|Gary Nix, fishing with Wilson hall, with his first ever sailfish Cheva is on the right and getting ready for the release.|
|Wilson Hall of Cannon Falls, MN on the|
Dos Hermanos II with a very small sailfish
Blue water fly fishing with Drew Chicone of Florida, we spent a couple of tough days on the water with Leonardo on the Fish On and Cheva on the Dos Hermanos II. We did get strikes, but the fish were not aggressive and would not tease to the boat. We also saw at least a thousand porpoise pushing up bait, and thousands of birds. So the bait is here…just very inactive sailfish. We even saw a blue marlin surfing the swells. All that was sticking up was the top ½ of her tail, but it was over three feet tall. That is a huge marlin. I estimated it to be about 800 pounds.
Early in the week Mike Bulkley and Francisco took clients out after tuna on the super panga Huntress, and did well. When traveling long distances, the security of the twin 80 hp motors on a larger super panga certainly makes it nice. This is what Mike emailed me: Went last Sunday and found the yellowfin tuna at 55 miles. Caught 28 school tuna and broke off two large ones. Didn't get back until 8:30 PM.
Drew Chicone with a hard fighting barrilette on his 9wt
|Lots of birds and lots of bait, just not many fish|