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 Post subject: Maldives in March
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:54 pm 
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Hi Fishos,

Back from a few days in Maldives with my sons.

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Tight lines
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Very nice pics. Since I am not a saltwater angler, I can hardly identify those fishes. It would be nice to know them.

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Amazing pics Jeen!Thanks for sharing.
Yaj.


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Amazing! Those are some really nice looking fish. Good going, Jeen.

I have some questions for you since I plan on visiting the Maldives sometime this year.

Did you fish from the beach or only from a boat? What fish can be caught from the shore?

Which plugs seem to work the best for shore fishing?

Bops


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Great pictures jeen


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damn neat pics.
great going.
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Nice pictures Dude... :D :D :D

Keep it going....


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Way to go Jeen! Thats the life.
Looks like you have a regular bunch of anglers in the family.
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amazing pictures!!


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Excellent fish and looks like a great place Jeen, how long was your trip?- waiting to check out your answers to Bops questions !!


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 Post subject: Maldives in march
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Hi Guys,

The first Fish Is a dorado a very acrobatic game fish, caught trolling a home made "daisy chain" ( A string of 4 or 5 artifical squids tied in sequence).
THe Long Mackerel my son is fighting and holding is a Wahoo

THe tuna I am holding is a Dog Tooth Tuna

The Blue finned fish are all Blue fin Trevally caught tossing plugs mostly Rapalas into the reef from the beaches ( colours were silver , Red & silver & Green.
THe green Fish My elderson Rahul is holding is a JOb fish caught on cut tuna.
The Big red is a lyre tailed grouper I pumped up from the deep.
Most fish were released . WE were using a huge landing net to minimise damage.
Maldives is easy. I can set up a trip for any body who is interested. If you are going with your families then it could be a bit expensieve . If it is an angling trip then it works out cheaper as you can stay with my friend on his home Island paying next to nothing.

Tight Lines
Jeen


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Hi Jeen,

I think that Red Fish is a Coronation Trout - Variola Louti, its a real prize fish mate, the larger ones tend to loose those white spots.

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Bobby


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Dear Bopanna, Thank you. Today one of my friend is coming to India. I am sending a CD containing the details of Fish in Maldives with her. She is going to post it in Hyderabad. please accknowledge the receipt of the CD once you receive.

Yesterday was a rainy day and it was a nice day for me interms of fishing. I got 2 nice fish... both are same type... one fish is abt 1.5 kg another one is small one. Became addicted!!!!! I caught them from the shore.

Another thing... Today I found new arrivals in our library on fishing in Maldives (international authors). good onces to comprehend Fish in Maldives.

Cheers.
Manish
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 Post subject: Living in Maldives
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Hi Guys, if any of you are planning to come to Maldives. I can help you!!! I am living in Maldives.

Btb.. Mr. Bopanna is going to have good info on Fish in Maldives. He will be the resource person for any technical info on Fish in Maldives.

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Manish
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manishrvarma wrote:

Another thing... Today I found new arrivals in our library on fishing in Maldives (international authors). good onces to comprehend Fish in Maldives.



Manish, could you give me the names of the books and authors?

Bopanna


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 Post subject: Maldives in March
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Hi Bops,

Thought I would attach a coup[le of pictures showing the plugs we used for shore casting.

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 Post subject: Maldives in March
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Hi Bobby,


The red fish is comonly known as Yellow edged Lyretail / variola louti ( Fish Base).
WE commonly call them lyre tailed grouper as they belong to the grouper/perch family and we get quite a few variations of this fish in the reef the only common feature being the lyre tail.


Tight Lines,

Jeen


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Hi Jeen,

Very impressive stuff. Could you let me know what gloves you guys are using when handling the fish?

Bopanna


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Hey Jeen ... real nice spread of fish .... tight lines ... Fred


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Great going Jeen,
Keep on doin it and tight lines
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 Post subject: Maldives In march
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Hi Bops,

The Gloves we were using was mainly to protect the index finger from the braid line while tossing heavy plugs into the reefs and to hold the line while boating heavy fish. However these gloves are made of soft synthetic material very comfortable to wear and go easy on the fish when you handle them for pictures. Costs here around 8 USD a pair.


Jeen


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Jeen,

Great going! The dogtooth looks good.
Take anything on surface lures?

Cheers,
V.


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 Post subject: Maldives in March
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Hi Vedan,

Where you been ??. Well we were tossing big poppers & pencils into the reef had a couple of hook ups with GT and Dog tooth but couldnt boat any. One Big Gt shook off when my friend on the Boat tried to spike the fish with a Blunt Gaff before my son could reach the landing net. The second GT amost pulled me off the boat, I lost my footing and crashed on the deck. Gt popping is tough work, long casts heavy lure and before long my arms gave up. My son Hooked a huge Dog tooth on a stick bait and got cut off as we were not using wire.

GT action in March is rather low compared to the months after the monsoon Nov to Jan.

What news from the hills?


Tight Lines
Jeen


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:52 pm 
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Hi Jeen,

That is some super fishing !!

Maldives is definetely on my radar :D
Most likely in Jan/Feb 2008.

My objective is flyfishing for bonefish. See any bonefish while you were there ?

What rod/reel combo did you use to throw poppers to GT's ?

I am assuming a minimum 10' rod, with a heavy-duty spinning reel loaded with braid.

Was the lyre tailed grouper caught jigging ?

Did you try fly fishing ?


Those pictures are too good !!



tight lines

Makarand


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 Post subject: Maldives in March
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:34 pm 
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Hi Makarand,

Jan is agreat time to go there. For popping we were using carpenter rods ( 7.8') and the reels were one Daiwa Dogfight Saltiga Z6500 and two Shimano 10000 FA. I found both the reels good and the rods are a seperate thing altogether. The best for GT. THe poppers and stick baits were japanese weighing 150 gms to 200 gms. All that tackle and no fish to show**!! looks like Ill have to land up in Andamands and fish with Akshay and Darren. and yes line was braid 65 lbs ( power pro)

The Lyretail was caught on cut bait ( Tuna). We did pull up a few fish mostly Job fish, Emperor snappers and such while jigging 100 Gms Butterfly jigs and other lighter jigs 40 to 70Gms. Maldives is great for jigging at drop offs . Our boat was not equiped with a depth finder and for my friend everything we did was alien stuff. He is learning and soon well have a good Captian there. We did see Bone fish and Permit there on the flats. Were not carrying fly ishing Equip. Going in Nov with some Fly fishing Maniacs for a complete survey and research. will have more info for you befoe your Jan Trip.

Tight lines

Jeen


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 Post subject: Re: Maldives in March
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:36 am 
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jeen wrote:
We did see Bone fish and Permit there on the flats. Were not carrying fly ishing Equip. Going in Nov with some Fly fishing Maniacs for a complete survey and research. will have more info for you befoe your Jan Trip.

Jeen


Keep us posted Jeen, Pompano do take Bucktail type jigs..


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