Panama: Billfish FeverAugust 18, 2011
We have always heard that August and September things really start to heat up for billfish in our area, and the rumours were true!
5 marlin and 7 sailfish were safely released in 4 days of fishing with one boat in the marlin grounds since last Tuesday – a great week!!
The highlight of my day today was this gift of a pearl from our local divers. Chef Michael had them get him some scallops for dinner (how luxurious is THAT!), and they found this when they were cleaning them…
According to Wikipedia, “The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but they are extremely rare. These wild pearls are referred to as natural pearls”. The shellfish beds are slowly recovering here after centuries of being raped by the friendly Spaniards in the 1500’s.
But back to fishing!
Guests Russ and Jim had a fantastic day on the water, and returned exhausted ready for the hot tub after a series of battles with 2 sailfish and an estimated 600 lb BLACK MARLIN!!
Here is a shot of the sailfish dancing…
Here is a shot of the marlin beside the boat…watch the video link below for more!!
James comes equipped with incredible photographic equipment, and his underwater video footage of the marlin as it approaches the boat is really beautiful.
Goodnight from Paradise,