Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Cool shit that I saw today. .
Makes me feel much better about the sancocho that I made during the tournament with the same size fish on the same size bait with a shorter drop back.
As Berto shrugs his shoulders and says. "That's fishing."
At least we got the bite....and a handful of sails.
The day before was in the double digits.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
On the way to the awards banquet....
The highlight of my day was making a BIG SANCOCHO on a blue marlin and catching a sailfish on a spinning rod off the bow of the boat.
Friday, January 23, 2015
If I'm going to get my ass beat......
I heard that Capt. John Bayliss put on a clinic today, catching 47 sails in one day, with other boats left scratching their heads and watching the show.
The Dragin Fly was nowhere in the area, hoping that the honey hole that James found all by himself and 25 miles away from the fleet, loaded with birds and bait would fire off. It didn't. The last two hours of the day, we had 1 bite, which we lost.
There were a lot of fish around, but they were lazy, gorging on all that bait. The bites we got were very finicky and our hook up ratio sucked, hovering at 50% vs our 70% hook up ratio yesterday. Our two day total equaled John Bayliss' Tarheel's one day total of 47 sailfish. He now has 84 sails for two days.
Some other Tarheels, fishing on the Trophy Box are looking to add a trophy to their collection, solidly in the top 3 with 74 sails.
The Dragin Fly is currently sitting in 9th place of the 39 boat field with 47 sails. Hopefully we can gain a little ground on tomorrow, the last day of the first leg of the 3 tournament series Los Suenos Triple Crown.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Day 1 Report
Going to be a shootout tomorrow.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Your Tour Guide
I have not wet a line since my big snook other than riding along for my first day of the year on the Dragin Fly. I've been here for 3 weeks and offshore fished 1 time. I'll get my "days in the sun" starting on Tuesday, practicing for the first leg of the Los Suenos Series Triple Crown. Fishing has been good, but not red hot, everyone is getting a couple of turns at the rod each day.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Did I mention that?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Thanks Mark for the shots!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Biggest fish in the Pamlico Sound
Meanwhile in Costa Rica....
Friday, January 9, 2015
Double digit day on sailfish and a dolphin for dinner yesterday with calm seas offshore.
However, up in the bay there was still some chop from yesterday's blow. There was an overloaded 90+ foot catamaran with over 100 people on board making the trek up to Tortuga Island for a day at the beach. The unusual chop apparently blew out some windows in the engine room and the boat started taking on water and sunk within minutes. We never knew what happened until getting back to the dock, but other boats from Los Suenos participated in rescue efforts. Unfortunately there were 3 fatalities.
Attached is a press release from Los Suenos:
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Fast forward a couple of days on the Dragin Fly and the Super Grand Slam is nearly completed with a striped marlin, a double digit day on the sails and a BIG BLUE MARLIN that pulled off right at the leader.