Next year will be even better as I will work even harder to make every trip an enjoyable and productive one. I am looking forward to the tournament season. I have a new set of great clients in David MacKoul, Sasha Gupta, Fredo and Jim that have booked all the tournaments. These guys are gung ho and are ready to go. Besides all the sailfish tournaments we are also going to give the BBC (Bahamas Billfish Challenge) a try this year. We will be fishing on Davidís new 43 foot sportfish. It should be exciting and a lot of fun.
As far as the fishing here in the past couple of weeks, it has been great. We did have a two slow days, but for the most part the sailfishing has been excellent. We averaged about 3 Ė 4 sails a day and have two very good days catching 8 out 12 one day and 7 out 11 the other day. Sailfishing should remain strong well into April. Besides the sailfish, we also have been catching a good amount of dolphin and some nice ones mixed in. Just yesterday we caught a beautiful 36 pound bull dolphin on the kite. It is quite the thrill to watch a big dolphin crash a kite bait and put up an aerial show. A few days prior we caught a 26 pound dolphin on a spinner which definitely put up a fight. We have also been catching kingfish. Some days the kings have been so thick, that it is difficult to catch anything else. Although we havenít caught one (but havenít really targeted them either) there have been quite a few African Pompano around as well as some very good sized wahoo.
I have a few days open next week and then only one or two open days for the rest of the month, so give me a call and letís plan our next trip!
Capt. Dean Panos