Posts Tagged ‘Bermuda Marlin Fishing’

With the tough fishing we are having here in Madeira this season it’s not suprising that the enthusiasm level is getting  very low amongst the fleet. And because of this there haven’t been many boats venturing out, only  a few each day. “Our Mary” has been fishing well releasing 2 fish from 3 bites in the last 3 days. Captain Jose said they were both nice fish, one was around 800# and the other around 600#. Maybe a few more fish are starting to turn up. In 1994 there wasn’t a fish caught in June or July and then in August “French Look” caught 11 granders and  the “Chunda” released 54 blue marlin. There still catching a few fish in Bermuda. A couple of days ago 3 boats all caught 1 fish from 3 bites with a few nice fish mixed in amongst them.

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1005# Blue Marlin "Que Mas"

I just got word of another big one weighed in Bermuda. “Que Mas” was heading back to Florida when they got piled on approx. 50 miles south west of Bermuda. They fought the big girl into the dark and after a tough fight they put her in the boat. They ran back to Bermuda and weighed her on the “Madam”. She pulled the scale down to 1005# and is the 3rd grander weighed there in the last week.Big congrats to all on board. It would not surprise me if there is a few more big fish weighed there before the season’s over. There was a few more fish seen here in Madeira yesterday. “Sorted” released a nice fish they called 600#,”Katherine B” broke line  on a big fish that they said was around 1000# and “Tightline” raised a decent fish that would”t eat. I also talked to my good mate Jason Holtz yesterday and he was saying the fishing in Kona has been slow this season. They have been catching around 4-5 fish per day between the 20 -25 boats fishing.

 

1005# Blue Marlin "C-YA"

1005# Blue Marlin "C-YA"

 

After a slow start to the season the fishing has picked up in Bermuda over the last few week’s.  Well known local charter boat “Wound Up” put a 858# fish in the boat and lost a nice fish around the same size the following day.  “Playmate” was out commercial wahoo fishing when they got lucky and boated Bermuda’s first grander for the season weighing 1012#. Visiting boat “Que Mas” had an action packed day releasing 5 blue marlin and another visiting boat “C-YA” weighed a 1005# blue. I don’t have much to report on from over here in Madeira. After 3 fishless day’s for the fleet “Margarita” released a nice fish yesterday and this morning “Katherine B” pulled the hook on big fish that they called over 800#. The bigeye tuna that were here are few weeks ago have all disappeared and there just seems to be the odd marlin cruising around. Hopefully big Julie is out there somewhere.

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?

Good Fishing!