Gavito - Big Game Fishing Fishing Reports
October 24, 2020
We left the marina at 1500hrs for a few hours of fishing before sundown. We set the spread targeting Wahoo but after a couple of hours Capt. Anders decided to switch the spread for tuna. We set the spread with all Iland lures, Black Holes and Sea Stars. After 20 minutes of trolling on 1800 meters depth, the release clip on starboard outriggers snapped and the reel was screaming. Tuna!! The fight started in day light and went on until sundown. After almost 2 hours in the chair, Capt. Anders landed this beautiful Big Eye Tuna well over 200 lb.
Mixed day fishing - 100% success!
October 15, 2020
Marco from germany booked a full day Mixed Fishing. We started the trip doing bottom fishing wich resulted in some nice Pargo’s and Triggers. In the afternoon with rigged our new brand new Rupp Marine outriggers for Wahoo and Bigeye tuna and after a couple of hours we had a hit on the port side short rigger. Wahoo!! 15Kg and 135cm long. Marco, as well as the crew, was very happy!
~BETTER THAN NOTHING!!!!!
September 15, 2019
Eric, from Canada, booked a 1/2 day Big Game Fishing for the 15th September and we duly left the marina at Calheta at 1000 hrs. We proceeded towards Funchal at 7 1/2 knots with a full spread of 5 lines out. We ran Islander blue/pink on the short corners, Moldcraft Wide Range Seniors in purple and silver on the outriggers and a Williamson Wahoo Catcher n blue/black on the outrigger. After 2 hours of trolling with no takes we decided to change the shotgun over to a Williamson Dorado Catcher in "Lumo" rainbow colours. We had success of sorts after about 30 minutes with a small Mahi Mahi taking the shotgun. This was landed and released. We then had another hit on the shotgun about 15 minutes from re-entering the marina and hooked the Skipjack Tuna shown above. Eric duly landed this and we then returned to the marina and enjoyed a couple of beers together. To the best of my knowledge we were the only boat to catch anything that day and hence the title.
Great day Mixed Fishing on Gavito.
August 12, 2019
Neil and his son were celebrating Matt's 21st Birthday which was on the 11th. On the day he caught a 650 lbs Blue Marlin on Our Mary out of Funchal (Well done Josie) and on the 12th they joined Gavito for a full day of mixed fishing. We started out bottom fishing and caught plenty of fish with Neil and Matt taking home a good sized Red Snapper and a Trigger fish for their supper. We then had about 15 fish for various old people in the village and after that returned about 30 more to the water. After the bottom fishing started to dry up we commenced inshore trolling at between 8 & 10 Knots. It was not long before the cry from below was "Fish On" and as Neil was the first in the chair he fought a good sized amberjack to the boat. This was photographed and then released. About 20 minutes later the same thing happened again and Matt landed a 15 lbs specimen which was followed shortly after by another 25 pounder. All these were successfully returned to the water.
Best Bull ever for Mike!!!
July 30, 2019
Mike is a long standing and regular client aboard "Gavito" and yesterday we left the marina at 10.00 a.m. for an 8 hour Big Game Fishing trip. At about 12.00 we saw a Blue Marlin approach the spread and started to knock the Port side Outrigger lure. This lasted for about 10 - 15 seconds and it then took off. Unfortunately the line broke and the fish got away. We believe the fish was about 300/400 lbs so not very big by Madeira standards. We carried on trolling and was on our way back to the marina at about 5.00 p.m. when somebody said that we had caught a length of rope with the shotgun lure I started to wind this in from the fly bridge and thought it was odd that I could only make line if I backed down and also that the "ROPE" was moving rapidly to the starboard side. Lo and Behold the "ROPE" turned out to be the 30 lbs Bull Mahi Mahi pictured above. This had been on Mike's "Bucket List" for overf 10 years, so he was highly delighted.
5 Days & 5 Hook ups to Marlin.
July 26, 2019
Yesterday saw "Gavito" sailing towards Funchal and at about 1120 we hooked up to a Blue Marlin of about 4/500 lbs. Unfortunately for us it decided to take the shotgun lure which had been rigged for the odd Mahi Mahi. Therefore it was on 60 lbs line with a 100 lbs leader and small moldcraft Chugger in purple and silver. Although everybody did their best to retain the fish on the line, it really was a hopeless task and after about 3 minutes the fish made a sudden turn and shot off at a rate of knots. The line broke and, the fish departed with lure, leader and line attached. Hoping that Sunday will continue in the same vain of at least 1 hit every trip.
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