Catch-up

Sorry that I haven’t been posting. Maybe we’ll start to get things together. A bit of business on the beach over Memorial Day Weekend. Charters are up and running. Working on getting the marketing up and running. Help me out and just book a charter!

Well, what trips do I remember?

Took my cousin on a three-day trip to Tortuga and Conception Bay. On the way over he landed a nice 175# striped marlin. About eight miles from the island I saw the birds and the action began. We caught five small tuna before we hooked a dorado and lost them. Caught a few more dorado and pulled up to the island for the night. Lots of little red menpache at the island and big mackerel. I would have liked to have dropped them down to the bottom the next day. Ceviche and sashimi for dinner!

  The next day we found billfish jumping around the island. Chased the birds for a few hours. Dozens of 20-30# dorado were chasing schools of up to 100-200 flying fish. We caught close to 15 that day, releasing 15# fish. We kept four 20-25# fish and caught three more tuna. Missed the 35# bull. Cruised in to check out Conception Bar, set foot on Baja, and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

 Only a few fish on the way home, but a nice smooth ride across. Time to package fish! Kraig left with a full cooler.

First charter saw one sail and two dorado, with another sail and a few dorado lost.

Day before the tournament saw two 27# bulls and a sail.

The tournament saw fickle fish again. Caught a sail and lost a marlin at the boat on day two.

Yesterday we caught three dorado (one 33# fish) and two sails.

Ballyhoo basics: if the fish lets go on the initial take- swim the bait again, hold your rod high for the strike, and keep repeating until they swallow. Usually by the third or fourth take, they’re tired of the game, hold on, and you’re hooked up.

tight lines,

Bryan

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