Some major renovations are getting finalized!
Today we caught a few good sized tuna but the highlight of the day was a monster of a fish, an estimated 200+ pound tuna that was unfortunately lost after an intense 45 minute fight. It was a nice day on the water with little to no wind and a moderate 80 degrees.
Here is the installation and completed project of the gates on the lot in Mexico with the added aesthetic of the sailfish on each of the gates.
Today we made a trip out to the Ancient Aztec ruins in Colima, about an hour and a half drive south. Since the last time, they've uncovered a large amount of new land and ruins that is being used by the University of Guadalajara as an archeological site!
Went out today in the river for an adventure and a nice fishing trip. We absolutely hooked into the fish today, catching a lot of good sized pargo and snook.
Here is a picture of the front of house after minor restoration.
We now know that they are here! Here is the first good size snapper that was caught with many more to come.
Progress is being made on the house down in Mexico! We are now polishing everything up and getting it ready for the finishing coats.
Renovations on the house are full steam ahead with the weather-proofing of the outside wall getting completed. We are creating the plans now for the garden and pool in the new lot which should be put in by the end of February.
The electrical housing and A.C. power unit building has just been completed and now we have begun the project of the new apartments. These renovations will give personal, private space to all of those that come down yet they will still be with the rest of their family members when they are visiting.
Some major renovations have begun on the house down in Mexico! We have acquired the lot next to us and it has begun to get developed as well as the new apartments on the top of the house.
Today, we went out for a early morning inshore fishing expedition for dorado and marlin. During the day, we rolled up on some small school-sized tuna but they were filled on little bait and didn't want to bite. On the way in, we hooked into something big on a trolling spinning rod that ended up taking all of the 150+ yards line on the reel and getting away.
Today we went on another early morning river-fishing trip, catching a couple snook and some more pargos. Nice morning on the water. This time, my son had made it down for his Thanksgiving Break and we had some fun all morning casting and having a great time.
11/17 and 11/18/16
Two days later, we were back at it again, towing the panga up to La Cruz and fishing near La Corbetena. Unfortunately, we were unable to land anything. We had a big marlin take our lures but after it jumped and squirmed and did everything it could, it cut the line. While we were there, there was tons and tons of small baitfish churning the water, but we were unable to play the big bait game.
First day on the water during our recent trip to Mexico. Today, we tried a little inshore river fishing for snook, pargo that come in with the changing tides, and a couple small cubera snapper.
Professional fly-fisher from Canada aboard the boat down in Barra today, catching some nice inshore fish on his own gear.
I guess I have finally found what I would like to do when I grow up. I want to put these kinds of smiles on peoples' faces for the rest of my life. May not be a high-paying job, but it sure is great to be helping make other peoples' dreams a reality.
Today we had a father-son trip aboard for a trip for some fun-filled fishing experiences. Smiles were in abundance when they brought in a nice size dorado. Some nice memories were made and we are glad to be a part of it!
Yesterday, some clients got a nice sailfish on a half-day trip. With the water cooling off in recent days, there appears to be some more fish out in the water.
A couple of days ago, a dorado that could have possibly been a tournament winner was lost at the boat after a lengthy fight with a client. Here are a few pictures that were taken during the fight.
Here are some pictures of our completely refurbished panga, new fighting chair, and gear down in Mexico for those of you who haven't seen it.
Another couple clients went out today on a half day trip, getting 2 dorado on the boat and having two drive-bys. The dorado fishing is just now getting hot once again.
A couple of clients went out today catching 8 dorado with a four way, a three way, and single to end the day. It appears that the dorado are there now, the new outriggers working perfectly in the spread.
Today, one of our clients went and caught 1 dorado while using the new outriggers that we had brought down.
With plans to go to the Ruins in Colima today, we left the house at 7:00 for a car ride that should take about 3 hours. Weather was perfect today, with no rain and slightly overcast so the sun wasn't shining right down on us. The Ruins were built by the Mayans before Christ, making them over 2000 years old! While we were there, we saw people excavating more of the ruins, so we went and talked with them a little. While walking around, you could almost feel the energy and the hustle-and-bustle of what the city was like in its hey-day.
Got to the dock around 6:00, left with Hernan to get gas. The gas lady ended up being late, so we didn't get out to the fishing grounds until about 7:30. Heard on the radio that there was 2 sailfish caught yesterday, so we headed out to the same area they were caught at, hoping to get lucky. Aaron caught the first sailfish, weighing approximately 115 pounds, about halfway through the day once we had changed over to some dead bait and smaller gear. We rounded off the day playing the bait and switch on another sailfish, Chris getting the chance to catch one, his weighing around 60 pounds.
Met up at the dock with Hernan and his boys, Alejandro and Adrian. Left the dock to troll out to the same spot as yesterday, maybe getting lucky and finding some more sharks. We found some that were perched under a large tree that was pushed out to the water by the hurricane. Aaron and Chris set up the gear so we could start to catch some sharks. Alejandro and Adrian had a great time, catching around 10 more sharks before we left the area. We started to troll back towards the bay and about halfway there we flirted with a marlin hookup, but it was to no avail.
Started out today trolling for some fish, but didn't get anything for the first few hours. Ended up hooking up 3 skipjack when a shark came up and bit one of the skippies in half. Before we knew it, the boat was surrounded in sharks weighing from 8 pounds to 25-30 pounds. We set up our line with wire leaders and caught upwards of 25 fish in the next hour and a half. Those sharks will feed the entire Barrio for the next couple of nights! Water is still hot at 86-88 degrees, hopefully it will start to go down so we can get a nice influx of fish.
Woke up rearing to fish, but a lightning storm kept us from going out today. We left for home while Mike went out with Hernan, in the afternoon catching about 8 or 9 skipjack.
Today we ran out toward Rock Inglesia, first going inside to get some bait. We hooked up a nice fish that took some good line, Aaron reeled it in with it turning out to be a Ojo de Perro. A couple other bonita were caught, but not much substantial fish.
Today we ran out 18 miles at 210 degrees, the water being around 88 degrees which is not so good for fishing. We ended the day without catching a fish, being in the same boat as the rest of the fisherman today.
2 marlin were caught today within 3 hookups, one, caught by Aaron, being a striped marlin weighing about 125 pounds, the other, caught by Chris, being a blue marlin weighing about 225. Both of the fish were caught on the new gear and reels we brought down in the car this time. A lot of people will be fed tonight and for the next couple of days with these fish.
The first blue marlin of the year was caught out of Barra de Navidad today, weighing a little more than 150 pounds.