Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Charter fishing in Fiji with Derek, Carly, John and Brendan.

No snorkeling today with Derek and Carly, just good old fashioned trolling. 
We got word that the Wahoo and Spanish Mackerel had arrived in Fiji and were on the chew. 
So, with trolling gear in hand and a full tank of gas off we go. 
The weather started a bit iffy but soon the sun was out and the sky cleared up. We had a bit of wind chop all day but nothing we couldn't handle. After all, the trades in Fiji can blow 25 knots for a week straight. 10 to 15 is nothing, just keeps you cool in the sun.

Waiting for the bite.

First on board a Barracuda.

Derek with his first Wahoo still showing its colors.

Carly with her first Spanish Mackerel.

Rosie with a Long Tom.

Brendan with a nice Spanish Mackerel.

John, that's not a guitar.

Only in the tropics.

John with a Bluefin Trevally.

We had a great time with these guys and can't wait for them to come back to Fiji and fish with us.

Until next time
Tight Lines



5 comments:

Ben said...

Nice trip! I especially like that wahoo. Super cool fish!

Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

Good haul!

Wahoo are on my fishing bucket list.
And Rosie's Long Tom is a monster!


Have a good day.

Zae Ace said...

Looks nice, love fishing for wahoos.

Zae Ace said...

Right on.

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