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2015-12-16
Been a crazy start to this season with hectic weather and weird fishing. In past seasons we have battled with gamefish by catch but had great Blue marlin fishing. This year we are having a Dorado bonanza out there with an abundance of small black marlin with fewer blues and stripes. Not sure if its due to the amount of food out there for the blues but they are feeding very shy, although it must be said that the water and current is late and has only just arrived. Was expecting green water yesterday after the 2 days of south, but thankfully the current has set in hard and the water was awesome and finally in its slot with great current lines and purple crystal clear water. Myself and Dale had...
2015-12-13
Great to have a calm day on the ocean after yesterdays almost Gale conditions late in the afternoon. Bad hookups are expected in those conditions so the 3 loses yesterday are bearable. Yesterday saw prefrontal conditions ahead of the south storm that hit last night and with a barometer below 1000 mb I wasnt expecting much action. The Dorado are still rampant and we landed a few in the 20 kg range before going tight with the biggest Blue I have seen here for the past 3 seasons. To see her jump free after an atomic run was hard to swallow in perfect conditions. Seeing the explosions and water displacement of that +800lb beast was awesome after this lean spell and heartbreaking for Jan who is s...
2015-12-10
Ah yes! Action day 2 Marlin , Dorado a great bunch of guys and good weather - NICE! Missed a Stripe that came window shopping and a unidentified other billfish knockdown - some life at last!...
2015-11-24
Belter day out on the ocean today and conditions were much as expected. Water was not great this morning at 24 degrees and greenish. Worked deeper and North and temp slowly came up to 25 with better water colour. No birds or bait so nothing to work on. Hit the 700m area and had fish swipe the long left and miss - turned on the mark and the fish came up on the halfbeak on long right and hooked up. First marlin for Mark our mechanic who slaved in the small space to get the motor up and running . Nice Dorado late in the day as well!Water pushed in through the day and got up to 26 degrees by late afternoon. No blues or other life but with the weather of late thats not surprising and the water is...
2015-11-16
So cool to see the pics of my samples on the new VIMS website showing our samples we did on the marlin last season for research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Will be doing some more again this season and helping to further understanding of these animals we treasure so much - warm and fuzzy ha ha:http://www.vims.edu/research/departments/fisheries/programs/marlin_genetics_network/what_happens_in_the_lab_gallery/index.php?...