Author name: Melissa Chellemi

19 Sailfish 1 Marlin

June 10 2024. Offshore out of Flamingo Marina 2 anglers had 19 sailfish raised got 15 bites, releasing 11. They also caught 1 striped marlin 150lbs and a good sized bull dorado. Conditions are perfect offshore and the billfish bite has been going off for 6 weeks now and we are just gearing up for the best two months of the year out of Flamingo. Let’s Go Fishing!!!

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REPOWER TIME

Gamefisher II is out of the water for a scheduled refit and repower. Target splash date May 17th. Captain Junior Bustos and First Mate Diego Lopez look forward to opening peak season out of Flamingo on a set of new 315hp Yanmar engines. Hauled out at Flamingo Marina and towed by neighbor’s John Deere tractor to Richard & Junior’s new boat yard. Pura Vida.

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Day 4 OWC 2024

Day 4 of the OWC, Gamefisher II with a team from Brasil, “Torneio de Peixes de Bico” raised 9 sailfish, the team got 9 bites releasing 7 qualifying sailfish for the tournament. A total of 699 billfish (13 of these were marlin) were caught in the tournament with 44 boats entered. Captain Junior did a great job of finding the fish, Gamefisher II finishing the tournament with a respectable total of 20 billfish released.

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