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 Oct 5, 2011; 12:10AM - When they make the turn
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Mark Rayor
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Yellowfin tuna jumping and feeding with schools of
porpoise are being found 35 to 50 miles from Los
Barriles. The tuna have been very finicky and even
the first boat to find a school is having a hard time
getting bit. After a couple other boats arrive on the
scene it is game over.

Close to home billfish and dorado have been more
cooperative and providing lots of action. Most of
the dorado have been too small to keep but the
sailfish, striped and blue marlin are keeping anglers

My brother from another mother Accurate Jack
Nilsen shot photography and field tested new
products while fishing Jen Wren III for a few days.
Jack invited different guests to fish each day.
Catching multiple billfish daily allowed everyone
invited to land one. All were released except for one
blue marlin that died in battle after being brain

Most of the fish caught came into our lure pattern
and we were able to switch them to bait. It is a hoot
to sit in the bridge and watch marlin in pursuit.
When coming from behind it is very difficult for
them to get a good line on the bait. With eyes being
on the sides of their head and a big snout sticking
out over their mouth its pretty hard to catch a bait
straight in front of them. As the lures are trolled
away the fish chases, becomes more frustrated and
lights up. I watched fish after fish in pursuit. It is
when they make the turn on a bait the game begins.

It has been a hay day for billfish. Between Jack and
myself we captured some incredible images.

Mark Rayor

 Jun 5, 2011; 02:27PM - Sea of Cortez, Jaccurate brings the Dream Team
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Mark Rayor
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Jack Nilsen has become the self-appointed
photographer and ambassador of having a good
time for Accurate reels. Not only is it always a good
time when he visits, the fish always bite.

This trip was no exception. By our second day the
count of marlin released was in double digits. We
ended up losing count of how many double hook
ups we had and how many marlin were released.

Let the good times roll!

For more great photos of this trip check out Jack's
blog at:

For a You Tube of Jack's last trip to the East Cape

Mark Rayor

 Apr 10, 2010; 07:27PM - A GREAT WEEKEND
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Captain Butch Foster
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As promised, although a little late cause when I got home last night I laid down on the couch, that was a mistake on my part!!!

Here's most of what happened over the weekend. We had the pleasure to fish with a group of fun guys from New York City for two days in a row.

They were Gregg Jackson, Ron Humber, Montgomery,SR., Montgomery,Jr., John High, and Preston, all from NYC.

We were on a bottom fish mission both days and and we maxed out our limits on Black Bass both days along with a huge Lemon Shark, several limits of Grey Snappers, Silver Snappers, several Vermillion Snappers, and even big Grouper that had to be released due to season closure.

The Grouper season is supposed to reopen May 1st. The action was nearly non stop both days. If all the fish that were caught would have been legal to keep and were kept, I doubt a pickup truck would have held them all.

There are a few King Mackeral starting to show up. Capt Wally on the Fish Whistle found some this weekend. I don't know where they were, and from 'professional Courtesy' I didn't ask.

I heard on the radio that there was some Wahoo caught around the 100/400 area and I do know there was some Black Fin Tuna caught 'cause when we got to the Marina the guys were cleaning them.

Reports were all the Bonito (False Albacore) you ever wanted are out near the Tower and pretty much everywhere else.

There's a lot of fish on top all over in the Tower area. I don't know what they are, I expect they are Bonito, but everyone I hooked up broke off. I was casting a spoon to them on lite tackle. If I went to heavier tackle that would probably hold them, They wouldn't bite, that's fishin'!!!

Here's a bit of information that might help you. Capt Greg was diving this weekend and told me that the surface water temp went only 11 feet deep. After that it dropped, and on the bottom it was 53 degrees. It is warming slower that usual this year, but the fish still have to eat!!!!

It was as pretty this weekend as you could ever expect it to be. The fish were hungry, and we will have proof of that coming soon.

While we were fishing we shot a video for the 'Fishing For Reel' TV show, I will be getting a CD of that show, and plan to play it at the Saltwater Shows next year!!

So, come on down and go fishin'. If you are too busy to go fishin' then you are just too busy!!! Life is short, and time waits on no one.

Believe me, I know, I just about waited till it was too late to persue what I wanted to do in life and if you wait too long it gets tougher with age!!!!

Hope you guys made it back to NYC safe and I can't wait till we do this again, I know I had a blast!!!!

If I forgot something, hopefully Capt Chris will edit this for me!!

Till next time, God Bless All!!!!!!

Fish On!!!
Capt's Butch & Chris Foster

 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Captain Butch Foster
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Today we headed offshore with Darren, and Rose Ellis, from Westphalia, Kansas along with Raymond Head also from Westphalia,KS and Vance Hodgden and Jodi Bollig from Chanute,KS.

We headed towards the tower in hopes of avoiding most of the sharks that inhabit the waters closer in this time of year.

We did avoid the Spiney Dog Sharks, but that's not to say we were able to hide from the Atlantic sharpnose sharks.

It seems these guys are virtually everywhere and the Tower area was no exception.

But, we didn't mind, they are good to eat and we got our limit of one each, fought the rest and released them.

The bottom fishing was good, although we caught a lot of fish, the keeper size was at a premium today. The current was running hard, which makes for tough fishing, but we got the job done in style.

The lite line kept us busy today, while we limited out on King Mackeral. Raymond Head was the 'man' today. He caught the biggest King Mackeral which weighed around 25 pounds and he also caught the biggest black bass at around 31/2 pounds.

You know you have done your job when you go to the fish cleaning station at the marina and Darrin says 'my cooler isn't big enough to hold all the filets'.

His cooler was at least a 48 quart and he had probably enough filets to fill another 48 qt. Let's see, two 48 qt. coolers, that would equal a 96 quart cooler full of filets, yeah, we had a good day of catching. Now, that's just a bonus when you add it to a great day of fishing with friends!!

Darren fishes with us every year and it was good to see him and family and friends again. It's a long drive from Kansas every year, and I am honored he drives that far to fish with us!!!

OK, looks like the winds are going to blow for a few days, but as soon as it settles again, we will be back out and will have another report.

Till next time, God Bless You All!!!!
Fish On!!!!
Capt Butch

 Nov 30, 2008; 07:24AM - Georgia Winter Fishing is ON!
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Capt. Richie Lott
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From Marsh to Reef, Georgia Fishing is ON!
Capt. Richie Lott
November 30, 2008
St. Simons Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
This Inshore season is one to remember, and it is far from over..... I don't know anyone who is not catching Trout this year. The water temperature is falling pretty quick, now. We are now in the mid 50's and low 60's. There are mounds of large trout being caught this month. We all know there some excellent fisherman in the south GA area and these abilities have shown this season with a Trout close to 5 Pounds is leading one of our local season tournaments. That's a STELLAR Trout, to say the least. Hopefully, we will continue to see some of these bigger trout weighed in at the dock..

There has been word of a 'top-water' Trout bite in the area, so I couldn't resist, and the rumors were validated. A veteran fisherman in S.E. Georgia, Richard Blythe Sr., mentioned a spot to me last year and it was unreal. This week, we hit that same spot with AZUMA Skitter Pops and the bite was insane just before dark. Every cast produced a Trout, and most all were keeper size fish, but the fun was in the Strike! Good fun. Try it just before dark sometime in your favorite Trout spot. You'll be hooked.....

Also, the carolina rig continues it's tradition of catching large trout on the bottom. This year has only been better for bottom fishing the rig... Can it actually get any better?

A 6.5 pound trout was caught in the Hampton River on St. Simons by a good friend of mine and local guide, Capt. Dooley Miller. He was lucky enough to catch the fish during a trout tournament for the Sea Island Company to top it all off! SUPER nice fish... This is one of the biggest Trout of the year that we have actual proof and a photo. This size trout is NOT common in this area what so ever, but when one is caught, it is a BIG deal.

The stranger thing about this fish is this.... Most big trout in GA are caught in deep water areas while drifting a float along allowing the shrimp or Minnow to drag the bottom as the current takes the float and rig down river. Dooley cught this fish in a shallow water creek the has hardly ever produced a trout over 2 pounds. Literally, you never know......


The offshore bottom bite continues to be insane. Each year our winter bottom fishing gets better. The quality of fish have improved as well as the numbers of these quality fish incuding; Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Big Sea Bass, Sheepshead and Grey Triggers.

Most of the Striking/Pelagic fish have moved south and east for the season and the sardines and cigar minnows have vacated the area within 40 miles of shore. There is bait at the R-4 Tower, but that is a 60 mile run straight offshore just to get bait, if you can keep it from the barracudas. I will personally NOT be making that trip. Strips of Bonito have proved to be just fine for the bottom fishing we have been doing....

Good Fishing!

Capt. Richie Lott

St. Simons Island Fishing Forecast:
Falling water temperature will slow the trout bite by January, but offshore will continue to produce bottom fish in good numbers.

Target Species:
Trout, Red Snapper and more

 Nov 12, 2008; 12:26PM - Costa Rica Fishing Report
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Jerry Hallstrom
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Jerry “Bubba” Hallstrom

The weather the past few weeks has returned to our normal pattern for “green season”. Most of Costa Rica has had nice days with calm water, light breezes and the occasional evening shower.

The boats up and down the pacific coast are still catching good numbers of mahi mahi with some sailfish, marlin and tuna in the mix. The fishing on the Caribbean side continues to be good for tarpon and the guapote bite at Lake Arenal has been about average for this time of year.

Northern Pacific

Petra Schoep from Tamarindo Sportfishing reports some good action with dorado, grouper, tuna and the occasional blue marlin. The Talking Fish with Capt. Randy Wilson took out Richard Krug for a half day and caught numerous grouper and dorado and a nice blue marlin estimated at 300 pounds. Captain Jose Lopez on the OutCast took Rick and Vivienne Werner for a half day and caught good numbers of dorado.

Captain Ralph Solano from Costa Rica Wild Fishing took a client from New Jersey out for some inshore kayak fishing near Flamingo Beach. They hooked up a 50 pound roosterfish on 30 pound line and it took him 35 minutes to land and safely release that fine fish.
Captain Skeet Warren on the Bushwacker fished offshore with Eddie Alexander and friends from Mississippi and caught 3 sailfish and 7 mahi mahi. A few days later they went inshore and caught 1 sailfish, 2 roosterfish, 2 wahoo, 3 jack crevalle, 2 sierra mackerel, and a lot of bonito. The seas have been calm and the weather great.
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Central Pacific
I was lucky enough to go out with Captain Jeremy Trujillo on the Desperado last weekend. The Desperado is a really nice 60 ft Bertram with Direct TV. I am not sure if it gets any better than being 25 miles offshore fishing and watching college football on ESPN. The air conditioning was so cold you needed a blanket and the leather couch made for a nice spot for a nap. We ended the day with 6 nice mahi mahi and we raised 2 sailfish. My friends and I had a great time on a beautiful boat and we caught a bunch of good eating fish. Watching football and fishing offshore at the same time is like a dream come true.
Captain Dana Thomas took a Ukrainian gentleman out for a day of fishing in the Hoo’s Up. The client had caught fish all over the world…he fished Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Florida and more but he never caught a sailfish or marlin. He kept saying he wanted a big fish in his very broken English. Captain Dana took him out 26 miles and fished the corner hoping to get a sailfish. They caught a dozen mahi mahi but the guy wanted “big feesh”…the client told Dana if he caught him a marlin he would pay him $500. Dana laughed and said he would catch him a marlin for free if he could…the bite lately has been for mahi mahi and not many marlin have been caught. Dana heard on his radio about a boat that missed a couple marlin so he headed in that direction. About an hour later the Ukrainian guy got his wish and they hooked up a nice blue marlin. The guy battled his fish and it was safely released. The client was very happy and had no problem following through on his $500 promise.
Captain RJ Lillie went for a half day recently and caught 15 nice mahi mahi. The clients kept of few of the bigger ones and had the local restaurant near their hotel cook up their catch with all the Costa Rica side dishes.

Captain James Smith and the guys on the Dragin Fly went out last week about 25 miles and had a great day offshore. They caught 5 mahi mahi, 9 yellowfin yuna, 4 sailfish and a marlin.
Captain Dave Motherhead on the Missbehavin took a couple out from Texas. They went for a half day and caught 8 nice mahi mahi and a sailfish.
Captain Dominic Santana on the Caballo Del Mar in Herradura Bay went out recently with a couple guys from the USA and they caught 12 mahi mahi, 2 mackerel and a nice roosterfish.

Captain Chris Bernstel reports The Kinembe II has been working the tuna pretty hard out of Quepos as well as the typical piles of dorado going into the cooler. There have also been a few sailfish and marlin in the mix. Bernstel also reports a good inshore bite for snapper
Captain Dave Dobbins of Fish La Manta in Quepos reports all the dorado you can catch just a little ways offshore.
Southern Pacific

Captain Bob Baker from Golfito Sportfishing reports summer like weather conditions in the Golfito area. The
tuna and dorado are outside in good numbers. Wahoo are making a good showing off Mata Palo and down off the reefs of Punta Burica, chasing Yo-Zuri bonito , sub-surface tremblers, rapala's, and jet head plastics. There are still black marlin around the tuna and bonito schools. The sailfish bite has been spotty with boats averaging a couple sails per day.

Northern Region
Capt. Ron Saunders from Arenal Fishing reports partley sunny days and cool mornings at Lake Arenal. The lake is at near capacity. The up-side of high water – there is lots of tall, grassy shoreline to cast in. The down-side is – the shelves keep changing depths, which keep the fish moving around. Saunders has been fishing the last couple of weeks rain or shine, and is catching a few medium sized fish on half-day tours. Fish appear to be in a post-spawn funk; you’ll get lots of strikes and smacks on the top-water, but it takes work to get them to actually take the hook.
Caribbean Region

Captain Eddie Brown on the Bullshark took Todd Staley out for some fishing last week in Tortuguero. They jumped 20 tarpon and released 2, they caught a couple snook in the 15 pound range and a nice snapper. The next morning the caught 3 snook one over 20 pounds.

Philippe Tisseaux from San Carlos Sportfishing reports the San Juan River is still up with all the rain in October but they are still catching tarpon over 100 pounds. There has also been a good snook bite further up the river and one lucky angler is reported to have caught a 52 pound snook near El Castillo.

Diann Sanchez from the Rio Colorado Lodge reports sunny days and a good tarpon bite in the northern Caribbean. They had several groups the past few weeks and everyone is having some luck. The groups going for tarpon have been jumping an average of 8-10 tarpon per day and releasing 2 or 3 of them. Several groups have been fishing the lagoons and have had good luck with guapote, machacha, mojarra and snook. One group went offshore and caught wahoo, kingfish and barracuda.

Please send us your fishing reports, fish photos, fish forecast and any comments or suggestions you have for the Tico Times Fishing Column to Bubba at or give us a call locally at 2778-7217 or 1-800-9SAILFISH from the USA.

 Oct 23, 2008; 07:23AM - Georgia Bull Redfish in October
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Capt. Richie Lott
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Capt. Richie Lott
October 22, 2008
St. Simons Island - Saltwater Fishing Report

The Bull Redfish bite near shore off the GA coast has been simply incredible. After last years hero or zero season, we started the first week of October with an amazing 71 fish as of yesterday, landed and released.

The Reds have been ranging from 20 pounds to over 40 pounds, with 30-32 being the average.

These Spawning females come to the same places each year to spawn like clockwork and we are extremely fortunate to have this fishery. There are not very many places in the world that offer this type of fishing with reds in this size range and best if all, the bite is dependable.

If you have never caught a Bull Redfish, NOW is the time to fish for them on the GA coast. The bigger fish have been down in my neck of the woods. St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, just off the beaches in very particular areas. These spots are traditional guide spots for Reds and are somwehat secluded/not fished areas where we're catching the fish over 35 pounds. The key to finding these fish is finding bait. No Secrets, that's the key. Period.

As far as finding new spots where there is likely to be Reds without hunting bait schools, the best thing you can do is seek breaking water on a sandbar with deep water nearby and fish the breakers and on the ledge where the breakers drop off into the channel next to them. If there are baitfish around, there should be Bull Reds.

It's a fun game and the fish make some great photos. Pretty much anything will work for bait, but it needs to be fresh. It's hard to beat a fresh menhaden, live or dead fished right on the bottom...! See photos and video of these fish @

Happy Fishing!

Target Species: Bull Redfish

 Nov 17, 2006; 11:14PM - Whipping for Big Fish
 Category:  Saltwater
 Author Name:  Stan Wright