good methods catching carps,
Sad but true...

Lower reaches of river hoogly I personally have not tried,
But I know some friends out there who fished those waters with all possible stuffs...lures dead baits live baits.
Nothing seems fruitful...
Hopefully someday I will be there for a vacation trip may be...
Jewfish I don't know...but local fishermen get huge size barramundis and snappers in their nets.
They have small sharks also...

Regards,
Saikat


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:56 am 
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Hello Saikat,

Thank you for advising us of the fishing scene in your area.

If the fishermen are catching barramundi and snapper, then the fish are
there.

It may perhaps need a boat to go after them, if not from the shore.

Good luck for the future.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:00 am 
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If you fish from shore in those areas...some yellow striped man-eaters (deadliest of all cats according to nat-geo) may get your back :-)
If you cast from river...some naughty sharks may cut you into pieces...or crocs will pull you over :-)

Fishes are there...huge size snappers and barras,
But everything we tried seems in vain...atleast one member of IA...Peter who fished these waters, said all these.

Saiki


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:08 am 
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Hello Saiki,

I am interested in your reply.

What area are you referring to, please?

We have the same dangers of sharks and crocodiles in Australia ( of course,
no tigers) but that does not stop people from sport fishing.

It seems that the use of a boat to fish your waters safely would be the
logical thing to do.

Is this not possible?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:27 pm 
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I am talking of Sunderbans...
Lower reaches of hoogly...

Peter (rodnreels on IA) explored those thousand tributaries like veins with boats...
But without any results...
Water is fully muddy...
Locals use handlines with dead-baits (oysters seems most popular)

Someday I will be there...hopefully post something that would interest all,
But right now my mind is towards the unexplored east-coast (starting from vizag)

Regards,
Saiki


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:24 am 
Say, Kingfish, how do you rig up the hooks on the plastic bait(hook up the bait)? Awfully silly of me to ask, but maybe we can learn something new. I understand your hooks are weighted but I am still curious.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:53 pm 
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@bobtheangler

Am not quite sure what is being asked here....please check on YouTube
as that is full of information on rigging soft plastics.

The only caveat is that the soft plastic should sit straight on the hook after
it is rigged i.e. it should not be kinked or bunched up, otherwise the plastic
will not run true and may not attract fish.

Hope this helps.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:09 pm 
Thanks, Kingfish. That's exactly what I wanted to know. Been through some good youtube videos. Saw some great Zman rigging. Awesome.


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