March 22 2008

How Good Tactics Pay Off. I am currently in Florida running a 63 Bertram which basically fishes 3-4 days a week, and we fish most tournaments, about 15 a year. We were in the Bahamas to fish the Bacardi Billfish Tournament, which this year was mandatory to fish circle hooks with bait, whether dead or…

March 15 2008

Exciting last minute win at the 29th Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament “Certifiable”, a 63′ Bertram, owned by Sydney Sussman of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, roared back on the last day of fishing to score a narrow victory over an elite field of 38 participating boats. “Certifiable” is captained by Australian heavy tackle Captain Tim Richardson…

March 13 2008

We have fished the first 2 days of the 2008 Bacardi Billfish Tournament, and there have been no blue marlin released yet. First day there were 7 sails released, and the biggest wahoo was 58 lbs, dolhpin 25.5, ours was 3rd at 19.5 and the biggest tuna was a blackfin at 7 lbs!!! incredible that…

March 2 2008

Well it has been a busy couple of months, I got back from Panama and went up to the snow with one of my clients and his boys for a long weekend and we all had a great time. Back in Florida, I am now running a 63 Bertram called the Certifiable, out of Palm…

Panama 2008

Just got back from 10 days in Panama and Pinas Bay. Fished with my clients from the Pipe Layer with Capt Bruno. We had an absolute blast!!! The night clubs in Panama City are incredible and seeing the Canal again is just as awe-inspiring as the first time you see it. The country side is…

Dec 7 2007

Mike, Michelle and I got into Yamba yesterday morning about 4 am, after coming straight thru from Lady Musgrave Island. The trip took about 44 hours and covered about 391 nm. The water was cold off Fraser Island and down till we got south of the Cape Moreton Canyons, and once we got past Point…

Dec 2 2007

Tradition left Cairns with a new angler David, and also Mikes partner Michelle arrived from Florida. We fished Jenny Louise for a day woth no result and then went south the next day trolling outside the edge in about 800-1000 foot of water towards Myrmidon Reef (NE of Townsville). We only had one bite, and…

Nov 22 2007

SLAM fishing hots up!! After a quick flight home and an afternoon with Thomas at the beach house.(Thomas is my nephew, he is almost 4) We headed off on his first big fishing expedition to the famous Yamba river. With a stop at the tackel shop to pick up some fresh live beach worms and…

Nov 18 2007

Well thanks to the cyclone most of the fleet are back in Cairns and pretty much done for the season. We fished 3 days with the My Way as mothership for friends of the owner. The wind was up, and the boys were keen. Fished the top of 10 the first day down to the…

Nov 11 2007

Been a pretty good bite at the top and bottom reaches of the reef, and a bit patchy in between. Jenny Louise way down south off Cairns has had a great bite with a bunch of BIG fish seen and caught. But again the bite has been for a couple of select boats while the…