Last season the waters of Isla Mujeres had good concentrations of bait and plenty of sailfish around, most days we had good fishing within 10 -12 miles of the island... the only problem was in all the years I have fished down there, I have never seen the quantity of false albacore, aka bonitos, aka boneheads..... some days there were 5 miles of them... often we start out with good sail fishing, but around noon if not sooner, here come the boneheads, and that would shut down the sailfishing for a few hours..... we caught over 500 this season, but would have caught many more were it not for the boneheads!
FEB 16 & 17: RUSTY GARRETT & HIS CREW CAUGHT 44 SAILFISH WITH US IN TWO DAYS, INCLUDING OUR SEASONS BEST 31 THEIR SECOND DAY!
FEB 18 & 20: THOMAS NELSON WAS SECOND PLACE ANGLER IN THE ISLAND TIME FISHING TOURNAMENT, AND THE OBSESSION CAME IN FOURTH PLACE, CATCHING 19 SAILFISH IN TWO DAYS.
FEB 19: BRANT WISE, OWNER/CAPTAIN OF THE F/V SWORDFISH, ALONG WITH VERONICA ROWE AND MADISON AMBROSE, CAUGHT 14 SAILFISH IN HALF AN ACTION PACKED DAY.... WE HEADED IN EARLY WHEN THE BONEHEADS TOOK OVER!
FEB 21: ROBERT PENNA, JEFF POTTER, DENNIS LONG AND ANDREW COHEN RELEASED 10 SAILFISH
FEB 27: BECKY HUCKS RELEASED 10 SAILFISH
FEB 24-26: BRIAN LEWIS & CREW FROM ILLINOIS, HAD NONSTOP BONITO/BONEHEAD ACTION AND CAUGHT SOME SAILFISH AS WELL.... WE BROUGHT THE BONEHEADS IN FOR THE GUYS ON THE DOCK WHO WOULD THEN SELL THEM TO THE COMMERCIAL SHARK FISHERMAN....NOTHING GOES TO WASTE!!
MARCH 4, 5 & 6: ROBBIE MORRIS, FROM NAGS HEAD, AND CREW FROM VIRGINIA & NORTH CAROLINA HAD GREAT LATE SEASON ACTION, RELEASING 21 SAILFISH THEIR FIRST DAY AND 45 SAILFISH IN THREE DAYS, ALONG WITH A LUNKER MANGROVE SNAPPER FOR DINNER!
MARCH 7: VIRGIL WALKER & CREW HAD NONSTOP BONEHEAD ACTION ALONG WITH A FEW SAILFISH!