February 2013


February 23, 2013 We will set sail today for the next island to the west. Lukunor was very friendly and there are about 1000 people living on this little piece of land! Who knows what they all do all day? May be that is why there so many kids!   Any who, the fishing has been amazing and Mahi are biting on Yellow, yellow/green squid baits 4-6 inch long. We had a wildcard out there a pink bubble head feather jig and a 200 plus...

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February 16, 2013   We arrived in Pohnpei after a 300 mile 2 day sail from Kosrae. We did not have much luck fishing on the way over but the winds blew us along nicely the whole way. Pohnpei is one of the biggest islands we had been to since New Caledonia, nearly 130 sq. miles and is surrounded by a huge reef system that lies one half to up to 2 miles off shore. On passage during the night I usually get up every hour to look...

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February 13, 2013   We set sail from Alinginae Atoll just before noon and headed south for a 400 mile sail to Kosrae.  The winds looked favorable and we thought it would be no problem averaging 8 knots on a beam reach.  We set the double reefed main and full jib and the winds were moving us along nicely.  Since the fishing was so good the day before I put the lines out for one more try.  I had 2 poles set and was putting out the...

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February 1, 2013 Rongelap lies 11 degrees North and 167 degrees East and would be a 160 mile sail from Likiep on a NW course.  We said our farewells to Joe and our other friends on the island and set sail after spending a amazing week on Likiep Atoll. We decided to exit on the west side of the atoll and sailed 13 miles across the lagoon and crossed the reef over a shallow 20 foot deep pass and set our course for Rongelap Atoll. The...

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