Turn your rig into a FAD

Golfito which in Jan. was the hottest Marlin bite in the world,has been very slow since….Now in the last few weeks we have had a reasonable sail fish run…Dozen shots a day for the average boat.The way we maximize our shots on Thumper is to end the day in our best water.We then set up the hydro glow and other light sources and drift to concentrate the bait.We have a large capacity live well and seed the drift with google eyes,runners,herring etc. …At first light we set it up and run 1/2 mile circles around the drift line and will usually see a half dozen fish in the spread that first magic hour while the rest of the fleet is running.

Brothers in Arms

My world awaits those with the burn….The bite has been tough.But it’s there, world class,for those ready to go to sea and pursue it.We are now getting 2/3 shots a day on Marlin….Weds. morning 81 miles out we had a monster come up on the right short and couldn’t close the deal…Set it up…we’ll get the next one.Meanwhile we are practicing other aspects of the sport…We have a good sailfish bite right now on the Marlin grounds…We are seeing 100 lbs. plus fish in the baits on an average of 1 an hour.We are now fighting the majority of our fish on Penn braid spinning rigs.


Borders are always a “grey area”at sea especially when you are chasing tail…In the end all a man has is face and balls.But officers,I’m sure we were on our side when we hooked up.We’ve been fighting this Marlin for 2 hours and must have got turned around. Oh, you don’t speak English?Gringo tourist, no habla.But I’ll bet this case of ice cold Budwiser speaks Spanish…..Have a nice day…Pura Vida….

The boys are back in town

Dos Rosas and Prima Donna (President of Panama Martinelli’s yacht)arrived today to join the bill fishing….Typhoon, Tudor Jones yacht started today.Capt. j.W Teal on Last Stall is working Cebaco to the East ..Tysons Pride is at Hannibal.The owner boats are here,no charters….Full report on return to Golfito Friday.Got the A team on board Thumper….Bring It…..

Golfito CR Feb 2012 Bill Fishing report

feb. very slow….red tide moved the sailfish bite to Panama.The Suenos fleet found the deep Marlin seamount.Bite still there,but a few a day not 10/20…Blue Bird had 17 sail releases yesterday as red tide has subsided and fish are cycling back to us…Capt. Tom Lynskey on Uno Mas is here and Capt Lee on Bud Man starts Mon…Thumper returns to the quest Tues….Cebaco very slow but Montuosa is producing a good mixed bite of Blacks and Blues….Thumper will start working Burica and then troll South along the Panama border to the 23mile seamount ….Take another shot at Inta’s Black…..