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Old 11-14-2007, 10:06 AM
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Alphonse Island, Seychelles, Nov 4-10

I'll be brief.
It was great to get back there it is such a beautiful place. The weather was mixed it rained a little nearly every day and we also had teps of about35 degrees every day.
I had forgotten how the tides affect the fishing. On neap tides there is very little movement and on the springs the flats go between flooded and totally dry.

I caught a lot of different fish, over 100 bones, some emperor fish, triggers, many different trevallies, snapper, grouper, jobfish. On this trip there were no real big fish caught but a lot seen. I lost the whole of my fly line on one Giant Trevally.
I briefly hooked a milkfish but could not keep it on. The fishing gods were not really smiling on me. I still had a great time.
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Hi Pete,

Those trigger fish look fantastic. Have only managed them the size of my hand (and I don't have very big hands) so one that size is a huge goal of mine.

Out of interest what is the average size of bones out there?

Interesting you mention tides. I haven't yet worked out whether I prefer the neaps or the springs. When we were in New Cal on the springs you had a smaller fishing window for the bones but it would be intense as they streamed off the flats. Neaps we found bigger schools and the fish feed longer on the flats but were spread out over a wider area so more searching involved.

Thanks for your report.

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Some really nice looking pictures, I really like the one of the Trigger fish.
It dosn't look like the fishing gods were too mean to you !
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Very nice shots,
I have to catch such a bluefin one day
Are those triggerfish as aggresive above water as under?

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100 bones and the gods weren't smiling on you

Come on Pete!!

Great Pics.

Where is your next adventure??
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Hi Pete,

Those trigger fish look fantastic. Have only managed them the size of my hand (and I don't have very big hands) so one that size is a huge goal of mine.

Out of interest what is the average size of bones out there?

Interesting you mention tides. I haven't yet worked out whether I prefer the neaps or the springs. When we were in New Cal on the springs you had a smaller fishing window for the bones but it would be intense as they streamed off the flats. Neaps we found bigger schools and the fish feed longer on the flats but were spread out over a wider area so more searching involved.

Thanks for your report.

Mat
Hi Matt
The most difficult thing with triggers is keeping them on the flat. If they go over the edge, they will wrap around a coral head and ping.

The average size of bones on Alphonse is about 2-3lbs. The biggest ever caught there was about 9lbs. These Indian Ocean fish are much skinnier that the Caribbean fish.
I totally agree about the tides.

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100 bones and the gods weren't smiling on you

Come on Pete!!

Great Pics.

Where is your next adventure??
Hi JT
At times there were so many bones on the flats that it became boring and you had to go and look for other fish.
On my last morning I decided to target single fish so we avoided the schools. Despite that in about an hour I caught about 10 fish.


I am off to Cayo Largo in Cuba in the first week in December. This will be my 6th trip there. There are some advantages to being European.


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Pete, i live vicariously through your travels!! I'll make it to Cuba someday!!

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I am off to Cayo Largo in Cuba in the first week in December. This will be my 6th trip there. There are some advantages to being European.
Cuba and Euro!!

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Pete, awesome pics!! I can't wait to go--4 months and counting to Farquhar.

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