ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS | WEEK 5 | 16 OCTOBER – 23 OCTOBER 2021
This week’s fishing started off looking gloomy weatherwise, but the conditions turned in our favour with some stunning days. We were graced with the first westerly winds signalling the end of the ever-blowing southeast wind and calmer conditions to come. This week’s conditions involved a turn of the tides from the neap to spring cycle, the conditions are often very productive, which can be seen by the array of species caught by our guests this week.
We thought last week’s tally of bonefish was big, but this week has taken the cake hands down with a massive 534 bonefish caught, with Jen, Anna, Hudson and Branson all landing their first bonefish. The big bonefish have still been around which is pleasing to see. Guests Nate and Al both caught bonefish over the 60 cm mark this week.
Skyler, Michael, David and Ken all landed their first GTs this week, with Mikka catching the GT of the week measuring a hefty 107 cm. On the calmer days, the guys were able to find and fish for milkfish, enabling Mikka and Villa to catch and tick the milkfish off their species caught on fly list. Sticking with the trend of new species – Keith, Rick and David all caught their first triggerfish. Early in the week, Charlie managed a magnificent 81 cm bluefin trevally. Finally, we had two anglers who caught the holy grail of fly fishing in some tough tidal and weather conditions, well-done Charlie and Mikka on two lovely Indo-Pacific permit.
Keeping up with the incredible few weeks the bluewater team consisting of Bruce, Ken, Keith, Rick, Hector and Anna have all caught their first sailfish on fly with, Rick getting a Bills and Bones Slam and Hector adding a wahoo to his tally. Well done to all the anglers this week in some tough conditions. The weather is looking great for next week with the change in wind direction generally turning the fish on.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Atoll
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