Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish
Last week the Black Marlin bite continued to be consistent although it was indeed slow at times for some. A few Blue Marlin showed up on the 100 fathom curve as well and a couple lucky anglers also got into some of the action. The inshore bite is shaping up well; a few huge Roosterfish, up to 65 lbs and Cubera Snappers are being caught and released. Catching live bonitos has been difficult for us, the primary source of bait but our crews are working hard to put our guests on the fish.
Wylie Berg, junior angler released the biggest Black Marlin for the week; a 600 lb giant. He is quite the fisherman too. After a 9 hour fishing day Wylie could be found on the beach with his 9wt fly rod catching Snappers, Jacks and even a Snook. He also managed to whip a Yellowfin Tuna on the small fly rod.
Ralph Drewes also released a huge Black Marlin estimated at 550 lbs both and Adam Fuller and John Leonard released a Black Marlin in the 500 lb range. Our Brazilian friends Joao and Luis Queiroz had a TSL trip of a lifetime. Joao released his first Black Marlin estimated at 400 lbs and Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 200 lbs. Luis Queiroz also released his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 350 lbs. All together, their boat released 7 Marlin for the week.
Other catches of note were by Robert Tannehill who released his first Black Marlin estimated at 500 lbs. Ralph Bodine scored his first Black Marlin that went 430 lbs and Dustin Vanjoelen released his first Black Marlin that went around 400 lbs. John Creasey also released his first Black Marlin, 400 lbs and both Joseph Mizzi and Phil Faubert also scored a their first 400 lb Black Marlin.