Jerome, Loic (France) & Olivier (Reunion)
According to the last days’ activity, we decide to remain around Rodrigues. Sea is nice with a large swell (between 3 and 4m). Trolling activity is quite the same as the last session with some yellowfin tunas and beautiful dorados.
The small bonitos on live bait were unfruitful. We have to wait sunset for the doggies to come on stage (40kg for the biggest by Loic) with jobfish, giant trevallies and others. The following day Jerome sets off with a sailfish about 40kg trolling and a doggy of 56kg (the 206th) before stumbling across a beautiful wreck made of floats and nets. It is then a festival of dorados and rainbow runners as far as 2 wahoos who made us have real fun during the afternoon. Back on the Stairs at sunset, activity is quieter than the previous day… but pieces of fish are bigger!
After loosing 2 or 3 nice doggies, Olivier catches a beautiful dogtooth tuna of 70kg (the 207th) after a harsh fight at the boat’s bow. Loic is not outdone with 2 others about 20kg.In shark fishing Jérôme ends up the evening fighting a white tip shark of 80kg that will be released. On the last day, activity on surface is dense (yellowfin tunas, big and small bonitos) but not much biting. As patience always pays off, Jerome spends 30mn of intense fight with a jumping black marlin of 250kg. Unfortunately, the 400lb headline broke and freed the marlin.
Then, clack occurs and we take the decision to release all the billfish that can be so, in good conditions.