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 Posted: Tue Jan 21st, 2020 12:12 pm
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Hi everyone

I’m starting to plan a trip to either of the two destinations for 2021. I’m still deciding between the two.

Even though Premeiras will be a longer trip, it is not that much more expensive than Lazarus. My thinking is however that this is a every-5-year kinda trip, so might as well do it proper.

Can anyone advise as to which destination could yield better results? Thinking specifically about those big Dogs.

Thanks in advance!

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 Posted: Tue Jan 21st, 2020 03:47 pm
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Of the two, I preferred Premeiras. Been to Laz 2 times and each time we've lost days because there's nowhere to hide when things get nasty. When you have to run from the banks, it's so far out that not many charters will take you back there. So if it gets nasty on day 3 and you have to head for the islands, that's it... In all likelihood, you won't be going back. That being said, the fishing on Laz can be excellent at times. If you've headed to the islands for shelter, fishing round the islands is terrible... Fished out by the artisanal guys.

What I like about Premeiras is that it's varied. I assume you'll be reef hopping all the way up to Fogo. There's some fantastic reefs along the way (assuming your skipper knows what he's doing. But there is also the chance of hiding out in the lee of islands when the sea turns on it's head. We had to hide behind Fogo for 2 days and had great fun catching Bonefish on light tackle.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 24th, 2020 07:37 am
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Thanks for the info! Can’t think of something worse than a trip being cut short due to bad weather. Fish size wise, does Premeiras/Fogo generally have bigger fish? Specifically doggies?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 24th, 2020 11:57 am
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It's difficult to say... Because you are covering so much ground at Premeiras, there's possibly a lot more options than Laz. But then again, Laz being an isolated sea mount has it's resident Geets, but the pelagics come and go. It's like all things fishy... Some trips will be better than others. We didn't encounter any Dogs on our Premeiras trip, but I'm quite sure they are in the area.

Premerias also has a bit of a caveat... We very nearly didn't make it out the mouth of the river. There were a huge number of sand banks quite far out which made for some interesting breakers. One of them claimed my camera. Whereas Laz is a very easy departure and return.

Actually heading back to Laz in Oct _seal1_

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