Curacao – Bonaire

The past few days I made a quick jump from Isla Mujeres, Mexico to Curacao to run Picante for a few days. We started off night fishing for blackfins and loaded the box with some sashimi! We made the run from Curacao to Bonaire and trolled for half a day and caught a mahi and a Sailfish. We got in and cleared customs and immigration and got setup for the Bonaire International Billfish Tournament. 

Day 1 we went 1/1 on Sailfish and that was all we saw all day. Fishing was slower then normal, but there was a decent blue marlin bite down in the bay that we missed. Today, Day 2, we started in the bay and it was very dead there. We made our way out to the corner and found bait in 2000-3000 feet. Amazing bait marks. We just could not get bit. We raised 2 Sailfish that never ate. Very frustrating tournament showing for us. I guess I was due for a bad one, but ouch! Oh well, headed back to Isla Mujeres Mexico and I will be at it just about every day starting on Monday! Congrats to the winners, they made it happen in Bonaire.

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