We made a long run west looking for water only to find it sucked wayyyyy offshore. We did manage a blue marlin bite out there but no connection. The wind started to come up so we picked up and ran back inside to end the day structure fishing and went 1/5 on sails in there. Tough tournament for us. Congrats to Magic Lady on the well deserved win! Great times, always a fun tournament to fish!
Monthly Archives: January 2020
Today was a tough one for the entire fleet, and we were no different. I ran all over creation looking for something special only to find green green water! We had some bites but didn’t capitalize today and I didn’t feel I ran over what I’m capable of today so frustrating day all around. At least it was calm (I hate when I have to refer to that for a positive – haha). Lay day tomorrow then we need a big last day Thursday!
Tough one for us today. The morning started off great with some action going 2/5 on sailfish finding the birds on radar and raised two others that didn’t eat. Then it became a desert for us big time. We ended up getting caught way out of position at the end of the day (how I feel at least) and a few boats got into some action that we couldn’t get to. Hopefully I can put the boys on a better bite tomorrow!!
We got in a quick pre fish trip this morning before the SIBT starting tomorrow. The day started very quiet but then we got into a few bites. We ended up 1/1 on spearfish, 0/3 on sailfish and have a nice 400+ blue crash the teaser twice then never come back, OUCH!
The morning started off a little slower then yesterday but we did manage to pick away at some sailfish bites having a little bad luck losing a couple. We switched gears to wahoo fishing for the afternoon as the billfish bite got quiet and ended up getting 4 solid wahoos for the boys! Fun day, here are the notes:
Overcast day, light winds
730 started fishing
921 raised sail right flat no bite
945 release sailfish right long pink party skirt
1017 jumped sail off bridge rod chugger
1030 missed one left long naked
1221 released sailfish
1230 switched to wahoo fishing
115 30# wahoo on shotgun pink white islanders trip bait
132 left long black purple tuna flare with strip bait wahoo 20 pounder
143 pulled off wahoo on right long
220 1/2 wahoo. Left long pink white islander woth flying fish bait 45 pounder
250 right flat black and red Wahoojo 35 pounder
2/4 SAILFISH 4/6 WAHOO
Finally got our season started here and put in our first day chasing billfish. Game on! Here are the notes:
730 started fishing
750 blue on flying fish chain bad pitch no catch
945 2 sailfish out of a quad. Started in flat line, then two sails fighting over flying fish chain, then finally switch one, then both long rigger (one naked one party hat) hooked up. Pulled 2 caught two.
1035 1/1 sailfish off right pink chain
1120 1/1 sailfish left long party skirt
1200 miss sail right long t bone bite naked bait
1220 release sail left flat mini chugger
1250 pulled sail off of bridge rod party skirt
105 double release 1/2 one on naked flat line and other naked long
210 release 1 sailfish long rigger party hat
240 miss sail naked bait
7/13 sailfish and 0/1 blues
Fished a 5 hour this morning and started inside looking for sailfish and marlin. The water inside was green and we kept pushing off trying to find better water and life but never came across it inside 6000 feet. We switched gears for the last hour and a half to try and get some wahoo and finally we got a quick melee but unfortunately were only able to keep on one the hook long enough to get into the boat. Tough morning but still squeezed out a catch.
We slipped out and tried for wahoo for a few hours this morning. We managed to catch 2 wahoo ranging 30-40 pounds but otherwise it was pretty quiet. We picked up at noon and ran up inside to try and see if the sailfish were still about where we had them yesterday but no takers. It was pretty water but no bait. Went how with some good dinner!
Quick trip this morning to test a few things on the boat. We couldn’t help but to pull a few ballyhoo teasers and dredges for 2 hours and ended up going 1/4 on sailfish. Good action, some bad luck after hookups. All good, great to see some billfish in a short period of time.
Here is the last VLOG from 2019 which covers the remainder of the refit of the 60′ Custom Sportfishing Boat I will have from here on out for charters and the boat move from Curacao to Grenada!