The presentation for the Ladies Ribbons tournament is tonight so I can’t give you any results yet sorry. Unfortunately though there were no billfish tagged amongst 40 boats competing and so the placings will be fought out among the other gamefish species weighed (of which there were plenty! Capt. Corey Hard on Askari got plenty of mackerel for his lady anglers so must surely be among the placings!) As usual the dress up for the sailpast was spectacular. It will be all shown on Channel 10 at a date to be advised.
The fishing slow down is certainly courtesy of some dirty water which moved in to the edge early last week brought south with the current. Although there are now some signs the the nice water is coming in closer behind it. Of the fleet still fishing the edge, Capt. Craig “Sparra” Denham took Square Bear a bit wider yesterday and found some nice water only about 5 miles from the edge and found a patch with a couple of nice yellowfin and wahoos. They also had coupe of bites out of a black about 700lbs but no hookup. Sparra is fishing the edge for today and tomorrow and will head out wider on Tuesday. Likewise, we are fishing a little further to the south today on KEKOA and will return to port tomorrow night before heading out wide with Square Bear on Tuesday. Capt. Tim Richardson on Tradition is taking advantage of the better than predicted weather today to head wide this morning.
As the season winds down now, and the boats head further afield, I think its fair to say that daily reporting for the season is over, but I will report any fish that I hear so do check back :-) And as the crew get home and have a chance to wind down, hopefully they’ll start to produce some more season videos for us to watch like this one below from Jay who spends most of his time with Capt. Scotty Thorington on board Flying Fisher but also spent some time on the reef with Capt. Tim Dean on Calypso this year. Great video and photos–thanks Jay!