Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Updates from the past few weeks

Sorry it has been so long since a post. No real excuse, just lazy and not a lot to report.
The weather has been, well not great to say the least.
Rosie and I took Yuki out for a Sunday fish. With him was Ken and Captain. Captain is an F15 fighter pilot with the Japanese air force.
The weather was atrocious and the fish were in hiding, but we persevered.
A side note, our usual camera is in the shop so we are shooting all the pictures with an Iphone or a GoPro camera. Not the best quality.

Anyways here is a couple of shots of our trip.

Captain making a go of a crappy situation.
Ken showing true form.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan

Yuki with a small GT.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan
Not one of our better days but that's fishing, right?

So the next time out it was just Rosie and me. After a short run in some horrid waves and rain squalls with wind gusts up to 30knots, the throttle cable played up and sent us home without a fish.

So this Sunday we decided to try again. The weather was looking lovely and our excitement was high.
Boat loaded, Billy on board with Spam and egg sandwiches, off we go into the wild blue yonder.
Our first stop was a small bay that has produced some nice Coral Trout and Mangrove Jacks. Light tackle was the call for the morning. By that I mean 30lb gear.

The small bay with mangroves and nice little drop offs.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan
Unfortunately the wind kicked up and it started to white cap, that's 7-10 knots. A little hard to use the light gear.
We moved out of the bay to another area that is known to produce some nice fish. I am still using the 30lb but Rosie has switched to the 50lb. Now you must be wondering what happened to Billy, he has this deal with the fish, He wont eat them and they wont eat him. Therefore he does not fish. Good for me as I can teach him to drive the boat and I get to do a little fishing.

I finally catch a nice Red Bass on the light gear, what fun.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan

Soon after my bass Rosie hooks up to a nice GT and has it boat side in no time.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan
After that it goes quiet and the wind has picked up some more. Time for lunch and a bit of fun.
Billy does one for his wife Katie who is out of the country but loves fishing and knows he doesn't.
After lunch we decide to go and have a swim at a sand bar. To our surprise the sand bar was gone, flattened out during the hurricanes this last season. Lucky for us the waters around it are still like a swimming pool.
After our swim we are gonna try a bit of trolling in a proven location. So out go the lures and off we go. Within 20 minutes the ride is too rough and the lures will not stay in the water. We all agree to pull them in and head for home. Easier said then done. It's gotten really rough and the swell has picked up. After almost two hours we finally get back to the dock.
We still had a great day on the water and it sure beats the crap out of being at work.

On a side note I mentioned the GoPro cameras. I have purchased two of them and have started to see what they can do.
From June 6 2010 Rosie, Billy and Callan
Here is a little video and there will be lots more to see.

Tight lines


Shoreman said...

Man, I sure miss diving. Last time was in St. Thomas and that was a few years ago. You always help curb the urge. Camera looks good, camera person needs a little work. LOL.


jepp79 said...

nice fish.. beautiful crystal water best for swimming.

MIZLAN said...

wow!that huge GT...Fiji is fishing heaven!

Anonymous said...

Good to see that I am not the only one struggling for good fishing weather. As you said, still makes for a great day on or in the water. Nice fish for you and Rosie. Interesting cameras too!

Nigel said...

those gopro cameras are really useful especially in solo missions.

THanks for updating. Cheers man

sharola said...

we sure do live in a paradise........we done guys !! awesome pictures

Marriem said...

Cool ship you have captain and the place is really awesome for fishing

BassFishingDem said...

Good trip. Phenomenal landscapes. Looking forward to seeing more footage from that GoPro cam. Nice addition. I like the new logo at the top too.

AnaVar said...

I'm wordless! Awesome! It's my first time here. I just love your blog and all the photos and I enjoyed going through it. I'm interested in fishing and I find lots of great, useful and fun information here. Be back soon!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Callan: Fun trip with some neat catches, glad you were able to share it with us.
BTW: I'm glad we are back into Spring and making some catches. Thanks for the visit.

Adrian at Matava said...

Hey Callan,
We popped the wild side of Solo last week. Tide wasn't ideal but perfect weather. All we got was one little GT !! I was astounded ! Did some jigging for one rainbow runner and two wahoo bite-offs right at the transom. Poor chap nearly cried when a little wahoo zipped in and screamed off with his brand new mega-mouth Craftbait... I think I am done popping for the season....wahoo & sails now...
Bewst regards to Rosie,