Yes, this bunch of cheerful guys brought a bunch of bananas on board the boat. Read on to find out if the trip went bananas!
The urban dictionary describes a motley crew as: An odd and often mismatched assortment of people/ a group of friends or teammates who don’t seem like they’d work well together, but somehow they do.
We got inked – we were onto squid even before 9am on day one. One of the oft repeated request by Sek well before the trip was “Are there squids?” so it actually became one of the priorities for the trip. Before anything else we went straight for a squid-spot after we left the jetty.
Being past the squid season we could not be too certain about catching much squid although we know there will be some.
To Sek and everyone’s delight, we managed quite a number of squid on the trip. Everyone had fun catching them with Doc Ling and Mike Milette experiencing their first time catching squid.
I personally enjoy squid fishing a lot and often find adults can behave like a bunch of children when squid fishing. It is a lot of fun. If you have not tried squid fishing, do give a go when the opportunity comes.
Here’s a post I wrote about squid fishing how-to.
Sailfish action quickly followed with Alaskan, Mike Milette on the transom.
Next up to tick-off his list of fish-to-catch is Doc Ling.
What do we do during lunch? What lunch? These guys fishes non-stop and a couple of more fish were had including a barracuda for Mike, another first for this cheerful Alaskan.
Boy, were they wrong as it didn’t take long for the fins to show up and as soon as the action started with sailfish chasing after the teaser, they just could not get enough of it! Just seeing these big fish chasing and attacking the teaser can be a thrill in itself.
Sek, a IFFF Certified Casting Instructor had the first sailfish on. His first ever on fly. He was so stunned by the action that he appeared stoned and dumbstruck when one sailfish took his fly and took-off!
He just stood there, frozen. As lines peeled off his reel in an alarming rate.
I had to “wake him up” so that he’d set the hook. Haha. It was all a whole load of fun and laughter.
After expertly bringing in the fish, it was Doc’s turn followed by Mike.
Doc and Mike both had a few fish on but the sailfish are not easy on fly. Doc had one very good run but sadly the Gamakatsu hook broke!
Crazy things can happen when chasing big game.
Mike had a better run and landed his fly-caught fish on the second day. Sek, who had to sit out and wait his turn was jumping up and down everywhere in the boat trying to contain his excitement and could not wait for his turn at having his shot. He came close to landing another.
Contact JW for enquiries about Rompin sailfish fishing.