Mindelo Fishing Reports

Callum Scott Report CapeVerdeMarlin

July 10, 2015 by Didier Jeanne

Trip Info


For the past three weeks we have continued to have good fishing here in Cape Verde. On average during this time of year, numbers start to slow down and more bigger fish turn up. That has certainly been the case this year.

Three weeks ago we fished wseith Danie Louw and his two boys. We did a five day trip to Soa Nicola. The water and weather was beautiful and so was the fishing. The main bank was full of frigate mackerel jumping everywhere, and plenty marlin were feeding on them. On our first day there we released 3 blue marlin, a great way to start the trip. The remaining days continued to produce good numbers. There was so much bait we even tried living baiting, we did not catch any marlin using this method but lots of fun was had by all. After a good four days, the trip home was even productive, catching one nice marlin and seeing another four. The one fished we raised in Santa Lucia channel was a good one, however did not switch, but everyone got a good look at it.

We then had a few days break and started fishing with Jim and Jill Robertson. Jim is a long time friend of ours and a very experienced marlin fisherman. We had two days fishing pre before the 4 th July marlin World Cup. On both days we raised one small fish, but had no luck on getting them to the boat. Jim was running his big fish spread. Everyone was very excited for the 4th July as lots of big fish had been seen. Big Oh caught a 1247lb the day before a Mystic Blue a 900lb. So there big girls where around. However the 4th produced very slow fishing for all Cape Verde boats. Maybe even the slowest day of the season, just typical! But that’s fishing for you.

After the 4th we did some staggered days fishing with Chris and Wendy from the Uk. They both managed to catch blue marlin. Wendy’s was extra special as it was her first blue marlin. A great achievement and she did a excellent job on heavy tackle in the fighting chair. Not huge numbers of fishing but still good fun.

Overall it’s a great season, and we would like to thank all your clients/friends for coming along to fish with us. It’s not as electric as last year, but it’s still great fishing. No two years are the same that’s fishing, but we wait in anticipation. Hope to see you all soon in the near future, please see our special offer. Tight lines and stay safe

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Located in Mindelo, “NHA Cretcheu” is a 33ft Bertram propelled by 315HP Yanmar 6LPA-STP engine with enough space to accommodate up to 5 fishermen per outing. For navigation, the boat is outfitted with 2 GPS, 2 VHF transmitters, a depth…