Wide Wanderings

With fishing distinctly slower on the edge of the reef, the fleet who are still fishing are looking for opportunities to head wide. The weather is clearing again in a few days and so we expect more to head out then. On KEKOA, we just came back from a couple of days where we did fly-by visits to Bougainville and Holmes Reef for 3 blue marlin and 1 black marlin (all smaller fish) bringing our total for the 6 day trip to 9 marlin.  We came across Valkyrie at Holmes yesterday who traveled to the seamount for a 450lb blue marlin.

On the edge, the only report of fish was from Capt. Ross McCubbin on Cjig who begin their trip home to the Gold Coast today. They released a 500lb black on Wednesday.  Capt. Daniel Carlson on Little Audrey found a few more fish on two days at Myrmidon. Dan says they went 2 from 5 at 200 and 850lbs.  Dan says they missed a 400lb-er on a double header with the bigger fish which jumped over the top and jumped two more small ones off.

Wednesday report from Vince on Barco on the Gold Coast who released a 400lb blue marlin.

We’re fishing the Ladies Ribbons today so look out for a report tomorrow!