Andaman Islands April 2016

sami G

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Sami Ghandour
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whatever get me out there
With the success to our latest trip to the Andaman last year the Kuwait group could not resist booking a trip for 2016.

Darran and the guys greeted upon our arrival to Port Blair airport and off to the lodge to be surprised by the change that took place, fascinated was an understatement.
they turned the place upside down and changed everything, I mean everything and they sure did a good job, so a big congrats goes to all involved!

On our first day both boats stayed close to each other’s and we fished the same spots, we saw some big fish coming up to the lure but none of the guys were ready yet, still manage to have great time and good fishing on board.

We were hoping for the yellowfin tuna to show up but seems to have a late start this year we basically tried every day and we landed some of the smaller class fish.

The fishing was just like switch and related to current tide, when the majestic hour arrive the fishing was off the hook, we landed 64 GT’s on our second day between 2 boats with the biggest one close to the 22kg, it was a none stop action and we took advantage of it to the end.

The jigging was insane and I have to say that I enjoyed my lighter set up and get a kick out of it, so many good opportunity and descent size fish with no chance to land them.

The smaller size jigs that range from 50g to 150g did the trick and for some reason those fish deep under wanted the smaller size jigs.
we made a trip to invisible bank but were disappointed, there was no current whatsoever and decided to head back to give a shot around Havelock island that resulted with good fishing and endless schools od fusilier getting harassed by GT’s.

I have to say that the guys enjoyed the fishing and the good humor on board and they were happy and satisfied at the end of the trip.

I want to thank Game Fishing Asia for their service and hospitality, thank you guys!

Tackle used:

Rod: Carpenter, Race Point, El Maestro, Xzoga, Smith
reel: Shimano, Daiwa, Accurate
Lure: Shell Shaping, Pelagic Warrior, Hammerhead, Siren, Carpenter,
Line: Varivas SMP, Power Pro Hollow
Leader: Fisherman, Varivas

Tight lines
Sami









































 

Derby

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Sep 9, 2010
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The Kid
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Aquasport 222 FFV
Never ever disappointed in your reports Sami.

Off the hook!

What was this? Hard for me to tell...but it looked BIG
E45B3840.jpg


Stellar Report, Fantastic Photos.
 

zanegler

Bomboy Lures Are Money!
Jun 24, 2008
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249
placerville/ca/usa
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zane
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Skipjack 20 Flybridge, Cruel Intentions
Great photo-heavy report. I too am anxious to hear your feedback on the Accurate Valiant. I have one but haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet. The thing is smaller that I thought, but puts out something like 25# of drag.
 

watersdeep

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Jan 19, 2016
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Jed Venture
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the twisted ducker
Wow, and i thought sheephead were pretty.

Tell us witch are the best eating?
 

sami G

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Jan 19, 2008
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Sami Ghandour
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whatever get me out there
Living the life Sami!
What was the Valiant loaded with and how were you using it?

Hi hucklongfin,
Thank you!
The reel was loaded with Shout Sasame PE 3 Premium Line.
I was jigging the whole water columns and my depth was ranging from 300 feet to 100 feet, mainly targeting Dogtooth tuna.
I loved the performance and the strength of the reel in general, Highly recommended!

Tight lines
Sami
 

sami G

Member
Jan 19, 2008
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Princeton, NJ
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Sami Ghandour
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whatever get me out there
Never ever disappointed in your reports Sami.

Off the hook!

What was this? Hard for me to tell...but it looked BIG
E45B3840.jpg


Stellar Report, Fantastic Photos.

Hi Derby,
Thank you for the kind words!
That is a dogtooth tuna that get bitten by a shark.

Tight lines
Sami
 

hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
Hi hucklongfin,
Thank you!
The reel was loaded with Shout Sasame PE 3 Premium Line.
I was jigging the whole water columns and my depth was ranging from 300 feet to 100 feet, mainly targeting Dogtooth tuna.
I loved the performance and the strength of the reel in general, Highly recommended!

Tight lines
Sami

Well I picked up a Valiant today and loaded it with 300 yds of 50# Maxcuatro. I'll try and break it in next weekend!
 

MikeeDaGuy

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May 21, 2006
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Mikee
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12' Klamath Aluminium, 14' Valco
Absolutely Fantastic Photos Sami, Awesome report. . .

I so look forward to reading reports like this that are in places I could only dream of ever making it to, let alone wetting a line, turning the handle on those exotic fish. . .
..... am sure the locals don't thing exotic but they are damn cool looking fish!

Thanks for sharing,

Looking forward to the next report!!