05-09 Dec - The Mitchell group of 12 anglers descended on Casa Vieja for their annual trip. Boats fishing their mini-tournament were the "Release" with Capt. Nico, "Spindrift" with Capt. Nicho and "Cañaso" with Capt. Chico. First day, they had 22 fish released, the next day they saw one or two in the spread, but wouldn't eat. The third day was cut short by bad weather only releasing 5 fish. Not rain, just wind. I believe we caught 35 fish in three days - not our best trip, but the Lodge made up for it!
07-11 Dec - Craig Zoufaly and his two brothers fished the "Twenty" with Capt. Jason. First day out, it was a bit rough, heavy swells and winds from the SSW making the day uncomfortable. Fished three days caught 28 fish. Loved the Lodge and Antonio.
10-15 Dec - Dr. Shuler and his brothers fished "Finest Kind" with Capt. Erik and "Rum Line" with Capt. Chris. First day caught 37 fish, days 2 and 3 - caught 7 fish including two blue marlin around 200-250lbs. Lost a larger one est at 400+. Final day they decided to fly fish as the storm had moved on and the water flattened - caught 3 more on fly. 45 sails and 2 blues. They loved the Lodge and would return. They had high praise for the captains and mates. (Posted by Al Schaefer of the “Legend” Dec/2008)