The last few weeks of August the fishing has been picking up somewhat and we are certainly seeing more Marlin showing up offshore. The Blacks have been still slow to arrive to our coast and we are all not certain of the reason for this. Make no mistake about it, the offshore bite is still pretty good and the crews are putting our guests on lots of Sailfish and the Yellowfin Tuna action has been great. Inshore has also been very consistent and many guests are having shots at trophy sized Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper. The Wahoo bite is still going strong along. Here are a few highlights for the last two weeks….
Robert Zellers released a beautiful Black Marlin estimated at 400 lbs. Dennis Flolo released his first Blue Marlin estimated at 380 lbs and his fishing buddy Lenny Falstick also scored his first Blue Marlin that was all of 400 lbs. Barry Thomas Jr. came and got what her wished for; his first Blue Marlin that went 450-500 lbs and first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 90+ lbs. Both Steve Mataro and Donald Gerratt double teamed their first Pacific Blue Marlin, 300 lbs that unfortunately got tail wrapped.
We welcomed back our old friend Phil Sanders to Tropic Star Lodge who has been coming to here since the 70’s. This time he brought his buddies from Panama down to enjoy some offshore fishing and both Pablo Preito and Ted Henter released their first Blue Marlin in the 250lb range. Danny Burke also scored well with his first Blue Marlin release. He had a pretty good sized one that went around 400 lbs. and also got his first Sailfish release.
Ken Reicherze released his first Pacific Blue Marlin around 400 lbs and Rod Strickland also scored high with his first Blue Marlin release; ma solid 350 lb fish. Terry Terhark released his first Sailfish estimated at 100 lbs and his wife Betty got her first Sailfish and a giant Roosterfish estimated at 65+ lbs. Trent Terhark released a Monster Sailfish estimated at 150 lbs. Leslie Pobst also released her first Sailfish, 90 lbs.
September marks the final month of our fishing season and we are all looking forward some great fishing. Hope you enjoy the great photos.