This poor weather brought on a discussion amongst the guides, who concluded that there are very few places that can still produce good fishing results with such poor weather and the choppy, churned up water on the flats made it difficult at times, however this did not detour our guests as several caught over 20 bonefish per day with Anders Nissan and Marcus Beale taking the two biggest bones of the week weighing 6lb 8oz and 7lb respectively.
Away from the flats Alphonse Island has a ‘black belt’ bluewater team, and true to form in three, half day sessions they managed to raise numerous sailfish, five were hooked but only two landed due to the nature of these high flying adversaries. Along with the two sailfish, dogtooth tuna, GTs and several other reef dwelling creatures were taken on fly offshore.
James Anderson was the GT magnet this week and landed three, with the biggest of 94cm (38lb). Michael Beck landed the biggest GT of the week, a very impressive 117cm (74lb) fish, which he landed in the dying stages of the second to last day of the trip.
The week’s best result, however, fell to Anders Nissen who caught a ‘Flats Slam’ comprising of a GT, moustache trigger and a bonefish in one session. It should also be noted that the moustache trigger was one of the biggest ever landed on Alphonse.
The ‘Bills and Bones Slam’ went to Marcus Beale who achieved this on the last day by managing to nab a sailfish in the morning, a bone in the afternoon, followed by a GT of 91cm (35lb) which made the day even more special.
Tight lines from Keith and the Alphonse Fishing Team.