Hope you all are doing well during these times.
Fortunately, I managed to move to the west coast recently, but the fishing had been insanely slow. I think it attributes to the bio-luminescence, but I did put in a lot of time on the water and managed to catch some mangrove jacks. The fish seemed to be all in areas where there was ample freshwater and we managed to catch them all under bridges. I have a fishing buddy now and his name is Clinton and he's a pro angler from Kerala and we've been fishing together lately.
I have an Intex mariner 4 inflatable raft, which is basically a four-seater, but 2 can fish at a time on this boat and I also have a Suzuki 2.5 hp outboard motor to get us where we need to go. This setup has been doing pretty good for us in the backwaters and we are able to hold the bottom using a 6 KG kettlebell weight for an anchor. All we did was anchor next to the bridge pilings and flick soft plastic lures between the pilings in search of whatever lurked in those structures. We have only managed to catch mangrove jacks so far, but we are still very new to this kind of fishing and we do hope that other species like the bream, grouper, and barramundi would follow soon.
The squidgy lure that Kingfish from IA gifted me seems to be doing an excellent job in the backwaters more than any other lure. The most interesting part about this lure to me is that I've had fish strike this lure while fishing from the rocks in the open sea, but most of the time I lost the hookup. But, with the kind of fishing I'm doing now, the squidgy lure seems to connect well with the fish. Thank you Kingfish for the squidgy lures :)
I apologize for not posting reports here, but I haven't been taking many pics during my recent trips, but now I discovered a way to recover pics in decent resolution from the videos I've been shooting. Also, I am trying to get more pics of my trips going forward and will be sharing the same here. After all, this (Indianangler.com) was one of the two places where I learned as a newbie about fifteen years ago.
Here are the pics of the few Jacks I caught recently... Hoping to land some barramundi and threadfin salmon soon!
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