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!
Ready to FISH! It’s been quite a process, but the refit plus lots of other repairs and upgrades are finally finished. I couldn’t be more excited for 2020 with this rig. Sitting pretty and ready to go here in Grenada through Easter on this fishing machine! The bite is on already here! I still have some prime times open so CONTACT ME if you wanna come see what this beautiful island has to offer both in the Blue Water and on the island.
A huge thanks goes out to Chris Van Grieken for helping me out in every way with this project, and his family for giving me a place to live while the boat was in the yard as well as coming on the Curacao to Grenada Crossing. Barry De Paulo for making sure everything went through as we had planned, Marc from Envi Boats for helping me convert my cockpit design to CAD and coming down to help with the projects for a couple weeks and bringing Ray when I was in a pinch.
I have to say, when I arrived in Curacao to the boat in the boatyard the end of September, I wasn’t sure how we would get everything done before 2020, but thats to everyones efforts to help me out we got it done, and done WELL!
Here is my latest Vlog which covers the end of the NJ season aboard Wish You Were Here and gets into the upgrades, repairs, and building of the beautiful 60′ custom Sportfish that I will be chartering in 2020.
Its been quite a few months working on the new rig getting her upgraded and ready to go for the 2020 season which I CANNOT WAIT FOR! We were ale to get her out on her first shakedown fishing trip to work out the kinks and figure out what adjustments needed to be made. I have to say, all in all, the trip went excellent.
We began at 230 am and ran to the west and setup at night into the sunrise for the blacken tunas. They took awhile to find us but the last hour into daylight they were under us and we were getting them good on light tackle and small jigs. When the sun got up they disappeared and we got on the troll. We raised a double header of blue marlin and managed to get 1 of them. It put up a great fight and some fun acrobatics before we got the release. We ended up grabbing a bonus 35# yellowfin tuna then tried our luck at deep dropping but we couldn’t get on them and only managed 1 snapper. At that point we got back on the troll fro a couple more hours with no bites then anchored out overnight to see how she held up. Other then a few issues we had to resolve, we did get into the blackens again right before sunrise on jigs and hen called it a trip.