|Over Under - Viewing Report
|2005-05-18 - Cat Island Bahamas - May 2005 Report
|Both the dolphin fishing and the billfishing have continued to be fairly
consistent and good in Cat Island. At times, there are so many 20-30#
dolphin around that we've literally had to pull in all the hooked baits and
pull just teasers. I looked down from the tower last week to see the entire
sea filled with green...must have been 200 dolphin around the boat.
Billfish continue to come into the spread with regularity, but still not in
the numbers that peak season should bring later this month and into June.
There are also an unusually greater number of white marlin and sailfish
being raised, to Blue Marlin. This has made the targeting Blue Marlin a bit
difficult. Typically Blue Marlin are the dominant billfish in these parts.
The tuna have been more sporadic and have not held in great numbers. In
fact a 25# tuna took the money in the recent Hawks Nest Billfish tournament,
which is not terribly impressive at all. A week ago, the OVER UNDER went
3-11 on yellowfin from 30-50#s (sharks got the rest), but as soon as they
arrived they vanished again. In that same weekend, we went 4-6 on sailfish,
catching a triple header...hats off to the crew and charter for pulling that
one off. The OVER UNDER put in an impressive showing in the billfish
tournament this past week, going into the final day tied on points for the
money. Unfortunately, we failed to catch either of the two Blues (neither
one decided to eat) that we raised on the last day..either of which would
have given us the top spot.