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 Post subject: Maldives in May
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:07 pm 
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Hi Guys,


Fished the Maldives for a week in the middle of May . Went as usual with my sons . We were quite apprehensive about the weather knowing that the monsoon was just around the corner and generally mid may is very wet in the Maldives. However we needed to fish and there we were on the morning of the 14th of May a wonderful day brilliant sunshine the usual colors and our first popper flew over the side of the boat hardly 15 minutes after we un packed..

Fishing was good as usual barring a couple of days with some wind and rain. We mostly popped with a couple of hours jigging . Tackle for popping was the usual carpenters , Stellas and Saltiga DF for jigging we checked out the Xzoga rods and were quite comfortable with it . Also did a bit of jigging with the lucanus and Madai bugs and were pleasantly surprised.

Among the memories that would remain :- 1, biggest Gt of the trip landed by my younger son on the smallest stick bait , 2 . My first ever drop of a lucanus taken by a DT,
3, my 150 Ulua stick lost to a great barracuda suspended in mid air head shaking with only the leader coming out of its mouth!, before cut off. And finally, my elder son getting dragged around the deck with a popper eating shark attached to his line.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:16 am 
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God damn Jeen!!!!! GT :shock: :shock: :shock:


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AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!

I just turned a very deep shade of yellow. And it has nothing to do with the condition of my liver.


Great going Jeen. From now I am going to refer to you guys as the GT family.

And I love the hats!!!

Thanks for uploading such wonderful pictures. You should get the Maldives Govt to pay you a fee for promoting tourism.


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Looks like you had a blast guys...is this the first time you all took a bronzie there?


Last edited by Bobby on Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:46 am, edited 1 time in total.

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As usual Jeen, you guys have done it again.

Nice catch and nice pics. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
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 Post subject: GR8 show
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:14 am 
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O man,,,,,

Thats really a gr8 show.I think you guys have taken all the fish around maldives.

I hope to see you guys in my life time.

Happy fishing all the time..Do update all the pics.We are so curious and excited to see all these pictures.

Mani


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Cheers,
Madhur.


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 Post subject: hi jeen
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:39 am 
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as usual great fishing from u all. i feel u are the luckiest of all the anglers on this forum. amazing GT sizes caught. i have a couple of questions to ask. one of the GTs that u have caught is a black one. is that some different species of GT or is it the same?? if i am not mistaken one fish in that catch is a cobia. what lure was the fish caught on?? the small fish caught is a RAS. correct me if i am wrong. but once again great fishing and as usual i will once again say that ur sons are lucky to enjoy this type of fishing. congratulations.
spoonangler.


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Hi Spa,

THe cobia was caught jigging a 200 gms long jig. THe black Gts are males in their mating garb. The day after the full moon most gts we caught were males and when landed they spat out small crabs usually found near the beach in shallow waters. Popping on a full moon night on rising tide from the shore could be the thing to do!


Jeen


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:shock: :shock: Jeen, as usual Amazing stuff... [smilie=coolup.gif] Thanks for sharing..

regards,

Santosh


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nice show
thanks for sharing


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Jeen U Rock.....


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Simbly superb!


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Awesome....


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Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics!
Regards,
Yaj.


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Awesome pics and thanks for sharing. Now, I am need to catch their (GT's) cousins.

Maruthu


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Hi Jeen,

Great post and some very nice looking GT there.

Mighty Marlin.


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fishy hats!!
lol
amazing fishing jeen!!
ur the first family of anglers on IA for sure!!


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Hi Jeen & Sons
Are youll going to leave back some fish for the rest to catch?
Good job, good photos.


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Wonderful. Wish I was there too. Great goings. Congratulations.


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great show mate......


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Jeen if ur gonna continue taking ur sons on trips like that, im up for adoption.
(very serious)


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Aaron wrote:
Jeen if ur gonna continue taking ur sons on trips like that, im up for adoption.
(very serious)



Get in line mate.

I am up htere in front, right behind me is the Gypsy and then the entire IA member list....

best of luck Jeen!


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Mahaseerken wrote:
Aaron wrote:
Jeen if ur gonna continue taking ur sons on trips like that, im up for adoption.
(very serious)

Get in line mate.
I am up htere in front, right behind me is the Gypsy and then the entire IA member list....
best of luck Jeen!


:D :D :D :D :D


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Hi Jeen,

Well Done theres some fantastic fish there. Ive been living in Maldives for almost 2 years now. Ive been fishing only a few times and done ok on the GTs but theres a few fish in your photos that have eluded me so far like the dolphin fish and cobia.

Seeing all thos photos has motivated me into trying to organise a trip out soon.


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Hi, Jeen,

Fantastic show and great pics. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to you and your sons! Thanks also for info on colour of males during mating season.

Cheers,

Arun :D :D :D


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ohhhhhhhhhhhh my god, Just amazinggg

Excelent Fish

Cheers!!!
M


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