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 Post subject: Some fish from Chennai
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:06 pm 
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Been fishing around Chennai, but fishing was tough. But I did get to meet and become friends with a few IA members.
Here are some fish that I landed in the last few months.
Missed a few good ones too, some at the strike and some after some fight, but hey that's fishing. The fish has to win sometimes too.
The ladyfish below was about 7 kg. It put a good fight, and I thought it was a GT. That's Vijay holding the fish in the second pic.
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I was aiming for some long casts, but this barracuda hit a popper about 20 feet from the surf.
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The GT weighed 12.5 kilos, the fish put a good fight for about 20 minutes. I wished there was someone at the beach to take a picture of me holding the fish.
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Tight lines !!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:17 pm 
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Hello Binu,

Some nice and varied catches there.

Could not help but notice that the spinning reel has been laid down on the sand, which normally is a big no no as the sand will get into the innards of the reel and cause damage.

However, is that reel a Van Staal? In which case I presume a quick dunk in the water should take are of the sand.

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Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:26 pm 
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Thanks Kingfish. Yes, those are the Van Staals, as you said a simple dunk in the surf and I get back to fishing.
But I wash all my reels in freshwater, and wipe them dry after every trip and they've never failed.

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Binu


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:43 am 
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Nice catches Binu!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Great fish there Binu! Congrats!

Just came back from my trip and as usual, I lost a nice grouper :(

Can't wait to see a nice Barra from you :) Let's hit the west coast sometime soon....

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:29 pm 
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Great catches Binu. Nice to see some action on the forum.

Cheers,

Jeen


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Thank you Venkatesh and Jeen.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Maruthu,
West coast is definitely in my list. Will try to make it sometime.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:44 pm 
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nice catch, and yes those are the submarines of spinning reels, you have got some big giants on your shore, so i guess super spinners is a must for you.
between what lure or technique you used for the lady fish ? we have got these kind of bonefish roaming in the mangroves here. [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:55 pm 
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RaMpEr wrote:
nice catch, and yes those are the submarines of spinning reels, you have got some big giants on your shore, so i guess super spinners is a must for you.
between what lure or technique you used for the lady fish ? we have got these kind of bonefish roaming in the mangroves here. [smilie=coolup.gif]


From what I have heard for ladyfish you should use small 4 inch or of similar size minnow type lures or small spoons.
I caught this on a 5" yo zuri mag darter.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:20 am 
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What a fantastic GT. Well done....


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 7:53 pm 
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Nice pics and hope to have some more soon from the shore


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Fantastic catches and solid GT from Shore (Y)

BTW What rod ur using ( exact make and model)? thanks


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 11:18 pm 
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Nice catch Binu......To my knowledge he lost another good size GT's too but the fight was awesome. Unfortunately the line got snapped.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:55 pm 
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vinodrm wrote:
Fantastic catches and solid GT from Shore (Y)

BTW What rod ur using ( exact make and model)? thanks


I have 3 rods that I normally use from the surf.
A 9' G-Loomis IMX Surf 1084-2S
10' Lamiglas Ron Arra XSRA 1205-2
11' Century Stealth rated 1-4 oz.

I caught the GT on the G-Loomis rod.


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