The next day they came back to the same area and found the big bait balls once again, releasing 50 from 65 bites. That gave him a total of 30,046 lifetime billfish releases. The Grady party had 196 releases out of 250 bites in three days. Juanga was quick to credit the many captains he’s fished with over the years, including Dave Noling, Paul Ivey, Mitch Pierson, Bubba Carter, Mike Merritt, Ken Ross and many others, as well as his mentor (and cousin) Alberto Sanchez. “I’m very lucky to have a great boat and also a great family here in Guatemala!” Juanga says.