Outer Islands Live Aboard Adventure
We headed off at 9 am, we were travelling north for the next 8 days with Santo being our final destination. The first day was calm and quiet, we jumped off two marlin and caught a 15 kg Yellowfin Tuna. The next day was a travel day, we had a marlin on first thing then it was quiet for a few hours, the ocean was slick calm which made for a comfortable ride. We soon got a bite on the long corner and soon a big Mahi Mahi was jumping around, the fish was boated, and at around 18 kgs it was a solid fish. The rest of the day was spent steaming north, we stopped on a seamount and dropped some jigs but it was very quiet with only a few bites, and a couple of bust offs and no fish landed. When we arrived in the anchorage a friend of mine was there to meet us with a sack full of live Cray fish, we all ate well that night with American customers being blown away by the standard of food on our livabord trips. Unfortunatly due to an old injury we had to head straight to Santo to make sure our clients could recive treatment.
We had more customers coming to santo in a weeks time so we, deciced to pick up a mooring at Bokissa Island Resort, and do some fishing ourselves over the next few days.
We used live baits and dead baits on the surface and on downriggers or we jigged the depths, the main focus was to catch some dogtooth, and that we did. We caught Dogtooth up to 30 kg, Sharks 150 kg on live and dead bait, as well as more Dogtooth to 15 kgs, GT’s, Coral Trout, Red Bass, Bluefin Trevally, and all manner other reef critters on the jigs!! We focused on some of the nearby seamounts, fishing the shallows with bait and jigging the edges and drop offs. Early in the morning the tops of the mounts fished better but in the heat of the day the deeper you fished the better the bite. We had some very expensive jigging sessions where we lost that many jigs it was ridiculous, unstoppable monsters on every drop…. All in all it was a great weeks fishing and staying at Bokkisa made it all the more enjoyable, great place, great food, great friends and even better fishing !!!!!!!! IT’S A MUST DO EXPERINCE
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