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   Thursday, April 23, 2015  

Report from the first FAD trip of the year

I've lectured about not posting or promoting the crazy sailfish numbers that we have been having the last couple of years out of Los Suenos.   It's a real shame to have a group of guys who are thrilled with their fishing trip, each person catching 4 or 5 sails, only to be "disappointed" because they find out that someone else caught more than they caught.    Anything over 10 sails in a day is a "double digit" or "XX" day.   We are omitting the numbers in hopes of keeping everyone's expectations in check.

I fear the same problem of unrealistic expectations can occur with our seamount trips, where we spend up to 4 nights and 3 full days over 100 miles offshore in search of blue marlin.    Anywhere in the world, if you catch a blue marlin, you've had a great day.   Many people have spent countless days and hundreds of thousands of dollars without ever catching one.   What is happening off the coast of Costa Rica right now is the best blue marlin fishing that anyone has ever experienced on this planet Earth.  Period. We are thrilled to be right in the middle of it.....

Three days fishing:

"Raised 25 blue marlin & one black;  catch 14 blue and one nice black marlin  9 sailfish, 3 yellowfin tuna on our first seamount trip of the season"    -----Capt., James



posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:56 AM

   Tuesday, April 21, 2015  
Sat phone report from the sea mounts

They caught 4 blue marlin today.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 3:41 PM

   Thursday, April 16, 2015  
Last Day

From the on line scoring, it does not look like we were able to pull it off today.  I'm sure that James went hero or zero, doesn't look like it worked.  When the numbers are tallied, I think that we're going to be in 4th place of the 70 charter boats participating.  Sea Fly, Epic and Tuna Bite all should be in front.  At least the Los Suenos crowd swept the top.

Details to follow when the scorecards are counted.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:13 PM

   Wednesday, April 15, 2015  
day 3

We lost a little ground today, sitting in 4th place, 28 points behind the Sea Fly who is in third place.   Their 28 points was delicious, a 28 pound wahoo worth a point per pound and was converted into my sushi dinner last night.  Add 70 sailfish in 3 days and they're neck and neck with the Dragin Fly.

Our Los Suenos slip mate, the Epic is in 2nd with 15,400 points or 77 sailfish and Howard on the Tuna Bite is sitting in first with 79 sails.

Last year the Dragin Fly received the most points for 4 days of fishing,  but lost out to another 42' Maverick, the Frenzy.  For the top charter boat, only the best 3 days are counted, allowing all boats to participate, including those who may have been designated "back up" boats.   The Sea Fly has had two incredible days and are going to be tough to beat.

All 4 days count for the teams from around the world who have come to Costa Rica for the "Super Bowl" of Offshore Fishing.

Two teams of  Brasilians, both who practiced or fished on the Dragin Fly during the tournament are battling it out for 1st and 2nd place.  Our friend Eduardo Castro and his team are leading by only 100 points going into the final day.

Caught a snook today, hard to decide which was better, ir or that wahoo that has got us sitting out of 3rd place
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:13 PM  
Day 2 of 4

Leader board hasn't changed much after day 2, we're still in 2nd, chasing the Tuna Bite who is about 10 sails ahead with 2 more days of fishing to go.

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 12:11 AM

   Monday, April 13, 2015  
Offshore World Championship


Dragin Fly is doing pretty good in the Offshore World Championship in Quepos, they're on the way home now, but from the live scoring, it looks like they're in 3rd place after the 1st of the 4 day tournament.  One of 68 different teams from over 20 different countries will be fishing tomorrow.

First showers of the season are starting to wash away the dust and green up the foliage which welcomes the Green Season.  Still great fishing, just lower prices.   Although I'll be back in NC soon, we've got a great team here in Costa Rica to take care of all the details.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:14 PM

   Saturday, April 11, 2015  
marlin are showing up

Wow, double header blue marlin on spinning rods......that's what happened yesterday with our crew of Brasilians who were practicing for the Offshore World Championship that starts tomorrow.   As you can imagine, things got a little hectic and crossed up, they landed one of the blues and XX on sailfish.

Tourney starts on Monday......

posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:04 PM

   Tuesday, April 7, 2015  
"Fishing is still good enough"

That's what Capt. James says......

Yesterday XX for  a lot of sailfish
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:44 PM

   Saturday, April 4, 2015  
Mahi for dinner

Another great double digit day and a mahi for dinner........
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:32 AM




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