Full Moon = Big Bones

I just got this letter and Christmas Island pictures from Sugita Munetsugu. He fished CI the first week of February on his way home to Japan from Texas. Now my son is all excited and ready for his CI trip in June.

Hi Stan,
Here is story.
Weather was not good all week and windy.
I caught a 40 pound GT on first day but line was broken by coral but I
caught lots of small GT all week. Big bone make school after full moon so I
tried to catch them on last 3 days.
Average was 6-8 pound include 10 pound and average number of fish I catch
was more than 10 in the morning and quit in afternoon every day.
Some time, Rain get hard so I went back to hotel early or change to GT
fishing from boat.
I almost hook 80 pound GT by drifting boat on edge of reef but finally
caught 60 pound on double hook deceiver. Here are pictures. I hope you like

Wonder why they did not take pictures of the plus 10 lb bones. :confused: In the 37 trips I have done to Christmas I personally weighed only a handful of fish near 10 lbs. It is a great place and superb fishing but the honest angler going there expecting to catch fish that average 6-8 lbs will come away disappointed. That having been said, full moon conditions do bring schools of spawning fish onto some of the deeper flats on The Paris Peninsula. The fish are of a larger average size than fish found in the lagoon but they are for the most part in water 3-6 feet deep. You wade out and cast somewhat blindly to a passing dark mass on the bottom and reel in whichever fish happened to see the fly. Are they bonefish? Yes. Is that what real bonefishing is about? Not hardly.

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