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 Post subject: GT & Stuff
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 12:12 am 
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Hi Pals.

This weekend was almost like end of season for us here in the UAE with the temperatures rising.. The GTS are moving out of our waters, but we latched on to a few small ones who were hanging around.
That and some action my kids had at the mangroves near the house.

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All GTs and queen fish on poppers the groupers on rapalas.


Tight lines \

Jeen


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 12:20 am 
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nice pictures...mate :-)
nice location too...
great catches...


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:05 am 
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Hi Jeen,

Nice pics and location.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:30 am 
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Nice Pictures Jeen,

Can you please tell what Popper were you using for GTs and what type of retrieve?

Thanks,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:35 am 
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Hi Maruthu,

THe poppers we used were some japanese GT poppers & halco rooster poppers. They are from 18 to 25 cm long and weight between 150 to 200 gms.
Most action was on the halco. THe GTs hang around quite deep and you need to bring them up to the suface by making maximum commotion with the popper. Cast the Popper in the target Zone , You have to be a minimum of 50 meters from the spot ( long cast ), and retrieve with up ward sweep of your rod in short bursts. Pop !! reel ,Pop!! reel. Pop!!Reel.
The bigger the splash/ pop you make the better your chances.
The fish hit with tremondous force sending the water up a few feet in an explotion of silver mahem!!

WE fish with heavy drags around 7 to 8Kg so that the fish dont dive back into their rocky caves its a tough job but great fun. Some of my friends fish heavier with 15 KG drags!. The fish on the pictures are around 60 to 70 Cms which are cosidered not worth mentioning. THe real guys are upward of 100 Cm and arm wrenchers.

Will try to post a few pictures of the poppers soon. Try the online fishing shop called PLAT FISHING SHOP. THey have everything you would need for seriousGT fishing.


Jeen


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:38 am 
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Great stuff Jeen


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 12:03 pm 
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Keep on doin it Jeen 8)
Best
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 2:27 pm 
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small fish :shock: :?:

Jeen, I don't these small fish too :lol:

Great job !!! Your kids look cool too

Jude


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:32 pm 
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Nice snaps..... :D

Keep the Pic's coming..
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:17 pm 
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Jeen,

Thank you very much for the information . I was fishing with my buddy today morning and we both had GTs behind our Halco Roosta Poppers. The water was not very clear and when the fish was about to take my popper, that coincided with the pause and the fish that came breaking the surface left without any interest. Clear water might have helpred to reel in the popper faster when the big guy was right behind the lure.

After all these days of fishing (trying to get one) with poppers for GTs, I started to have some success only after I was able to make that loud "Bloop" with the halco roosta poppers. However, the yozuri surface bull GT lure makes a very very loud "Bloop" and heck a lot of surface disturbance, the GTs doesn't look intrested [smilie=huh-ani.gif] .

Keep the pics coming [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]

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Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:44 pm 
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Really nice pics, Jeen. Glad to see you guys are catching! The water levels on the Cauvery here are very low.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:09 pm 
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Hi Maruthu ,

Good to know that the Gts were interested. If you are fishing along with your buddy your chances are better if both of you cast roughly in the same area about 2 or 3 three meters apart. Ist you cast and then your friend casts. Begin the retrieve just 2 seconds after the first guy starts to retrieve . This way one popper is moving all the time and also the Gt after a false rush at the leading popper some time turns and locks on to the other.

When you are fishing the Surf use a stick Bait retrieving it in a Darting motion from side to side keeping the rod tip down and waving the rod to both sides of your body . Also the Stick bait should be as big as the Mullets they feed on. Are you using braid on your reels? . If not use braid ( PE 6 ) around 60 LBs test. The line is thin, you can cast far and once you hook you can horse the bugger to the shore . But please release after a quick Photograph.


Good Luck

Jeen


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:39 pm 
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Hi Jeen!
All i can say is YAHOO! :lol:
Well done guys
Owen


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:04 pm 
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Thanks for the tip Jeen,

I was also thinking about switching to braid, but mainly for instant hook sets. Have got 50 lb Power Pro Braid, but was not happy to try them from the rocks. Looks like I can try them based on the pictures that I see in the first post. I just got a week time before I leave Chennai and am trying my best to land one of those buggers.

jeen wrote:
once you hook you can horse the bugger to the shore . But please release after a quick Photograph.


Ofcourse, GTs are creatures from heaven that give a HELL on the shoulders.

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:45 pm 
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Good looking pictures,fish seen to look similar to those in the Andamans, are they the same species?


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Hi Micheal,

yes these are the same fish . The Giant Trevally (Caranx Ignobilis). They grow up to 80 KG ?. My friends have caught up to 45KG in these waters.


Tight lines
Jeen


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:32 pm 
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Hi Jeen

thats some great fishing .. are you around town in October ?? then lets make a trip and catch some of those barrmundi


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:20 pm 
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Hi Fred,

I would like to check out the Barras. October is fine any day but the fishing days got to be Thursday and Friday . Which means I can land up on a Wed evening and fly out early Saturday

Just firm up the dates and Pm me.

Thanks man

Jeen


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