EXTREME AND VARIED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN!
Maio is an island that is part of the island group called Cabo Verde. The most famous island among fishermen is Sao Vicente where many go for fishing on Marlin. Maio is much less known and therefore there are considerably fewer fishermen. And that is exactly what the adventurous fisherman is looking for.
Challenge, different spots and many possibilities in terms of fishing and fish species. Here you can find all you want! Popping, jigging, shore fishing, trolling, chumming, drifting, bottom fishing and of course spin fishing are all possible here. So how varied do you want it to be?
The fish you can catch here are almost endless. Horse eye jack, wahoo, dorado, marlin, sailfish, amberjack, yellowfin tuna, groupers, snappers, various shark species such as mako, tiger, nurse, hammer and lemon sharks as well as rays, bonefish and blue runners.
The options are almost endless here. In addition, large specimens are also caught, with sharks up to 4.5 metres and over 600 kilos and rays of 2 metres diameter and 200 kilos have already been caught here. In short, you are going to run out of time!
Because Maio is not so well known, there are no large streams of tourists and it is relatively quiet and you can enjoy the sun, sea, nature and the wonderful climate. It is therefore not surprising that this is the place where Michael has lost his heart to fishing.
Michael is originally Dutch but has been living on this island for several years and works here as a fishing guide and is also a fanatic fisherman.
Michael has done a lot of scouting work here in recent years and with success! All types of fishing are imaginable here. Jigging, trolling and (bottom) fishing with natural bait but also casting from the shore or for sharks and rays. During trolling, especially tuna, wahoo and dorado are the main species and sometimes marlin and sailfish in the right period in this fishery.
But also several tiger sharks between 200 and 500 (!) kilos are regularly caught here. So also varied fishing is certainly possible for the enthusiast.
The fishing for shark and billfish is based on strict catch & release unless the fish is too severely damaged or has no chance to survive.
Other fish are occasionally used for dinner but are also put back if possible. The pictures speak for themselves, so let your imagination run wild and think about what you would like to catch here! You will certainly run out of time!
Vila do Maio, Maio, Cape Verde