Day 1: Things get off to a slow start on the first day with just a few small GT’s.
Day 2: Much better. We could see schools of fusiliers close to the surface and sailfish jumping close to our popping spots.The first drift of the day saw one of the poppers taken by Wahoo but these are usually quite difficult to hook. In the second drift Michael had a nice bite from a 35kg GT close to the boat. This was landed, photographed and quickly released as there were other fish circling a bait school.
Day 3: We headed out to our furthest Popping spots. The water was a greenish hue but the fish were active with 17 bites and 10 GTs landed including a nice 25kg Black GT that gave Michael a good work out.
Day 4: Flat seas and good weather but the fish weren’t as active as the previous day. The day finished with 3 GTs averaging about 20kg
Day 5: We started the day at our jigging spots but after an hour, a small amberjack and no decent marks on the sonar we decided to switch to popping. A good decision! In a short spell of time 4 GTs were landed and 2 were missed. We stayed in the same spot for the rest of the day and had some really good action with 26 bites, 14 fish landed and a great double hook up for Michael with a GT and a Grouper on his Cubera 150.
Day 6: Heavy rain for the first two hours did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm. Continuous casting of poppers didn’t yield any results and the wind that came after the rain made shallow water Popping difficult so we decided to try some of our deeper spots. Some nice GT around the 20kg mark were caught and the day ended with Boris getting a bite from a monster GT that snapped the leader on a rocky drop off. We’ll get you next time!
Day 7 & Day 8: were a bit windy with average fish activity. Our guests had 31 bites and 10 GTs landed weighing in between 10kg and 15kg.