If November was an indicator, then we’re off to a great start for the season. December anglers doing well.
01 DEC =
Ahern on Makaira 31-28-21
Ahern on Intensity 26-21-12 /3 – 3 – 1 blue 150#
02 DEC =
Kuhlewind on Intensity 10-8-8 /1-1-1 blue 200#
Martin on Rum Line 12-7-1 on fly / 1-0-0
McDonough on Makaira 16-13-9 /1-1-0
Makaira and Intensity report:
Ahern Group finished their trip with 57 raised and 42 released sails and 1 blue marlin of three bites – 225# on Makaira 73 raised and 34 released sails and 2 blue marlin of 4 bites – 150 & 200# on Intensity
Capt. Brice on Makaira reports:
The McDonough’s (2-3-4 Dec): Day 1- 16-13-9 and we pulled the hook on a blue one at the boat.
Day 2- 6-5-2 and 3-2-1 on blue marlin, caught 1 from a double header.
Day 3- 33-25-13
The Schneiders (5 & 7 Dec): just finished their trip with 37 raised and 18 release sails. Tough fishing yesterday – pretty lumpy out there until end of the day.
Torneo Internacional de Pesca de El Salvador
The Rum Line Continued with success, winning the sailfish division of the Torneo Internacional de Pesca de El Salvador held Nov. 25-27. During the three day tournament we caught 86 sails and raised over 180 and 3 blues! Congratulations to Davis Clapp, Juanga Lopez and Franz Hoffmann.
On Dec. 3 Chris Martin after breaking one off on the day before, caught his first Blue Marlin on the fly! The 225lb. fish showed off its acrobatics and brute strength for just over an hour before being subdued.
The Mitchell group took over the Rum Line Dec. 5th – 7th and had three great days of action, they caught 29 of 72 sails and 2 of 4 blues weighing 250lbs. and 350lbs. Both blues were released on the last day, and before we hit the dock the group had already planned their return
Following the Mitchell group, we had the Delbosque (8-9-10) fly anglers aboard Rum Line – raising 46 sails, released 7 on fly. Raised and hooked one blue, but lost it. And, on Spindrift – raising 20 sails, releasing 5. But this time hooking and releasing one 250lb blue marlin on the fly.
Bruce Neandross and friends ( 8-9-10) fishing on the Captain Hook raised 59 sails, releasing 9 sails in rough water and raised a monster blue, but it wouldn’t take.
Then the Combs Group of 23 (10 & 11) fishing aboard Rum Line, Captain Hook, Spindrift and two other local boats raised 69 fish their first day, releasing 26 and one on fly. Their second day they found the fish, raising 130, releasing 67. And raising two blues, releasing 1 – 80lb conventional and one 350lb on the fly.
Next group – Tom Paul, Craig Zoufaly and Dave Davies (13-14-15) fishing on Rum Line raising 89, releasing 32 sails and raising two blues, but no bite.
DeVarona family (17) fishing there now aboard Rum Line – raised 42 and released 28 sails.
At the end of December we had Paul Castronovo, his son Anthony, Jay Lighter and his son Jake on board the Captain Hook.
28 Dec – very poor weather, 5-6ft swells and tough fishing – raised two sails, 1 bite and 1 caught/released
29 Dec – a little better weather, out 30-40 miles – raised 8 sails, 8 bites and released 4. One blue 250# tagged – for Jake. Anthony released a sail that has to be the largest I’ve ever seen (over 150lbs) in Guatemala!
30 Dec – we went looking for the blues 40-60 miles out and found them! Raised 9 sails, 7 bites and released 3. Paul got a 375 blue on 30lb, Jay a 350 blue on 30 and Anthony a 300 blue on 50lb.