Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper
As we enter the month of August, we are really getting fired up down here. The Marlin bite is on and we’re seeing some really big fish pushing the 500-600 lb mark. The reef has produced some spectacular Black Marlin action and Blue Marlin and some Blacks are out on the drop-off. There’s plenty of action offshore indeed. Yellowfin Tunas have once again invaded us and it is always a spectacular sight to see the feeding frenzies that take place offshore; the porpoise, bait schools and all the bird action is really a breathtaking sight. Sail fishing has also been spectacular and in between the billfish bite guests had loads of fun catching the huge Bull Dorados, some pushing 60+ lbs. Some anglers mixed t up a bit and put in some time inshore. The Roosterfish and Cubera Snappers continue to bite well even this late into the summer.
Michael Harshbarger released his first Black Marlin estimated at 500+ lbs. His son Mark also released his first Pacific Blue Marlin that went 350 lbs and Pacific Sailfish. Dylan Shaver got his first Pacific Blue Marlin release with a nice 450 lb fish and his buddy JJ Slater was ecstatic when he got his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 450 lbs. Don Shaver also managed to release his first Pacific Blue Marlin, 350 lbs. Seven year old Pierce Browning had a trip of a lifetime, releasing his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 350 lbs and also released 10 Pacific Sailfish. Ben Alexander also scored his first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 250 lbs. Adam Meyerson released his first Black Marlin estimated at 400 lbs and Sam Meyerson released his first pair of Pacific Sailfish both around 85 lbs. Dan Cardenal also released his first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 120 lbs. Both Linda and Greg Maxon had another great trip at TSL, releasing their first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 125 lbs.
BJ and Kim Payne, tried their hand at offshore fishing for the first time and both scored their first Pacific Sailfish; both were estimated at around 100 lbs. John Cambio and his long time buddy Frank De Santo both released their first huge Pacific Sailfish, in the 130 lb range. The following anglers also released their first Pacific Sailfish; Tyler Wilhelm (100 lbs), Jeff Wilhelm (75lbs), Chris Wilhelm (90 lbs), Randy Wilhelm (100 lbs) and John Ilgen, 95 lbs. Also I would like to mention that Kyle Vincent has broken yet another Junior IGFA record at TSL, this time with a 17.1 lb Mullet Snapper. That makes it 8 IGFA records in just three years.
The fish are here and we are having a great time down at the lodge and hope to see you all soon. Remember we have only seven more weeks till we close for the season but I am sure it’s going to be a great September bite.