Ladies can Tuna dance better than most gents – 2 March 2016
We hosted 4 ladies and 1 gent on-board Big Catch, ready for some tuna action. Running back to the same area from the day before where we know a few tuna where around. Setting the troll lines out in the electric blue water, all signs where right. The lines where in for about 10min before we had our first strike on the rapalas, clipping the ladie in she proceeded to crank the fish in but unfortunately she dropped the rod tip to fast causing slack line and the fish spat the hook out.
I told my deckhand Robin to reset the spread but this time to sneek the big white squid out on the outrigger. The squid was not even in the 5 min when the outrigger exploded with the Tiagra 80 screaming like a spoiled child we were on again. Clipping the main lady into the black magic she showed this fish whose boss. She did a great job of landing her biggest fish ever.
We then found some longliners and trawlers but no yellowfin to be found, moving away from the longliners with troll lines out we saw a marlin jumping in the distance, I turned the boat and headed for the marlin. Arriving where we saw the marlin jump, something caught my eye on the Portside, looking down from the flybridge I saw a black marlin lit up and charging towards our boat. I turned on the fish to pull the lures over him but unfortunately we didn’t hook up.
The elusive marlin still eludes us. There’s been a few marlin caught in the cape this season already, with no doubt every time we go to sea we will be targeting marlin and yellowfin.
Nick – Skipper Big Catch