Coiba 700 pound Black MarlinApril 30, 2012
The story of how the Provider made it’s way to Coiba has been interrupted… The story is to continue, unabated and full of detail, but something more pressing has arisen in the waters of northern Panama.
It is the black marlin. The waters surround Coiba and the Hannibal Bank are full of life– dolphins, manta rays jumping most everywhere you look, yellowfin tuna thrashing about the water rising rapidly, before descending once again. It was the natural beauty of the place and the black marlin that brought us here. The natural beauty is evident to even the most passive observer, but to dance consistently with the black marlin takes the discerning eye of a skilled captain.
In the first week of our quest, Captain Junior Bermudez on the San Miguel raised two blacks, releasing one of about 400, the other jumping free from the hook before release. Junior rounded out his trip with two sailfish and a number of tuna.
Aboard the Sula Sula, Alex and Gillian Davidson fished with Captain Jose Gongora. The third day of the trip brought forth a big black of about 750 pounds. The fish ate a lure and after 45 seconds jumped off. Alex and Gillian were a pleasure to have aboard, as capable in conversation as with the rod and reel, and we look forward to next time. Each boat fishing witnessed other marlin that could not be enticed to eat.
Group two arrived this morning and fished a half day. With three boats combing the waters around the bank, it was angler David Bell aboard the San Miguel that stole the show. Jessica also arrived today. Below is her description. Welcome back Jessica and David, the fishing is all the more fun that you are here.
It’s Photographer Jessica here, back for another fun filled month on the Pacific Provider. Today I arrived on Coiba and snapped a couple of shots of the ship and island as we made out way out to the boat. Coiba is absolutely beautiful and I am super excited to get be back and can’t wait to start snapping some great pic’s!
Here are a couple from today and some nice shots provided by a guest of Angler Dave’s 700 pound Black Marlin.
Arriving at Pacific Providers new Coiba anchorage spot.
Trekking down to the beach.
The island of Coiba is beautiful.
One of our brand new boats!
One of the guests helping himself to some fresh Mangos.
Our brand new boat Sula Sula!
Dilsa awaiting the guests with some fresh drinks.
The boys had a great day. 2 Tunas and a Dorado, plus a 700 pound Black Marlin!
Guest Estuardo with his nice tuna.
Angler Don with his Dorado.
Dave fighting his 700lbs Black Marlin in stand up gear. Picture provided by Guest Estuardo.
Picture provided by Guest Estuardo.
Picture provided by Don of Dave fighting his big fish.
Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings
Photographing from Paradise,