Trent Mabe and his family posted a banner day on August 2 with Captain William.
The day started quickly with several wonderful meat fish including these sweet Yellowfin Tunas.
Then they boated an awesome Dorado; this is one of the biggest of the season!
With the boat riding low in the water from all the filets, there’s no way Captain William would take it further offshore to hunt Marlin, right?
This big bad Black Marlin threw down the gauntlet late in the day and the Wanderer was up to the challenge
Awesome day by the mighty flagship!
Peter Petrassi had a big day on August 1 with Captain Fico on the Explorer, highlighted by this 350lbs. Marlin release:
They also scored a big Yellowfin Tuna backed up by a nice Dorado…plenty of filets for dinner this week!
The Harvester hooked up a nice Marlin in late-July, but lost it alongside the boat after a 15 minute fight.
Undeterred, they scored a sweet Sailfish release a few hours later in the afternoon.
Great work by the ‘Never Surrender’ Captain Alex!
The Harvester nabbed a world-class Black Marlin with clients Paul Szilvassy, Lisa McElninney and Tom McElninney.
This monster was backed up by a few nice Dorados for the dinner table.
The Wanderer nabbed a world-class Black Marlin release with Crystal Dupre’s group.
Captain William kept the fight short with his deft boat-handling, and Mate Johnson was fearless on the release.
Marc Acker had a big day of action on the Harvester. The highlight of the morning was this swole Dorado.
A second big Dorado was fresh on the heels of the first catch.
The highlight of the afternoon was this big bad Black Marlin release.
Estimated over 400lbs., this mean beast put up a heck of a fight…still no match for the Mega Panga.
Our old pal George Kommick had a wonderful run of trips with Captain Fico from July 15 to July 18th. The first day they filled the refrigerator with a wide array of tasty filets.
The highlight of the week came with the capture and release of this high-flying Blue Marlin:
Estimated around 400lbs., this is clearly a memorable catch for this great angler.
James Frye experienced MARLIN MANIA on the Harvester with two mammoth releases care of the Mega Panga.
One of these behemoths is clearly the fish-of-a-lifetime, but to score two in one day is truly legendary.
Amazing work by Captain Alex to hunt these monsters down and by Mate Kevin to seamlessly execute the releases.
The Wanderer delivered a fun memorable trip for angler Mike Hollis and his group with a scorecard marked up with Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
After an early Yellowfin Tuna, this Striped Marlin came in after a feisty battle.
She weighed at only 100lbs. but fought like a tiger.
Later in the day the flagship scored a second billfish release with this sweet Sailfish.
A group of Lousiana-based anglers led by Jamie Garcia scored world-class billfish action on June 29. The leader of the pack was this 250lbs. Blue Marlin.
They also nabbed a big Sailfish release after an action-packed firefight.
Team Garcia didn’t leave empty handed, as the scored a few filets thanks to these Yellowfin Tunas and Dorado.