May 24th report

Things are heating up for tournament season. We caught the first tuna of the year on Wild Bill of Deadliest Catch’s boat on Saturday. Only one, but it gave us a good taste of ahi sashimi. At the Wine Bar I seared it, cut sashimi, and made poke. Now I hope that I can find another one!
Also in the box this last week was seen a wahoo. They too are one of the best fish to eat and can often be an early season surprise catch. The pangas are working the reef pretty hard for bottomfish. I have seen some nice large calico bass in the cooler at the Esterito. Some big dorado are starting to be caught. Most of them are five to ten miles outside the reef chasing the flying fish. If you see diving frigates then head over there fast.
Lots of billfish out there. Some are being caught, but we sure are losing a lot. They seem to be slashing the baits more with their bills rather than trying to swallow the baits. I think I’ve had ten marlin on, but not for more than a minute. They are even throwing the hooks on the baited lures. Maybe it’s just my bad luck. That’s O.K., becuase I’m saving all my good luck for the tournaments!
Memorial Day weekend is the annual Ladies International Fishing Tournament. Come down and check the weigh-ins on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Though it seems like the real competition is between their male captains, these ladies take the competition very seriously. It is a lure and angler tournament with the ladies competing for the holy grail of the mythical crystal salad bowl. I have only had the chance to see it once. The week after will be the two day annual Rescate Yacht Club fishing tournament. After that, myself and Ruby Wine Bar will host the first Father’s Day Tournament where we will be crossing over to Santa Rosalia and back for a fun two day tournament. Looks like a few more days of wind, but then the summer season will begin. Hope to see you on the water!

tight lines,


One Response to “May 24th report”

  1. Steve Pfettscher Says:

    The curse is broken for Bryan now, a nice stripped marlin was brought in Friday the 28th, as well as a sail and a couple decent dorado. This outfit worked tirelessly to put fish on. I was very impressed with the opportunities and would say that if you’re going to fish the area, one must give these guys a try…they’ll soon be the standard others are guaged by.

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