May 28 - June 1, 2003
Because we run a smaller, personal and intimate operation (4 - 12 anglers), I suggest you begin to look at your dates very, very soon. The month of February is pretty much sold out. March is not far behind, and bookings are flying in for Nov, Dec, Jan, April, etc, etc.
We welcomed first timers Johnny Jones, Tom Kirk, Bill Arnold and Jerry Moseley from Georgia to our lodge. All were excited to land sailfish and the action began quickly. Within 10 minutes of lines being in the water, Tom had his first sail hooked up. The sail fought for 15 minutes with plenty of jumps and great dancing right along side our boat "Maverick". The weather was cloudy with a low pressure system moving in but water was fairly calm. Fishing was slow for us but by the end of the day, all had caught their first sail and were happy and excited for more. The boat raised 7 sails, we had 5 bites, lost one on a thrown hook and landed 4. The other boat out was "Full Circle", a boat we charter regularly when needed and their 2 anglers caught 2 sails on 3 bites. We also caught 6 nice dorados and the guys enjoyed some for dinner!
The lines were in the water for less than 5 minutes before the first sail was hooked! Weather was similar to the previous day and fishing was again slow for us. Water color was excellent but the sails seemed to be swimming deep. For the day we released another 4 on 5 bites total.
We left the Lodge in pouring rain but once offshore the weather cleared and we enjoyed a great day of fishing. Fishing at 20 miles we started off quick with a single sail and the groups first double hook up. Action remained steady until early afternoon and by the days end we had 2 doubles and a total of 12 sailfish released. The group has already rebooked for Feb 6 - 10, 2004. This time the group has gone from 4 to 8 anglers.