Latam island Tanzania

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  1. fathom

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    pre dawn jigging at latam island and beginning of daytime popping
     

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  2. gman

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    awesome pictures how was the overall fishing, congrats on making it over there
     

  3. fathom

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    night jigging,daytime popping @ latam island
     

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  4. fishr1989

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    good to see your new popper was a hit with the local GTs :D
     
  5. Minnow

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    Congratulations on successful trip and thank you for using OTI products.
     
  6. BretABaker

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    man, i'm jealous...looks like it was a great trip!
     
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  8. BretABaker

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    how do the jobfish fight?
     
  9. fathom

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    how do the jobfish fight?

    Jobfish hit the jig coming off the bottom.
    most of our jigging at kilwa was in 120 to 200 meter depth.
    They compare to large snapper except they don't seem to gas up.
     
  10. Minnow

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    Fathom,

    Can you please share with us your experienced fishing for these exotic species.
     
  11. fathom

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    Fathom,

    Can you please share with us your experienced fishing for these exotic species.
    Minnow,

    we arrived Dar es salam with no rod tubes! Fortunatly they cam next day from Dubai. Mady and Jason "Latham Deep sea fishing in Tanzania" <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta name="author" content="Maddalena Martinengo"> <meta name="copyright" content=""> <meta name="description" content="Fishing in Tanzani (our guides) where flexible and accomidated change in schedule. You will not find guides with more local knowledge. Both have igfa line records for gt and dogtooth tuna!
    Jason also holds grouper record and is accomplished marlin and swordfisherman. Their new catamaran is almost finished and will be awesome for multiday explorations. Leaving at dark We slow trolled sword baits (softheads with squids and mini light sticks) all night to Latham. With no hits we began predawn jigging. It is awesome to pull up a different fish you have never seen on almost every drop! The approach to Latham is spectacular! 1,000s of sea birds swirling with aquamarine waves crashing the small cliffs and coral heads. I was lucky fishing inside reef (you literaly throw popper at waters edge) that my first gt was small on homade stickbait. You must horse
    fish immediatly to keep out of coral heads.
    We soon discovered larger fish were outside in deep water. Although the large fish where not plentiful we soon had triple explosion with instant cut off of two. one large popper flew 40' and landed perfectly on my shirt pocket scaring the hell out of me! The fish landed was 40kg. gt on Hammerhead popper (sammi was estatic!) Rob (redfisha) soon followed with 34kg. gt on new ocean revolution stickbait. My gt came that night on O.T.I. green jager and it had to be on bottom in 100meter! There are many more pics as I have only posted pics from my cam. whoever was not hooked up took pics or others.
    You will be amazed by the variety 28 species. And I forgot to mention the large schools of rainbow runners 3' to 4'!!!! :eek: :eek: I will look at notes from kilwa and post more later....
     
  12. semipro

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    steve, looks like you had an awesome trip. Any fish over 100lbs?
     
  13. fathom

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    Tufan!
    No fish over 100. big fish was sami's gt 40kg. my big fish 34kg. gt

    are you going big e july 4?
     
  14. semipro

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    Yes we will be on the july 4th trip, how can i miss it. All the jigging masters will be there too. Dan is doing arm workouts so he can do three nights of jigging like a semi pro. We are doing a TOO sept 5-7 trip and might want to do 30hr in june.
     
  15. BretABaker

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    Yes we will be on the july 4th trip, how can i miss it. All the jigging masters will be there too. Dan is doing arm workouts so he can do three nights of jigging like a semi pro. We are doing a TOO sept 5-7 trip and might want to do 30hr in june.
    let me know abt the 30 hr in june, i may hop on that.
     
  16. LEXPRO

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    I saw this picture in the back of the magazine,,,, Not only are you master angler now you are master photographer...Nice work Steve.
     

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  17. gman

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    That is SAMI from APS he is one of the best anglers I have ever met, if I could have 1/3rd of his skill I would be dangerous

    Great shot BTW
     
  18. DeepBlueGulf

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    Awesome pictures and reports guys!! Looking forward to fishing with some of you on the Big E!

    Tom - DeepBlueGulf