Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish
We are now into the final month of our season and the fishing, as anticipated, has been pretty good offshore. It had been a little slow at times but the Marlin are defiantly here. This year, the bait schools offshore are not concentrated like in years past and we suspect that the bulk of the offshore pelagic are yet to arrive. A guests like George Couch got into some really explosive Marlin action. He released 3 Blue Marlin and 4 Sailfish in just one day offshore. There’s still good numbers of Sails and Dorado and inshore has been good for Roosterfish and Wahoo.
Jim Pellerin had some really great luck a trip of a lifetime. He released his first two Blue Marlin estimated at 450 & 250 lbs along with a 110 lb Yellowfin Tuna, 55lb Bull Dorado and huge Roosterfish. Doug Pahl also released his first Blue Marlin 250 lbs and Sailfish estimated at 100 lbs. Timm Belcher and his buddy Gerard Hall also joined us this September. They actually had a great story as they both won the trip to Tropic Star Lodge in a Guy Harvey Scratch & Win lottery in Florida. Gerard released his first Black Marlin estimated at 300 lbs and Timm released his first Blue Marlin, 280 lbs.
Frank and his son Corey Casarella has some really spectacular fishing out on the edge and was into lots of Sails on the first few days. On their last day out they hit the jackpot, releasing 3 Blue Marlin including a 400 & 300 lb fish. Three Blues in a day; what a way to end a trip.
Joseph Vincent scored big with his first Blue Marlin estimated at 450 lbs and Mark Baker had some good luck offshore releasing his first Blue Marlin that went 350 lbs. Female Lisa Smith got her trophy Black Marlin release. This one was around 350 lbs. She also nailed her first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 120 lbs. Also would like to mention Thayer Smith, who released his first Blue Marlin, 250 lbs and Mark and Tami Odum who released their first Sailfish in the 100 lb range. I also will like to mention Matthew Lipscomb’s 100 lbTarpon release. These fish are indeed a rarity and always a spectacular catch in these waters.
We’ve got some really cool photos including a few Incredible Blue Marlin jumping shots to show this time. Hope you enjoy them.