Brother I have attached a few photos of the past few weeks for the sardine.
We have just had the most insane bite here. After a slower patch in mid November due to constant northerly bringing green water to the grounds, things started to heat up in late November and we were releasing marlin on an almost daily basis.
Most of the fish on the smaller side between 150 and 350 pounds, but it still provided great fun. To mix things a bit there were unusual good numbers of sailfish around so we had a pitch bait on a small sticks ready for when a pod appeared on the spread and released a good number.
Yellowfin tuna between 2 to 20 kilos have been abundant, some wahoo and lots of dorado, but that is just by catch and we here for the Marlin and in early February it just went wild with a few big girls showing up for good measure.
Especially on the three days I fished with Theo and Leon who had been looking for their first Marlin for years with various trips to different destinations. But, this time they were at Baz @ the right time and boy did they catch some Marlin.
On the 1st day the 5th of December the wind was howling from the SE so we decided to leave the resort late and only do a half day (6 hours) and started at 10am on the top end of V mile reef.
10 minutes later…YES, all it took was 10 minutes and we hookup on the long left and Leon brings his first ever Marlin for a release, which we estimated at 180 lbs.
There was party going on the boat as we set the spread again and worked between the top end of V and bottom end of II mile in beautiful blue water. All it took was another hour and BANG we have a crash strike on a much bigger fish on the BMC 2 and Theo jumps in the chair to fight his first ever marlin and a good one at that.
Yeah, it was a great fish that did some crazy jumps and then a dog fight with Theo having to come up to sunset to winch it in…after 45 minutes of hard work we got the 500 pounder by the boat, tagged it and send it on it´s way…
We caught a couple yellowfin, a dorado and had another mysterious strike that did not connect and smiling, with 2M in hand made our way home…