After arriving late last night at the Lotus Resort, we awoke this morning to an amazing site. We were right on the river where it flows into the Bay of Bengal! Before breakfast I had to go down to the beach to see if there was any fish action. There were several local tribal fishermen trowing cast nest and catching finger-mullet, which was an excellent size since these small mullet and eating by many preditorial saltwater gamefish. After breakfast we drove to a section of the river where a boat picked-us up and took us to some choice shore fishing spots.
My first fish turned out to be a camo-colored eel that had a back full of spines. The fish fought well and gave me a real tussle even trying to hold it for the camera. Mullet were plentiful and we took two back to the resort to have grilled “Mediterranean-style” for dinner. Our catch included saltwater catfish and the tribal fishermen that were with us caught porgy fishing with long bamboo poles, a float and a live prawn.
Tomorrow we will be heading out on the Bay of Bengal in search of larger deep-water gamefish.