A few more updates

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Capt. Tom sent me a note to update on the last couple of days on Ultimate Lady. On Wednesday the UL team went one from two (500lb) and as well as a bite from a blue and three blacks on Tuesday releasing one at 200lb. I’ve also heard from Capt. Bill who has likewise been out there and out of phone range. Capt. Bill tells me they had great fishing with large yellowfin and big eye out wide but that he could not get amongst the marlin. But that all changed when trolling in, they had 3 bites and caught 1 at 500lbs – bringing Viking’s tally for 2008 to 50 fish. Capt. Tim on Tradition didn’t add to yesterday’s marlin tally but also had some fun and games with the whale shark and jigged 5 yellowfin tuna to 50lbs overnight. Speaking of the yellowfin’s – Jason send me this picture of a nice one he got with Capt. Luke on KEKOA the other week.Perhaps the fish are beginning to move back to the reef? I heard Capt. Laurie on Ningaloo also released one on his way back into the edge and Capt. Troy on the private boat Too Easy (original) had 4 bites on the way out. Back on the Sunny Coast – David also told me that in addition to the blues out wide, a few little blacks have started showing up off Noosa and Mooloolaba in the last few days which will be good news for the 2008 Maritimo Billfish Bash that was supposed to go ahead this weekend but has now been postponed due to the weather!—I am home now and so while the fishing reports may become a little less frequent over the next few weeks – especially as the fleet returns to home ports – but I will have plenty more photos and videos to share.