Passage Photos: FISH!

Now let’s get to the important content. Here are shots of the fish we bagged on the way to Nuku Hiva.

For starters, for most of the trip we had 2 lines out. One was a “meat line”, meaning 25 feet of 300 pound test line tied directly to Sophie. Here is a shot of the tin can alarm Leo constructed to alert us to meat line hits.

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The other line was an offshore pole in a holder. This is where we got our first fish, an Ahi tuna that Dan landed.

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We also landed an Ahi on the meat line.

Of course, our big fish event was the “double takedown” of 2 yellowfin tuna at the  same time.

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This is what 38 pounds of tuna looks like an hour after being caught on Sophie:

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Of course, tuna weren’t our only Sophie fish. Here are some of our almost daily flying fish found on deck.

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Once we were in Nuku Hiva, Dan kept on fishing and landed this bad boy while we were at anchor.

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We also had a lot of fish that got away, including this one that I fought for half an hour.

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All in all, fishing has simply become a core part of our lives on this trip. It’s a blast, and it keeps our freezer full.

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