Well it has been one hell of the week. On the backcountry the big tarpon are all over and thick. It’s so beautiful when this fish start busting on sand perch at the surface of the water that is nothing but imprecive. All the tarpon are around 50 to 100 pounds….. At least the one we are targeting, there is no doubt that other charters like to stay closer to the mangrove looking for 5 to 10 pound tarpon just to stack some numbers and post reports of the “incredible task”. We had land some tarpon from 60 to 90 pounds in the last two days. This is the good…the bad is that we have lost 50% of the bite with some kind of bad luck going on, no bowing, seting the hook with circle hooks, or all of the above, at the end we jump a bunch of tarpon and had a ball just jumping them.
The ugly was off shore for sailfish… it was one of those tough days at the office. It all start whe the mate on the boat that day ( I will not mention his name for his own benefit..jajajajaja!!!!) was tyng the line to the out rigger, here we go, the first bite, not ready for it and lost the first one. The morning keep going for about another 1/2 hour when the next bite happens and for what ever reason this sailfish eat all the bait and left. By this time I knew it will be one hell of the day…. and it was. Another 40 minutes whent and “bamba” another bite of a very small sailfish, eat 2 baits and lost the fish again. At the end of the day we end up with 6 bites of sailfish and lost all of them… I mean all of them, two of the sailfish were “perfectly hook” out of a triple header and few jumps in to the fight and we lost both of them. I didn’t know if at this point I wanna cray or laugh about the scenario. But you know is a painful reality that when is for you is for you and don’t matter how alert and ready you are when the shit hit the fan it’s all over. We didn’t lost the sailfish because I was with a rookie, this gentleman has been fishing for over 25 years, is a wonderful mate, very alert and has won from mahi-mahi tournaments severaltimes to the biggest blue marlin on some of the most important tournament in the Island. So that’s why is call this sport fishing and not catching…. I hate the fishing and I love the catching. Thank you for your support. Please I need all the people who read this page to bring a prayer for a grate fisherman and a friend, Capt. Nico who is fighting lung cancer. Please keep our friend on your prayers.
See You Next Tide
Capt. Omar Orraca