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Report: At 4.30 yesterday Capt. Jim thought their decision to move back to # 10 ribbon was about to pay off having just tagged 2 from 3 bites including an 800lb-er for David and a small one for Peter. Unfortunately that’s where it ended though and the late 6pm bite of the last few days didn’t eventuate. Still two fish for the Scott’s was a good day!
Further down the reef at Escape the Wild Turkey with Capt. Ben at the wheel boated an estimated 1050lb-er and an unconfirmed report had another fish weighed on Square Bear with Sparrow on the wheel.
Shaka at # 6 Ribbon caught an estimated 1100lb-er well inside the reef. After hooking up outside # 6 the fish swam through the opening and after an hour plus fight was tagged several miles to the West. This reminded Capt. Jim of a similar story 20 plus years ago when he first came to Lizard Island when the legendary Keith on Kalimah hooked the 1100lb-er outside Day Reef and fought it for 6 hours sinking the gaffs at midnight only 2 miles from Lizard Island.
Most boats reported a quiet day with Kanahoee seeing a lot of fish on Number 9 but only catching a small one. The reason Number 10 had so few boats was a big turn around in Cooktown last night and the big party on the mothership Pheonix hosted by regular visitors Don and Mike at Number 9.
I also have some photos courtesy of Capt. Luke on Kekoa from their new underwater cam. The first is a 700lb-er and the second a 300lb-er and you can see it actually taking the bait. Capt. Luke has lots of great footage from underwater that hopefully everyone will have a chance to see at the end of the season.
Photos of Tradition, mystery visitor last night and Davids fish being released.