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Through the weeks we had quite a few guests who re-  a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful vistas of Piñas Bay with our
          leased their first ever marlin. The captains had fun pushing their   famous piña coladas in hand. The fishing was great right out of the
          own guests off the dock and watching them swim to shore, a fun   gate. Andy released his first Pacific Blue Marlin of 350 lb. Colleen
          (and optional) tradition we have started here at Tropic Star. The   also released her first Blue Marlin of 300 lb. By the end of the first
          first-catch plunge into the ocean is followed by a short swim to   day the couple released five Blue Marlin! Over the course of their
          the beach under the famous Tropic Star sign where anglers are met   three-days on the water the Williams released a total of Nine Pacific
          with a fresh towel and                                                                Blue Marlin.
          complementary  cold                                    Caption                            George Robinson
          beverage.                                                                             returned for his second
                 New    York-                                                                   trip to the Lodge with
          ers,  Aldo Lombardo,                                                                  his son,  Gregory, and
          Remo Dischino, Bob-                                                                   fishing Captain, Walter
          by Smith  and  Alfred                                                                 Ogden, to experience
          Ramos joined us at the                                                                Tropic  Star  at  its  finest
          Lodge for some fantas-                                                                onboard  the  Pollyanna.
          tic fishing with good                                                                 The guys were always
          friends.  The guys were                                                               smiling  and sharing
          always quick with a sto-                                                              fishing stories with the
          ry or joke and the team                                                               rest of our guests. The
          seemed to be always                                                                   fish also joined the fun
          smiling. On one particu-                                                              on  Pollyanna. The  boat
          lar day, the guys arrived                                                             had incredible action.
          back at the dock full of                                                              Greg released his first
          excitement.  They  had                                                                Pacific Blue Marlin of
          a double up, but not a                                                                250 lb. On the final day
          very common one, you                                                                  of fishing George re-
          see they thought they                                                                 leased the first Grand                      Steven Wallace brought his grandson, 12-year-old   tossing James off the dock for his first Marlin release. Over the next
          had a double up on big                                                                Slam of the season:                 Miles Ostrow, fishing for his Bar Mitzvah present. Miles is crazy   few days, James went on to release a total of eight Blue Marlin
          Yellowfin  Tuna, but af-                                                              Pacific Sailfish, a Black           about fishing and this trip was his dream come true with grand-  all in the 300 lb plus range.  A trip that father and son will cherish
          ter 15 minutes the tuna                                                               Marlin, and a massive               dad. Miles’s goal was to catch a                                                forever.
          was acting strange and                                                                Blue Marlin of 650 lb.              fish bigger than him, and that’s                                                   James Henchey and Giles
          started heading for the                                                                   Margot and Kyle                 exactly what he did! Miles re-                                                  Sturges traveled from London
          surface. That was at the                                                              Vincent, grandmother                leased his first Marlin, a Pacific                                              for a week of fishing. James has
          same moment when a                                                                    and  grandson,  were                Blue of 225 lb. On their return to                                              been chasing Marlin since he saw
          Black Marlin of around                                                                back to visit Tropic Star           the dock, the two gentlemen had                                                 his father catch one when he was
          350 lb flew out the wa-                                                               for a holiday out on the            grins ear to ear. On the last day                                               thirteen years old. He has read all
          ter. The guys successful-                                                             water. Neptune blessed              Miles beat his record by releas-                                                the books and watched every vid-
          ly released the marlin and then Bobby focused on the tuna. Once   them with great sea conditions and incredible fishing.  Returning to   ing the biggest Black Marlin of                                  eo he possibly could. James has
          the tuna was landed the guys came in to weigh her. She came in   the dock with multiple Pacific Sailfish and Marlin flags flying high   the week at 550 lb. The fish was                                  had Marlin on the line in Austra-
          at 233 lb. On their final day out, the guys’ luck didn’t stop and re-  each day for their combined releases.  Kyle released a Blue Marlin   a monster and Steve proclaimed                                lia, Cape Verde, and everywhere
          leased Blue Marlin and Pacific Sailfish.              of over 500 lb after a two-and-a-half-hour fight.  The second time   that it was the best day of his life                                           in between, however, has never
                 Andy and Colleen Williams joined us from Florida for   the mate got hold of the leader, the 500 lb snap swivel broke open.    seeing his grandson fight and                                        been able to successfully release
          unforgettable fishing. On arrival, the couple settled right in and had   It was an awesome release; one Margot and Kyle will never forget.
                                                                                                                                    release Her Majesty. Steve and                                                  one. Neptune decided it was time
                                                                                                                                    Miles  also  caught  and released                                               for James to be rewarded. Both
                                                                                                                                    two more Blue Marlin, multiple                                                  James and Giles successfully re-
                                                                                                                                    Pacific Sailfish, and a 30 lb Alma-                                             leased their first Marlin, a pair of
                                                                                                                                    co Jack.                                                                        Blues. At the dock, they celebrat-
                                                                                                                                            Jim Dugan  brought                                                      ed their first catches with a swim
                                                                                                                                    his son, James, to catch his first                                              back to the Lodge.  Those first
                                                                                                                                    Marlin for a college graduation                                                 releases opened the flood gates.
                                                                                                                                    present. It is always special  to                                               Giles released his first Pacific
                                                                                                                                    see father-son trips like this as                                               Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, and
                                                                                                                                    I know how special it is to fish                                                Pacific Sailfish. James released
                                                                                                                                    with my own father. On their                           Caption                  his first Pacific Blue Marlin and
                                                                                                                                    first day out, the father-son duo                                               Black Marlin. James went head-
                                                                                                                                    hooked up into a double-header fighting the Blue Marlin literally               to-head with the 600 lb Black,
                                                                                                                                    back to back! James released his first ever Marlin just moments be-  the biggest of the week. In total, the guys released 12 Marlin in
                                                                                                                                    fore his dad released the second one in the double header. James’s   their six days of fishing, and countless  Sailfish and Dorado. A few
                                                                                                                                    fish was called at 300 lb. The captain, Jim, and I thoroughly enjoyed   of the Dorado in the 40 lb range were impressively caught on fly.

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