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Did you get to eat any of the marlin?
Looks like an incredible trip. Memories that will last a life time.
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Nice job, James!! Looks like you had a good trip! You should go on more honeymoons :smt044

Thanks Tim! When are we going to fish together again? :smt003


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Nice.  The sweetlip your wife is holding are tasty!!!

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Thanks, Allen

Most of the fish we caught I couldn't ID, including this sweetlip. I figure someone on this forum would be able to tell the name by posting it. All fish returned unharmed except for the marlin.

Top one looks like some sort of wrasse.  Silver one looks like a mullet.

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Oh yay! Here is round 2 - The last one is really hard!

I see more wrasses, and the silver one is a ballyhoo (great bait!).

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WOW! That is the only fish we scarified as bait! She hooked the ballyhoo not even knowing how, then the sweetlip chew on it.


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Did you get to eat any of the marlin?
Looks like an incredible trip. Memories that will last a life time.

Thanks! We didn't have time to eat it. We were flying back on that same night. I tried a piece of marlin liver and belly meat raw. The liver was interesting, very fishy. The meat was dipped in saltwater so I can't really taste the flavor. But the texture is great for sushi. The captain sold the fish before we even dock. But yes, the experience was just incredible.


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   Thanks for the write-up. I would have to bring my fishing pole the next time I go there. Moorea, was one of the best drift dive I've I have ever done. With the currenr pushing we were hopping from one Rock to another filled with coral. While holding a banana with a bunch of fishes chasing and eating of the banana. I felt like I was part Peter Pan flying through the air, Spider-Man hopping off the rocks while holding a torch of fishes. Surreal experience.
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Wow what a place. Thanks for sharing, and congrats!

Just want to float in the water there.


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   Thanks for the write-up. I would have to bring my fishing pole the next time I go there. Moorea, was one of the best drift dive I've I have ever done. With the currenr pushing we were hopping from one Rock to another filled with coral. While holding a banana with a bunch of fishes chasing and eating of the banana. I felt like I was part Peter Pan flying through the air, Spider-Man hopping off the rocks while holding a torch of fishes. Surreal experience.

Thanks! Yeah, bring a fishing rod and good amount of lures. It is going to be epic.


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Wow what a place. Thanks for sharing, and congrats!

Just want to float in the water there.

Thank you!


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That's awesome!! I went to maldives for my honeymoon and I regret not bringing any fishing gear with me. Tons of fish behind my bungalow, Gotta invest in a travel rod.
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That's awesome!! I went to maldives for my honeymoon and I regret not bringing any fishing gear with me. Tons of fish behind my bungalow, Gotta invest in a travel rod.

Awesome! I want to go there one day. Yes, travel rod is a great idea.