In from Captain Duarte Rato. Bazaruto.
Hey bru, hope all is well.
Here´s a few more reports from this last week.
My charter this week did not want to fish for Marlin which was a real letdown as the fish finally starting to show in better numbers and some big fish have been caught recently including a 923 lbs Black that was the biggest on the CADSAS competition held at Inhassoro last week.
As I said my guests only wanted to do light tackle spinning, plugging and jigging for the week but on the afternoon of the first day I convince them to pull Marlin lures for a couple hours and we raised three only hooking one that pulled the hooks. They were really shy on the lures so when we got a Yellowfin tuna the next day I begged them to put it out as live bait just for half an hour and within 20 minutes we hooked up to this acrobatic fish which was Scott´s Brown first ever Marlin release.
That was it Marlin fishing for the week but we still had a few other encounters with them. One day we at 25 Mile Reef plugging for GT´s when we get a 300 pound fish come after the rooster popper in 15 meters of water and the yesterday we hooked one about 140 lbs on a bucktail jig while jigging in 28 meters of water out of III trees with light tackle…obviously it was a rather short encounter!!!