Today's Angler Dispatch comes from Capt. Josh Temple along with his team fishing Costa Rica:
We've just returned from perhaps the most incredible five day trip that we will ever experience in our lives. We managed to release 122 marlin in five days of fishing.
On June 30th we arrived at our destination, lines went in the water at 9:00 a.m. and by 6 p.m. we had tallied a staggering 34 blue marlin releases out of 46 bites. I literally lost count of how many fish we saw, they were attacking in numbers that were quite literally uncountable. Several times throughout the day, hooked fish would be followed by several other free swimming marlin — too many double headers to count, and more triples than I can honestly remember.
At one point it took us eight minutes to catch a triple header of 250 to 375-pounders on baits. We managed to TBF tag 23 blues that day.
On June 30, we managed to break four world records in one day: the most fish ever released by one boat in a single day (34), the most fish ever released by a single angler in one day (27), and the most fish ever released by a single boat in a season (at that point it was 464). Potentially we also broke the most ever tagged by the Billfish Foundation that day as well for a single year, but we confirmation from TBF.
Season totals now stand at:
- Days fished 66 (Feb - July 2014)
- Home Port Los Suenos Costa Rica
- Largest Fish To Date 475lbs
- Methods Used bait and switch, lures, live bait
- Raised 925
- Bites 772
- Releases 552 (and counting!)
- TBF Tags Placed 388
We are going to relax for a few days and do some day trips with the boss' family, then it's right back out for more!