Archive for July, 2010

Well the marlin fishing has slowed down over the last 5 days but there are still a few bigeye tuna around. They have been feeding late afternoon after most of the fleet has returned to port. We decided to stay out  and it was worth the wait. After missing one on the stinger we hooked a double header and had them both in the boat after 45 mins. They weighed 180# & 150#. Beside’s that there hasn’t been much else around. We are all just patiently waiting for the next wave off fish to come through.

Leslie Watkin's Personal Best Bigeye Tuna 150#

Cabo Garou

900# Blue Marlin "Omega"

“Happy Hooker” weighed in an 1097# blue marlin winning the 2010 World Cup for the second time and taking home over $300,000 in prize money, big congrats’ to all on board. There was only one fish weighed here in Madeira. The Spanish team on “Audaz” boated a 550# fish after a 4 hour battle. Fishing was slow for the rest of the fleet with only a couple other fish raised. The bite had  been slow in Bermuda and Kona leading up to sunday’s tournament. These two places are always big contender’s to take the cup but this year it was Cape Verdes turn. Back in Madeira the fishing was still pretty quite today. “Hawk Eye” released a nice fish around 800# and “Tightline” missed a blue and a white.

2010 World Cup Fishing Tournament

1097# Blue Marlin - Happy Hooker


900 # Madeira Blue Marlin

900# Blue Marlin "Omega"

Madeira Blue Marlin

Big Girl

With the Blue Marlin World Cup only a few day’s away the big fish have showed up at the right time. Today the fleet saw a handful of big one’s released. “Omega”  added another nice fish to their season tally that they called around 900#. Fishing along side them,”Pesca Grossa” let one  go around 750# . The crew on “Balancal” caught a decent one around 600# shortly before “Katherine B” got one around the same size. Also heard of another boat releasing a 550 pounder but not sure of the name. All the action was off Cabo Garou. Yesterday afternoon Jonboy and I live baited the same area and the bait was stacking up all along the ledge and the currents pushing the right way. Hopefully it’s Madeira’s turn to take the cup this year, it’s been a long time between drinks!


950# blue marlin “Cabo San Jaou”
700# Blue Marlin -Omega

700# Blue Marlin -Omega

Tuesday saw some nice fish turn up for the fleet in  Madeira. On their first day out for the season the crew on “Cabo San Jaou” found a big girl they called around 950#. They caught her on a Aloha Smashbait, one of my favourite big fish lures. Big congrats to all on board, just hope they didn’t catch it 5 days to early. “Omega” let a nice one go around 700# off  Jardim de mar. Fishing the same area “Magic” released a 600# blue marlin. The crew on “Flipper” hooked up to a nice bigeye tuna they said was over 300#. After about a 2 hour fight the main line parted, bad luck guys. Yesterday  it turned around and no one raised a fish. Hopefully the fish are waiting for the 4th.