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Panama: Day of firsts!

May 1, 2012

The more we fish, the more the mystique of this place seems to be justified.   Today was the first full day of fishing for guests of Trip 2 of Expedition Marlin.  Day one brought with it a nice black for Dave Bell on the San Miguel.  In marlin fishing, as with many things in life, if given enough time the distribution of fish amongst boats fishing seems usually to settle into a fair, if seemingly random allotment.

Day two was a day of firsts.  Angler Brad Schwartz of Minnesota caught his first marlin, a big black that was estimated to be 700 pounds.  Brad is a laid back, very friendly guy, the type of guest that you hope returns often.  The fish was caught on live bonita rigged on a circle hook aboard the Sula Sula captained by Jose Gongora.  On the occasion of his first marlin, Jose and Mate Andres signed a bottle of 12 year old Abuelo Rum, which we presented to him at dinner.  Any day you catch a marlin is a great day, but the day you catch your first is one not to be forgotten.  Congratulations Brad.

Aboard the Abondancia Captain Donar caught a blue marlin with angler Rodrigo Meneses of Nicaragua.  The blue was Donar’s first as Captain.  Between the occasion of Rodrigo’s marlin and Brad’s big black, the sounds of fish stories and good friends debating size of marlin and other of life’s important matters of discussion could be heard late into the night.

Coiba is great.  We are happy to be here.

Elliott Stark

Jessica was in the thick of it today… below is her story.

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Hola from Coiba,

Today was an amazing for Marlin.  All three boats headed off shore in search for a big catch.

Here are some shots from todays success.

Rodrigo fighting his 400lbs Blue Marlin.

Blue Marlin Giving us a show.

Mate Richard grabs the leader on Rodrigo’s Blue Marlin.

Richard in stand up gear!

Boys look on as Rodrigo takes a break.

 

Marlin #2: Black 700Lbs

Angler Brad Schwartz fights his very first Marlin Ever!!!

Brad’s Black Malin.

Nice long fish.

 

Jose puts the Sula Sula into position, as Brad fights his fish.

We had dolphins all around us today!

San Miguel and Abondancia make there way home.

Big waves during todays fishing adventures.

Angler Brad Schwartz caught his first ever Marlin. Here is his token for the night.

Andres, Brad, Jose and Joe celebrate Brad’s first Marlin Catch.

Today was great and hopefully we can have more luck tomorrow.

 

Photographing from paradise,

Jessica Haydahl

www.jessicahaydahlphotography.com

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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,570
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ or 31' Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,765$7,740
  • 3 guests per boat$6,110$6,830
  • 4 guests per boat$5,795$6,405
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement - Standard$350$450
  • Single Room Supplement - Forest View$1,000$1,325
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
  • Ocean view singles available upon special request
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
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  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
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