Thursday, February 24, 2011
Like the good ole days
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
That body of sailfish has moved within striking distance and good fishing has settled in with consistent double digit days on the sails. Also a few dorado making an appearance and occassional tuna schools, but they've been finicky.
report and pics
by Capt. George Beckwith at 4:37 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Here are an assortment of sail shots.
We started out on the 26 looking for live bonito to carry offshore, we only caught 3, but in the hour that we trolled around, we caught 2 sailfish on the only ballyhoo that we had out there. James was ribbed a little bit about cutting us short, if he can catch 2 sails while fishing 0 teasers and 1 bait, imagine if he stepped it up and put out a full spread.......
We did run into a shcool of tunas and got a good bite out of one of those big sickle fins that nearly dumped a 50, pulling off when he made the turn and came back to us.
James arrived on the scene just in time to piss on the coals, we caught a heavy handful, then things slowed until the afternoon bite that James predicted fired up. We ended up with 28 sails on day one. Running into Furuno we found the tunas again and caught a nice 40 pounder with just enough time to get to the reef for a few drifts, catching a dozen nice yellowtails.
Not much too the nighttime snapper bite, but it was on at daylight, catching another 25 snappers, including a rock snapper and a 20 pound cubera. I pulled off a BIG cubera.
Loaded the tubes full of live bonitio, hoping for another chance at those big tuna, working our way back to Los Suenos. We caught enough sails to bring the two day total to 42.
The bite is getting closer to home every day, making this good fishing available out of Los Suenos.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:00 AM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Got back yesterday afternoon, pics and complete report to follow as soon as I get them downloaded and sorted out. The quick report, 28 sails on the way there, a great dusk and daylight snapper bite, catching 38 of them, then 14 more sails on the way home, plus the tuna.....
Off to Furuno
by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:49 AM
Friday, February 18, 2011
Although we've had a couple decent days this week, caught 9 and 2 nice blue marlin 3 days ago, followed by a blue one and a handful of sails the next day......but those reports keep coming in about some big numbers off of the Furuno Bank. We'll be checking out that today, spending the night on the reef and getting after them early tomorrow. Hopefully a good report and pics to follow.
Nice to have a fish hungry crew and a group of guys willing to do something different.
More to follow,
A little flury
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:47 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Yesterday was pretty darn good out of Los Suenos, 9 sails and 2 big blue marlin. Today we catch another marlin and 4 sails.
Tuna save the day again....
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:08 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2011
It's amazing how a school of those big tuna will turn the day around......the billfish remain finicky, they seem to be around, but not biting too good, getting a few shots each day.
14 on the way home
by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:01 PM
Friday, February 11, 2011
That makes 50 in 3 days. Not red hot, but a lot better than it has been. Maybe those fish will drift to the north, but it looks like they were heading SE.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:11 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Off to Drake Bay
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:25 PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Full report to follow
by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:53 PM
Monday, February 7, 2011
8 for 11 sails today, I sancochoed 2 of the ones that we missed.
Thinking about a trip down to Drake's Bay, more on this later.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:02 PM
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:42 AM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Up and down. Yesterday we were the Fly Boat with the tough day, only 1 sail out of several bites and a tuna for dinner. Amazing how you can go from hero to zero so quickly.......maybe we'll be back on top today.
since the tourney......
by Capt. George Beckwith at 3:46 PM
.....the sailfish have been there, but they've been finicky, only getting a few bites/day, although plenty of fish are seen on the surface finning swimming around. The offshore marlin bite has been steady, but still only a few bites/day. Today James headed back out there and it paid off, the best day since the tourney, the guys had 2 nice blue marlin, 4 sails and a couple of tuna.