THAT'S THE BREAKS
Wishing all my friends a belated Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
This has been the windiest week of the year for the East Cape and there is no fishing activity at this time to report on.
Reflecting back on our fishing year for 2011, Jen Wren boats had some good breaks and some bad breaks. Thankfully some days the fish gods just tossed us one and I call that a lucky break. I have posted some images of just a few of the lucky breaks we had this year.
Right out of the gate on our first fishing day of 2011 we landed a wahoo that hit a marlin lure rigged with straight mono. Lucky break.
This striped marlin really put up a battle. At leader we could see the fish was never hooked, just lassoed. Lucky break
The bite was off on this day and fishing was tough until we tail hooked this striped marlin with the treble hooks of a Halco GT Jig. Lucky Break.
Another lassoed marlin. Lucky break.
On this day we found a school of bottle-nose dolphin near Punta Pescadero. We trolled around and around through the dolphin changing lures and trying everything in our bag of tricks. I could see fish in my meter but we just couldn't get em to go. My deck hand got frustrated and said "let's get out of here". I wasn't ready and decided to stop and soak a mackerel. As Jen Wren III slowed to a stop the Zuker 5.5 teaser we were trolling started to sink and bendo! We hung this 200 pound tuna. Lucky break.
On this day we had a double billfish hook up drifting live baits on the high spot off La Ribera. What are the odds? Both fish turned out to be lassoed around the bill without a hook in either. We were able to release them both. Lucky Break.
By the skin of your chinny chin chin. Lucky break
Almost pulled the lips off of this Yellowfin tuna. Lucky break
And then there is Accurate Jack Nilsen. His middle name is Lucky break.
Wishing everybody tight lines and lots of lucky breaks in 2012.