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Big Rock Day 2: a slow one

Big Rock Day 2: a slow one

After some pretty hefty excitement yesterday, with two 500+-pound blues weighed on Day 1 of the Big Rock, Day 2 saw much slower fishing, with 121 boats offshore but only nine billfish releases.  Six blues, three whites was the final tally. No changes in the blue marlin division, and in the Release Division Galot 3 moved into first with another…

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Happy Hooker the best grander boat in the world?

Happy Hooker the best grander boat in the world?

Happy Hooker, this past week, captured a 1,065-pound blue marlin – the fourth grander caught in the world this year.  This boat, usually captained by Berno Niebuhr, also happened to win the Blue Marlin World Cup last year, weighing a 1,097-pound blue as well. And while Cape Verde isn’t necessarily known for the huge numbers of big fish it sees…

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Hatteras Village Offshore Open – Day 3 results

Hatteras Village Offshore Open – Day 3 results

36 boats participating in the HVOO this year, and results of this first tournament in the NC Governor’s Cup series have been pretty good so far.  Nine releases on Day 1, only two on Day 2, but rebounding with five more releases of blues today.  Seas apparently have been flat and conditions have been good. Highlight thus far is a…

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World Sailfish Championship – Day 2

World Sailfish Championship – Day 2

A great day on the water off Key West, as the 71 boats entered in the World Sailfish Championships doubled their tally from Day 1.   220 total sails released in two days now, 155 in Day 2 alone.  The standings… Team Lights Out – 12 releases (10 today) Team Sandman – 11 releases (10 today) Miss Britt – 10 releases…

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FishMonster trip report: Day 2, Sailfish Bay

FishMonster trip report: Day 2, Sailfish Bay

Another incredible day of fishing out of Sailfish Bay today, where Capt Marlin Scott and Capt Seth Hopp fished on the Danmark, skippered by Captain Chino.  The numbers… 19 raised 14 hooked 9 released We’ve got video coming up of the double hookup, alongside underwater footage and many jumps from today. Sounds like it’s been terrific fishing so far…more to…

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FishMonster trip report: Day 1, Sailfish Bay

FishMonster trip report: Day 1, Sailfish Bay

  FishMonster is on the scene in Guatemala…Captain Marlin Scott and Captain Seth Hopp of FishMonster Magazine raised 12 sails today, releasing all four hookups.  A terrific day on the “Danmark” with Captain Chino at the helm. More pictures (and some underwater footage, as Captain Seth jumped in while Captain Marlin was up) to come…as well as reports each day.…

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Daily Reports from Sailfish Bay – Coming Up

Daily Reports from Sailfish Bay – Coming Up

FishMonster is on the scene in Guatemala this week, with reports from Capt Marlin Scott and Capt Seth.  They’ll be sending real-time reports on their fishing, and we’re expecting pictures as well. Fishing has reignited there in the last few days – sails in the 20s haven’t been uncommon.  Watch for more reports as we chart their progress.

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