It was a very pleasing trip considering that it was not a hardcore fishing which normally we do, but a laid back outing where every one in the family had fun.
A new rod for shefali & shree is on it's way & lil shuban's play school teacher has already asked me to get some fresh fish for her as the boy now only talks " daddy caught big fish" (I have to, as she is pretty).
The boys keep looking at the pictures and the smile on their face is worth a million.
I would also like to mention here that Ali's children who are lil older than my kid’s, took great care and showered so much of attention & love that the boys keep remembering them all the time. For shuban Ali is now Adi uncle.
This trip has also popped some questions. We hooked many fish but lost majority of them. The drag was perfect, the tackle was adequate the hooks were laser sharp 6 X, still we lost all big fish we hooked. In total I lost 20 + fish & ali about 10. On the last day alone I lost 13 + fish after a good run form a minimum of 10 yards to 70 - 80 yards runs. Some of the fish I hooked in the evening were unstoppable even on heavy drag and palming of spool.
Only two lures lost but most of the time the hooks came out, the fish did no open the hooks.
The only theory I feel is that the fish were not feeding due to abundance of bait fish, of all the hits we got the fish were hitting out of aggression and in the process getting fouled hooked on the body. 10 - 15 Lb drag and a fast running fish can easily get the hook out of the soft flesh of the fish... It will be nice to know what the experts think about it.
The next trip is planned and I am itching to get even.