Conforming to tradition we had our usual month's fishing holiday in December , bidding fare well to the year 2010 and welcoming 2011.
The year 2010 was bad for business with the global crisis et all. But for us anglers, in our case any way . No global crisis can steal this one thing we have .. the joy of being out there be it the wilderness, the road, or out there on the blue,being one with nature and soaking in all that is unrelated to the rat race.
This year was a mix of a road trip that took us to the west coast of Karnataka, and the hills of kerala,and a flight to the laksadweep islands in search of a trophy GT .
We will be posting our trip reports in the appropriate sections .
Every time you catch a fish we silently admire the colors and textures of the fish we catch and sometimes we wonder weather the colours and hues we see are real or is it something only you see.We are trying here to share the visual treat with our friends on the forum.
A masheer from kerala
Maral from the Periyar, Kerala. Caught on a frog lure.
Mangrove Jack caught on a diving lure from the periyar.
These guys are extremely aggressive in the river. We have caught some on surface lures and have also had some mjs hit frogs while casting for maral(No hook ups).
Brilliant red on the tail
Front end of a periyar maral
Spots on a bluefin trevally. A GT popping bycatch (lakshadweep).
Eye of a black jack trevally caught while we were jigging . These guys inhabit the same reef zones as dogtooth tuna and when we catch black jacks,dogtooths are always close. (lakshadweep).
Scales on a Red Snapper. Another GT popping bycatch (lakshadweep).
Fin on the same fish..
All teeth intact !
Napoleon Wrasse caught jigging. (lakshadweep). These fish make for very interesting pictures as they have incredible patterns all over….
Scales on the same fish.
The reason we went to Lakshadweep, this year’s GT fishing didn’t have the numbers we normally see, however we had some very interesting encounters.
Always looking for fusiliers.
Another shot of the periyar maral. All Maral from the Periyar have some special colours….
Scales on Masheer.
Teeth on a green job fish. This fish was caught when we were popping for GT, and was surely the biggest job fish we have ever seen.
Another maze on the Napoleon’s skin.
Most of these pictures were taken by jeenu and the theme for this thread is inspired by Catch Magazine.