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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:40 pm 
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Hi All,

Went with one of my close friend and his family on a fishing trip to Jaigad. My friend is a beginner and has never done saltwater fishing. He strongly insisted me to accompany him so I went along. The climate was very good and the breeze was cool in the mornings and late evenings. I was bit skeptical about the possibility of hooking good fish at Jaigad since Jindal is in process of constructing a huge plant and a jetty at Jaigad. A lot of work is completed and lot more to be done. Luckily to my surprise we hooked some good size mangrove jacks and groupers. I have posted the pictures below.
Day one.
Started trolling at 9.30 am. We trolled for almost one and a half hour but not a single hit. The water was crystal clear so tried using natural colour lures but all in vain. Tried shallow divers, deep divers and all other divers but not a single strike. Also tried popping for sometime hoping to hit a trevally. The atmosphere was heating up so finally decided to try a different place. Reached the spot in half an hour and started trolling again. To my biggest surprise got a huge strike on a deep diver lure. The reel started screaming. The treacherous hit immediately revealed that it was a big mangrove jack. Landed the fish after 15 min. After that we decided to leave since it was getting hotter in the afternoon. The fished weighed 15 pounds.

Day two.
Started trolling at the same time. Decided not to waste time and directly head to the same spot. Lures were out in water and in the next 20 minutes got the first strike. The fish directly went in the rocks. Luckily I was using a longer leader wire so it did not cut the line. I tried yanking the fish, pulling the line with pressure, circling round the rock and everthing else to make the fish come out of the rocks but everything failed. Finally after wasting half an hour I decided to break the line and I pulled the line with full pressure and luckily the fish came out. I didnt give him a second chance and pulled him out. It was a grouper or rock cod what u say. Approx 9 pounds. Again the lures were in water. I told the boatman to turn the boat and try the same spot and got a second huge strike. Treacherous strike revealed a mangrove jack. The fish was in the boat after 15 to 20 min. Approx weight was 16 pounds. Again in no time lures were in water and another strike. This time the fish struck my friends lure and he was really in bad shape. He was struggling to lift the rod up. I guided him to fight the fish since he was new to this type of fishing. Landed the fish after 20 minutes. It was a grouper or rock cod whatever u say. It weighed approx 22 pounds. Got one more strike later and pulled out a small red snapper. We were very happy with the game we got and decided to stop fishing and head back since we had enough for the table.

The mangrove jack.

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The grouper my friend hooked.

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Me with the same grouper.

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Another mangrove jack.


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Same mangrove jack in smiling pose.


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Second days total catch.


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View from the house.


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Scenic beauty of Jaigad.

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Friend son learning the game.


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Jindal in action.

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The Jindal plant.

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Gift from a koli woman.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:50 pm 
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Very nice Abhi... nice MJ & grouper. We also hooked some nice fish in Durg, 35 + landed and over 30 + lost.

The boat looks familiar.. :)))

Santosh


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm 
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Great catch Abhi.

Thanks for sharing thhe pics.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:52 pm 
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Thnks Apoo and Santo for the compliments.

Spoonangler.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Hi Abhijeet,

Very Nice Catch and very nice pics. The MJ and Grouper are really nice.Thanks for sharing the pics.

Hearty Congratulations.

Regards,

Arun


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:21 pm 
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Nice pics. Nice fish. Nice trip. Abhijeet you are at it again. Thanks for sharing, mate.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm 
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Very nice fishes Abijeet. They must have given you a hell of a fight. I am sure, your friend is a total convert now... :lol:

Congratulatios and tight lines for future. :lol:

Just for record, there is a fish exporter in crawford market and the maximum size of snapper he gets is 20 KG.. :!: :!:

Santosh-Fredd, are you listning... :twisted:

Regards,

Ali.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:06 pm 
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I am Iam i am .... Planning November trip Alibhai .. Immediately after the competition ...Santo ????


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Fredfish wrote:
I am Iam i am .... Planning November trip Alibhai .. Immediately after the competition ...Santo ????


I am servicing my TLD for the next trip ... :twisted:

Santosh, next time.... nothing like going light... :lol:

Regards,

Ali..


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:44 am 
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I am In Fred.... :))).. from what I experienced this time.. only big guns on the reef.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:44 am 
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I have two words for you... *****N* ******D. :D good show buddy!!! :D :D How come I was not invited??? :? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:08 am 
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Thnks Ali, Mahaseerken and Arun for your compliments.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:25 am 
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Yeah!!! No comments on my post.... huh!!!!! :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:10 am 
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Good stuff Abhi


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Really nice and it was nice to hear it from you in person.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:37 pm 
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nice catch there.. where is Jaigad ???


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:33 am 
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santosh wrote:
I am In Fred.... :))).. from what I experienced this time.. only big guns on the reef.



Next time only 2 words for you ...."LISTEN " and "LEARN " from the Pros .. OK SANTO lets go get them monsters .. im blocking the dates


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Nice catch there...
those were big fat and mean fishes you got...
if im not mistaken
someone on the forum was asking about the maximum size/weight of mangrove jack that it grows to....
whats the maximum guys?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:35 pm 
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8 to 9 kgs as per the fishbase article :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:30 pm 
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That is one amazing MJ.Do not see fish that size often.Congratulations


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:09 pm 
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Hi Abhi,

Good show, Congratulations !!!

Syd.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Congrats Abhi,

Thats a great fishing trip.

Just wondering......you have a mighty big table to accomodate all that fish :lol: (Just kidding)

Thanks for sharing the report & pics.

regards,
Keyur


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:03 pm 
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Hi Godfrey/Sydney/Keyur/Hozefa,

Thnks for your compliments guys.

Spoonangler.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:29 pm 
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Hi Abhi,

can't see how I missed your post. Congrats on the nice fish and cool report. Those MJ are huge almost like cuberas!



Jeen


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:23 am 
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Thnks Jeen.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:11 am 
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Fredfish wrote:
Next time only 2 words for you ...."LISTEN " and "LEARN " from the Pros .. OK SANTO lets go get them monsters .. im blocking the dates


My teacher & my very good friend... I owe my saltwater angling to you. [smilie=coolup.gif]


Lets get them buggers. :D

Santosh


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Abhijeet do you hypnotise the fish or what? Simply amazing !!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:59 pm 
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hey abhi missed this one some how yaar fantastic show partner [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:12 am 
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Thnks Freddie and Rajat.

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