The last two weeks has been mostly mix bag fishing and there are still a few Black Marlin around. April is usually when we make the transition from marlin to sailfish and it also the beginning one of the best inshore fisheries in Central America. It’s difficult to describe the feeling of hooking into a 60+ lb Roosterfish. It’s a real rush and one serious tug of war. Fish in this size range are released almost every day from March thru May. The Cubera Snappers are hitting as well and it’s one of my all time favorite fish to catch. Stopping them from cutting you off in the rocks is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll ever face. I’ll cast all day just to see one of them explode on a surface popper! There’s lots of Yellowfin tunas around, up to 100 lbs or so. One day of that and you’d be headed directly for the massage room.
Justin Curran released a giant BLACK MARLIN that easily went 750 lbs. James Upchurch released his first BLACK MARLIN on his first morning out. The fish was estimated at 600 lbs. Karl Cyr also got lucky and released his first BLACK MARLIN that went 400 lbs. David Edwards released his first BLACK MARLIN as well. This one was a solid 250 lbs. Nancy Hopper released her first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN around 250 lbs. The fish ate a live goggle-eye just a mile from the shore. Mitch Blunt released his first BLACK MARLIN estimated at 400 lbs.
Linda Gentile released her first PACIFIC SAILFISH that went 100 lbs. Kathy Williams released her first PACIFIC SAILFISH. Tim Kehler also released his first PACIFIC SAILFISH estimated at 100 lbs and landed a 50 lb DORADO. Chris McCormick also scored his first PACIFIC SAILFISH, 85 lbs. Ed Presley released a nice 60 lb ROOSTERFISH. Richard Lane caught a huge 70+ lb WAHOO and also landed monster 56lb SNOWY GROUPER on 20 lb spinning tackle. Chase Dicken released a huge 65lb ROOSTERFISH.