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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:59 pm 
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Greetings,

I was lucky to catch my first Murrel from Karnataka waters.
The water level was low which helped in this case.
Caught the fish on a scum frog. I lost another fish that was much heavier than the one in pic.

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: First Murrel....
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:09 am 
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Cngrats dude,
One got one lost,

Keep it up.

AbuAhmed


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 Post subject: Re: First Murrel....
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:47 am 
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Congrats!! I wish we will do it more often..


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:48 pm 
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Maruthu, good job !! Those waters look like great murrel habitat. Now go get the big ones !!
I may do some top water fishing for Large mouth bass around lily pads.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Nice catch there good sir. Do the Snakeheads fight good? I've seen a bunch close to my place back in India and the last time I visited. Would like to chase them this time around.

I'm guessing based on
binu wrote:
I may do some top water fishing for Large mouth bass around lily pads.
regular top water popper flies for bass should do the trick. Do they always stay on top of the water column or do they go deep when its hot outside?

Tight lines and cheers.....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:07 am 
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It looks odd to see you fishing freshwater, Maruthu!

Nice start ..... hope to see more catches.

Regards,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:13 pm 
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Ulygun wrote:
Nice catch there good sir. Do the Snakeheads fight good? I've seen a bunch close to my place back in India and the last time I visited. Would like to chase them this time around.

I'm guessing based on
binu wrote:
I may do some top water fishing for Large mouth bass around lily pads.
regular top water popper flies for bass should do the trick. Do they always stay on top of the water column or do they go deep when its hot outside?

Tight lines and cheers.....


No I have not fly fished for them. I use scum frogs around lily pads, brushes, logs etc in small ponds and lakes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:05 pm 
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Nice one Maruthu. Entry into freshwater fishing with a bang :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:11 am 
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binu wrote:
Maruthu, good job !! Those waters look like great murrel habitat. Now go get the big ones !!
I may do some top water fishing for Large mouth bass around lily pads.


Ulygun wrote:
Nice catch there good sir. Do the Snakeheads fight good? I've seen a bunch close to my place back in India and the last time I visited. Would like to chase them this time around.

Tight lines and cheers.....


kingfish wrote:
It looks odd to see you fishing freshwater, Maruthu!

Nice start ..... hope to see more catches.

Regards,
Kingfish


IndianAngler wrote:
Nice one Maruthu. Entry into freshwater fishing with a bang :-)


Thank you folks for the encouragement!

Gave it another try this past weekend with my new low profile baicaster reel.
Reel is a Shimano Chronarch 50E spooled with 30# power pro braided line
Rod is a 6' 6" Shimano teramar south east inshore casting rod rater for 8 - 14# line

It was raining and then it got hot and sunny. Landed three fish and lost a couple.

Overall a decent trip. Cheers!
Maruthu

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:37 am 
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Congrats Maruthu, looks like you had a blast


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:46 am 
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Nice catches Maruthu! It is a good feeling to catch fishes on the new reel on the very first outing :D.
I am waiting for my setup.. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:13 am 
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Bobby wrote:
Congrats Maruthu, looks like you had a blast


Thanks Bobby!
When you visit Karnataka, we could target some Murrel if you'd like to....

h_venkatesan wrote:
Nice catches Maruthu! It is a good feeling to catch fishes on the new reel on the very first outing :D.
I am waiting for my setup.. :twisted:


Yes Venkat!
It is fun to try out new set up, let alone catch fish with it :-)

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:08 am 
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Maruthu,

Freshwater fishing helps to keep one in form until one can go back to the saltwater. Only problem is that it can become expensive with a whole new set of rods, reels, lines and lures!

Good luck in your new venture.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:12 am 
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Will surely get in touch if I decide to come to Karnataka, may be you should challenge yourself now and try to get one with a Fly.

This November I am going to fish Carter Road with a Fly and see if I can hook-up, I caught a Barracuda there in March which was very surprising and interesting. I will be doing this almost daily when in Mumbai so I should get lucky, must only remember to carry my salty flies with me.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:25 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Maruthu,

Freshwater fishing helps to keep one in form until one can go back to the saltwater. Only problem is that it can become expensive with a whole new set of rods, reels, lines and lures!

Good luck in your new venture.

Kingfish


Kingfish,

I have a few light inshore setup that work really well for freshwater.
At least in terms of investment I am covered for freshwater fishing (other than a few lures and such) :-)


Bobby wrote:
Will surely get in touch if I decide to come to Karnataka, may be you should challenge yourself now and try to get one with a Fly.

This November I am going to fish Carter Road with a Fly and see if I can hook-up, I caught a Barracuda there in March which was very surprising and interesting. I will be doing this almost daily when in Mumbai so I should get lucky, must only remember to carry my salty flies with me.


I tried fly fishing and felt like it was a pain in the burr for saltwater fishing (mainly with the wind). I loved fly fishing a creek (Ridley creek) after work during summer in Pennsylvania for small mouth bass. Since there was a lot of day light during the summer moths, I would come home from work and grab my 5wt flyrod and go fishing for small mouth bass.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:36 am 
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Yep the wind can be a pain, but you do have some good days


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:31 pm 
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nice catch


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:24 pm 
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fishbuster wrote:
nice catch


Thanks Fishbuster!


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