Author name: Melissa Chellemi


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.


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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Outstanding Charter Fishing

Carl & Teresa Mills reported that the crew was outstanding, very professional and that they thoroughly enjoying their 4 day charter out of Quepos with the Gamefisher II. They stayed in the marina at the Villas Marina Pez Vela, which is first class. They did some inshore but mostly offshore fishing, spacing out the fishing days over a weeklong stay. The highlight was the last day. Gamefisher II raised 22 sailfish, they got 20 bites, releasing 15. Carl and Teresa along with their friends the Crevasse’s have been fishing with the Gamefisher II for many years. We always look forward to fishing with them!

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