St Francois Atoll was on top form over the past week. An event occurred that only happens once every few years. Massive schools of rabbitfish formed bait balls and moved into the lagoon which in turn made the GT’s go absolutely wild. The GT fishing was fantastic over the last week coupled with amazing bonefishing and even a few permit and triggerfish being caught in between. Not only was the flats fishing amazing but also the bluewater angling, with anglers landing some catches of a lifetime.
The bonefishing was as excellent as always with 322 bonefish being landed by some extremely lucky anglers. The rabbitfish bait balls moved in on Saturday causing absolute chaos on the flats.
Day one started off with Thomas and Mark landing three GT’s between them. Murray and Ian each landed three GT’s, David and Christian each landed two GT’s, Oleksander landed one GT. Marcus who is probably one of the luckiest people on the planet arrived on Alphonse, Marcus had never cast a fly line into saltwater before arriving and ended up landing more fish than most anglers combined. Marcus landed five GT's, a massive permit and a triggerfish, he also managed to land the largest GT of the season measuring 114 cm.
Over the week plenty of GT’s were landed. The bluewater fishing turned out to be amazing for John who managed to make Alphonse bluewater history. John managed to land a golden bluewater slam on conventional tackle. John landed a 300 lb black marlin, a sailfish, a wahoo and tuna. The last day was a great day for Gavin who managed to land a massive yellowfin tuna on fly.
Another fantastic week was spent at Alphonse Island fishing St Francois Atoll. Memories were made and bonds were formed that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for next week’s report as we are sure you won’t want to miss it.
The Alphonse Fishing Co. Team on Alphonse Island
TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 10 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 33
Bluefin trevally 18