Port Vila Fishing Reports

Midget Marlin With Big Appetites!

January 25, 2016 by Russ Housby

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Today we headed North to a rocky outcrop 25 miles from the Marina. We started the day by hooking a nice Blue Marlin around 150KGs, we fought the fish to within tagging range and then with an acrobatic airbourne display he threw the hook and went on his way, no worse for the experience. Soon after this we caught several nice Mahi Mahi on our way to the rock. The rock was qiueter than normal, but offered spectacular scenery as always. It did at least produce one Wahoo and it was a good one, weighing in at 24KGs. The Ocean was flat calm and as we trolled back we raised two of the smallest Blue Marlin I have ever seen. Both these midgets had eyes much bigger than their stomachs, trying desperately to take on 2 of the largest “Koya Lures” in the spread. A “Poi Dog” short corner and an “861” on the long corner, all we could do was laugh at their tenacity and unrewarded effort. Hopefully I’ll meet these two again when they measure up.

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