Thursday, June 14, 2007

2007 May 5-12, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

As with last year we booked Mas-Hibaru boat with Ibrahim as the captain. This year trip is very rough due to the monsoon. We arrive at the wrong date. If a week earlier the weather is excellent. Imagine to fish with 1-2.5 meter swells with "white-caps" everywhere. In-fact we waste one day of fishing due to the rough sea. Even the GT was not coorperating during rough weather. Few were caught the biggest GT 11kg. Biggest dogtooth 16kg. Biggest flower cod 10kg. Caught a sailfish, est weight 40-50kg with guess what...Yozuri Bonito. Near the boat, it cut the main line. As i say popping & trolling in this trip is very bad. Only jigging is great. We went to as 70-80meter drop-off and caught many groupers.
Alfi & Kamarul tested their new Fisherman 86RS & BigGame82, i really very impressed how the rod can cast 150-200g popper with out much effort. Better put the rod in my wish list....

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