Team Legacy fishing the Bastante Billfish Tournament weighed in a new Texas State Record July 11, 2014
July 14, 2014 Update:
Another fantastic trip in the books! The fish were very frisky again this week, pouncing on live baits and pitch baits with reckless abandon! While it was a little “slower” this week, we managed to maintain a 15 fish per day release average over 4 days of fishing, plus we scored a slam with a sail, a striper, and two blues on the way back to the dock yesterday. Trip totals are –
July 9th we released 14 from 16 bites tagged 7, saw 20
July 10th we released 13 from 17 bites tagged 11, saw 25
July 11th we released 17 from 22 bites tagged 15, and saw 25
July 12th we released 17 from 22 bites tagged 14, saw 30
July 13 (travel day) we released 2 form 2 bites, plus caught a sail and a stripe for the slam and tagged both blues.
Season totals now stand at –
Days fished 71 (Feb – July 2014)
Releases 616 (and counting!!!)
TBF Tags Placed 437
We’re back at it again tmrw afternoon so we’ll keep ya posted! Capt Josh Temple
2014 Fishing for just 61 days out of Los Suenos, Costa Rica, the Carol Libby team released 430 blue marlin, tagging 310 of them with TBF tags. The team, fishing from their 60-foot Spencer/ACY custom, turned in some incredible numbers from February through June of 2014. Using bait and switch, live bait and lures, they raised 754 and had bites from 614 of those marlin, resulting in their 430 releases. Congratulations to Capt. Josh Temple and the team on a new one-season blue marlin release record.
Captain Ronnie Fields and the Big Oh team are back at it again in 2014 to break their 2013 blue marlin release record of 330 fishing off Cape Verde. This year’s team includes two new deckhands Nick Bovell and Tyler Princinski. The Big Oh team is off to a great start as this picture shows Nick hanging on to a nice Cape Verde blue marlin. Thursday April 17, Big Oh went 7 for 7 and raised 3 more.
Take a look at a recent story we published called Blue Marlin Masters that profiles the Big Oh and stay tuned as we keep you updated on this developing pursuit of big numbers for big blue.
Check out some recent shots from the Big Oh’s pursuit of another record year!
If our first trip up to Magdalena Bay from Cabo in late October is any indication, the fall striped marlin season this year could be a great one,
reports Nick Smith from the deck of the Old Reliable. One trip doesn’t make a season, but in five days of fishing (really four because we didn’t find the fish until the second day) we raised 211 stripes. More importantly, these fish were aggressive and teased in well. We got bites from half the fish we saw and were able to catch and release 91 [on the fly].
It was a record that stood for 24 years before lightning struck not once but twice during the Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf tournament, held July 9-14, 2013 out of The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama. [Read more…]