Monday, January 29, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
trout freeze. Got reports?
red hot marlin bite continues
Good that the marlin bite is continuing with consistent shots at grand slams. Almost daily multiple blue marlin bites with scattered shots at striped marlin and more sails showing each day. The best of the bite has been up on the edge, so we have not ventured out to find the tunas lately.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
When you see 'em, you gotta catch 'em
Friday, January 19, 2018
We caught three big fish yesterday. A big blue marlin, a big striped marlin and a big sailfish, good for a boat grand slam and along with a couple extra sails, good for about 10th place in day 1 of the Los Suenos Triple Crown. Wish us a lot of marlin today, we are within striking distance of the stage.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Party like a Rock Star
Day 1 we only caught a blue marlin and a sail which kept us in the running for the billfish division but the 30 pound tuna we caught was good for 3rd place in that category.
Day 2 we start off with a pair of sails and a blue marlin. After catching the blue, James picks up and runs to a school of tuna to catch a quick fish before heading back to the billfish. This is a brave move, but considering that only 5 boats caught tuna the day before, with another 30 pounder, we could lock up that tuna cash. We quickly caught another 30 pounder, this one the only tuna weighed for the day, so good for the tuna daily and the agregate tuna money.
Back on the billfish grounds, 5 minutes after putting them out, we caught a 2nd blue marlin which temporarily put us in the lead for the billfish division. Our lead evaporated in the afternoon and our fate was sealed with the striped marlin that I missed late in the day, potentially good for 2nd place, instead we settled for 7th.
The tuna we had for dinner that night was pretty good, worth about $750/pound.