Sunday, December 26, 2010
A little improvement.......
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:59 AM
Monday, December 20, 2010
......after several slow days. Did catch 3 sails and a big tuna yesterday, but it's been a struggle.
James is rubbing it in
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:15 AM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
how is that weather up there boss? still freezing? The weather down here has been good but the fishing has been slow. We catch 1 blue marlin 1 sailfish and 6 yellowfin tuna today. Yesterday was slow also 2 sailfish and 4 yellowfin tuna.
That doesn't sound too bad to me........barely making it into the 40's here in NC
Billfishing picking up
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:09 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Still a little slow, but the fishing is starting to pick up a little, yesterday 1 big blue about 350 or 400 lbs, 3 sailfish and 1 nice yellowfin about 50
Back at work
by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:25 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
After a few days off, the crew was eager to get back out on the water. It was nice for Anna and I to be back in Costa Rica for a few days.
For us, this was a quick trip to the tropics to check out a new lodge up in the mountains, get some things ready for this season and slip out on the boat for a couple of days.
The lodge up in the mountains was a cool place, perfect for the animal lover, we watched butterflies come out of the pupae, fed hummingbirds by hand, played with jaguars, snuck a kiss under a huge waterfall and even caught rainbow trout out of the swimming pool. .....yep, out of the swimming pool.
Back in Los Suenos, I got to hand feed some 100+ pound yellowfin tuna....... lots of sushi. Also got to play with striped marlin each day and dozens of big dolphin. At the end of the rainy season, there are some big logs out there loaded with fish of all shapes and sizes: jacks, triple tail, triggerfish, several species of bonito, tuna, wahoo, dorado, sails and marlin and hundreds of aggrivating 20-30 pound sharks. Catch something on a little hook, then put it on a bigger hook and hold on, something good is going to eat it.
Off to the Furuno Reef
by Capt. George Beckwith at 5:15 AM
That great couple of weeks of marlin fishing fired up everyone on the Dragin Fly, then the bite slowed, the last three days on the water produced only one sailfish, a scattered tuna, dolphin, amberjack and a big cubera snapper. Enough is enough, we're heading south for some cleaner water. Will let you know how that works out.
More to follow......