ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS | 22 – 29 APRIL 2023
The bonefish are always plentiful on St. Francois, and this week was no different. Although the south easter has started to gain consistency towards the end of the season on Alphonse, the sun is still shining and the water is still crisp.
Bones were the star of the show this week, especially for John Pawson, a first-time visitor to the atoll who racked up around 200 bonefish in his five days of fishing on St. Francois. Most of the anglers were set on the more difficult target species but struggled to get the fish to stick. There were quite a few big fish lost this week, a prime example of why one should take advantage of this world-class bone fishery before pursuing the more tricky species. Fishing to the tides and the conditions is the best way to make the most of your stay.
The GTs and triggers were easy to find and mostly on the coral fingers, but proved tricky to catch. Most of the geets seen were in ratpacks and seemed to have other ideas about eating flies this week. Only two geets were brought in, with a couple hooked and lost. On the other hand, the triggers were quite happy to eat, but unfortunately, no hooks were landed.
Laurent and his wife, Catherine, both managed to catch a milk on the flats on their first morning out. Laurent is a regular at Alphonse and has caught many milks before, but this was Catherine’s first. Well done to Catherine and Laurant on your double milkfish day.
Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island
TOTAL CATCH STATS WITH 8 RODS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 2
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