THROUGH MAY 15
Capt. Chris Van Leeuwen
May 19, 2010
Pacific Coast - Saltwater Fishing Report
May 13th through the 15th we fished the Brad Sears, Chief Tauzin group of Frank Merendino, Blaise Herbert, and Craig Wieland from Denver,
Colorado and Sean Horigan, Joe Guedry, Brent Kirkham, Chief Tuazin and Brad Sears all from Houston, Texas.
The group split between the two boats ALLURE and ADIOS over the 3 days, on ALLURE for the 1st day we had Frank, Blaise, Sean and Craig while
Brent, Joe, Brad and Chief went with Capt Julio aboard ADIOS. A short run to the east a little had us in the blue water and into a slow though steady bite for the day..
L-R Frank Merendino, Blaise Herbert, Sean Horigan and Craig Wieland We ended the day with 11 sails in the spread and 5 released from 10 bites. ADIOS had a little bit of bad luck with a few fish jumping off though still a good day on the water.
14th the crews swapped it around though the action was more or less the same, the only difference being a better hook-up ratio, we released 8
sails from 10 bites today and got inventive with Joe's water-proof camera..
L-R Brent Kirkham, Chief Tauzin, Brad Sears and Joe Guedry with mate "Conejo" just before releasing one of today's sails.
Things were a little tougher the last day out for everyone out there, ADIOS raised a blue of about 200lb on the short teaser that refused the
pitch bait, on ALLURE we raised a blue of about 350lb's that came up the middle to the bridge teaser then started jumping through the spread
long enough for Blaise to get out the video camera and video the fish jumping through and around the boat. Getting the fish to eat the pitched mackerel was another story....Both boats ended up releasing 1 from 2 bites to ensure no skunking and a nice dorado for the end of day sushimi...
Capt Julio with Joe Guedry and Brent Kirkham with another great shot before release.
The guys had a great time down here staying at the SAILFISH OASIS being looked after with great food and enjoying the ambiance. We're looking forward to fishing with the crew next year...
The weekend before, May 7th and 8th we welcomed Jamie Dishman back to Guatemala, this time bringing his wife Cindy, daughter Annie and her
boyfriend Adam Wheless all here for the first time.
Annie, Adam, Jamie and Cindy enjoying a cocktail at the end of the day.
First day out we followed reports from the previous day of a fairly good marlin bite to the west. We worked the area hard and did raise a
blue of around 300lbs on the short left, though it refused the pitch bait. Continuing in the area we managed to release a sail and raised another that teased in hot though missed the bait. The bite from the previous day had all but disappeared, a few boats worked the area hard with little success. With not much going on to the west the following day we headed to the eastern side of the pocket and in deep-water had steady action through the day, including a couple of double headers,
one for the girls...
Mother and daughter pose with a couple of nice sails before release.
The guys were not to be outdone and got onto a double of their own, we had 10 bites from the 11 raised and released 5 of them and landed a
couple of nice sized dorado. The group had a great time here and finished up their last night in Antigua staying at the wonderful Casa Santo Domingo.
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