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   Tuesday, June 30, 2015  

blue marlin payback

From today's trip:



Late start today, but we got that marlin we lost yesterday, also some good bottom fishing and a sail.....
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:11 PM  
Mixed reports on day trips

Had a decent wave of fish before our last couple of trips to the sea mounts that made for good day trips out of Los Suenos but that dried up, hopefully temporarily.   Our first day trip was very slow, catching only one sail, but a couple of days later, this is the report I get from James: 

"Got a few sailfish today raised 7 catch 4 we did had a big blue marlin one for a while jump him off"

That doesn't sound too bad....
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:43 AM


   Saturday, June 27, 2015  

Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Report Costa Rica
June 23, 24, 25, 2015

Greetings from Los Suenos Costa Rica:

    My friends Lee Smith and Mikko Hautanen, both students of this fly fishing for billfish game, arrived here in Los Suenos, at my condo, on June 21, where we shared fly fishing stories, Cuban cigars, and a couple of fine meals. On June 22, I delivered Mikko and Lee to the "Dragin Fly" , where Captain James Smith along with mates Marcos and Berto loaded their equipment, and headed out to Blue Marlin world.
    
    They arrived at the secret spot at 5:00 AM and began fly fishing, these men are hard core fly anglers, and they fished for over 40 hours during the next three days. During this awesome trip to Marlin World, They raised 20 Blue Marlin, and one Sailfish, the team got a total of 8 Blue Marlin bites and one Sailfish bite, Mikko caught his first Sailfish on Fly, along with his first and second Blue Marlin on fly. Mean while, Lee, who is and expert at catching Billfish using fly tackle, caught four Blue Marlin on fly. This team had a great trip, catching six Blue Marlin and one Sailfish, all on fly.
    Lee stayed here in my Condo last night , and left with a big grin on his face this morning, Mikko is sitting out at my pool, and will head back to Finland, tomorrow morning. I really love my job, wish you were here. This is the best Blue Marlin fly fishing in the world, I hope it lasts! Stay Tuned for more reports to follow.
Regards
Jake
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Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures
PO Box 309
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-3308 Office
305-872-6060 Cell
www.jakejordan.com
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:20 PM


   Friday, June 26, 2015  
More blue marlin on the fly

fished 3 days, raised 19 blue marlin, got 8 bites on the fly rod using heavy tippet and caught 6 blue marlin on fly rods.  That is pretty cool stuff. 




posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:06 PM


   Friday, June 19, 2015  

"CR Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" Report, June 15-19, 2015

June 15, 2015: My anglers (Students) Craig Machado and Hugh Chatham, joined me aboard “Dragin Fly” today at 3:00 PM, to head off shore with Captain James Smith along with crew Marcos and Berto. We are headed to a spot that I call Blue Marlin Destination X-2 (BM-X-2) which is well over 100 miles from any land mass. We ran for just over one hour, and then began to troll our teasers, waiting for a billfish to come up and allow us to catch it on a fly. At 4:30 PM, a hot sailfish, about 90 pounds, came up on the bridge teaser, Craig Machado, made a great presentation with the Cam Sigler, pink and white, tube fly. That Sailfish piled all over that fly and at 4:39, we released our first billfish of this trip, and got the skunk off of the boat. Our fishing continued until dark, and then we kept running at trolling speed until we reached our destination at 4:00 AM. After dinner we went to sleep around 8:00 PM and slept through to 4:00 AM.
June 16, 2015, after washing up, having a couple of cups of awesome Costa Rican coffee, along with sausage and eggs, we deployed our teasers at 5:30 AM. At 6:27 AM we raised our first Blue Marlin, My friend Hugh Chatham, who has landed all other species of billfish in the Pacific ocean, on fly, except the Pacific Blue Marlin, made a great cast, popped the fly, and that small (100 pound) Blue marlin ate that fly at high speed. Unfortunately, when Hugh made the fly pop, the fly line rapped around the rod tip, (tip rap) and immediately the 20 pound class tippet broke, we lost that red hot fish. Fortunately the 20 pound broke, if we had heavier line, the rod and reel would have been pulled out of his hand and lost overboard! At 8:15 we raised a 200 pound Blue, it came in hot, but never bit the fly, then at 8:35 AM we raised the third Blue of the day, this fish did not tease in for us to cast at.

We continued to raise Blue Marlin at a rate of about one fish per hour, however until 2:30 PM none of these marlin came in close enough to see the fly. Then between 3:30 and 6:00 PM we found a log floating with lots of bait around it. Hugh cast to a 250 pound Blue Marlin, it ate the fly and headed straight down toward China, after a 250 yard straight down, it headed to the surface and put it into over drive, when that big marlin jumped the tippet broke and it was gone. Next we raised a Striped Marlin which did not eat, and at sun down Hugh hooked a nice 200 pound Blue, again red hot fish, did the same thing, really deep long run before breaking the leader.Today we raised 10 Blue Marlin, and one Striped Marlin, got 3 Blue Marlin to eat our fly, and caught none, What a great day of Marlin Fly Fishing!

June 17, 2015, After breakfast and some good hot coffee, we deployed our teasers, and began to fish at Destination BM-X-2 at 5:30 AM, and at 6:15 we raised our first Blue Marlin of the day, that fish did not eat our fly. Now it is Craig’s turn. At 8:30 we had not seen another marlin, we got a call from another location 30 some miles away, we steamed over to  Destination BM-X-1 and arrived there at just after 9:30 AM, we put out our teasers right away. Between 9:45 and 10:30, we raised two more Blue Marlin, they were finicky and would not tease in for a cast. Between 11:00 and !2:00 noon, we raised another Blue Marlin which ate a fly cast by Craig, it was a small 100 pound Blue, and gave us a great bite, unfortunately we lost it after a couple minute battle. We fished here until dark, raised a couple more marlin however none would tease in for a bite at our fly. After we deployed our sea anchor at 6:30 PM, we had a great dinner, and went to bed at 8:00 PM. Today we raised 6 Blue Marlin, one ate the fly, still no Marlin caught on this trip.
June 18, 2015: I awoke at 4:30 AM to the smell of bacon, eggs, and great coffee, after cleaning up, and pulling in the sea anchor, we began trolling teasers while heading back up the 7 miles that we had drifted during the night. These marlin are finicky, and hard to tease up, the other two boats in the area trolling with baits or lures have caught several fish each, however we choose to do it the hard way, by casting flies, on 20#  class tippet to these big fish, if it was easy everyone would do it. That is why there is so few anglers who chase Blue Marlin (within the IGFA fly fishing rules) because it is really hard, and it is much easier, for anglers who use heavier line class.

 We raised one Blue Marlin at 8:00 AM, it never came to the boat so at 9:00 AM, we headed back north to another FAD, Destination BM-X-2 where we would try to catch the bite on this spot until dark. We arrived at 10:15, put out our teasers, seas were calm, lots of bait,only one other boat here, he was also trolling teasers. Slow, fishing until noon, then we raised 3 Blue Marlin during the next 40 minutes, they would come in red hot, then swim around under the fly, only one fish attempted to eat the fly, just as Hugh striped the fly to make it “Pop” the marlin made it’s move and missed the fly completely by about two inches, one PM, still no bites today! At 2:30, we raised another Marlin, it never came anywhere near our fly, this is frustrating when you see them but they will not eat the flies! As it got dark, the third and final day of this trip came to an end, we had raised 21 Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish, we had four Blue marlin and one sailfish bite our flies, Craig caught a 90 pound Sailfish on fly, and for the first time on one of my Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools, here in Los Suenos, we did not catch any Blue marlin on fly.

The "Dragin Fly" is being cleaned and fueled up for another “Sea Mound” trip beginning on Monday, while I have a couple of days off to heal up before my next "Blue Marlin fly fishing School” beginning on June 24. Stay tuned for more reports to follow from here in Los Suenos, CR, and Blue Marlin World! I love my job, wish you were here!
Regards
Jake


Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures
PO Box 309
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-3308 Office
305-872-6060 Cell
www.jakejordan.com
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 4:32 PM


   Saturday, June 13, 2015  
Jake Jordan report

Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School, report, June 9-13, 2015


June 9, 2015: My good friend and client, Danny Cline and I boarded “Dragin Fly” at Los Suenos Marina, met up with Captain James along with his crew Berto and Marcos, and headed out toward a place I call Blue Marlin Destination - X- #7 and  #8 (BM D-X- #7). We left the dock at 1:30 PM ran straight out for an hour, then deployed our teasers and set up our fly rods for billfish. At 3:00 PM we raised a big Sailfish, it teased in quickly, Danny Cline made a good cast, and six minutes later we released a 100 pound plus sailfish on 20 pound, class IGFA tippet. We continued running at trolling speed all night and arrived at our destination at 4:00 AM.

  
June 10, 2015, Danny and I woke up at 4:00 AM smelling sausage and eggs, and a pot of great Costa Rican coffee brewing, while we were over 140 miles from the marina, out in the ocean. After breakfast, we cleaned up, and began deploying our teasers, and getting the fly tackle ready for some Blue Marlin fly fishing. By 10:00 AM we had raised six Blue Marlin, Danny Cline was the angler, he got three Blue Marlin to bite his pink and white “Cam Sigler” tube fly. The first fish  ran 50 foot, stopped, shook it’s head and the fly fell out, the second bite was not a legal bite as the Marlin ate the fly before Danny could make his cast, this fish went deep, and Danny broke the class tippet as he didn't want to waste time fighting a fish which would not count, the third Blue Marlin which ate Danny’s fly, hit the fly with it’s bill, however it never came tight so, even though we call it a bite, it was never hooked. Fishing slowed down between 10:00 and 2:30 and then between 3 PM and 3:30 PM, we raised 3 more Blue Marlin, One ate the teaser, and jumped before letting go of the teaser, the other two didn't tease into casting range. As the sun set and it began to get dark, we have raised 9 Blue Marlin and had three bites today, that is an awesome day of fly fishing, even though we have not caught a Blue Marlin yet on this trip. We will sleep aboard out here in Marlin World, between 8 PM and 4 AM, and then start all over again tomorrow.

June 11, 2015, After a shower, a great Breakfast, and a couple cups of coffee, we deployed our teasers at 5:00 AM. Our first Blue Marlin raised was at 5:50 AM, it came in hot, swam past my fly, and up under the boat before fading away without eating my fly. At 70:30 we raised a Striped Marlin, this fish never came to the fly, and we never saw another fish that morning. At 9:05 AM, Captain James and I decided that we would leave and steam about 130 miles to the southwest, to a sea mount which I call "Destination, Blue Marlin - X - #1” (“DBM-X-#1). We never raised another fish  until 4:15 PM when we came onto a piece of floating stuff, at which time we raised, two Blue Marlin, and a big Wahoo, none of which teased in for a bite on our fly. We arrived at our destination at 11:00 PM and went to sleep, No Fish Today!
June 12, 2015, After a hot shower and a good breakfast between 4 AM and 5 AM, we deployed our teasers, and got the fly tackle ready. James spoke with the captain of “Fish Tank” who had fished here yesterday, he raised 20 Blue Marlin between 9 AM and 3 PM on June 11th here, so we feel that this is the best location to spend the last day of this Blue Marlin School. We raised a Blue Marlin at 5:35 AM which did not tease into range, we saw Fish Tank catch three on bait before 7:00 AM, The conditions are good, with relatively calm seas, lots of bait, but slow fishing for the fly boat. There were five boats fishing on this spot, with only the boat which was fishing with live bait getting any fish. At 10:00 AM Captain James and I decided to pick up and run about an hour to a sea mound (BMD-X-2), which is a little closer to shore and on which there were no other boats fishing.

We arrived and put our teasers in the water at 11:00 AM, Fish Tank had run past us on the way over and hooked a Blue Marlin just as we arrived. Three minutes later we raised a red hot 150 pound, Blue Marlin, which teased in, and ate Danny Cline’s well presented pink and white tube fly, and the battle was on (for a short time), when that Blue Marlin kicked in the after burner and as he was 150 yards out and flying away, the 20 pound tippet broke and this Marlin was gone. Then at 11:42, a red hot, 250 pound Blue charged in on the bridge teaser, Danny cast the pink and White CS popper fly on 20 pound class tippet, and that Marlin ate it big time! At 12:01, Danny Cline released his first Blue Marlin of this trip, and his sixth Blue Marlin on 20 pound class tippet, on fly, in his lifetime. By 1:15, we raised 8 Blue Marlin, including 2 double headers, at this location, (BML-X-2), We got a total of four bites of which three flies came out on a jump, while Danny caught and released that nice fish. It is now 5:30 PM, we never raised another fish today.
As we pull our teasers out of the water, and begin our 13 hour trip back to Los Suenos Marina, the final score from this, my first, “Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School” of the 2015 season is as follows. We raised 20 Blue Marlin, one Striped Marlin, and one Sailfish, We had  7 Blue Marlin bite the fly and jump at least once, and one Sailfish bite the fly, Danny Cline caught and released a 100 + pound Sailfish, and a 250 pound Blue Marlin, both on 20 pound test, class tippet, on fly tackle, while using IGFA rules. Two years into my Costa Rica Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School Series, all of my Students (Anglers) have caught at least one Blue Marlin on fly!  100 percent success!, I love my job!

Today, June 13, 2015 I am in my condo at the world class, Los Suenos Resort, Danny is on his way home to West Virginia, my good friend and client Hugh Chatham is here with me and Craig Machado will arrive tomorrow. My buddy George Beckwith, (Dragin Fly owner) is here until tomorrow. We are planning the rest of our Summer season for my "Costa Rica, Blue Marlin Fly Fishing School" series fro June, July, August of 2015. We do still have one week available during the first and possibly second week of August, other than that we are sold out during this season. We are heading back out on Monday, stay tuned for more action from "Blue Marlin, Fly Fishing World"!

Regards:
Jake


Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures
PO Box 309
Havelock, NC 28532
252-444-3308 Office
305-872-6060 Cell
www.jakejordan.com
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 5:36 PM  
fly fishing for blue marlin

The boys left 3 days ago with Jack Jordan and his good friend Danny on a multi-day trip fishing for blue marlin.   If you don't know already, catching a blue marlin is a pretty big deal.   It's HUGE to catch a blue marlin on the fly.

Sounds like congratulations are in order, I got the call on the SAT phone this morning that with another half day of fishing, they had raised 15 blue marlin, got 5 bites on the fly and caught at least 1 blue marlin on the fly.   That's pretty cool stuff.

Complete report when Jake Jordan returns.


posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 12:44 AM

 

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