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& Alena Ziegler from Munich went out today on their
first big game fishing trip ever! They ended up tagging
& releasing a white marlin and a sailfish plus catching
a dorado for dinner. Not a bad introduction to the sport!
Waldron took his wife and 3 boys fishing this morning - conditions
were choppy but fish were biting. We had 4 sailfish strikes
in the first hour but never got a hook in any of them, we
then reached the 6000ft contour and turned south - shortly
after that a good strike on the right corner ballyhoo ran
off a lot of line. First thought was a sailfish but after
10 minutes a large dorado came into view. After a good fight
it came in the boat - 46 lb - one pound short of the boat
record. One other bite on the way back - another tricky sailfish
Questel came up for Trinidad on business and managed to squeeze
in a 3 hour fishing trip while he was here. Conditions were
very choppy but flying fish were everywhere and sure enough
we ended up tagging and releasing his first ever billfish
- an estimated 100 lb blue marlin. On the way back we also
boated a barracuda. Left dock at 12.00 back by 3.15 - job
students today - things were quiet to start then a sailfish
made a grab for 2 lines but did not eat the bait, a short
while afterwards another 2 sailfish came up - mate Godfrey
hooked one and Capt Gary came down to hook up the other -
a nice double header - first was about 35 lb tagged and released
for Gregory Fleshman and the 2nd was a little bigger at 45
lb tagged for Matthew Sherrod. After that we only had barracuda
bites - landing 2 of them for dinner. A nice way to end their
studies in Grenada...
Negus achieved an ambition to catch a blue marlin this morning
- this 150 lb fish ate a ballyhoo along the 6500 ft contour
and was tagged and released 20 minutes later. After that we
had 2 sailfish strikes which did not hook up and a mystery
hook up as the last line was about to be bought back in !
This last fish was probably a big wahoo - it spat the hook
just behind the boat...all in all good fun and back on the
dock for lunchtime...
Rob Wilding got to fight and release a 45lb sailfish on an
afternoon half day trip today.We followed this up with a 12lb
barracuda which went home for dinner.
proved their luck at this sport yet again when Lizzie got
a release on this 45lb sailfish today - in calm blue water.
Another one that came up at the same time was not hooked.
Charlie Carroll was unlucky to have a blue marlin spit the
hook later in the half day trip.
Prentice & Mr Kimberley both caught dorado today and then
things went very quiet until 30 mins from the end when a nice
blue marlin ate the right rigger ballyhoo and then went ballistic
doing a vertical somersault at one point. We had the fish
close to the boat after 45 minutes and finally got the leader
after 70 minutes but the fish was still not done and broke
the leader off against the boat. We had a clear view of it
several times (no photos though - shame) - around 300 lb and
a very fit fish..
McKenney got to release a 50 lb sailfish that was initially
hooked up by Alex Bie who generously handed rthe rod over.
was the only bite of the morning however.
McGuire who's daughter Carly is at SGU went fishing today
and had a memorable morning with porpoises and a sperm whale
seen. Fishing was initially slow with just a small dorado
which we released, but perked up mightily when a 250 lb blue
marlin ate the left rigger ballyhoo while we were trolling
down the 6000ft contour. We managed to tag it after a 25 minute
fight on 50lb test for a very healthy release.
& Mrs Calvo their SGU student son Nick and friend went
out this morning. We followed birds on porpoise for several
miles before finally catching up as the action stopped. A
brief resumption of feeding saw us in the right spot to hook
this 93 lb yellowfin tuna which Mr Calvo beat in about 10
minutes on 80 lb test. We followed the birds south and ended
up close to the shoals where we had a good hook up on a sailfish
for a few minutes before it was able to spit the hook. 2 small
dorado rounded out the morning - we released the smallest
and kept the other for dinner. Clients had tuna for lunch
at Victory Bar Port Louis.
Francis is a very keen fisherman but had never experienced
anything like today's action - we ran out to the 3000ft contour
and worked north to the 6000ft line - birds were seen working
there but before we reached them a sailfish hit the short
corner ballyhoo - Albie had to drop back twice to it before
getting a good hook up - tagged and released 10 minutes later.
The birds had gone a little north by then so we followed them
for about 2 miles before getting into the center of porpoise
and birds feeding.The fishfinder was showing bait in one area
so we worked around it and got 3 yellowfin strikes in a matter
of seconds - only one hooked up however and it took Terry
45 minutes to get that in on 50 lb test - weighed at 110 lbs
later. After that a small dorado provided Terry and his wife
with dinner this evening.
for the Kramers today - not big but good fun - we caught 8
released one and lost many more. All around weedlines just
6 miles offshore in calm water and sunny skies.
Steve Smallwood ventured out again today and was rewarded
with this nice yellowfin tuna of 62 lb which he beat in 10
minutes on 50lb test. We also had a brief hook up on a sailfish
and caught 2 barracudas. Dr Smallwoods results just goes to
show Grenada does have some good big game fishing even in
the off season....
Dr Steve Smallwood caught this excellent late season dorado
today - at 43 lb probably the biggest we ever caught at this
time of year and certainly our biggest for 2011. We also had
another dorado strike and 2 finicky sailfish strikes which
we were not able to hook up..
& Josh Pastars did not have to wait long to get their
first taste of offshore gamefishing - after just 5 minutes
trolling we had 5 wahoo strikes almost simultaneaously -
2 hooked up - a 43 lb fish for Josh and a 40lb one for Ollie.
you we never had a bite after that success so probably should
have called it quits there & then!
had to wait until the last minute of this afternoon's trip
for this 35 lb wahoo to bite the shotgun bait. Earlier we
had passed through hundreds of porpoise with no strikes although
we had hoped for a yellowfin tuna....
Knight tried his luck today and was rewarded with a tag &
release of a 50lb sailfish. We also missed another sailfish
and had 2 "knockdowns" where the sailfish did not
return to the bait. Our last trip out saw a good size blue
marlin hooked up but eventually lost after the line had cut
through the leader on another rod damaging itself in the process
and breaking about 5 minutes later..
students ventured out a month before leaving Grenada for good
and were rewarded with this 20 lb wahoo and missed another.
They also caught barracudas and a rainbow runner
caught this 31lb wahoo after 5 hours with only 1 missed sailfish
strike - working around the same area produced a 26lb dorado
as well. Nobody went home hungry...
Allred beat an estimated 400lb blue marlin today in 40 minutes
on 80lb test. The fish ate a Joe Yee super plunger on the
short corner whilst we were fishing close to some sailfish
12 miles offshore. We tagged the fish just in time alongside
the boat then the hook fell out!
Adam (aged 8) tagged and released a 55lb sailfish today
- and yes he did wind it in all by himself (probably the
youngest angler to ever do so on our boat).
hope this marks the start of a bright career for this young
McKenna tagged and released his 2nd sailfish with us today
and just like his first we were fishing the edge of the shallows
at the time! Other fish caught were blackfin tuna and barracuda
which went for the BBQ...
Parfitt got this 18lb wahoo on a very calm mornings fishing
where we also caught barracuda and blackfin tuna.
Napier tagged and released an estimated 100lb Blue marlin
today whilst husband Mike got a consolation dorado of 22lb.
Two other dorado and sailfish managed to escape by throwing
out the hooks...Blue water and birds everywhere today - things
improving at last after a slow spell.
Lozhkin did his first offshore fishing trip and was rewarded
with 2 dorado to 14lb this morning.
- 22nd March 2011
"Yes Aye" went to Barbados tournament and had
a great time - we only released one blue marlin but had
several more hooked up which did not make it to the boat.
see our facebook page for more photos
Baker was out again with 4 other clients this morning and
ended up being lucky again with a 30lb wahoo. 3 other 'hoo
strikes did not hook up but we did boat a barracuda
Julian and friends from SGU went out again this morning and
after a very slow start had good wahoo action with 6 strikes
4 hook ups and 3 in the boat - better quality fish today as
well at 38, 30 and 27lb. Some of which went straight to the
Victory Bar at Port Louis for them to feast on!
Baker got this 20lb wahoo today - one of 3 simultaneous strikes
from them - we also caught blackfin tunas and barracuda
Cattel family tried their luck this morning and were rewarded
with a 20lb wahoo (another was lost) plus 4 blackfin tunas.
Beigel caught this 20lb dorado this morning (aka mahi mahi,
aka dolphin aka dinner!)
Clark had to wait until the last minute of todays trip to
get this colourful 16lb wahoo
from Silver Cloud cruise ship this morning - rough seas and
rainy conditions were not the best but we managed to get 4
dorado strikes hooked 3 and 2 came into the boat. Loads of
porpoise were seen coming back in but no tunas...
Windmill was unlucky to lose a small blue marlin early on
today but made up for it by tagging and releasing this 60lb
sailfish. Andy has now graduated to doing his own hook ups
so can boast that he Really caught this fish!
Windmill (fishing buddy from way back in the day) finally
got to cross yellowfin tuna off his wish list today with this
fine 132lb specimen which took an arm wrenching 2hrs 15 minutes
on 50lb test. He had warmed up earlier in the day with a brace
of dorado to 14lb.
Pope (left) caught this 112lb yellowfin tuna after a half
hour fight on 50lb test this morning. We also had a sailfish
strike which did not hook up...
Johnstone caught this 25lb dorado on a rough day today -
we also hooked up a sailfish but it managed to spit the
Meier (SGU vet student) got to fight and release this 150lb
blue marlin this morning - wehad not been trolling for more
than 5 minutes when the fish came up. After that seas got
choppy so we came inshore and caught a couple of barracudas.
Ireland did not have any luck in the tournament this year
but at least Brian got this 39lb dorado as a consolation prize....
McFadden organised a group of SGU students today - action
started with a billfish hook up within the first hour - thought
it might have been a white marlin but the photo suggest a
small blue about 60lb for Charles Koon (the fish released
itself immediately the tag was placed!). Later in the trip
whilst fishing alongside a longline we hooked a 2nd small
blue - this one was about 70lb but really feisty and colourful.
It put up a great show jumping all over the back of the boat
- tagged and released for Jon Robinson. After that 2 deep
water barracuda provided lunch!
Phillips and friends cruised into Grenada and went a fishing
this morning - results caught and released a reef shark
first off then hooked 3 wahoo - only one made to the boat
though - a 25lb fish. The trip back up the edge was pretty
bouncy today - strong currents running.