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Magical hours in the Marquesas
Basic mother ship at Marquesas Åtoll provides space and convenience for those who are weary. The sunset over the Mallory Square is a great experience for many who come to see Key West. However, for fishermen it is not the sea but a half-mond formations of islets that draw their fantasy to the west: the Marquesas Keys.
Twentie-four-mile is a long drive in a flat-ski-ff; if the remoteness alone won't make you lift an eyebrow, look at the potentially insidious Boca Grand Channel: a 7-mile broad stream of waters, 30 ft down in points, overcoming the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. But when the winds come up and the tides change so that ripples and waters are in competition, it's a shocking time.
This is where experienced sailors are prepared by being able to plan trips around the tides and devour the practicality of seafaring on many occasions. The best way to go angling with the Marquesas is probably with a larger cab in one, with room to sleep and shower and food for a few outings.
When you do not have this kind of Rigg, you can rent a mother ship from different locations in the Keys. No camping on the island is permitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the area. You are responsible for your angling calendar with a travelling home bases and have to make a trip twice a day.
In a few get-togethers you will have plenty of opportunity to discover the area. The best thing, I think, is that you will have the luxurious privilege of angling the "dark side" at the beginning and end of a day: rising and setting the sun when many species are most at work. I saw the Marquesas last year from the Playmate 60-foot submarine held by a couple.
It was a mooring and starting point for a group of eight fishermen and their flats. It was only at the end of the morning when we were awake for a good time, with a stomach full of warm breakfasts in the sunrise, when we were awaiting refreshing shower waters, ice-cold drink offerings and freshly trapped shellfish.
Between the two there was a packed dinner on the shore or a snack in the air-conditioned kitchen, followed by a snooze. Who' s to say a angling expedition shouldn' t be pleasant? During the three day cruise we discovered a number of angling possibilities. The apartments have tarmac, bonnefish, permit, shark, barracudas and even redfishes all year round.
Both skiff and off-shore vessels can go wreck angling in the nearby wreck areas both to the east and east of the island, offering great angling opportunities for kobia, permits, snappers and groupers (many of which are available on many charts). Southwards of the Marquesas, the edges of the ocean fall into a magnificent tunnel of tunas, as well as lots of sailfishes and dolphins.
Mostly we stayed with the apartments and planned our day around the 2-hour gap between the outside and inside apartments. Where' d'you say those bonefishes were last night? The licence is a year-round fishing, which is only restricted by tropic winds and frost. According to folklore, it is permitted to spat on the high seas in April and is unlikely to be found in homes this past well.
Fishing is possible both indoors and outdoors. To find them, the keys are simple enough to catch 1 1 to 4 foot deep underwater. The polarity at one of the many canal sides along the south and west side of the tunnel ensures almost exactly the viewing permission, provided one has good sundowners.
Sling all the shrimp flies you want at these fishies, but if you really want to make sure your chances of planting a living shrimp on their noseble. You do whatever you need to do to get mirror calming cures and you will be handled to some of the most superb tailored permission-fishing that you will ever undergo.
Prepare to get out of the vessel and paddle to a fishing rod to get the best possible fix, provided the bottom is difficult enough to do so (which is the case in many areas). Marquesas aren't known for their bony sharks, but they're here. To find bony sharks, the best way is to post at the gutter margins or where the plain has a sloping rim at the lower levels of the flood.
Grab a range of rapidly descending mosquitoes for deep margins, slight landings and flatbone. When you are allowed to fish, it can be paying to keep a prawn fixed Texas type on a wacko and prepare with the prawn in the waters to keep it fresh, just in case boonefish appear where permission is to be.
The majority of your bonefishes are found at the beginning or end of the days in sommer. There will be freshwater temperature changes during the whole year. Marquesas has two options when it comes to Tarpon: large or small. Finding these species requires some polarity and exploration, but with the amount of gel you' ll be able to do just that: poles and exploration.
I' m a big admirer of parasites and baits for babies' tarpons, but also small jig ging heads and bugs imitating shrimps and little minnows work well. In quiet afternoons, look for outdoor fishing that rolls and rolls pigs on the glass-sheets. Flat points marking the end of the canals on the west and south side of the tunnel are good places to observe tarpons that move along the borders of the apartments.
It is a popular place for early birds, as is the northeastern part of the coast, provided the waters are as smooth as glass or only slightly tousled by the north-east. Choose one of your favourite old-fashioned tarton flying or bundle stripe pattern and you should do well. The Marquesas have plenty of sharks and good fishing.
There are some really big ones in abundance in spring as well as winter that coincide with the tartar: big hammerhead, blacktip, lemon and bullshark. In May and June, the largest Nurse sharks you will see all year round will be on the plains as they gather in pairs and four to breed.
And if you can't find a license here in the middle of spring, consider bowl. It is irresistible to the shark to smell the fresh fillet of cudas, for a reason we can only guess. Place the lure near shallow waters or with a good tidal stream or wherever you see a good number of shark.
It is as easy as luring with a piece of barrel cuda and throwing it on the way of the game. Fishermen can throw large oranges, reds or yellows; keep in mind that it is important to let the bowtie go right next to the eye of the sharks to trigger a take.
If flyfishers are prepared to cast 70 ft or more, they can enter with large lure or loud superficial lures pulled over the sea as quickly as possible. There is easily available 500 gallon per gallon per day generated by RO. Further information, incl. pictures of the inside of the boat and of the layout, can be found at www.seaclusive.com.
You will need to take additional gas canisters for each and every night you go angling; these will be kept on the back decks of the mother ship. In the Marquesas there are no grocery or equipment outlets - in the Marquesas there is nothing else but unadulterated natural beauty. Flat-fishers should consider taking along living bait such as shrimps and prawns and a means of saving their lives to catch bony species and allow them to go in.
In the Marquesas there are many sardines and glassfish if you want to go fishing for wreck or sea. If you want to take a bath at the end of the morning, please take your own bathrobe with you.