We picked up 9 marlin releases, a sail, and three yellowtail over a couple of mornings. The marlin bite has been excellent, and all within a mile of shore. We killed the yellowtail and Sierra today and all were nice sized. The water is still 74 in December!
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It was a pretty dismal El Nino summer. We should be on the water a lot this month. We released a sail and had another come up yesterday in a few hours. Other boats that put in time had up to four releases, all 2-5 miles out. Some big Sierra have been caught. Not sure if we’ll see the dorado. The water is finally cooling though.
Some dorado reports are trickling in of big ones. We caught the only weighable in the tournament at 21.4#. A Black of 550-600# was weighed! They released 4 on Sunday to stay one fish ahead of our 7 releases. We lost an equal number, so decent fishing. One 70# wahoo was caught. Top angler for a second year in a row and we were first in the overall jackpot.
2015. O.K. maybe I have figured out how to post off my phone. It’s early May with a few keep able dorado showing. great billfish action. Summer is shaping up. Doing a lot of boat work. Hopefully ready for Memorial and the rest of summer!May 7, 2015
Am I going Mexican? Sorry, just don’t post much. Same old … catching fish. I’m pretty good about a weekly report to whatsupsancarlos.com, so go sign up for their newsletter. I just don’t know who reads these, whether it would make any dent in my site ranking, or who is new wondering who is the best.
Plenty busy at times running a lot of trips. Maybe working out a few boat kinks, and it looks like we might have a new 32′ with premium tackle for $80-100/hr.
It was a good summer with a number of tournament wins. New captain will be here December, but it will take a couple years for me to train Fisher Replogle to drive the boat. We’ll see what his mother says though.
It pains me to see the water turn green, but it is still 80 in November with fish around. The Fall fish are showing. The water could turn and clear up. Whatever happens we will find the fish and good times. Hope to see you down here!
Been to a lot of places lately, and still see San Carlos consistently the best overall.
O.K. I guess I was saving drafts and not publishing them. I don’t do well with change. Anyhow, we have been fishing hard. A marlin a day for the last five trips with many misses and a lot of cold shoulders from the fish. The temps are up today though and I expect them to be biting with a lot of dorado and sailfish coming in soon. We were still catching a ton of bonita this last week. Some yellowtail at the Island but they switched to live bait. We had some incredible popper action in April when I took the Ironman tournament as the new Popperman with 22 landed. I probably had an equal amount pull hooks and break off on the rocks. Before that we had several weeks of up to twenty a day caught trolling, and many were going 30#. No glory in a couple Costa Rica tournaments besides a ton of fish caught, but we are lined up to fish some big ones this summer. The boat is keeping busy catching fish and I expect another incredible summer. Just not sure if I’m ready for that temperature to climb up yet.
We caught about 36 yellowtail the other day, releasing the smaller ones. A mix of bonita and calicos too, with one grouper. I must have hit a fish for twenty straight drops. A lot of the fish are pushing up to 25# and they are just a couple miles out.
We had excellent fishing up until the last few weeks. There are still some good reports coming in at times. The bonita are still around. The Island has been producing nice yellowtail. Things should pick up before the full moon.
We have had an incredible run of bonita. The fish were different sizes at times, but plentiful. We weren’t able to go a minute without a fish at times. Lots of small yellowtail too with a few lager ones in the mix. I think we will start to see some bigger ones soon with less bonita. Some nice fish at the Island, but they are deep.
We got lucky with a nice quadruple at 2:00. Picked up two more after that for the win! Now just to get paid on it. Had a blast in Mazatlan.
Still tons of bonita here. Lots of small yellowtail off the points. Some big ones at the Island.