March 1 2006
Been a busy few months, getting some things taken care of on the boat, fishing a few days when the weather has allowed and lots of traveling.
Got out a few days in early February, and managed to tag a few black marlin up to 100lbs on 20lb line, lots of fun!!.
Mid Feb saw me head to Florida to catch up with my friends and clients for a few weeks. I headed down to Coast Rica to fish with one of my mates, Jamie, on his 40′ Game fisherman called “Jungle Rules”. He had the boat meet us up in Guanamar, about 80 miles north of Los Suenos, where the marlin bite had bee consistent. We managed to release 3-4 marlin a day from up to 10 bites , all on circle hook pitch baits. We caught blues, stripes and some big sails, but did not see any blacks. A couple of other boats caught blacks, and one boat raised one over 1000 lbs that did not eat, just swam through the spread back and forth. Another boat fought a black of 700 lb on 30 for about 5 hours before breaking it off at the back of the boat.
Costa Rica is such a beautiful country, I am going back to fish the Guanamar season with Jamie next year Jan to mid Feb 2007 if you want to fish with us let me know.
Back to Florida for the Miami Boat Show. A huge event this year, as Ft Lauderdale was a blow out from the hurricanes in October. The Big Game Room was the place to be, with a bunch of the legends there supporting the Billfish Foundation and the IGFA. All the boys were there from all over the globe, and was great to catch up with everyones news and stories from the year.
Back home and getting the boat ready for the Couran Cove Tournament on Mar 10-12.