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“Circle Hook” Raises 80+ Sailfish in Guatemala

“Circle Hook” Raises 80+ Sailfish in Guatemala

Guatemala – Capt. Eddie Bairez on the Circle Hook had three tremendous days on sailfish. In three days fishing, they released 66 Sailfish on 80+ Bites. This included some very good boat work by Capt. Eddie, when the crew managed to release 5 Sailfish at one time. Billfish enthusiast will remember this boat as Captain Hook (43′ Willis) whose former…

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Bazaruto Blacks

Bazaruto Blacks

Bazaruto, Mozambique – We love big black marlin and while there is no doubt the best place to catch one is off the Great Barrier Reef, you would be hard pressed to beat Bazaruto. Capt. Duarte Rato on Vamizi is our go to guy and he always provides. Not only good reports, but he takes some of the best shots…

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Ascension season kicks off!

Ascension season kicks off!

Ascension Island – Seems hard to believe that they’re back to fishing in Ascension, but the season has kicked off – and with some large hungry ones around for sure.  Today we received a report from Captain Matthias Henningsen on the Harmattan: in three days of fishing to start the season, they saw five blue marlin, average size 500-600 pounds. …

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Nine Minutes Too Late

Nine Minutes Too Late

Cabo San Lucas – Nine minutes may have cost Great Escape a win at the 2010 Bisbees. The fish was hooked before lines-out, but the team did not make it back in time for the 9:00 PM weigh-in, arriving just 9 minutes too late. The Daily Pot alone was $430,000, not to mention the potential for Tournament Win. Impressive fish…

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Bisbee’s Black and Blue – Day 1

Overall a slightly subpar day on the water for the boats participating in the world’s richest billfish tournament – the $1.9 million Black and Blue.  103 boats were out today, with 36 billfish caught – broken down as follows: 13 blues, nine blacks, 13 striped marlin, and a lone Pacific sail.  Looks like eight of the 36 were weighed –…

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