Jan 23 - 31
Peter Aschaffenburg returned for the 2nd year in a row with David Aschaffenburg, and Mark Bennett. Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 22 sailfish, had 18 bites, released 12 conventional and 1 on fly. They also caught 1 Striped marlin!
Jeff Peterson and Stephen Cicciarelli arrived for 4 days fishing. On Canaso 2 and Gypsy they raised 36 sailfish, had 31 bites and released 14. They also caught 11 dorado and raised 1 650 lb Blue marlin.
Cyril Chauquet and his crew from FISHING ADVENTURER TV, on NBC sports arrived to film some TV episodes. Cyril had this to say about our operation: "I have fished in a lot of countries and with many different outfitters and lodges around the world. I have to say that the dedication of the Pacific fins' staff to make your stay the experience of a lifetime is unmatched in my experience! The lodge is great, the staff is super nice and available to help at any time, the food, well, it's like eating at a gourmet restaurant every day and the fishing, honestly, it's just as simple as that: Unbeatable! You can basically catch as many sailfish as your arms can take!!!
On that note, thanks a lot to the Pacific fins, it's crew and staff!"
The Rosenberg group returned for the 3rd time. Mike Rosenberg, Robert Rosenberg, Matthew Kent, Stephen Baillie and Bill Smith. Fishing 4 days on Canaso they raised 28 sailfish, had 19 bites, released 10 conventional and 1 on fly. They also fished inshore one of those days and released 16 - a combination of snappers and Jacks.
Dave Schofield returned for the 2nd time and was joined by Terry Griffin, Stephen Rogers, and David Sholar. Fishing on Gypsy for 2 days they raised 17 sailfish, had 14 bites, released 3 conventional and 3 on fly. Also caught 2 dorado.
Jay Gully and some of the guys returned for the 2nd time. Aaron Adams, Ryan Joyce, Michael Lovell, Lawrence Lunardi, and Mike Miller. Fishing 2 days on Canaso 2 and Piragua they raised 24 sailfish, had 20 bites and released 16.
Joe Mazzei & Brian Mazzei, John O'Mara and Bill Karlson arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 26 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 16.
Ivor Heyer and Jose Gonzalo Muci arrived for 4 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 33 sailfish, had 24 sailfish and released 13.
Owen & Joan Maxwell arrived for 3 days fishing. On Gypsy they raised 29 sailfish, had 20 bites and released 13.
Jan 15 - 22
Murat Iyriboz from Turkey returned for the 3rd year in a row. Joining Murat were Bora Tekin, Kenan Ozenir, Berat Osen, Turgut Konukoglu, and Cenk Nevzat Baris. In 3 days fishing on Maverick and Gypsy they raised 214 sailfish, had 180 bites and released 137!
Greg & Linda Maxon returned for the 2nd year in a row. Fishing on Canaso II for 3 days they raised 73 sailfish, had 53 bites and released 35. They also caught 1 Striped marlin and 2 dorado.
Jan 7 - 14
Ace fly fisher Dr. Lee Smith returned for the 2nd year in a row. Lee was impressive in his 6 days fishing on Maverick. He raised 37, had 18 bites and released 14 ON Fly. He also raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 Striped & 1 Blue marlin ON Fly!
Jim White returned for the 4th time in 3 years. He was joined by Pete Corrao and Brad Williams. In 3 days fishing on Maverick they raised 59 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 45. They also caught 1 Striped marlin, 5 yellowfin tuna and 3 dorado.
Guy Brown returned for the 2nd time. He was joined by Jay Jacobs. In 3 days fishing on Piragua they raised 50 sailfish, had 40 bites, released 16 conventional and 5 ON Fly. They also raised 2 Striped marlin and released 1. Several dorado as well.
Patrick, Webb & Crawford Mulligan arrived for the 3rd year in a row. Fishing 3 days on Knotwork, they raised 26 sailfish, had 14 bites, released 6 conventional and 2 on fly. They also caught 2 Striped Marlin and 10 yellowfin tuna!
Niels Erichsen and his fellow anglers from Mexico (German Portilla group) fished 2 days in the tournament Jan 10/11 on Canaso II and Sirena. They raised 18 sailfish, had 17 bites and released 10. They also raised 2 marlin, caught 19 yellowfin tuna and 6 dorado.
Jacques & Marie Montupet arrived also for the 2nd year in a row. Mainly fly fishing in 7 days on Gypsy they raised 45 sailfish, had 21 bites and released 10 ON Fly. They also raised another 25 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 11 conventional.
One of our local groups fishing on Sirena for 1 day raised 10 sailfish, had 8 bites and released 6. They also caught 1 dorado and 4 yellowfin tuna.
Jan 4 - 6
The Lindner & Riback group returned for the 2nd year in a row. Jeff Johnson, Robert, Bob, and Richard Linder, Paul Hart, David, Charles and Cole Riback, Tripp Amick, Jason Kelley, Judd Generaux, Bill Gaff, Mike Vislay, John Solovey, Marcello Anzalone, and Manfred Stoehr.
The first 2 days fishing on Gypsy, Sirena, Piragua and Canaso II they raised 64 sailfish, had 56 bites and released 36. They also caught 1 Blue marlin, 14 dorado, and 5 yellow fin tuna.
The Bishop group on their final day on Gypsy raised 4 sailfish, had 4 bites and released 3.
The Mohandie group on their final day on Canaso II raised 6 sailfish, had 6 bites and released 3 on 8 lb test. They also caught 1 dorado.