Sunday, October 31, 2010

Global Wetting

Oh the weather. Mother nature has a way of letting us know who is boss. She has been giving us the one, two punch combo for a couple of weeks now. If it is not raining it is blowing and when it stops blowing it starts raining. Ahhhhhhh......... global wetting.
Needless to say I have not been out much. I do not mind a little wind or rain but there comes a point when enough is enough.
Take for instance our last session out with Richard and his brother in-law Perry.
The plan was for us to fish on Thursday. A little heavy tackle a little light tackle, catch a few fish, have a good time.
I am up at 5am and head down to the water to see the conditions. Looks ok, but a little rough in the channel. I call Richard at around 6am and he says we go for it.
We load up the boat and head out.
It does not take long for the weather to head south on us and before we know it, everyone is wet from the rain. Credit must be given to Richard and Perry as they persevered in the wet and continued to fish.
From fishing with Richard
Richard in action with the reef barely visible in the background.

From fishing with Richard
Perry showing the proper way to cast in a tropical down pour. Notice you can not see the reef.

We were soon chased inside the reef as it got too rough and the wind was howling. Once inside we switched to lighter tackle and calmer waters. It was still tough going and in the end only one fish was brought to the boat.
From fishing with Richard
A small Bluefin Trevally.

We gave it our best shoot and stayed out until our underwear were wet. At that point I had to call it quits and Richard and Perry had to head of to the airport.
Our trip home was interesting. Zero visibility, driving rain and rough seas. Thank Garmin for GPS.

Tight lines and dry skivvies


Shoreman said...

Yup, Ya'll look a bit damp. Miserable if I say so myself.


Anonymous said...

Yup, Mother Nature has her way with us all. Hope things settle down for you soon!

Wolfy said...

Sorry - as bad as it might have been, you're going to be hard pressed to get any sympathy about the weather in Fiji!!

David McKenzie said...

Throwing those poppers in warm tropical rain actully looks like alot fun!

What area would you suggest calling home base for someone coming over for a week or two of fishing? This style of angling looks like a blast!

The Average Joe Fisherman said...

I love fishing in the rain. Of course you are in Fiji and I am not.

First time on your blog, very nice. I am hitting the "follow" button right now. =)

The Average Joe Fisherman

Wolfy said...

I just realized that I never signed up as a Follower before - Sheesh!

Just did it!