OUR GAME FISHING BOAT
Lucky Franki is a 28 ft Boston Whaler Outrage with toilet on board. The boat is supplied with:
2 x 300 HP Suzuki (new 2016)
The ‘Lucky Franki’ is a 28 ft Boston Whaler walkaround boat that is powered by twin Suzuki 300 HP engines. Boston Whaler boats are well known for their sturdy construction, and this boat is no exception to the rule. Being a walkaround boat, you have 360 degree fishability, meaning once you have hooked your target fish you can easily keep hold of it. Meanwhile, the fully equipped cabin features everything you need to keep comfortable throughout your trip, while also providing shade and protection from the weather. With ample space for up to four anglers, this boat gives you the chance to go sportfishing like a pro for a reasonable price.
OUR BIG GAME FISHING BOAT
Freed’em is a Henriques 28 Express Fisherman. The boat is supplied with:
2 x 150 HP Volvo Penta Twin diesel Inboard
The newest member of our fleet is the “Freed’em”, a Henriques 28 Express Fisherman.
It is a offshore fishingboat with twin diesel inboards. The weight of the engines forward and down low improves the ride. A windshield and enclosure keep the whole crew out of the sun and spray. The uncluttered transom is easier for fishing. She has a large cockpit with all of the necessities for fishing, a soft, dry riding hull that also trolls and drifts well, and enough creature comforts that even non-anglers will enjoy an extended outing offshore. She has a sixty square feet of fishing space includes a transom livewell, tackle center, bait prep sink, six rod holders, and lots of storage. Flush mounted pop-up cleats in the covering boards make line handling straightforward yet won’t snag fishing lines, fingers, toes, or gear. A large transom door and huge fishbox complete the fishing paraphernalia. Forward of the cockpit, the bridgedeck is raised slightly for good visibility from the helm and to keep the deck dry. It has 2 large benches. The cabin is entered via a sliding companionway door and is spacious enough for storage and it has seperate toilet. The Henriques 28 Express Fisherman is capable of venturing offshore with the big boys. She is comfortable for the whole family.
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Fish & Seasons
Throughout the year you can fish trolling either game or big game fishing. Autumn and winter is the best time for game fishing. Late March and April the various tuna species begin to visit the archipelago. Then the skippers like switching to trolling with sturdy material to catch blue fin tuna (up to 300kg !!), big eye tuna and albacore.
From the spring there will be a flow of warm water from the south along Madeira. This brings a lot of nutrients for small mackerel, sardines, and anchovies along with it. These fish are again the favorite food of sorts as wahoo, albacore, skipjack, dorado, white marlin and blue marlin in particular. The billfish visit the island in June, July and August. Sometimes even up to October.
In Madeira Blue Marlin is caught trolling with lures (eg counterfeit squid). Marlin fishing begins when you reach the depth of 200m line. This does not mean that they are not caught closer to the coast, it would not be the first time that a marlin is caught just outside the harbor in just 70 meters depth. The best time to fish for blue marlin in Madeira is from May – October.
This species usually swims in small schools in waters more than 100 meters deep and feeds on all sorts of fish and shellfish. The best time to catch these species in Madeira is from late May to early September.
From November to January large amberjacks (30-50 kg) replace Marlin at the top of the food pyramid. Amberjack is caught with natural bait drifting or trolling.
(Thunnus obesus) In Madeira, this kind – which can reach a length of 250 cm – usually is caught by trolling fishing with lures. The fish prefers a subtropical climate and the best time to catch the tuna in Madeira is during the months of February, March and April. If there is bigeye, you can also catch other species of tuna such as bluefin tuna and albacore.
This predator with sharp teeth can be found all over the world in tropical and subtropical waters. Anglers know him by his speed and wahoo is highly prized for its meat. There are wahoo caught with a length of 2 m and weighing up to 83 kg. It is usually caught trolling with lures.