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 Post subject: Lady fish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:50 am 
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My first lady fish....she gave a awsome fight. I landed her at 11.30pm on the high tide.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Congrats buddy.
Keep it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:45 am 
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Vijay,
Good to see you!! Thats a monster ladyfish !! Nice job, and nice to see reports back from you.

Cheers
Binu


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:17 am 
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Thank you binu....


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:36 am 
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Vijay,

I note that both the ladyfish and the barracuda (in your recent post) were caught at night time.

Just curious to know if these were caught on lures ?

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:00 am 
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Congrats Vijay!

Nice to hear from you after a long time. Please keep them coming!


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:03 am 
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kingfish wrote:
Vijay,

I note that both the ladyfish and the barracuda (in your recent post) were caught at night time.

Just curious to know if these were caught on lures ?

Kingfish


Kingfish,

Me and Venkatesan were on a fishing trip the last week of Jan 2018.
We did a lot of night fishing and had insane strikes from monster barracudas, with no hookups sadly.
I haven't been night fishing in India and I had to say that it is insane and it is a different world!
We landed a few MJs, but no pics to report though. We will get back on it soon!

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:35 am 
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Hello Maruthu,

Very interesting! Night fishing is a different world altogether for sure .... your senses become much more acute and the bigger predatory fish seem to come into their own at night.

Still, my question is were lures used at night and if so, what type?

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:24 am 
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@abdullah, Binu and Maruthu.....Thank you people.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:32 am 
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@Kingfish.....I aways preffer to go fishing at high tide. The lady fish I landed at 23:15pm were the high tide was at 23:30pm. I heared from the experienced angler that the lady fish will be active during night hours. I landed them by using lures. Lady fish was landed by using Daiwa sp minnows.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 am 
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@ Vijayfisher

Well done .... you have a good selection of lures, by the way!

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Nice fish Vijay, glad to hear from you after sometime.

kingfish wrote:
Hello Maruthu,

Very interesting! Night fishing is a different world altogether for sure .... your senses become much more acute and the bigger predatory fish seem to come into their own at night.

Still, my question is were lures used at night and if so, what type?

Kingfish


We were mostly using poppers...


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Thanks, Venkat.

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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:59 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Hello Maruthu,

Very interesting! Night fishing is a different world altogether for sure .... your senses become much more acute and the bigger predatory fish seem to come into their own at night.

Still, my question is were lures used at night and if so, what type?

Kingfish


Kingfish!

As Venkat mentioned, we were mostly fishing poppers at night (slow retrieve). I lost a nice fish (likely an MJ) due to break off around a concrete piling and lost my good old Mirrolure 77M. Had one MJ on a 6' Bomber and another one on a paddle tail soft plastic lure. Tried micro jigs with not much luck except for one nice short fight, till the hook came off. Almost all of the barracuda strikes were on a popper, except for one strike on a Rapala 18cm original floater with three trebles dangling from a pencil like lure and the fish still managed to throw the lure away :(

In the meanwhile, I guess we can look forward for more action from the guys that are fishing in Chennai at the moment. Keep them coming Vijay! :-)

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Hello Maruthu,

Good variety of lures used, I must say! Pity about the missed strikes but it is better than not having any action whatsoever!

I have not done any nighttime fishing for ages, as access to most of the local waters is not possible at that time.

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Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 pm 
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@kingfish, I do have some collections of lures but like you sir.
Could you please help me in how to use the metal lure like halo twisty.....Do I have to go for fast retrieval or a slow one and the water conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Thank you venkat.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:57 am 
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Vijay,

I usually retrieve the Twisty at a slower pace, as it enables the lure to work with a proper, swaying action. Retrieving it at a faster pace will stop the swaying motion but may attract fish that attack speeding baitfish.

The Twisty seems to attract hits in relatively clear water. If you are fishing shallow waters you may have to speed up the retrieve so as not to snag the bottom, or keep the rod tip high. I believe you have the 40 gm Twisty?

I remember you saying that the Twisty has not performed for you on barracudas and I also did not get any hits on it when I was in Chennai ...... frankly, it surprised me and I am at a loss to explain why, when it has caught all manner of fish elsewhere!

Maybe Indian barracudas are smarter?!

If you can, try putting on a single hook (removing the existing treble) and attach to it a soft plastic with a long tail ..... this will copy the tube lures on which barracudas are caught overseas.

Glad that you are having a successful season and we look forward to more reports from you.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:32 am 
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Trevally caught on a Twisty metal lure in Fiji by me .... a versatile lure that works in waters all over the world. Should catch GTs in India.

Sorry for the smaller picture, technical issues.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:59 am 
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Thank you for your suggestion Kingfish.

Vijay.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:29 am 
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Congrats, one of my favorite fish to catch. I used to catch Ladyfish on poppers with 4lb line, really challenging. If you go so light, you need to change about a foot or so of line after every fish. Great Fun..

Did you get these ladies in Chennai?


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:14 am 
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Thank you Bobby........yes its in chennai.
Vijay.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 am 
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Bobby wrote:
Congrats, one of my favorite fish to catch. I used to catch Ladyfish on poppers with 4lb line, really challenging. If you go so light, you need to change about a foot or so of line after every fish. Great Fun..

Did you get these ladies in Chennai?


Bobby, are those small poppers, I am wondering whether 4lb line can withstand the force of casting anything around 20 grams?


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:11 pm 
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The poppers are small, I still have 2 - 3 left, maybe just about 2 inches and I lost quite a few before I got the hang of it, but never on the cast always on the strike. I don't know the weight of those poppers but I used to get a very good cast with them so they may not have been very light like those blow in the wind types. I never used a leader as well so the line took the strain of the cast I used those and pins minnows and the slightly larger bass n arms minnows by YoZuri, but caught 90% of the ladies on poppers. They were Chinese made poppers.

The rods too were light, Abu Boron and Fenwick Eagle something, the reel was a Daiwa BG13 and one of those smallest Penn SS reels which had 6 or 8lb line on it which I used to use for small GTs if they were there in that area and on the take.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:53 am 
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Bobby thanks for the info. I always wanted to try ultra light setup, but the place where I fish mostly is infected with GT.
The thought of a GT taking away all the line and bring havoc to the setup, is putting me from buying an ultra light setup.
For that matter, even I am paranoid to buy a high end surf rod imagining it get busted by a GT..


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:08 pm 
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h_venkatesan wrote:
Bobby thanks for the info. I always wanted to try ultra light setup, but the place where I fish mostly is infected with GT.
The thought of a GT taking away all the line and bring havoc to the setup, is putting me from buying an ultra light setup.
For that matter, even I am paranoid to buy a high end surf rod imagining it get busted by a GT..


I am yet to put my new 4# test tackle to some good use and will keep every posted if they are intersted.
I think we should be able to fish shallow reefy areas on the east coast and some places on the west coast with light setup.


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:44 am 
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Maruthu,

PM sent to you.
Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Lady fish
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:43 am 
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With ultra light tackle you need fish that fight clean on top water. You will not stand a chance with GT, MJ or Rock Cod. Ladyfish are perfect targets.


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