Posted: 20:18:00

By about ten a.m. our first day I was getting a sinking feeling about my beloved Clipperton and the potential it was holding for good yellowfin tuna action. As has happened so many times in the past however, just when we were ready to write off our brief time at Clipperton as a short sightseeing detour on a long journey, the tuna showed and provided just enough action to keep us around for another day. Sixty to ninety pounds is the average with a sprinkling of one hundred ten to one hundred thirty pound fish mixed in. This type of sign at Clipperton is excellent and with four full days remaining to fish, it is likely that there are bigger fish to be found. As always there are several challenges to overcome, namely a ravenous shark population in the shallows and equally ravenous mammals in the deeps, but we managed to deal with these effectively so far putting together a fine catch of both yellowfin and wahoo on our first day. Of course we will plan to give it another go tomorrow hoping the percentage of bigger fish increases with time.

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