Andaman Islands April 2016

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  1. sami G

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    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
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  2. michelle

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    Love it! Great report. Can't wait to try out that Accurate Valiant!
     
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  3. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Living the life Sami!

    What was the Valiant loaded with and how were you using it?
     
  4. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Absolutely awesome my friend.
     
  5. Capt. Scott Goodwin

    Capt. Scott Goodwin Capt. Scott Goodwin

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    Always an amazing report. Thanks for sharing and you just hit the Front Page of BD!
     
  6. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    Never ever disappointed in your reports Sami.

    Off the hook!

    What was this? Hard for me to tell...but it looked BIG
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    Stellar Report, Fantastic Photos.
     
  7. zanegler

    zanegler Bomboy Lures Are Money!

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    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.
     
  8. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow, and i thought sheephead were pretty.

    Tell us witch are the best eating?
     
  9. sami G

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    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
     
  10. sami G

    sami G Member

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

    Tight lines
    Sami
     
  11. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    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!
     
  12. mbhalihunter

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    Those rods don't look as beefy as the ones you normally fish with.
     
  13. MikeeDaGuy

    MikeeDaGuy Fishin FIN-Attict

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    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!!
     

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