Friday, March 30, 2012
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:30 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Still getting a few, but the red tide has moved out the bay and to about 40 miles. Chasing the clean water.....
Going where we need to get them
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:41 AM
Monday, March 26, 2012
I heard that another boat was charging a fuel surcharge of $350 to their customers in order to go to the place that we found the bite yesterday. Yeah, it's a long ways away, but James and crew are tired of not seeing the fish that we know are out there. We finally started trolling home at 60 miles and added a couple more sails to our talley on the way in.
We ended up having a double digit days, a dorado and a great blue marlin bite.
James was taking a leak down below and Berto was up top when a big blue crashed the left teaser. I got out the pitch bait on the 50 just in time to see him crash the right teaser. James comes out of the head and takes the teaser rod which I already had in gear, pulling the teaser to my marlin bait that we dropping back into position. I saw a fish pop up on my mackeral so I dumped it, couple seconds and engaged....nothing, but bam, she came back for it, so this time I let her have it, engage and we're tight.
Get everything clear and backing down when a sailfish jumps on the end of the line......a sailfish stole my bait from the marlin.
We catch the sail and James says that there are 4 more sails swimming around up ahead. We put out the dredge and james is letting out his teaser when the marlin pulls off the dredge and pounces on his teaser, pulling it out of his hands......then we saw her no more.
hero or zero
by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:05 AM
Friday, March 23, 2012
That's what we went for and that's what we got. It was an interesting week. First day of practice we find the mother load, catching 9 sails in jut a couple of hours. Day 1 it seemed like we were out to lunch, just not getting the bites that we needed.
Thanks to our new teammate for this tournament, Skip Smith, we made some adjustments that made a lot of sense. Day 2, we were getting the bites to be competitive, but couldn't convert enough of them into releases.
On Day 3, to have a chance, we needed a couple of marlin bites and went looking for them, but just didn't find them. I can't thank enough the weatlh of knowledge that Skip shared with us through the week.
Although our performance in this series was far from where we need to be as a tournament boat, we have learned a lot and are better fishemen because of it. Look out in Papagayo in June.....
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:57 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Moved up a couple rungs on the ladder today, but no where near the top. Caught 6 for 13 today, at least we were getting enough bites to be competitive with the daily winner who had 9 sails and a marlin. Got a good feeling about tomorrow.....
by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:36 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Even though our numbers weren't that good, we didn't have any flagrant screw-ups. Caught 8 for 18. Two jumped off after several jumps....one of those I had wound in 3/4 of the spool to watch the fish jump off at the transom before we got the release. Had a couple of bites that we maybe should have caught and 6 "swings and a miss".....a quick bite from the sailfish but they dropped the bait.See what happens tomorrow......we've got a lot of ground to make up
wish us luck
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:34 AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Practice day today, starting Leg 2 of the Los Suenos billfish series tomorrow. Fishing has been good with a nice scattering a blue marlin around that should keep it interesting
Heading that way
by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:12 PM
Friday, March 9, 2012
Looking forward to being down in CR, next week is Leg 2 of the Los Suenos Billfish Series.....maybe James will have some velcro that we can use to keep connected this time. Fishing has been good, few blue marlin around and a good showing of sailfish, they are biting better on some days than others.....
Big Jim just got back from Guatemala, very slow for Guate standards......they averaged about 5/day for 4 days and never saw a marlin, heck, we're doing better than that for sure.
Up and Down
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:38 AM
Thursday, March 8, 2012
"fishing changed big time today went from raisen more than 20 fish yesterday to 8 today "
Maybe better tomorrow......
14 sails and 3 big dolphin yesterday
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sorry for the lack of updates.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:03 PM
Fishing has been good, three days ago the guys caught a couple of marlin and 8 sails . One day will be good with 15-20 bites, then to keep you appreciative, you get a slow day with just a few bites.
All in all, its been good.