Sunday, January 18, 2015

Morning Fishing In Savusavu

Weather has been amazing this week, hot days & calm seas, so managed to get out fishing again.

What a beautiful morning it was, the sun was just peering over the mountains, as we arrived at the Copra Shed Marina, to get ready for our charter,

A hour later the guests arrived & we headed out, it was going to be a hot one today.

Arriving at the fishing spot we could see small groups of fish working just above the surface, time to put gear in the water.

It wasn't too long before we had a double hook up, a few minutes later one had thrown the hook, but thankfully the other was still on.

Thomas played it while all the gear was brought it, it reeled out line a few times before we had it close to the boat to see it was a nice Yellowfin Tuna. would have been nice to had caught the other one too!

Soon all the gear was back in the water & we were on our way, by now the sun was up & it was getting really hot, the fish were also getting harder to find.

Next fish on was a barracuda which Shirley took, she hadn't fished before so this was a learning experience for her, wasn't long before that was also in the box.

We could see small schools of Yellowfin but they weren't staying up long, just giving us the run around.
Another fish was on & this time a nice Mahimahi for Shirley to  practice on, this was carefully placed in the fish box as it wasn't a happy chappy to be caught kicking & jumping on the deck.

It went dead after this so made our way out to look for birds, we came across a patch working & had a hook up but this also drooped the hook as soon as Thomas got to the chair.

All of a sudden we had a nasty storm upon us so it was time to pull the gear in & head for home. this was probably all the fish disappeared?

Guest were happy so it was a good day out.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fishing Mahimahi

Last week the wind dropped enough so we managed to take another couple of tourist out fishing.

This couple were from the USA on their way to visit their daughter in New Zealand.

The seas were calm enough,a beautiful day to be out on the water, but maybe too calm for fishing!

We traveled miles to try & find some bird action, finally out of the blue we had a Mahimahi on, this was soon landed & the search went on.

About 20mins later another big run & a Mahimahi was seen leaping out of the water, it was the wife's  turn.
She played it for  a while but was having a problem working the gear & with a Mahimahi this size it soon jumped again, this time throwing out the hook.

Still no sign of any birds working so made our way to the sea mount, it wasn't too long before we had another Mahimahi on, this time the huband decided to take the rod, & after a while we had another Mahimahi on board.

Soon we saw a pod of whales ahead, so slowed down so not to scare them & got close enough for the couple to take some photos & enjoy watching these beautiful sea creatures move across the water in front of us.

A little further on we finally see some small birds  working so made our way towards them, got one Skippy before they went down, time to  make our way home, & out of this heat,