Archive for May, 2010

It’s getting around to that time of year when the northern atlantic starts to fire and already a few reports are starting to filter in. After a very cold winter with not many fish around a few  blue marlin have started showing up in Bermuda. The local charter fleet had  a pretty good bite there last week and it should be interesting to see what happens when all the visiting boats arrive in the next few weeks. Captain Jonboy Kelmer just informed me that their seeing a couple of  nice fish in Madeira. Local charter boat “Our Mary” fought a decent size blue for a while before pulling the hooks near the boat. Jonboy also told me that their catching some big fish in Gomera. Last year they weighed an 1182# blue marlin and I’m sure the Canary Islands will produce some more big fish this year. Where will the first atlantic grander be weighed this season?

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Thankfully the wind dropped out over night and it seemed to help the fishing. We raised a double-header of small blue marlin, releasing one. About an hour later we found a tailing white marlin and released him in short time. This put us in 1st place with the extra bonus points for the grand slam. We were feeling pretty good until Sand Man started calling in hookups. They made the big move and ran 75 miles north to the Hole in the Wall. There they released 2 blue marlin and a white marlin and moved into 1st place. congrats to all on Board. Svengali ended up in third place. Overall it was a great tournament with an unbelievable collection of boats. The fishing was pretty good and thank you to Skip Smith and Tina Church for organizing an excellent event. Can’t wait until next year.

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Today most of the fleet started fishing off James Point where the bite was yesterday but the tournament leader Svengali found the fish further north. They got off to a good start releasing two blue marlin before lunch time. By the time the rest of us arrived there, the bite had shut down. The fact that the Svengali has 900 points for 3 blue marlin puts them in a great position to win. Hopefully tomorrow we will see some action for the last day.

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I am currently fishing the Custom Shoot-Out in Harbour Island on the Brier Patch with Capt. Karl Anderson. The fleet was greeted this morning with strong northerly winds but that didn’t seem to defer the fishing. Svengali leads the pack on day one with a blue marlin release, just beating out Reel Lax on a countback, who also has a blue marlin release. The Que Mas follows up in 3rd place with a white marlin release. We managed a double-header of sailfish, which puts us in 4th place. Hopefully there will be a few more fish around tomorrow.

Good Fishing!