QOOT/PO/QU`PP/Q @KOMODO @@KOZO@OKUBO

I went to Komodo again. This year, I have been on a role, landing numerous fish in Komodo prior to my domestic season in my main-field Tokara, where I had landed many fish as well.
However, with the recent weather phenomenon, the typhoons this year have been significantly larger, resulting in the cancellation of all the GT special tours in autumn.
As a result, I had not been able to go GT fishing or even touching a GT for 4 months,
The 4 month gap in GT fishing for me, was a first in 10 years. My motivations for this trip to Komodo was sky high.

In addition, with the filming of my video series gLEGENDh during the trip, I was even more motivated!!

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Once we started fishing, we were surprised to see the current almost immobile.
But when checking out carefullycc

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The first fish was caught on the I-cup Rocket (Bonito).
Feeling the weight of the GT in my arms for the 1st time in 4 months was something special.

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Next, the I-cup Rocket of Mr. Ishida who joined us from Tokyo was furiously attacked.

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A scene of I-cupper Ishida and his good size fish.
He is the I-cupper!!

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A decent Trevally caught on the popping pencil.
Popping pencil
GTSP 8/0~2

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Red-emperor caught on the G-cup Short (Strip-jack mackerel color).
Faube G-cup Short
GTSP 8/0~1


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Mr. Ishida hooked up an obviously large GT in a shallow area, 12m.

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The tight line, power fight was won by Mr. Ishida.
A massive GT surface from the Navy-blue Komodo waters.
Mr. Ishida holds his 151cm massive GT tight!.
Caught on I-cup Rocket.

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Mr. Michigami and his average size GT. Caught on G-cup.

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G-cup Short fully swallowed.

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A nice size GT.

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The 30kg GT that was landed was hooked up on the side. Caught on the G-cup.

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Mr. Michigami and his Barracuda caught on the G-cup.

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A massive GT attacked my lure.
Itfs BIG!!.

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I was able to catch a 150cm, thick, muscular, great proportioned GT on the E-cup (Panic Mahi-mahi).

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Mr. Suga and his good size catch on the I-cup Rocket.


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I-cupper Ishida and his mackerel. Caught on the G-cup

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Mr. Suga hooked up a big one! After a hectic fight, the GT which surfaced was his new record fish, 147cm.
Congratulations!!
Caught on G-cup (Sardine #13)

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The drama unfolded the next morning. Mr. Ishida and I hooked up simultaneously.

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The GT Mr. Ishida landed was approx. 30kg and Monster I landed was 161cm!!
Although it was a double hook up, thanks to Mr. Ishidafs technique,
his fish was landed with in minutes with out any help of the boat,
I was able to land this 160cm over fish.


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As the water depth was less than 5m (3.7m when landed),
it was a tough fight, but with luck on my side, I was able to land this 161cm GT.
There is nothing else more rewarding!!
In addition, the events all unfolded in front of the filming of the new video.
I can just imagine the amazing footage!!
Faube G-cup (Low-light orange #09)
GTSP 8/0~2

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This was the 3rd 160cm over fish caught in Komodo in 2005!
The thick, muscle body, and its mean look, there was nothing else I could as for.
As it weighed too much, the 3 of us released the fish.

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Near the end of the day, another GT hooked up on my G-cup (low-light pink) Nice size!!

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Mr. Michigami hooked up on the final cast
Caught on the G-cup Short (low-light orange).


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This trip we were able to catch numerous good size fish.

The footage from this trip can be viewed
in the video produced by APS (LEGEND; GT series)


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