Glenna and I have been living in the Riviera Maya and running Captain Ricks for almost 10 years now. Never before have we seen such an unusually high Dorado (aka mahi-mahi or dolphin fish) catch as we have had during September and the first half of October this year. In September the boats were coming back after 4 hours with 6 or more nice size dorados. One day, Captain Beto on the Sea Phantom caught so many that they started to release them. All told, he caught 31 dorados in an 8 hour trip. That’s more than all boats caught the entire month of September last year. (He released 10 of them).
Also, a group from Texas who charters with us annually went out for 6 hours in the afternoon on the Big Fish with Captain Pasqual. They returned with 6 dorados plus they released a sailfish (first one for the female angler that was charged with fighting it). Needless to say, they were in a great mood when they returned so instead of boarding their van back to the resort right away, they sent a few filets over to Latitude 20, a local restaurant near the marina, and had a great dinner featuring their catch of the day. What a fun group. We look forward to seeing them again next year.
Finally, we want to congratulate Carlos and his crew on the Marlin Magic. They took first place in the Puerto Aventuras fishing tournament Sat. Oct 13th. The Marlin Magic has had a great run this year. They won the annual TNT Barracuda tournament Christmas Eve 2011, the Harris Tournament May 2012 and now this one. Way to go guys!
Until next time, keep your lines tight
Bob & Glenna
Last week we had a scare with Rina. That hurricane went from a category 3 to a tropical storm in six hours. Good for practice with hurricane preparedness. But we did get lucky. We were only without electric for about twelve hours and no real damage.
This has been a good fall season. Check out the pictures of the brown groupers caught on the Reel Screamer. We catch groupers when drift/bottom fishing. They like to hide in holes in the reef.