19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat
Tripled on Mahi Today!!
09 October 2013 | 14 18.762'S:167 25.852'E, Lakona Bay, Gaua, Vanuatu
Woo hoo, nothing is quite as exciting as all four reels peeling out line at once. We had 4 mahi take our lures all at the same time, then proceed to continually pop out of the water like popcorn. The got all of our lines tangled as the leaped across one another. But we managed to get three in. Surprisingly we didn't loose any to sharks, which were darting up quickly to grab them. They must have gotten side tracked by the other mahi in the water -- we saw several come up to the boat to see what was going on with their friends.
Very exciting end to an otherwise fairly dreary day. It was completely overcast and drizzly all day. No wind, and hot. I think the idea of pea soup weather being associated with fog in Maine is way off. Pea soup is normally served hot, and thats what we had today here at 14 degrees south. Thick and steaming hot. Fortunately we'll have fresh mahi mahi to throw into it.... Its really a hard call between Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna as the best fish...
Despite the weather we motored 50 miles northward to Lakona Bay of Guau here in Vanuatu. We gave away a couple of the fish upon arriving, to Cliff, son of the Chief, and asked him to bring them in to the Chief. Tomorrow we'll go in and see the village. Apparently they do some sort of water music performance here -- where the women get in the water and make music with the water somehow.... percussively I presume, but we'll see....
We didn't get any pics of the fish battle, as all hands were occupied, so attached is another jungle river pic from our trip up the river to the blue hole the day before yesterday.