Posts Tagged ‘Marlin Fishing’

Jason Holtz, Billy Boyle, Bo Jenyns - Carins Black Marlin

Kona Blue Marlin

After a very slow June and July the Kona fleet has been enjoying some good fishing over the last month.  Jason Holtz on the “Marlin Magic”  told me he’s been raising 2-4 billfish a day, some nice blue marlin with a few stripie’s and spearfish mixed in. He has Billy Boyle fishing with him at the moment chasing the 16# blue marlin record,good luck guys!  “Five Star” and “Strong Persuader” have been finding a few fish as well. Both boats released 3-4 nice fish over the last week. Chip Van Mols,who runs “Monkey Business”,said the fish just turned up late this year and he expects the good fishing to continue through October. September is also a great month in Kona for big fish and it wouldn’t surprise me if there were  a few granders weighed in the coming weeks. Even though the Cairns season hasn’t really started yet a few boats have reported some early action. “Iona II” is already fishing up of no. 10 ribbon reef and the other day they had 5 bites, releasing 2 and they raised a really big fish that wouldn’t eat. Hopefully its a sign that Cairns is going to have a banner season.

"There He Is"

600# Blue Marlin "Grander"

The fish gods have been looking after a few of us here in Madeira the last couple of days. Yesterday “Tightline” was on fire. We watched them catch 2 fish right alongside us, a decent one around 400# and a big one over 800#. They switched both fish off the teasers and the bigger fish was foul hooked in the pectoral fin taking them just over an hour to get her to the boat. Big congrats to all on board. We were both fishing off Jardim Da Mar and it’s looking the best it has all season. Today it was our turn on the “Grander”. Jonboy decided to run straight to the spot rather than waste time trolling up there  and it paid off. Within the first 30 mins of fishing we raised a nice fish on the long corner. After missing the lure a few times she dropped back and tried to eat the long rigger. She finally got it right and piled on the short rigger. Lainey did an awesome job in the chair and we had the 600 pounder alongside the boat in under 10 mins ready for a healthy release. After a few photo’s she swam away in excellent condition. “Our Mary” pulled the hook on a nice one right alongside us. Hopefully there are a few more fish starting to turn up.

  

230# Bigeye Tuna "Grander"

The fishing has still been a bit on the slow side for the fleet here in Madeira with only a few marlin seen over the last couple of days. “Margarita” let a nice one go and “Our Mary” pulled the hooks on a decent fish. “Pesca Grossa” was fishing to west of Calheta when they lost a big one. Andy told me the fish was over 800# and they only had it on for a short while before pulling the hook.Thats the beauty about fishing in Madeira,even though the fishing is slow when you do eventually raise a fish chances are it’s going to be a nice one. Yesterday on the “Grander” we found some bigeye tuna feeding out to the west. After missing one on the long rigger we stayed in the area and eventually hooked one on the stinger. After a good fight on stand up the fish came up tail wrapped.  As soon as I was able to get the line of the tail the big tuna took of again and when Anthony got the fish up the last time I pulled the hook on the leader-buggar! A little discouraged we put the lures back out and in no time we were hooked up again. This time everything went right and after a short fight we had a nice bigeye  in the boat. Back at the dock the fish pulled the scale down to 230# and Anthony was very happy with his personal best bigeye tuna.

 

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.

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The new moon has helped the fishing over the last 3 day’s. There has been around 4-6 fish raised per day between the fleet. Yesterday I fished on “Cabo San Jaou” with James Roberts and Clay Hensly. We raised a nice fish around 700# that wouldn’t eat. “Katherine B” released two nice fish this week and “Hawkeye” has still been running over a few. Today there was only a couple of fish raised . Hopefully it’s going to be a late season.

Yesterday we finally had some luck on our side. Fishing off the cement factory near Funchal we raised a nice fish on the teaser. We wound in the teaser hoping she would fade back onto the short lure’s. Instead she was down deep watching the propeller’s. I quickly handlined up the short corner lure and she piled all over it, awesome bite right on the first wave. The big girl fought hard and she did some nice jumps around the boat and on the leader. Mike did a great job in the chair and he was stoked to catch his biggest blue. After about a 20 minute fight we let her go in really good condition. We all agreed she was a solid 750#. As we were fighting our fish “Hawkeye” hooked up a nice fish right alongside us. They fought the fish for a while and when they finally got her to the boat they couldn’t revive her. They decided to put her in the boat and she weighed 649#. Even though their were a couple nice fish caught the fishing in general is still slow for the fleet. Today “Hawkeye” released a big one they called 850# on 80#.

750# Blue Marlin "Grander"

750# Blue Marlin "Grander"

On the Wire

There have been some good report’s coming in from Gomera over the last week. The local boat’s have been enjoying 3-4 fish day’s with a few nice fish being released. One boat caught one they called 900# on 30# test line. It would have smashed the existing record (870#) but for whatever reason they decided to let her go. Today another local boat caught 2 fish from 7 bite’s. Hopefully a few of those fish will swim over to Madeira.

“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