Week to December 18th
The fishing picked up from last weekend with some great days up to 35-40 bites per boat, then slowed down some though has picked up again the last few days with a huge body of fish coming in with a strong WSW current pushing hard a little inshore and to the east. All this may bode well for an incredible bite as the fish right now are spread over a large area, if we get some more south to the current the bottom east side of the ‘pocket’ may well have the fish stacked up thick on the edge in the coming days…..weeks?? Either way a good time to get down here!!!!
We just had ‘The Host’ Chief Tauzin down here fishing a couple of days with his assistant Allan Adamy and clients Tony Harlan, Michael Wisnienski and Jamie Primeaux.
We had a late start first day out due to some sampling of Guatemala’s finest rum, 23yr old Zacapa the previous night at SAILFISH OASIS. General consensus the “best rum ever”……back to the fishing, we started at about 20NM and got into a couple of nice mahi’s to ensure fresh mahi taco’s for lunch.
Michael and Tony with a couple of beauties.
Soon after a couple of double headers on the sailfish had us thinking we were on them though from here it slowed down. Offshore the fleet was starting to see them consistently so we picked up and made the run. Between 1.30pm and 3.00pm we had great action out to 37NM off-shore finishing the day with 17 releases from the 28 raised with the guys doing a great job on the hook-up ratio missing just 3 fish.
Jamie Primeax with a big female before release..
Knowing where to go we ran to the spot today, as said, the fish were over a very large area, we never worked one particular area more than 30mins and had a great day getting into a couple of triple headers and several doubles, pretty much non-stop action before pulling lines in early just before 2.00pm. the difference being a few more sancochos today!!! The final tally being 41 fish raised, 35 bites and 20 releases.
Jamie and Michael enjoying the ride home in comfort.
All in all a great 2 days on the water and as I mentioned it looks like the fishing will be staying good for a while yet with such a large body of fish out there.
The general consensus was ‘incredible’ as far as the fishing went, the lodge received rave reviews with great food, fine wine, damn good rum and the best ‘asado’ or ‘parilla’ (Argentinian BBQ) on the last night. Jamie and Tony are already planning there next trip down here and we look forward to partying with ‘The Host’ over the New Year.
Happy Holidays to everyone and come down here to get into the good times yourselves…..
Cheers from Chris, Julio and Enio on ALLURE and Nick, Karina, Marlena and Carlos from SAILFISH OASIS LODGE