Marlin, Tuna's and Dolphins!February 25, 2012
Today was a great day for some deep sea fishing. Guy and Shaun had a very exciting day out on Captain Jr and Mate Donar’s boat.
We started the morning off with fishing for some live bait and then headed out to the fishing grounds to see what we could catch. The morning started off a bit slow, but then we got a call on the radio telling us that around 2 miles from us there was lots of bait, dolphins and small Tuna swimming around. Captain Jr. made the call and we pulled up our lines and headed out to the spot to see what we could find. When we arrived we could see dolphins cursing around as far as the eye could see. Some of the dolphins came and swam with the bow of our boat and you could see schools of small Tuna franticly swimming around trying to escape the dolphins. The place was alive with fish. The new spot soon proved to be more than just successful. We had three Marlin bites today and saw a fourth cursing on the surface of the water. Two of the Marlin unfortunately managed to break the leader with their tales within seconds of snatching the bait, but Donar was able to set the hook on a third and Angler Guy jumped into the chair to start the fight.
The Marlin gave us an amazing show jumping and even splashing the whole boat with its huge tail. In the end, Donar tagged the 500lbs Black Marlin, cut the line and we watched it swim away.
Abundancia, our other boat had a great day today. The boys on Abundancia caught themselves small Tuna and had a Marlin chase their lines for a bit, but it just wouldn’t bite.
The sea’s were super calm today and the sun was shining, overall it was just an amazing day out there today and I know that everyone is super excited about fishing tomorrow.
Check out some of the pic’s from today!
500lbs Black Marlin
A couple of the Dolphins swimming around today.
Today was great and I hope that tomorrow will be just as amazing.
Photographing from Paridise,
Here is a post from Julie about Panama City:
One of the beautiful things about Panama is that you can always expect the unexpected. You never know who you’ll meet and what wonderful new experiences are just around the corner.
It’s no secret that the cuisine provided by West Coast Fishing Club is produced by top chefs. Thanks to amazing local farmers and ingredients, every meal is superb.
One such purveyor we’re honored to showcase is Kia Ora farms from the mountains of El Valle, about 2 hours from Panama city. These artisan goat cheese makers produce a quality standard equivalent to France. Their award winning products are delicious, made with 100% goats milk, no additives.
Currenly they manufacture Chevre Frais, Camembert, Bouche and European style yogurt. Once you have a taste, it’s hard to stop. True excellence!
I recently had the pleasure of touring the farm. Here’s a photo of some baby goats enjoying their organic lunch.