Beautiful sunny skies, light winds, and peak spring tides at Alphonse Island met our anglers this week making for some really exciting opportunities. At the start, most anglers targeted shoaling bonefish on the dropping tide with catches of 20 plus fish being very common. Not only were the bones plentiful, there were also some trophies with the largest of the season landed by Annette Pizzie measuring 70cm and weighing 8lbs.
A solid number of Giant Trevally’s were deceived throughout the week with three caught by honeymoon couple John and Bessie Hudgens on the last day of their trip making for amazing memories. Like the GT’s the rest of the species were out in great force allowing for Tappani Henriksson to achieve something that he will not forget for many years to come. A“Trigger & Flats Slam Combo’”consisting of a bonefish and GT, two mustache triggerfish, one yellowmargin triggerfish and a Picasso triggerfish. Another high point and congratulations go out to John Dale who managed to land a majestic trophy of an Indo-Pacific permit measuring 63cm whilst on Tam Tam flat.
It’s not often that we get to show how our conservation efforts have protected these amazing atolls. Professor Andy Danulchuk & Dave Peterson visited us to begin preliminary research on a couple programs we will be instating in partnership with the Bonefish & Tarpon Foundation as of next season. To say they were astounded by how well preserved the fish is an understatement and firmly cements the importance of conservation going forward.
An excellent week of fishing was had by all!
Yellowmargin triggerfish 2
Moustache triggerfish 3
Indo-Pacific permit 1