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: It's quiet in the tropics

07-17-2007, 05:54 AM
This is the time of year when most serious bonefish and tarpon fisherman take a break. This is normally due to storms. So far this year it has been relatively quiet.

To try to retain a little interest in this topic here are a few pics.
I thought this up as I have just booked a trip to Alphonse Island in the Seychelles at the beginning of November.
Here are some memories from previous trips.


Bluefin Trevally



Giant Trevally

There are many more species that I have caught there. That's just a taste.


07-17-2007, 06:50 AM
Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos..

Since I probably wont be able to fish till the fall... I live through this site!

thanks again... send more pics..

07-17-2007, 08:53 AM
Pete, awesome! I can't wait until my trip to the Seychelles--March 2008. I'll e-mail you sometime soon--love to hear what advice you have for the GTs.
Keep the Seychelles pics coming.

07-17-2007, 09:09 AM
Vince -

I am on the road this week, will catch up about the banner work when I get home.

thanks for becoming a Forum Sponsor and we look forward to joining you on some of these adventures

Pete -

GNARLY GT brutha!

07-17-2007, 12:56 PM
Those fish are sweet!

07-17-2007, 03:13 PM
My first post :)

Great pictures - would love to go to Seychelles sometime.
Is a do-it-yourself type of operation possible? (Jea, always on a budget... :Eyecrazy: )
Or is guided fishing required?

07-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Nice forum BTW. I just recently discovered it.
I need to read at least a few threads each day at work :chuckle:

07-17-2007, 03:18 PM
Welcome -

I lived in Denmark when I was a young kid. Been back there as an adult once for a business visit to SAS. Nice place.

You should consider joining us on one of our DIY adventures, Acklins and beyond.

07-17-2007, 08:06 PM
Very nice Pete,
The eyes on the Milkfish make it look as if it came out of a cartoon.
certainly gets the juices flowing.

07-18-2007, 01:54 AM
Thank you juro.
Really, which part of the country did you live in?
Sure Denmark is a nice place. Fishing-wise its rather boring thou (in my oppinion) and we need to cross the Atlantic to get some action. But then again, I guess you cant compare anything to the strength of the tropical "fast-swimmers".

Sounds interresting with your DIY adventures. I assume its folks from this forum who participate? When are you planning to go?
I sure would like to hear more about it. However, its probably going to be difficult for me to collect the number of vacation-days since i already have a 4-week trip to mexico with my girlfriend in the pipeline this year.


07-18-2007, 01:57 AM
Pete, I cant stop starring at the GT...
Man, its a huge one. Whats the weight of that fellow? 50-60 pounds?
I guess its the same fish as in your avatar right?

Trevor B
07-19-2007, 04:45 PM
Those are some great pictures and I am sure some great memories as well.
I for one would like to hear more about the Seychelles. For example how does a trip there compare price wise to other destinations ?
Maybe when you have time, a little write up on traveling too and fishing in the Seychelles ? I am sure there are plenty of people interested in finding out more about such a location.
Keep up the good work