The strong winds the last days are back down to normal, the sea is dark clean blue and boats raising up to 11 blues a day in the south of Sao Vicente. Simon caught one of 600 lbs yesterday just outside Mindelo harbour and pulled the hooks on another 2. Today he caught 3 for 4, one of 450 lbs and two smaller ones. Bonze had a triple on and caught 2 of them. A total of 4 strikes he ended up with 3 caught: one of 750 lbs, one of 500 lbs and the third of 250 lbs.
Last weeks fishing the fleet had good action out there and caught marlin up to 800 lbs ! Capt. bonze had a rare catch for cape verde apart from marlin; he caught a 113 kg Big-Eye Thuna on one of his lures ! Last three days the fishing was slow, maybe due to the very strong winds, for two days all boats came back early as it was impossible to keep on fishing in those sea conditions. And captain simon is back, so the crew is complete again. We still have some weeks free in july, august and september …
Hi, due to the water around San Nicolão turned into a dirty green, the fishing turned into slow for the whole fleet fishing there after some really fantastic days too. I’ve made a round on Happy Hooker 2 on saturday here out of São Vicente and tried the north first: Blue water, little wind and baitfish, but couldn’t find a blue, so I decided to go down to the south and have a look there. Same conditions, blue water, baitfish, skippies and birds, but the only small fish was raised was by Zak coming back from San Nicolão that afternoon. Less Ferdy and Bonze, the fleet came back on saturday and when they headed out to São Vicente’s south on sunday, the blues were back! Zak went 4 for 5 on blues and caught a spearfish too, Calu went 1 for 3. So Ferdy and Bonze came back as quick as possible and yesterday every boat caught at least one blue. Today only Ferdy and Bonze are fishing and I could talk to Bonze on Happy Hooker 1 early before I went home and he was allready 1 for 1, and that was around 10.30 o’clock !
Tight lines, Berno