Thursday, June 02, 2011

Back At The Dock By 1.00 pm And Four Marlin Released, One Guy!

Angler Shawn Clemmons from Alabama with Captain J.R on Left and Deckhand Luis on Right

Shawn Caught and Released Four Striped Marlin Today
The fantastic fishing continued today. Shawn Clemmons from Orange Beach Albama was out as a single angler with the crew of Rebecca today. Liking a challenge, Shawn was able to catch and release FOUR striped marlin, between our two top snorkeling spots, Chileno and Santa Maria, however further offshore between five and eight miles. All were taken on live bait. The fish were caught in rapid succession and a tired Shawn was back at the dock around can only handle so much good fishing.

It Was a 250 lb Tuna, Why Is It 150 lbs at the Dock?

A few days ago Tyson Seeliger from Houston, Texas boarded our 35 ft Cabo "Great Escape Jr." for a day of fishing with Captain Ricardo Agundez, expecting that he would probably catch a marlin.  Ricardo headed up to the 11.50 spot (between Palmilla and San Jose about 11 miles offshore) and didn't disappoint Tyson, soon having him hooked up to a striped marlin.  It wasn't long before they had the striper up to the boat and released it safely, after some photos of course. The crew then spotted another marlin up on the surface and were about to throw a live bait to it, when from out of nowhere something hit the lure on their left outrigger and took off at what seemed like a hundred miles an hour. This fish was so fast and strong that it almost spooled them. Tyson, struggled and pumped and reeled but they had no idea of what it was. They got a glimpse of something black and large as it's back broke the water and for a second Ricardo, thought it was "one of those big black dolphins (porpoise)" that nobody wants on the line. They perservered and finally after one and a half hours they finally realized that it was a large tuna. This tuna never dove but stayed up on the surface the whole time. After another two hours they had the fish twenty feet from the boat, when it was attacked by four pilot (silky) sharks. They ripped into it devouring it in large bites, as Tyson frantically  reeled as fast as he could to try and save his sushi.  Once what was left of the tuna was on board, the sharks still persevered, which was their mistake; the crew managed to hook two of them and bring them to the boat, but being more merciful than the sharks were with the tuna they released them,  after estimating their weight at 120-140 lbs. Back at the dock the tuna caused quite a stir when it was unloaded.

This Tuna Looked Like Any Other Large Yellowfin When It Showed Up At The Dock at First Glance.

This Fish Was Easily 250 LBS, Until Four Sharks Attacked It

This is The Lure It Took, a Jet Head Petrolero

Fantastic Time Aboard Andrea!

Pisces Sportfishing:

I just wanted to drop a line and say a big THANK YOU!! On Monday May 30th, we took a 8hr trip on the Andrea. I can't tell you what an amazing time we all had. At the days end we ended up catching a total of 5 striped marlin!!! Orlando and Abram were FANTASTIC!!! We were in total shock at not only their knowledge of where to find the fish, but their effort they both made to continually search for more fish. They never slowed down, the entire time, if there wasn't a fish on the line, they were both up top searching for more fish. I have already recommended both Orlando and Abram to everyone I know making a trip to Cabo, and would highly recommend them to ANYONE making that trip and thinking about going fishing.

Again, thank you to the guys and can't wait to book my trip next year!

Please see some of the photos attached....

Chad Willingham

Dallas, TX