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   Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

Saving the day

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. 

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 5:54 AM


   Sunday, January 22, 2017  
last day

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.......




posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:38 PM


   Friday, January 20, 2017  
link to the leader board

http://tournaments.lossuenosresort.com/TournamentScores.aspx

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

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:38 PM


   Thursday, January 19, 2017  
Day 1 report

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 tomorrow


George
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:35 PM


   Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
Jan. 17

Two for two on blue marlin, few sails, two wahoo and this 75 inch tuna
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:28 AM

 

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