This change in wind direction reverses the currents, bringing cooler tides to the surrounding waters, channels and flats. The cooler flats allow for a change in feeding patterns as the magnificent bonefish schools venture further up the flats and closer to the islands – where the water would have been too warm during earlier months. Even with the occasional unseasonal squall the bonefishing is constant with 643 caught during the six days of fishing last week!
The milkfish came back for a late feed too and were around in full force for the last three days of the week with fish hooked and jumping, rods and leaders broken and hooks straightened…only David Geer (30lb) and Michael Dawnay (35lb) managed to land the fish they hooked.
There were also five GT’s landed, every one over 80cm, with the biggest a 101cm fish landed by Jonathan Asquith, although the highlight of the week was Tony Chambers’ magnificent permit.
It was another fantastic week and there is now just one week left until the close of the 2014 – 2015 Alphonse season, so join us here soon to read all about how it ended!
Tight lines from Keith and the Alphonse team.