Bahamas – Nassau 2004

Bahamas – Nassau 2004, Andre Huys

We wanted to fish 2 days, and for that we have chartered ” Bornfree 2″ a 35 feet Allman.
When we heard that this boat was equiped with a fishingchair and not a fixed fightintchair,
and that on the location there could be a wind of 25 a 35 knots, we changed our reservation…
We went for ” Bornfree” a 48 feet Chris Craft with fixed Lees Miami fightingchair.

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Day 1 – 16 05 2004
First fishingday- 8 hours fishing.
At the morning, I put up my luckbringing biggamehat, said the secret furmula and went to
the boat hoping for succes.
08H00 : start.
08H20: light strike – nihil.
08H30: strike – 15 min fight – white marlin geland and released.
09H25: dubbel strike – 25 min fight – 1 big bull mahi mahi geland
_1 mahi mahi cow geland.
11H00: Birds – strike and 1 skip jack tuna geland.
15H10: strike: 5 min fight and 1 mahi cow geland.

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Day 2 – 17 05 2004
08H00: start.
09H30: strike Dolphinfish – jumps out of water – leader broken before rod in hand….
10H15: Mahi mahi strike – nihil.
10H45: dubbel strike – 2 blackfin tunas geland.
11H00: Birds – round the boat yellowfin tunas…….
- they do not bite…
- reason: there is also a 10 feet big shark.
12H30: Strike – mahi mahi – hooked up and lost on 2 m from the boat.
15H30: strike and a big Wahoo geland.

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Conclusion:
Total- 12 strikes.
Landed: 1 white marlin an released.
1 big bull mahi
2 cows mahi
1 skip jack tuna
2 black fin tunas
1 big wahoo.
New moon was 19 mai.
Sea: big waves.
Wind: NNE -SE 20 a 30 knots.
Boat; Chris Craft 48 feet. 10/10.
Captain Pinder -10/10
Material: Penn – 7,5/10.
Deckhand: slow and not enthusiast -4/10.

Andre.

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