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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:59 am 
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after getting tips from ali bhai,dezz and apoo i hit the port checking out the estuary en route. i saw that it was low tide and my morale sank. any way lets hit the port i said to my self. reached the spot and fashioned a trace from 30 lb mono, clipped on a swim shad and let it rip. i kept casting and did not get a single bite. changing lures and the spot also did zilch.
then i reached the docks where the water was deep and calmer. tried casting all my lures but no go. even tried jigging the swim shad and did not get a single bite. the locals had spread around prawns and fish to dry in the sun and i changed the lure out and put on a small hook with float and the pieces of the prawns.
well soon enough i landed a beautiful fish pic appended (don't know the name) and soon after caught a puffer fish. all in all i was able to catch 8 of these fishes in all. threw the puffers back and kept these
need help in id of these fish.
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http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt42 ... c012-1.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:19 pm 
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The first pic is a Sargent major damsel (Abudefduf saxatilis) pretty common in the aquarium trade. don't know any of the rest.
Ace what did you do with them?


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:25 pm 
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well ! nothing much i handed them over to my staff and they generally eat everything. we have a konkan guy who is the judge of edibility.
probably they have been deep fried by now. all except the puffers which i threw away without even a second thought. it is fun to see the blighters puff up and bounce their way back.
the locals have told me that barra feed in the estuary at night. got my shimano 6000 from IA and am waiting for my daiwa beefstick before venturing back again.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Ace_doc wrote:


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Anticlockwise

1 and 2 is a Dorry Snapper (They are yellowish with a black spot at the rear.)

3rd is Sergeant Major

No clue about the rest probably some sort of damsel.

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:33 pm 
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Congrats for the catches.


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:03 pm 
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Congratulations on landing these fishes.

You did well to release the puffer. In case you do not know, it is one of the most venemous creature on planet earth. You should handle it with care as its skin is also poisonous.

Just one sugestion, dont rip your shad through water, retrive it very slowly.

Regards,

Ali..


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:51 pm 
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well another detail i was told by the locals was that last three fishes also have venomous spines and being hit by one is a great way to screw up a good day. the pain is said to be intense and to last 3-4 hours at the least. am toying with the idea of using a sabiki rig for these fishes.
alibhai, i worked the shad at all speeds , even let a yozuri suspending minnow "suspend" for long intervals, but probably i need to do the retrieve even slower. i was a bit leery due my eqpt being undergunned as far as salties are concerned but this coming sunday i should be ok.
i also plan on trying jigging from the jetty . lets hope i get something bigger than these toddlers.


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The 3 fish on the right are rabbit fish, also called Safi (in arabic) we have loads of them here in dxb.

Dezz ? we used to see them in 100's at the marina.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Keyur wrote:

Dezz ? we used to see them in 100's at the marina.

regards,
Keyur


Are they not supposed to be spotted? Or do they go color change like the cobia and the dorado??

DeZZ


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I was inclined to say Rabbitfish as well, but the Mouth looks a bit different at least in this picture, body is most certainly Rabbit fish like. If they are Rabbit Fish, take care of the spines they can be painful they are mildly toxic.


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