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 Post subject: Rahuls Big GT
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Went to the nothern emirates to entice some critters. My sons Rahul & Jinu both did their thing. We picked a few serious scraps lost a couple and won a few.

Rahul's GT

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Jinu's King

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The Argument


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Birds of the same feather


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That GT is humongous! Great stuff Jeen, really envious :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Rahuls Big GT
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amazing !!! wow that Gt must have been some fighter .. excellent kings .. good going Jeen and the boys .. very lucky to have those waters and a boat !!
keep em coming
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Amazing pics Jeen! Thanks!
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Hi Jeen,
You guys are really having some great fishing.Can you tell us how long each of those fish fought.
This is a great experience for your sons.Congratulations!! What a fantastic day for you all.
Oh,how we wish we had those waters around our coast!
Jeen, are the rods one piece rods?
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Hi Sydney,

The rods are 2 piece carpenters paired with shimano stella / Saltiga Dog fight reels.The line is PE 6 (braid rated 65 lbs). Lures are poppers Fisher man .
The Gt lasted about 10 minutes and the king about 5 minutes. Popping is generally done on heavy drag up to 8 kgs to prevent GT cut offs from the reefs. Hence the fights are short and fierce.

Jeen.


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Amazing pics Jeen! keep them coming
only on lucky brother angler wow wow wow

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thats GT is gianormous !! i want one :cry: great stuff.
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Excellent GT!

Even one pound members of the trevally family put on hell of a fight. Fighting a GT of that size would probably be like fighting a 100 pound mahseer.


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jeen wrote:
the fights are short and fierce. Jeen.


Dream stuff Jeen.. amazing pics, thanks for sharing.

You guys are living a dream :D

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That's a nice GT Jeen, 10 minutes was danm fast for a GT that size.

Is that an Osprey nest?


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Damn Neat Show
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Amazing GT


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SIMPLY AWESOME :D


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Exellent catches Jeen, really firing my salt-water burner there..
That 8kg drag is definitely showing.. take the strain :shock:


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Jeen the picture of the Argument had me in splits. :D
Great pictures and even better fish.
Well done guys.


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great going..... Keep up the gud work


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Hi Bobby,

Yes mate those are nesting ospreys. THe Musundum Peninsula is a seperate enviornment on its own. The bird life though few, are quite unique to that place. Since the musundum hills are totally isolated from the main land except by boat I am almost sure there may be some yet to be identified species. If not new species at least existing species modified to suit the terrain!. I have seen some quails there that soar and fly right up the cliff faces like swallows or swifts!!


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Hi Jeen,

fantastic pictures as always. I heard that you were looking for a boatman for the trip to Mussandam, unfortunately I didnt know of any there.

keep the pictures coming :wink:


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 Post subject: Wonderful Pictures
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Great pictures.Going to give me sleepless nights thinking about hooking onto a fish like that.Really liked the action Photograph!!
Thanks for posting
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Really nice pics and the the size of the fish. Thanks for sharing

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Jeen,

That is an amazing GT.
I can't describe how I feel to see such a fish and that too in winter :(

Awesome pictures with fantastic fish

Maruthu


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God damn!!!! Jeen that’s sure is a back-breaking GT… :shock: :shock:


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Hi Jeen,

I just had a look at the picture of Rahul and his GT.Very Nice fish, must have given him a good fight. What I noticed was that he was fishing his popper with an assist hook..... looks that way in the picture I think?

If it is a assist hook....... I just wanted to know what you're hook up rate was? Did you notice a fall in the number of fish successfully hooked,or has it not made any difference?

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Rahul and Jinu-great stuff guys, keep on doin it!
Jeen , thanks for the pics! ;)
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Hi MM,

Yes we are now more comfortable with assist. The trebles we are using are all Owner ST 66 size 5/O. I personally feel the hookups with assist are more positive . Also handling of fish while de hooking for release and quick photo etc is easier.

I also feel that the GTs have better leverage to twist the hook out with the treble. The assist on the other hand is so much more flexible and keeps the fish on no matter how much the fish turn and struggle.

Another factor is that st66 is sometimes so heavy that I found the action of the poppers and stick baits sometimes effected by it . We are now miss and mactching/experimenting with one assist on the tail and a treble in the centre or both assists on each lure and casting from a beach near home to fine tune the best combination.

Got a trip to Maldives lined up in a couple of weeks and would have more oppurtunities to field test.

Jeen


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Hi MM,

I personally do not feel comfortable with Assist and have never used them to make a fair coment, however some of my friends who use asstists say that the Strike v/s Landed fish ratio had improved.

Jeen do you get that indication as well?

Bobby


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Hi Jeen,

Thanks for the quick reply. Let me know how the experimenting goes... I am currently sticking to the ST66 barbless trebles on my poppers. I did experiment with assist hooks for the tail hook but missed a couple of big GT whick kind of put me off them.

I think the assist hook is the way to go along with a treble for the belly hook. Atleast this way there's less damage done to the fish.

GT do manage to lever the belly trebles quite a bit. Just saw evidence of it when we had some


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What is an assist hook?


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Simply put an assist hook is a single hook, that sort of dangles loosely on a very short bit of line. Look closely at the picture/hook MM has referred to..


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apoo wrote:
What is an assist hook?



A hook that assists in hooking fish!! :lol: :wink:


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Mighty Marlin wrote:
A hook that assists in hooking fish!! :lol: :wink:


:D :D come on MM it was a honest question, i have been looking at this option for a while however will it help if you are fishing from the rocks?????


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 Post subject: hi jeen
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first of all i apologize for replying late. but amazing pics dude. it seems ur children r born with a golden spoon in their mouth. they should be proud to have a father like u who always encourages their hobby. hats off to u.
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Mighty Marlin wrote:
apoo wrote:
What is an assist hook?



A hook that assists in hooking fish!! :lol: :wink:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Hi Apoo,

Heres a pictures of lures with assist hooks and trebles.

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jeen wrote:
Hi Apoo,

Heres a pictures of lures with assist hooks and trebles.

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Jeen


Jeen,

Those are some nice poppers. Were do you find them?
I just bought one of those and its yet to arrive.

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Hi Jeen,

Thanks for the info.

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Hi Jeen,
Wonderful pictures and very good catch.
Rahul & Jinu doing great. I specially liked the photo where they are helping each other. Keep going.
Infact i feel envy, and wish i too could be lucky to catch such a big GT.

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