Sette Cama Lodge – Guest Blog by Kevin Wegmuller

Sette Cama Lodge

Sette Cama Lodge

Arriving at Sette Cama Lodge after some rain, we anticipated some excellent fishing. However, what we experienced during the first two nights exceeded all expectations. It was the inaugural fishing trip to Gabon for my father and brother, and they were greeted with a warm welcome.

Rapid Start at Sette Cama

Within just two hours of setting out, our group on the north bank had already landed a hefty cubera and a sizable threadfin. Meanwhile, on the south bank, three tarpons were successfully hooked on fly! Although the other two attempts unfortunately ended without a successful landing, it was an exhilarating start.

The excitement continued into the second night, with plenty of threadfins and some impressive snappers caught. Again, the story with the tarpon remained consistent, with multiple hook-ups. Finally, Johan achieved a significant milestone by landing his first tarpon on foot in Gabon, marking one of the ultimate achievements in fly fishing.

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Shifting Tides from the beach to the lagoon

As the week progressed, there was a shift in the fishing dynamics. While the mouth/surf fishing slowed down a bit, there were more frenzies of longfin jack and some Guinea barracuda were landed. However, the real action picked up in the lagoon, with everyone enjoying numerous catches of jacks and snappers in almost every session.

On the final day, I was fortunate enough to witness an unforgettable moment as Johan reeled in a colossal snapper in the lagoon.

Sette Cama Lodge Snapper
“This section of mangrove bank can throw out a good Snapper every now and again…” AW guide Teddy Coulter’s last words before Johann made his cast. Little did he know just how good it would turn out to be! A #10 rod, a fifteen foot 20lb fluorocarbon leader, one small #1 white surf candy fly, one knackered Johann, and an epic fight all came together to produce this awesome cubera snapper. A new bar has been set for Snapper on fly in the lagoon at Sette Cama!

Overall, it was a truly fantastic week filled with abundant catches. With the expert guidance of some of the best guides out there – Teddy, Mike, and Olie – my father, brother, and I all managed to land some impressive specimens. We cannot thank them enough for their assistance throughout the week.

We are already looking forward to returning very soon. Gabon is undeniably a very special place. – click here to find out more!

Kevin Wegmuller with a brute of a threadfin – new camp record on fly as well

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