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EPIC start to the Bazaruto Marlin Season by Duarte Rato

Duarte Rato Bazaruto

EPIC start to the Bazaruto Marlin Season by Duarte Rato

Even though we only really starting the Marlin Season of the Bazaruto archipelago on the third week of September, we had our good friend and loyal client Carl Jankowitz come up with his family during the last week of August to have an early go. August is a windy month and this year was no exception and we only fished 2 days over the course of the week, but they were EPIC to say the least, especially this early. On the first day and after catching some game fish on light tackle we hooked a Marlin about 250 lbs on a #30 pound stick and a TLD 25. Unfortunately it broke off 55 minutes later. We set the konas on the heavy gear and got some yellowfin tuna and just before lines in had a crash strike on the short corner lure followed by a sizzling run. Carl got in the chair and brought in a frisky 250 lbs Black Marlin for a release. The next we caught some serious size wahoo, yellowfin and then missed a Marlin mid morning. We persisted and just before noon we hooked a 300 + pounder that gave us some awesome jumps and a really hard time. It took us just under an hour to get it alongside the boat for a release. 2 Marlin out of 4 for Carl Jankowitz in two days this early in the season is really encouraging and we cannot wait to get out there come late September!!!

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