First Drift First Fish – 1 March 2016
Well what can I say, fishing has been scratchy all round. With great expectations we ran out to the canyon to look for some monster yellows. Arriving in the canyon area we came along side our first trawler. Throwing bait and stripping our Tiagra 80s as the sun rises was a great feeling .
On our first drift we went tight on a 50kg yellowfin, passing the rod over to our client who did a sterling job of landing his biggest fish ever. With smiles all around we went up to the trawler again for our second drift but couldn’t come right again.
We worked 7 trawlers in the area but no yellowfin were to be found. We then decided to put troll lines out and work the area. While trolling we went double up on some monster skip jack tuna. After doing a little skippie dance with the two anglers landing both fish, we continued to troll the inside. Then we got smashed by something huge,a brief connection resulting in us loosing our squid tuna runner in the process. With time running out we had to call it a day and run home.
Nick – Skipper Big Catch