Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper
The Sailfishing has picked up somewhat and the crews are working very to put our TSL anglers on the fish. They seem to be schooling deeper this season so at times locating them was a challenge but once we found the fish it was easy. At times the Sailfish were just 3-4 miles from the lodge right up against the shoreline. Some folks actually hooked them just a few yards from the beach. There were days it would be fast and furious with as much as 6 hungry Sailfish coming up on the teasers at one time. There has been also some good Yellowfin Tuna fishing further offshore and a number of guests got into some really fast action with poppers on spinning gear. The fish were in the 30-80 lb range and getting the bigger ones to the boat on the light tackle took some doing. Roosterfish continue to bite inshore and all of them are big. Our marketing director, Raleigh Werking hosted a couple of shows over the last few weeks and was able to put his guests on some real giants. World famous Bull Rider and Country Singer, Justin McBride was here and scored a few in the 60-80 lb range. IGFA's Jeff Harkavy also scored a couple of monsters and Mr. Bill Crozier, who by the way celebrated his 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago, scored a 70 lb Roosterfish. For those of you who do not know "Mr. Bill", in September 2009 he released a pair of 600+lb Blue Marlin in one day while fishing in the IGFA's Expedition Series. Bill has been coning to TSL for over 20 years and is an awesome angler and gentleman. We all had a great time while he was here and will look forward to his return next season.
Lynda and Billy Havens both released their First Pacific Sailfish in the 80 lb range. Both Rich and Judy Havens also scored their first Pacific Sailfish and Scott and Gregory Manis both released their first Pacific Sailfish as well. Jeff and Alex Slater released their first Pacific Sailfish.
I would like to also take the opportunity to let all our fans know that we will be closing our doors for maintenance from the 20th April till the 5th March. One of our scheduled projects is a new Dock. Oh yes, there will be lots going on here during this time and so stay tuned. Once we reopen I will be posting more fishing highlights so stay tuned. We are closing in on the annual July-Sept Marlin bite and I have a feeling that it's going to be another spectacular run of fish. It will be difficult to top our new lodghe record of 96 Marlin in 6 days, which occurred last August 2011, but who knows; we'll surely give it a shot!