May 19th report

Lots of great action this last week. We were only able to catch one yellowtail at the island, which was the same for the other boats there. We managed a few snapper in close. A friend speared a huge grouper there and saw many others. The pangueros had nice cabrilla at the Esterito, but didn’t look like they were catching many that day. We saw our first marlin coming back and it went after every lure until I got it to take a bait. We got it half-way in before it got off. They were catching dorado farther out, which we found over the next several days. Lots of small dorado around the weeds. Some are into the mid-20’s, but the big ones are not too far off. The are lots of marlin and sailfish out there. After losing two more hookups, I finally broke my curse and we landed a sail yesterday. Now maybe the odds will turn and they’ll stay hooked throughout the fight! All sorts of life out there. We saw a whale shark that was 50′ long and 12′ wide! That was the most amazing thing I ever saw. The most amazing thing that ever happened was the other day. I dropped the first line in the water with a lure the Rapala rep had given me. I checked the drag and reset in and as I was pushing the drag up .. the fish was on. Unfortunately the marlin got off after twenty seconds. I don’t think I’ll ever get a bite that fast again! Should be a great season. Get on down!

tight lines,

Bryan

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