Since it was the first boat of its kind in the area, Southern Destiny, and Capt. Donato’s services and equipment, soon came into high demand by anglers in the surrounding islands. Donato fished the boat around Fiji, Wallis, Futuna and, finally, Vanuatu, where he stayed for a year running charter trips. But Samoa continued to draw him back, and once back, he fished the ledges of his home island. When fishing in a new place, the learning curve is steep during the first few months behind the controls. No fish aggregating devices exist off the shores of Samoa, so Donato turned to the only structure readily available: the steep ledges that surround the island.