Pacifific Hotspots Samoa International off to a good start
Perfect weather, including those classic glassy days, has kept the marlin bite slow but steady over the past few weeks.
Marlin to 200kg have been tagged or captured for those anglers ready to do the hard yards.
During our International Tournament, mahimahi, wahoo and yellowfin dominated most team catches. On the marlin front, 16 fish were tagged and blue marlin to 186kg weighed at the station. Ladies Day was no exception, with the girls getting amongst some good yellowfin tuna and marlin. The last few days have seen the number of sailfish, wahoo and spanish mackerel cruising the inshore grounds increase.
As we head into July and August the size of both mahimahi and wahoo will improve, while juvenile blue marlin averaging 80kg will be patrolling the waters over the 3000m drop off. Sailfish and mackerel will continue to be caught only a few hundred metres off shore as they round up our annual migration of spawning scad and whitebait.