During a two-day fishing trip out of Port Aransas, Texas, the Quantified team —Wills Scott group out of Beaumont, Texas — reeled in a massive haul. All were standup except the swordfish. This was the first trip on Quantified. Justin Drummond was captain with mate DA Hughes III.
“InTheBite is excited to announce our upcoming 6-day trip to the Galapagos Islands Feb. 25 through March 1 to experience the culture and the fishing within this archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, these 19 islands located several hundred miles off the Ecuador coast are renowned for their natural beauty, on and off the land. And with a location at the convergence of three ocean currents, these waters are the go-to for offshore angling action.
And this isn’t just any fishing venture — InTheBite Publisher Dale Wills will be making the trip with his son, Zachary, who just turned 10 and is already doing his research on these islands. To prepare for their trip, Zachary, an angler in his own right, has been reading a book about the Galapagos for the past couple of weeks on his drive to school. We think he’s ahead of the game for this once-in-a-lifetime father-son trip.
“This isn’t only a trip to go fishing, it’s also an educational trip for both he and I,” Wills says. “I just feel really privileged to go on this trip with my son.”
The adventure starts at Galapwonder — which provides anglers with all-inclusive sportfishing experiences — from where Zachary and the team will be heading out to fish on the 35’ Bertram Andale, one of Tim Choate’s old boats, known for raising fish.
According to Galapwonder Founder and Owner Juan Kayser, the weather has been hot with scattered showers and the bite has been on since January with boats averaging double-digit raises on striped marlin. There have also been big blues showing up in addition to sightings of bait, sharks, sea lions and killer whales.
Throughout the trip, we will be keeping viewers updated through our website, InTheBite.com and our social media pages. Our goal is to document and showcase Zachary and his dad on their first international billfish adventure as well as the lodge, recreational activities like snorkeling, and, of course, the beautiful natural environment.
We look forward to sharing this exciting trip with you and highlighting the diverse wonder known as the Galapagos Islands. And stay tuned for the full story in our upcoming issue of InTheBite Magazine. We’re going to have some epic days ahead.