Archive for August, 2010

August 24th update

August 25, 2010

Sounds like the full moon had the fish biting a little better in the afternoon. Some fish on the reef, and we saw a few closer in. We and another boat both caught a could keeper dorado about six miles out. We picked up a striper that was begging to be put back so it could swim back to the cooler water. Temps are a little high. That didn’t stop one boat from getting five big ones 50mi. out, another picking up five billfish and losing one good blue in the afternoon, and the boats got into tuna up to 70# the previous two days. I think that the fishing will be great in a month. Lots of small dorado to play with in the bay around the buoys. I’m going to break out my fly rod. Some up to 26# have been caught there though.

adios,

Bryan

August 21st report

August 21, 2010

Not too many people heading out, but a few out today. Sounds like the reports are pretty thin. We made it out a few days ago and saw about a dozen thresher sharks jump. I sent the guys out armed today (less the harpoon) but I think the one guy was too sick to stop. We lost a sail or two on short hookups but didn’t see more than one or two other billfish jumping. We did find a one mile pocket of dorado 19-20mi. out for some medium sized fish. One guy said he caught two sails bottomfishing. The water was a touch warm when we were out. It is cold on the other side. I think it will be a good Fall and hopefully not too far off. We’ll see what the fishing is like for the Labor Day Tournament.

tight lines,

Bryan

August 13th report

August 13, 2010

The captains are finding some nice fish in close on short trips. Joel lost a 35# dorado on light tackle after it came up to the boat seven times. He has caught a 22# and 16# fish within a mile of shore. Farther out we caught three sails and four dorado over two days. We had many fish that came halfway in to the boat that got away. Lots of fish out there and we are getting the bites, for some reason they didn’t seem to be biting as well on Wednesday. One small tuna was caught earlier in the week, along with a big wahoo. Still waiting for the big marlin to start showing up!

tight lines,

Bryan

We had to concede.

August 4, 2010

Last weekend saw the first ever Hooked on San Carlos tournament. The fishing really turned on. I got our with one family on Wed. that we caught a couple small dorado for and a small striped marlin. On Thursday I went out with the three guys who I fished the tournament with whose boat was not yet fixed. We caught a marlin, sail, and three med. sized dorado. Went out with another couple the afternoon before the tournament and found another two sails. Things were looking good!
First morning I fought a sail for 25 minutes to within ten feet of the boat before the hook pulled. We managed a marlin and sail that day but that wasn’t near enough for this tournament. We caught three small tuna but then they turned into swarms of skipjack. The last day we started off with one sail, a dorado, and then missed chances at several multiple hookups. Then we got a double. The fish came in fast and when I counted down to when the camera shot should happen, the camera guy was late. Hi son the leaderman was probably trying to line up his fingers for the code numer for the camera shot when the fish shot up and straight through his forearm. Right through the radius and ulna and out the other side. It slid right out and he kept holding on. The fish kept jumping up and almost into the boat. Time to let go! He finally did and I cut the fish off, not even caring if we got the photos. The other angler let his line go slack and his fish was off. We ran straight home to Rescate! Oh well.
16 boats brought in 61 billfish, 16 dorado, and three tuna. There were lots of small tuna around this week and some larger ones seen. Lots of bait and life out there. The rains came early last week one evening and everything is bright green right now. The water has been very flat. We are still seeing some ‘cool’ temperatures, but it is warm at times. Not that much humidity though. Who really cares that much as we are seeing the best fishing of the year right now! Fortunately, and unfortunately, most all my business is focused on bay cruises and short trips to martini cove. We’re having fun though.

tight lines,

Bryan


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