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   Friday, January 16, 2009  

lots of fish, slow fishing

Although there seem to be plenty of fish around, there is also plenty of bait and a full moon which has made them a little finicky. Still catching a few sails/day, but it's not red hot. Add an occasional dolphin or school of tuna and the fishing can be called "fair". As always, nothing lasts for ever, including slow fishing. With the whaning of the moon, the bite should improve.

Here are some sailfish shots from the past week:

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 3:55 PM

   Tuesday, January 13, 2009  
end of week report

Jimmy and Scott Wiggins ended the week much as it started, with another Grand Slam, this time with a striped marlin, black marlin and 6 sails. The marlin bite is starting to fade and a lot of sailfish have moved into the area, but they are a bit finicky with the full moon. For their 5 day trip, Jimmy, Scott and Tony ended up with 6 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin, 1 black marlin, 20 sailfish, 4 wahoo, bunches of dolphin, and 5 tuna.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:22 PM

   Tuesday, January 6, 2009  
Grand Slam And one for me

I just made it in town and was fortunate to be invited to ride along with Jimmy Wiggins who is down here fishing for 5 days. Day 1 was a great day, not many sails, 1 for 3, but just enough to finish our first grand slam of the year. We raised 6 marlin, catching 4 of them, 3 stripes and a blue. The guys even let me hook and catch a fish, my first striped marlin. On the way home we found a school of tunas and caught 4, enough for steaks for dinner, salad for lunch and sushi for dinner tonight.
Here are some pics:
Tony's first striped marlin

Scott's blue one

Jimmy's sailfish

My first striped marlin (or marlin of anykind for that matter)

Our third striped marlin of the day.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:11 PM




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