Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado
Another great week of fishing at TSL. Although bait was a little hard to come by on the reef, the crews picked up the Marlin candies offshore. There was plenty of Skipjacks and small Yellowfin Tunas and everyone who fishes this area knows that any of these baits behind the boat is a sure shot at a big marlin. Quite a few 500-600 lb fish were released and the sailfish bite continues to be excellent. We are also catching the Big Yellowfin Tunas and some Huge Dorado as well. Lots of action on the edge. Inshore is beginning to pick up as well and a few anglers had great luck with Cubera Snapper. The dry season is in full swing now and the drags are burning.
One of our highlights of the week was 11 year old Cameron Hunter who came to the lodge with his parents and Grandparents. Cameron released his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 400 lbs and also released his first Pacific Sailfish. Add to that lots of dorado and some midsized tunas. We always enjoy seeing the next generation of angler catch em’ up. His mom Anna also released her first Black Marlin estimated at 500+ lbs. Daddy Cole scored his first Black Marlin as well, a 500 lb beast. Together the family of five has a trip of a lifetime releasing 5 Marlin and a bunch of Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado.
Jay Richards released the biggest fish for the week; his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 600 lbs and also released his first Black Marlin that went 450 lbs. Congratulation on your fish of a lifetime. Mike Lipari had great luck last week, releasing his first Black Marlin estimated at 500 lbs and Gaspare Lipari released his first Pacific Sailfish around 100 lbs. Rich Morey for his first Black Marlin estimated at 450 lbs and Pacific Sailfish estimated at 100 lbs.
Frank Messina was also blessed with his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 450 lbs and also released the biggest sail for the week; a giant what went 150+ lbs. David Burris also scored his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 400 lbs.