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 Post subject: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:43 am 
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I am sure we are all interested to know what lures are the favourites for other anglers,beside one's own.

I think initially, we should keep it to just one lure each for freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Below are mine.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:28 am 
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Come on,gentlemen.

First,we had a hard time getting members to put up pictures as they were afraid other anglers would get to know "their" fishing spots.

Now,it seems, they are afraid to let others know what lures work for them!

I fear for the sport of angling in India if such paranoia exists.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:25 am 
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For me it will be a smiling bill type white bucktail jig in 3/4 to 1 oz with pork rind trailer.
For a plug, if I have to carry only one plug, then it is a 7" cotton cordell redfin lure in white/redhead.

I don't fish a lot of freshwater, but if I have to go with one lure, then it is going to be a 1/8 to 1/4 oz jig with a 3" to 4" soft plastic grub as a trailer. Considering moving water that is. If it is still water like a pong or a lake, then a spinner and may be a couple of small plugs from rebel or rapala.

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:40 pm 
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Thank you, Maruthu...... you are a man with guts.

Any chance of putting up pictures of your lures .... it is a cinch if you have an iPad.

I recall using pork rind trailers on buck tail jigs for freshwater fishing in Canada ... deadly on Northern pike!

So these are just as good in saltwater? what fish have fallen for it?

With regard to the Cotton Cordell lures, are the hooks up to it for saltwater fishing or have you upgraded them?

Kind regards,
Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:02 pm 
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Elaborating on lure choices further, I attach the following.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:15 pm 
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I have mostly caught striped bass with bucktail/pork. It is my most favourite way of fishing.
I have lost the few jigs I had with me and haven't used them much in India. But will get some soon.

I have had MJs strike my bucktails, but since the hook is side, I had difficulty in the hookup.
Had some nice fish take my bucktail/pork in Cape Comorin, but the fish bit through my leader.

Will try heavy bucktailing in the future in Indian salt waters and will let you know the results.

With Cotton Cordell redfin, I have caught many GTs from the beach and also a couple of barramundis with it.
The swap the rings with Rosco SS heavy suty split rings and the hooks with 3/0 VMC 3x strong treble hooks.

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:25 am 
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hi,
can anybody tell me lure work for carp fish in big pond or not, i havent try before as none of the angler used lure for carp fish as in my area rivers are small what i did is go for carp fish in big pond would be very thankfull if you suggest some technique on the matter ,as water turn murky after rain unable to catch any carp pls help yours valuable input is highly appreciate.

Regards..

umaknta
manipur(india)


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:42 am 
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@umakanta

I do not have much experience in carp fishing, so I may not be the right person to answer your query.
However, I do know that carp have been caught on spinners, such as the Mepps Aglia shown in my post above.

I hope some serious carp anglers could shed some more light on this for you.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:32 am 
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Checked further on the Internet.

It seems soft plastics ( curly tail soft grubs around 2 inches in length) are being used quite successfully by anglers to catch carp.

If the waters are murky, it is helpful to smear some scent on the soft plastics to better one's chances.

Hope this helps.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:32 am 
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Hi,
This is a very difficult question. Primarily for us because our trips are mostly species specific. Time of the year ,local weather conditions.. color of water... bait fish that the predators are feeding on that particular period...terrain ...rocky seashore/ sandy beach.. esuary.. river.. lake fast water.. slow water.. night fishing.. day fishing , to name a few of the scenarios.

Yet will try to name a few lures that we would pack species wise if we werte allowed only two lures per species.

Murrel/ snake head... Rubber frogs and spinner baits

Barramundi: - surface stick baits if fishing the mangroves..and Rappala X rap if casting at esuary river mouths.

Mangrove Jacks:- Rappala X rap or Bomber lures

GT:- Gt Gammas 105 stick bait and Gt 3 craft bait)

Rawas/ Treadfin : Any lipped lure about One ounze and small profile for distance

Mullies: Cleo spoons, spinner baits

Masheer: South India Tor Kudree :- Mepps spinner Aglia long cast and Cleo spoons

Masheer : - North Golden:- Jointed rapalla and Cleo spoon

Well, now these lures dont have the names( species) written on them, you might catch anything on it. But these are generally what we pack for our trips in India with reasonable sucess.

Jeen


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:42 am 
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And King Fish,

Dont worry the angling scene in india is in very good hands and the anglers here are very evolved and specialised.. Only issue is the discussions on this forum have become very mediocre since many forum members who know their stuff have either left the forum and migrated elsewhere or have become dormant. I appreciate your efforts in reviving the forum much respect for that.. and hope things improve.


Jeen


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:01 am 
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Hello Jeen,

I must compliment you for your posts.These are well thought out and detailed.

You have been kind enough to list lures that are not only a wealth of information for the novice angler but also for those of us who are experienced and yet not had the opportunity to try for some of the species listed by you.

It is a pity that the forum has lost a vast number of the old guard...... I visit their posts when time permits and find their experiences to be fascinating and informative.

We can only lament their loss and accept the challenge that they have passed their baton on to us.

Kind regards,
Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Hi,
Thanks everyone for yours valuable input in india most anglers didnt have ideas about such valuable forum it quiet interesting to share ideas and new things on these forum , tackle shop were very rare here so i need to buy from online lure isint avilable in my place i will get one from e bay or amazon and will experience using lure ,can anybody suggest colour of lure for murky water.


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:48 am 
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@umakanta

For hard bodied lures, in murky waters, we tend to use fluorescent colours in yellows,orange and greens ( you may be able to pick up some Halco lures in India of this type) with inbuilt rattles, so the fish can home in on the sound. The flashy colours are more visible in dark waters than normal shades.

For soft plastics, you should buy those with a paddle tail that would vibrate in the water and also smear them with some sort of scent (do not know if you can get ready made scents in tubes in India but someone mentioned cod liver oil ....).

Hope this helps.... not sure if these will work for carp fishing,though.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:41 am 
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See attached.

Am trying to send photos of fluorescent coloured lure, not successfully.

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:23 am 
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Some fluorescent lures by Halco, should be available in India. Small one is a Poltergeist ( deep diver)
and the long one is a Laser Pro 120 ( shallow runner, good for waters with subsurface weeds or snags).


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:32 am 
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Jeen,

PM sent to you .

Kingfish


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 Post subject: Re: Your favourite lure
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:49 pm 
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From what little I have caught. Carp seem to love atta which has had a dunking of vanilla essence and another variation is using hing.
I haven't caught anything for a while now as I haven't had the chance to head out anywhere.


Regards,

Dev


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