January 1 - January 31, 2005
We left the first 3 weeks of January open in 2005 to work on the resort. Fishing was pretty good during this timeframe.
Jan 15 - 16
A group of local anglers released 7 sailfish on the 15th and 6 on the 16th conventional aboard Gypsy.
Jan 22 - 28
Dr. Jim Geshay and his group Jim Stambaugh, Walter Lizza and Dr. Frederick W. Ruthardt joined us for the 2nd time in 6 months.
Fishing aboard Maverick:
Jan 23 - 17 sailfish releases conventional and they raised 1 Blue marlin
Jan 24 - 30 releases conventional
Jan 25 - 18 releases conventional
Dave McCann returned to SBL fishing Jan 26 & 27 with fellow anglers JR Gardner, Brad Courvelle, and Dave McCann (cousin). They fished aboard Maverick.
Also, Scott Bowen and Brian Smith joined us from Fortune Small Business (FSB) to do an article on Sailfish Bay that will be in the April issue. Due on newstands April 8. They fished aboard Gypsy.
Jan 26 - Maverick released 19 sailfish conventional. Gypsy released 5 on fly.
Jan 27 - Maverick released 24 conventional. Gypsy released 5 on fly.
Jan 28 - The John O'Donnell party returned to SBL for a day trip and released 20 sailfish conventional.
Jan 30 - Feb 2
The Tom Tomfodre Group returned to Sailfish Bay and included: Tom, Jim Beard, Keith Ryan, Gerald Hilger, Stu Klausner, and Clint Lauer. Fishing aboard Maverick and Gypsy:
Jan 30 - Maverick released 12 sailfish conventional and Gypsy released 8.
Jan 31 - Maverick released 3 conventional and Gypsy 5 conventional.