Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brown eyed girl...I mean Marlin...

Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent fishing the Ni Modo crew showed us.....I have attached a couple of pics from our trip......We will definitely be booking another with the Pisces fleet when we return in the future......

Thanks Again.....
Tony Celestine, Nicole Meusborn, Kevin and Shannon Ringuet

Houston, Texas

Check out this marlin, as you know, most billfish have blue eyes, not this one though.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Great day aboard a Bill Collector and Cabolero

Dear Pisces Sport Fishing,

On September 20 I chartered the Bill Collector and Cabolero for my Brothers bachelor party. Between the 12 guys and two boats we caught or released over
30 Dorado and one striped marlin. I wouldn't recommend partying as hard as we did the night before, but despite frequent trips to the side of the boat we were able to catch plenty of fish. Everyone we dealt with was great. The guys in the office were very helpful getting everything reserved, the deckhands made sure we were loaded and ready and the captains of the two boats were great at putting us on the fish. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Thanks again for making our trip one to remember.

Brad Wallace, Fortworth TX.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sun fish caught in Cabo...aka Mola Mola...

Hi guys,

We received this photo from our friend Caboguy, they caught a 450lbs Sunfish back in June, it took them 2 hours to get it to the boat with 50lbs test tackle.

Here is the ugly fish...

Now...here is a bit of information about the sunfish or Mola Mola...

The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, or common mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1 tonne (2,200 lbs). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.

Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish. Because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk. Females of the species can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate. Sunfish fry resemble miniature puffer fish, with large pectoral fins, a tail fin and body spines uncharacteristic of adult sunfish.

Adult sunfish are vulnerable to few natural predators, but sea lions, orcas and sharks will consume them. Among humans, sunfish are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, including Japan, the Korean peninsula and Taiwan, but sale of their flesh is banned in the European Union.[1] Sunfish are frequently, though accidentally, caught in gill nets, and are also vulnerable to harm or death from encounters with floating trash, such as plastic bags.

A member of the order Tetraodontiformes, which also includes puffer fish, porcupine fish and file fish, the sunfish shares many traits common to members of this order. It was originally classified as Tetraodon mola under the puffer fish genus, but it has since been given its own genus, Mola, with two species under it. The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, is the type species of the genus.

I don't know about you guys, but I would need to be really hungry to try this delicacy...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Great day aboard the Ruthless..

Thank you for our 5 nice tuna; and 1 striped marlin caught and released on “Ruthless” 8/27. She wanted her girlfriends to see. I have attached pictures for your web site.

David Harrison, Spring Hill, Tennessee

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ok, that was not a piranha...

In one of our earlier posts we had information of a world record piranha caught in the Amazons, however, it has come to my attention that it was not in fact a piranha but an African tiger fish.

Here is the difference:

Piranhas are normally about 15 to 25 cm long (6 to 10 inches), although reportedly individuals have been found up to 43 cm (18.0 inches) in lengthSerrasalmus, Pristobrycon, Pygocentrus, and Pygopristis are most easily recognized by their unique dentition. All piranhas have a single row of sharp teeth in both jaws; the teeth are tightly packed and interlocking (via small cusps) and used for rapid puncture and shearing. Individual teeth are typically broadly triangular, pointed, and blade-like (flat in profile). There is minor variation in the number of cusps; in most species the teeth are tricuspid with a larger middle cusp that makes the individual teeth appear markedly triangular. The exception is Pygopristis, which has pentacuspid teeth and a middle cusp that is usually only slightly larger than the other cusps. In the scale-eating Catoprion, the shape of their teeth is markedly different and the premaxillary teeth are in two rows, as in most other serrasalmines.

This is a piranha caught in Lake St. Clair August 20th, 2007

Here is the African Tiger Fish

The African Tigerfish - Hydrocynus goliath is the worlds largest member of the Characins which consist of all of the fish in the following families tetras, dollars, pencilfish, piranhas. The African Tigerfish is big, powerful, and well armed with big evil looking teeth. These teeth have made the African Tigerfish one of the most sought after exotic sportfish. They lives in the rivers and streams of central and northern Africa.

The African Tigerfish gets its name from the horizontal black bands run along the entire body as much as from the fierce looking teeth it possesses that show even when the mouth is shut.

To add even more to the reputation of this fish besides the size and ferocious look is the fact they despite the large size they hunt in packs just as piranhas do. Luckily they feed primarily on other fish although there are unverified reports of attacks on people.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thank you for my release certificate


Thank you for sending me my Release Certificate!

I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me the weekly fishing report that you wrote for the week beginning July 23, 2008 and ending August 30, 2008. Lisette and I were so busy when we returned from our trip to Cabo that by the time we checked your web site, you had already posted the fishing report for the week beginning August 31, 2008.

We had another great time fishing with the Pisces team and we look forward to our next visit to Cabo and again fishing with the Pisces team. I referred my friend, David Pincus, to fish with Pisces and he had a great experience fishing on the Rebecca and the Andrea. Thank you!

Fish-em and Release-em!

Best regards,

Alan Barton

Houston, TX

Our good friend Mike Vise

Hola Juan como estas? Well I made it home alive and with all the fish! Thank you and everybody at pisces for the good times and great fishing. I guess I will have to catch a bunch of those stupid marlin to make the fishing report but thats ok I love the dorado.. Thank you again and I am sending a picture of 1 of the bigger dorados from the last day. Oh yeah dont fall in the water! ha ha

Mike Vise, Sacramento CA.

September 4th Fish Report

We can’t wait until next week to update you on the fishing, so here is thursday's report. As you can see absolutely fabulous fishing….stop thinking about it and book a trip. Have a great day….the Pisces gang.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fishing trip in San Jose

Hi Mario,

Here is one of the photos of the Red Snapper caught last month.

Thanks a lot for setting us up.

Best Regards

Sheri Fuentes, Hemet, CA.