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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Hi Friends ,

Posting here a small report of my recent trip to Kannur - Kerela

Reached Kannur on Dec25th morning, In the evening tried sabiki rig to catch some bait fish from surf. Was unsuccessful.Next day morning with resort person's help I got some prawns and sardines .Did almost 4 -5 hours of bait fishing, But could not catch anything. In the evening went for sight-seeing and spoke to the driver about some fishing locations. Every time he suggested to fish the vallapattnam river under some bridge.

So I planned to fish the place he suggested. Next morning I was there, It was the river under a big bridge where I tried my luck with lures. I casted rubber shads and diving lures for some 70-80 times from different possible spots on the bank. But the trees from sides were making it difficult and I was losing hope as nothing was working as expected.

Finally I asked the driver if he could take me to any estuary (explained him where river meets sea) if accessible. To be honest I had never been to any estuary in my life and I had my own assumptions that those places are really dangerous.

I was surprised when he said such place was near to his house. In another 30 minutes we were there.
The place was not only a treat to eyes but lots of action and safe enough for spinning. I landed one Mangrove jack and one small Grouper on rubber shad within one hour of spinning. My day was made and I really felt elevated with the catches. :lol: :lol:

I am thankful to all the members from forum for their honest advises and encouragements.

Attaching the pictures.Hope you like it.

tight lines


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Beautiful spot, you have done it justice!

Glad that rubber shads worked for you, these are underrated by most anglers. Interested to know what type you used ... toothy fish like mangrove jacks can destroy these in seconds unless one uses brands that are built tougher.

Also noticed that you attached the rubber shad to a snap swivel .... you may be better off tying it directly to the line/leader with a loop knot, as it will give better action to the shad and also look more natural to the fish.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:51 am 
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Congrats!

Thank you for the report and the pics!

I thought you've been to Kovalam near Chennai which is also a river mouth....

kingfish wrote:
Also noticed that you attached the rubber shad to a snap swivel .... you may be better off tying it directly to the line/leader with a loop knot, as it will give better action to the shad and also look more natural to the fish.

Kingfish


There is that, and then there is fluorocarbon :-)

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:02 am 
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Hello Maruthu,

Happy New Year.

How are the Squidgies performing?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Thank you Kingfish/Maruthu for your words.

I will use the loop knot while using the rubber shads , I used the weedless shad by brand called 'Zerek'. The rubber quality is good enough as per reviews.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:59 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Hello Maruthu,

Happy New Year.

How are the Squidgies performing?

Kingfish



Happy new year Kingfish!

The Squidgies got me small groupers and MJs. I haven't had the change to get out there as much as I have some personal commitments now. Should be able to get out more after March though. Will definitely post pics :-)

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:00 pm 
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fish4fun wrote:
Thank you Kingfish/Maruthu for your words.

I will use the loop knot while using the rubber shads , I used the weedless shad by brand called 'Zerek'. The rubber quality is good enough as per reviews.
Attaching the pics

tight lines


I have used those lures. They are deadly....

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:11 pm 
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Zerek lures have a good reputation... these look to be pre-rigged weedless and would also be good for freshwater fishing in weed infested waters, for murrel etc.

Keep up the good work and post more adventures!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Nice fish !! [smilie=coolup.gif] for catching them on lures!! Good job on scouting different spots until you found fish !!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Very Nice


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Thanks Binu and Bobby !!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Nice to see you with the catches!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:03 pm 
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thanks Venkatesan.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:46 am 
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Congrats man.. That's awesome


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:03 am 
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Good job! [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Nice report. Thanks for sharing.


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