* Sunday, June 6th, the Finest Kind and Pelagian, had a family and friends fishing day. The effects of the previous weeks’ rainy weather seem to be over and the blue water was in close and tight. In a short day of fishing the Finest Kind (Capt. Chris) raised 7 Sails and a Blue Marlin; the Pelagian (Capt. Nico) raised 8 sails and a Blue. Both boats bringing home loads of dorado. A nice mixed bag of fishing and fun was had by all.
Fishing continues to be slow, water is calm.
* Anthony Gonzalez and his group of associates didn’t let Mother Nature ruin his trip (07-11 June). He came down and got his fill of dorado with sailfish in the mix. Capt. Chico made sure the guy’s arms were tired every night and Antonio made sure their catch was cooked fresh daily various ways! Sushi, Ceviche anyone? ….of course dorado and tuna only!!! They ended their trip with 10 sails raised, 8 bites and 5 released + about 80 dorados
* DeWayne Bernhardt and partner Marshall Cobb from Houston area made it down to fish the weekend with us (11-15 June). Capt. Nico on the “Release” got them into the marlin, on the first day, but the sails were slow and day two was very rough. Day three Nico figured out where they were. They had 3 stripeds raised and hooked, releasing 2 and 6 sails raised and hooked and releasing 3.
There’s an article written by my old buddy John Brownlee in the current SaltWater Sportsman you need to read “Switch & Catch”. John and his lovely bride Poppy along with Richard Gibson joined us in March.
Richard Gibson’s photos accompanying the Brownlee article have been posted on SaltWater Sportsman’s photo galleries Guatemala Offshore – Photo Gallery – Salt Water Sportsman
* The Father & Son Tournament (18 thru 20) was won by the Mabrey Team fishing on the Rum Line. John and his son McClean from Oklahoma made a clean sweep of things with 24 raises, 22 bites and 13 releases and caught/released a 250lb blue marlin. Waiting on the photos.
* The Robertson group from Texas (22 thru 24) followed the F&S Tournament and judging by the first day results on Rum Line & Pelagian they are starting off well. 12 raised, 9 bites and 8 releases. Second day they started finding fish 13 raised, 11 bites and 7 releases. Last day they found the fish – 47 raised, 40 bites and 21 releases. Total for three days – 72-60-36.
* Tyson party – a local one day charter on Rum Line: 13 raised, 10 bites and 7 released.
* Hurley party on Release & Rum Line (25 thru 26) really found the fish in two days raised 52, had 45 bites and released 34 sails and 2 blue marlin Looks like July will be interesting with the Gibbs and Smith parties