Archive for July, 2012

Sails again

July 29, 2012

Released another seven in close on Friday. Even saw a marlin jump in 200′ of water. They were coming in in packs!

tight lines,


June 26th – record sailfish release?

July 25, 2012

Haven’t been out too much, or maybe too far I should say. For the last couple weeks we’ve been finding a lot of sailfish just a few miles out. That culminated on Friday with ten plus releases. I’m sure we could have doubled our number if we had just run pure bait. The fish were coming in in packs. At times I was watching fish come in on every lure brought in, with every bait getting hit. I think I was near 100% on hookups after four fish not getting hooked on two previous trips, so back to being a true believer. We did have two hooks come off, but not bad for small sailfish. Best thing is that they are all back in the water swimming happily. Catch ratio on the lures was probably two for thirty strikes. And believe me, my hooks are SHARP. Not sure when the rest of the boats will catch on, if ever. Saw a nice 200# marlin jumping just a mile offshore the other day. Took about twenty leaps. Saw a big Sperm Whale just a few miles out. Most days have just seen a sail or two on short trips. We traded sails for dorado a day later last weekend catching fifteen to 10#. Still a few bigger ones out there, but not the monsters we were seeing or the large schools and sargasso paddies. They are probably north and on the other side, but could cycle back through. Some snapper and yellowtail down deep at the Island. Ten days to the next tournament.

tight lines,



Underwater Filming of Sailfish Release

July 22, 2012

In June one of Bryan’s favorite clients and fishing partners (Fritz) donned his snorkle gear and used the GoPro to create this interesting video:

Enjoy…from Team Margarita Sportfishing

July 12th

July 12, 2012

Had another great tournament down here. Unfortunately didn’t win this one. We knew we were handicapped on day two with the shorter day and my friend’s boat maxing out at 9 knots. We found nothing on day one, probably needing the captain to b-line it a little straighter out to the more productive grounds. On day two we started down near Haystack, with a number of other boats The fish were there. We had to shake off with a few keepers about 14 dorado, but caught a nice 225# marlin and two sails. Missed about four though which was a little painful, but they were small fish. I like to blame the finicky bites on the full moon. Made it out with my father and friend Aaron on his boat on Thursday, along with another client. We released a nice 150# marlin and caught three dorado. One was 38# and the other a whopping 48# fish. A 49# fish was caught in the tournament. One tuna was weighed in at 16#. I heard of a few caught the day before and one larger one lost. My friends had a banner day yesterday on large dorado and sailfish. We’ve been catching a lot of small dorado in close and a few sails. Yesterday the weeds came in with a lot of medium-sized dorado. The blue water has moved right into shore. Things are changing daily, but overall the fishing is pretty good. The weather has been great and not that hot. We should see some rain here soon.

tight lines,