Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Saving the day
by Capt. George Beckwith at 5:54 AM
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Blue marin like this one have been saving a lot of days, the big numbers of sailfish that we had last year have not yet materialized, but almost daily shots at blue marlin and plenty of tuna are keeping lines tight.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:38 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017
We kept waiting to get wiped out by those baby striped marlin but it never happend. Despite catchng more fish than the winners, our friends from Nicaragua, Team Xta Sea, they kicked our butt by catching a dozen marlin worth 500 points earch compared to our one lonely marlin that we caught on the first day. We ended up way down the leader board.......
link to the leader board
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:38 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Scroll way down and you can find us. We had 7 sailfish bites today and caught 5 of them.
Looking for a couple of packs of marlin tomorrow
Day 1 report
by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:35 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Started out OK.
Birds, bait and the first bite on the shotgun at about 8:05. I lock it up and all comes tight and drag is
coming off smooth, then where the line goes in the water, about halfway to the
fish, it breaks. I have no idea why, but
it just broke, maybe crossed up with
another fish or trash in the water?
5 minutes later another shotgun bite and I hook that one,
berto has it on the leader and we get the release, only to have the next two
fish I hook up pull off after a bunch of jumps, after a full turn and as we
start backing down.
Wade catches a full size stripey and later has a mini stripe
pop it out of the clip before vanishing…..at least that’s what James says he
thinks it was. Some boats had 4 or more
baby stripeys in the baits at one time, not us
Pat caught a sail and pulled one off. I caught another one and had a windshield
wiper that pulled off. Congrats to Anna
who caught her first tournament sailfish.
For the day we were 1 for 2 on striped marlin and 4 for 10
on sails. No bueno
Tranquilo finished strong, catching 4 marlin in the last
hour or some crazy shit like that for what looks like the daily.
Bayliss on the Tarheel and Agitator both right there. Guess if you did not have 4 marlin releases
today you were out to lunch. We were eating crow.
Long day. Always
by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:28 AM
Two for two on blue marlin, few sails, two wahoo and this 75 inch tuna