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 Post subject: Bait for Murrel
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:06 am 
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Hii folks,

Most murrels are hooked using spinners...............I want to try catching them using bait..................can someone suggest a recipe for murrel bait, as I dont want to use live bait....also what kind of hooks (shape and size) are more suitable for murrel.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:38 pm 
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This is just a guess but I would suggest chicken livers, gizzards etc.

Murrel tend to go for frogs, insects and other fish. Not really sure how you would do with bait. My guess is that chances are not too good.


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Murrel will take most meat baits.... live frogs are the best.


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IndianAngler wrote:
Murrel will take most meat baits.... live frogs are the best.


Bops, Tim does not want to use live bait.


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Even if he did use meat ... it would have been live at some point :-)


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Yup,
Live meat as Rajat says and scum frogs from cabela's have been an old time fav too.


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They will also bite on Shrimp Baits ;) and small fish baits like small carps and crabfish baits.


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I had a murral take a hair rig on a 'regulation'no. 8 hook,baited with ragi, as Gypsy will attest. Left me so shell shocked, i still managed a jerky hookset and got him to within 2 m, before he spat it out.
So try ragi? as for hooks, anything-literally-from the spinner sized No.4, all the way upto scum frog sized 4/0 and 5/0.
However, if you are using meat/chicken guts, sausages , watch out for toitles taking your hook.Damned irritating! :evil:


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IndianAngler wrote:
Even if he did use meat ... it would have been live at some point :-)


:D :D :D :D


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How exactly do you hook a live frog?


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Try small crabs for Murral.


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
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use big size earth worms


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Don't forget the classic one!
Chicken liver :D !


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
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junaid wrote:
use big size earth worms


Yep..and use lot of them.

Ali.


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live toad (common house frog ) is the best :roll:


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eljefe wrote:
I had a murral take a hair rig on a 'regulation'no. 8 hook,baited with ragi, as Gypsy will attest. Left me so shell shocked, i still managed a jerky hookset and got him to within 2 m, before he spat it out.
So try ragi? as for hooks, anything-literally-from the spinner sized No.4, all the way upto scum frog sized 4/0 and 5/0.
However, if you are using meat/chicken guts, sausages , watch out for toitles taking your hook.Damned irritating! :evil:


You can take any bait, be it veg or non veg and it can sit on the bottom all month long without murrel touching it!!!

I vouch for Doc's murrel on ragi and so did the guy with the trident get a murrel on ragi... witness to both... maybe it was my presence...

jokes apart, the murrel did not bite the ragi... it attacked motion... your bait needs to be moving for the murral to bite... Doc was hauling in his line to set fresh bait while the guy with the trident had just cast a ball of ragi which was taken the moment it hit the water!

Its the motion and not the meat!!! try it...

Cheers!


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IndianAngler wrote:
Murrel will take most meat baits.... live frogs are the best.


like this? :-)

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Berkley Gulp Bat Wing Frog will work


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Even chug it frog do excellent job


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personally I swear by the scum frog.


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what about lizards??
i mean the artificial ones like -
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-PKG-ZOOM-8-MAGNUM ... 0486845002

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VI ... 0486845002

I have a pack of these but havent used it at all.
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frogs works the best ..


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susheel_john wrote:
How exactly do you hook a live frog?



ummmmmmm I'm guessing through its cloacal aperture!!!!

Kidding mate! though it is interesting they have one organ that does it all for them!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:43 am 
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i hear the best baits for murrel are a nce bag of ur least favorite house guest.... Roaches.

the big mamas, but u have to have the stomach to catch them and put them on live.

i couldn be bothered though, spoon works fine for me :)

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:03 am 
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quite true alan... most of the locals here use roaches and i know a place were one can get them by the hundreds.. but as you said.. spinners and scum frogs work fine for me.. had the pleasure of seeing two murrel go for my surface frog just before the rains had set in.. enjoyed watching the murrel watching the still lure before it struck.... will be making some trips this week end. heard about some action around town.. keeping my fingers crossed.


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Live cockroachs and frogs are best for murrels!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
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I caught a murrel on chicken guts today.......I was hoping for the mulley n got a sneak head (sawal) in mahi river about 3 KGS. It wasn't released. Try that


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:05 pm 
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I generally don't target Murrel. Last year got one of good size while fishing for carps on wasp larvae. Bait was taken at afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
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This topic reminds me of my childhood days. Then in the rainy season in low paddy field there were full of variety of fish, koi ( climbing perch), magur (catfish), shol ( snakehead), loitya or lyata (murrel), singi (catfish) and many small fish like morala, puti etc. As no pesticide was used in that days the number of fish were plenty. Water depth remained 1.5' to 2 ft. We used to catch them with our native method of ' nachano barsi' or dancing rod. A long bamboo stick with a flexible thin end with 4 to 5 ft of line and a hook. Using mainly live bait like small frog, insects like grasshopper and also fleshy part of snail. In paddy field among the rows the bait is moved up and down on the top water making noise with the dance of the tip of the rod attracting the predator fish. We used to catch many fish with a single bait without knowing of modern lure and gears. But nowadays that is a just a dream to me. Pesticides cleaned of the fish from paddy field. And no little boy is going with the dancing rod with a joy to catch fish.


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
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dream fish wrote:
This topic reminds me of my childhood days. Then in the rainy season in low paddy field there were full of variety of fish, koi ( climbing perch), magur (catfish), shol ( snakehead), loitya or lyata (murrel), singi (catfish) and many small fish like morala, puti etc. As no pesticide was used in that days the number of fish were plenty. Water depth remained 1.5' to 2 ft. We used to catch them with our native method of ' nachano barsi' or dancing rod. A long bamboo stick with a flexible thin end with 4 to 5 ft of line and a hook. Using mainly live bait like small frog, insects like grasshopper and also fleshy part of snail. In paddy field among the rows the bait is moved up and down on the top water making noise with the dance of the tip of the rod attracting the predator fish. We used to catch many fish with a single bait without knowing of modern lure and gears. But nowadays that is a just a dream to me. Pesticides cleaned of the fish from paddy field. And no little boy is going with the dancing rod with a joy to catch fish.


Yes.. It is absolutely true...


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 Post subject: Re: Bait for Murrel
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:42 pm 
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its a pity our innundated paddyfields don't get to see much of these fishes nowadays..still there r some places where Shol (Channa Striatus) shows up in the fields during rains


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