FISHING REPORT JULY 30th-31st
Capt. Chris Van Leeuwen
August 12, 2010
Pacific Coast - Saltwater Fishing Report
The SAILFISH OASIS, a great spot to unwind after a big day on the water...
After a small break it was great to get back on the water with a few regulars and a couple of new faces in the group of 8 down for 3 nights and 2 days of fishing aboard ALLURE and ADIOS. We welcomed back for their 4th visit to Guatemala John Codrington, Mike Sledge and Todd Mucha, they brought friends Jeff Jeffers and brothers John and Jim Catalano and then Guatemalan regular Chief Tauzin introduced client Tadd Busch to the fishery here.
Jim and John Catalano
The guys had a small side bet going so it was anglers hooking fish only with no mate assistance. Seeing it was first time for a few of the guys a bit of time was spent going over the finer details of bait and switch and the 'drop back' needed to hook these fish using circle hooks.....Day 1 on ALLURE we had the Catalano brothers fishing with John Codrington and Mike Sledge, about 25NM up the western side of the 'pocket' we started getting into a few fish, the water was clean green though it didn't seem to mind the fish, we raised 14 sails of which 12 bit the baits and they released 6, not too bad averages for the first day out. A big hole behind the right bridge teaser indicated a marlin, though the fish never touched or came back to the teaser... On ADIOS Jeff Jeffers and Tadd Busch were joined by the experienced Chief and Mucha, a back-lash here, a sancocho there and a bit of plane bad luck saw the team release 3 from 10 bites. A few dorado boated between the boats as well today.
The next day the teams switched boats, on ALLURE we went out wide looking for blue water and a good bite. Despite covering some area we never did get into blue water on the west side, we still managed to release 5 sails from 6 bites and boated 15 dorados. The guys on ADIOS also missed very few fish releasing 4 sailfish and boating 7 dorado.
One of the sails takes to the air....
A great weekend for the guys with some pretty good fishing and a great time at the SAILFISH OASIS. Previous to this the blue water had been right in and there were some great days on the sailfish and blue marlin, with a couple of blues raised a day and up to 30 sailfish raises it just proves that this is truly a year round fishery. On our last day out there was a strong SE current and indications are of some nice blue water being pushed in from the SE, and with it I'm sure a new batch of sails and marlin. We are hoping to get out there a few more times this month, the weather has been great on the water with a bit of cloud cover and flat seas. A bit of rain in the evenings cools things down and the days are dry so it is a perfect combination. We can offer some great deals right now so get in touch with us for a mid-summer get away fishing trip...
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