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 Post subject: Spanish mackerel
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:22 pm 
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We ( Abid, Mogit and I )were trolling off the north Chennai coast for over 3 hours this Sunday and didn’t see much of activity. Arms were aching as we were holding on to rods with deep divers on the other end. As were nearing shore we spotted a huge school of baitfish and went right through it at full speed. The fish took the lure. It put up a good fight for over 5 minutes and was then landed.

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Regards...Calvin


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Congrats Calvin,

Thats a nice fish from you

Hope to see many more


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Congrats Calvin!

That is one hell of a fish. Should have been a great fight....

Maruthu


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Congrats Calvin!! That is a nice fish...


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Congratulations Calvin, Awesome fish!, cheers and wish you many more!


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Congratulations Calvin, Awesome fish Hope to see many more


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Good one Calvin.
Thats a fantastic fish.
Wish you many more.

Ravi.


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nice one mate...congrats:)

all the best, Scott


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Wow big fish . Congrats mate :D


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Nice king Calvin. Good fish.Did you use wire trace ?



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its great woh, great fish mate.

3hrs pays off. great.


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 Post subject: thanks everyone
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Thanks every body for the kind wishes...we lost a fish in the first few minutes and had to wait for another 3 hours for this one...
@Jeen- it was a 65lb briad to a 60lb shock leader...din not use any wire trace...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:23 am 
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fantastic..


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:50 pm 
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nice king Calvin. How many km out did you have to go? couple of suggestions if you don't mind.. always try and troll on the edges of a bait ball or in such a way that the boa doesnt actually go thru the bait ball but skirts away and after passing it turns so that the lure trailing behind goes thru the bait ball.. ( this can be clearly illustrated by a pictorial representation) this way one does not scare off the bait an predators and thereby can get more hits.. lastly if you know you are going to target the razor gangs.. then its better to use a minimum of 6 inches of wire trace after the shock leader.. to avoid cut offs or alternatively one can use a longer lure with three hook points and change the hooks to singles.. all the best..


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Nice catch Calvin..... As usual you always rock . We congratulate you and wish you the best as you embark on your next exciting adventure.

Happy fishing. :D


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 Post subject: thanks
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Thanks Rajmallya...

Thanks Hamour...We go about 8 to 10kms...thanks for the valuable suggestions...Will surely implement them...

Thanks Vijay...We will do it together...


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This is a killer fish!!! :)

What's the equipment that you use? Rod/ Reel setup


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 Post subject: tackle
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@ ralstonraz- We use popping/spinning rods along with spinning reels...this fish was caught with a penn battle popping rod and a saragosa 18000 reel....


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@ ralstonraz- We use popping/spinning rods along with spinning reels...this fish was caught with a penn battle popping rod and a saragosa 18000 reel....


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Great fish, Calvin :D


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 Post subject: thanks Ashok
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:31 am 
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thanks Ashok ji.


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 Post subject: true angler
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congrats sir......


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 Post subject: Re: thanks everyone
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:26 pm 
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calvin r wrote:
Thanks every body for the kind wishes...we lost a fish in the first few minutes and had to wait for another 3 hours for this one...
@Jeen- it was a 65lb briad to a 60lb shock leader...din not use any wire trace...

Hi Calvin,
That's a fine size fish to fight and fun to play with esp on a medium set-up. By the way, I'm shah, a Malaysian based in Chennai. For trolling with deep diver for 3hrs is a hard labour when you are holding the rod. I cant imagine you are doing this for such a long duration. I would suggest you to use a D.I.Y Rod Holder. A good 1 to 1.5 ft PVC pipe and a clamp plus some minor adjustment will do for a basic set. That will save you the energy to fight the fish.
For the Spanish Mac, in our waters we prefer to do live bait fishing or jigging at a man made structures i.e. F.A.D.s (Fish Aggregating Device) or area with corral reef or undersea structures.
And the preferred set up will be PE2-3 or for some including me use a PE1-2 rod with 4000-4500 size reels (size for Daiwa) or 6000-8000 for Shimano.
It a nice set to go for Max of 5-10 kgs (PE 1-2) and 15-20ish kg on PE 2-3. bigger than this is for the mighty Bull GT.

Just sharing from my little experience.


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Awesome Calvin


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:04 am 
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Well done, Calvin! It was nice to read your post and I am glad of your success after so much effort.It is no joke to hold onto deep divers for so long!

Hamour has made a very valuable suggestion to skirt the sides of bait balls (as we call them) when trolling, instead of cutting through .

May I also suggest that you carry a lighter rod/reel spinning setup whenever you go out trolling, this increases your chances of catching fish as you can also cast into the bait school and hookup repeatedly...sometimes you can have multiple hookups if you are several anglers.

This is good sport and gives you diversity.

I have used this technique to good effect in chasing tuna..... I have a post on that in this forum.

By the way, the lighter rods should be rigged and ready with preferably metal lures (Halco Twisty 40gm will do nicely) so that you can get into action quickly.

The metal lures will,with say 30lb braid, enable you to cast into the bait ball from a distance of 40-50 meters.

This is usually a safe distance so as not to scare the fish school and the
predators lurking under them.

I would be really pleased to hear of your future reports if you can get into this type of fishing. We do it on a routine basis here in Australia whenever we go out on the ocean.

Best of luck,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:54 pm 
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lovely there ,,hope u catch more :lol:


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