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   Friday, December 28, 2012  

December fishing

Waiting for that big wave of striped marlin that has been making a consistent Dec/Jan showing.  In the meantime, we're happy to have double digit bites on the sails.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 12:19 AM

   Monday, December 24, 2012  
Merry CHRISTmas

From Capt. James, Berto, Marcos and all of us here at the Dragin Fly
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:31 AM

   Thursday, December 20, 2012  
pics from last week

 100% hook up ratio on these jokers.....

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:11 PM

   Saturday, December 15, 2012  
On the way to the awards banquet......

....to congratulate the winners again.  I haven't got the totals, but the Spanish Fly ended up winning with HT Hook in second, winning on time against Uno Mas.   Hook up ratio again became a major factor with us.  I'm sure that the Dragin Fly mates Alberto and Marcos, who are not allowed to hook fish in the tournaments, will be eager to get back in the game.   I think that we should all ride along and pay attention for several days before the next tournament.  I know that I will.

At the end of all three days, we were in...... or just out of the money........ by just one bite.

I'm really proud of Daniel and his team of Juanca and Chela on the Spanish Fly.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:41 PM

   Friday, December 14, 2012  
Holding On

Spanish Fly put some distance ahead of the fleet by tallying up another 2 marlin and several sails today, now sitting on 5100 points with 4 marlin and 11 sails.   Uno Mas caught 16 sails and a marlin today after only 2 sails yesterday, putting them into 2nd place, just ahead of us.   We landed 14 sails today.

With marlin worth 1000 points, a lot can change in a day, I hope in our favor.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:20 PM

   Thursday, December 13, 2012  
I caught a marlin today

Very happy about that, just what we needed for a morale boost......and enough for us to still be in the game with two more days of fishing.   Danny on the Spanish Fly took the lead early this morning with a striped marlin only 5 minutes after lines in.   He followed with 5 sails and finished the grand slam with a blue marlin, totaling 2500 points.   2nd and 3rd place are held with one marlin and several sails.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:39 PM

   Wednesday, December 12, 2012  
How to hand feed a big blue marlin

1) Make sure that you have a juicy bonito on your pitch bait rod, preferably a 50.

2) Oh, there's a school of tuna up ahead, so take off the bonito pitch bait and tie on your favorite tuna lure, for us a yummie flying fish dangling from the outrigger.

3)  As you approach the tuna school, a big blue marlin should pile on your short left teaser.....

4)  Now hop down from the bridge, grab that bonito pitch bait and the 50.  Chunk the pitch bait to the marlin.......great, he ate it.....BUT....very important here.......make sure that the pitch bait that you throw at the marlin......that he readily eats.....is still attached to the 50 in your hand......if not, you have just hand fed a big blue marlin with a juicy bonito that is not attached to your rod......or anyone else's rod. 

Won't make that mistake tomorrow in the tourney........cause we won't be mess'n with no tunas.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:51 PM

   Saturday, December 8, 2012  
On the way to the awards ceremony.....

......to congratulate the winners.   I haven't got the details yet, but it looks like one of the Angels busted a 3 way tie on time and 2100 points to win the WBS after 3 days of competition.   My hook up ratio never improved, again 50%,  catching 3 out of 6 bites today, ending up with 14 sailfish releases out of 29 bites. Look out if I can ever get my hook up ration improved, I feel like the Dragin Fly is being competitive and raising enough fish for her anglers to have a chance at winning.  

We'll see what happens next weekend as we defend our title in the Los Suenos Marlin Tournament.......last year we squeaked out a narrow victory.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:51 PM

   Friday, December 7, 2012  
Day 2

My percentages ain't much better.   I started off by making big sancochos out of the first pair of sails that popped up on my side.   15 minutes later, they're back and I hook one of them, go for the second one only to watch the first one pull off and I missed the 2nd one.   Next pair that popped up, I hooked one of them, Dwight hooked the other.  He was 6 for 9 bites today.......I also caught 6, but my percentages from yesterday were not any better.

Still.......I've got 1100 points, first place is sitting on 1500.   One blue marlin early in the morning is all a lot of good anglers need to be on top..
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:33 PM

   Thursday, December 6, 2012  
WBS Day 1

This is an individual tournament, I'm fishing one side, my partner......really my opponent, love ya Dwight, is on the other side.   3 hooks, 3 teasers to each side.   I had 10 bites on my side today, caught 5.   Wish that I had a couple of  "rewind" opportunities on a couple of those, but that's fishing, at least I had my chances. 

With 5 sails at 100 points each, I'm sitting in 3rd position with about 5 guys ahead of me with 600 points and one guy with 700 points.    A marlin early in the morning would be nice, they are worth 400 points.

Will work on that hook up ratio tomorrow, 50% ain't gonna cut it.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:43 PM

   Monday, December 3, 2012  

7 sailfish 3 big mahi mahi broke one blue marlin and miss one more today boss

I hope that they are saving the marlin for me next week in the tourney........
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:09 AM

   Saturday, December 1, 2012  
Steady pick

The Green Season is winding down, still some clouds and a little rain, but the temp is just right.  Fishing has been good with a consistent bite on the sails, catching 4-6/day.  Also a pretty good sign of marlin, with most of the boats reporting one or two shots/day.  Daily dorado for dinner.

We're hoping to save up some of the marlin luck for next week's WBS tournament in which Anna has granted me permission to participate.....so wish me and the Dragin Fly luck.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:27 PM




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