With last week’s windy conditions persisting through to the start of this week, the first three days of the trip at Cosmoledo made for some testing fishing with wind speeds up to 26 knots. However, with a new moon spring tide, the team managed to pull off some incredible catches.
Brian Sippy set the bar high on day one, landing his first few Giant Trevally’s and a few bonefish before lunch, a great start to any trip. He was not done just there as moments later a permit showed up and Brian managed to make the perfect presentation despite the gusting wind and landed his permit to complete the first ‘Flats Slam’ of the week.
Tijan Robert, Michael Collins, David Goodall, and Jay Powers all slammed throughout the week. Tijan and Michael both had an incredible day where they both slammed twice over in the same day. Tijan managed over 20 bonefish and two yellowmargin triggerfish on top of all his GT’s for his double slam and Michael followed suit with two moustache triggerfish.
Michael definitely had the fish of the trip on the second day. Drifting through a shallow channel he spotted a massive fish holding high in the water column, he made his shot and his 8/0 brush fly was engulfed and after an intense battle, he landed his 115cm trophy.
As the week went on the weather settled down and the fishing turned on. Triggers were around in good numbers and the team got stuck in. Lauwrence Lasky landed a solid 50cm yellowmargin triggerfish to go along with his moustache from the previous day. He was also the only one to capitalize on the milkfish that made an appearance towards the end of the week, landing his first ever milkfish.
Cosmo really showed off its diversity this week with some crazy GT sessions, bonefish up to 71cm, hungry triggerfish, surface feeding milkfish and some great permit shots. Smiles all round made for a great trip.
GT: 105 (biggest fish 115cm)
Yellowmargin Triggerfish: 5
Moustache Triggerfish: 11