From a piece in The Field magazine, the following article discusses the trials and tribulations of conquering blue marlin and what it takes to land the big fish, from Captain Brower of Contango’s perspective. (more…)
Sportfish boat Prime Time was undergoing repairs, so we carried the family and crew aboard Contango for a half day afternoon. These young brothers caught a double header of blue and white marlin! The 8 year old caught the blue marlin and his 10 year old brother caught the white. Another great day fishing the Dominican Republic with some experienced anglers! (more…)
One of our recent fishing groups, led by John “JP” Pullaro with United Hoist Equipment, Inc., had a special request – help children in the local community while visiting the Domincan Republic.
After a few phone calls and guidance from Mrs. Anna-Lisa Bracett, one morning before fishing we took a bumpy ride to the little Juanillo School, a modest two-room school house with 40 students ranging from 4-14 in age. Once JP delivered his message about John 3:16 , interpreted by Mrs. Anna-Lisa to the children, we handed out toiletries, toys and John 3:16 pamphlets in Spanish. We also distribted John 3:16 soccer balls and bracelets that he had packed in two huge suitcases for the children.
I don’t think a lot of school work was retained that day, and honestly our day was made whether we caught a fish or not! Interestingly, our first bite when we got out later that morning was an 85lb. white marlin, one of the largest I have ever landed – so big that it had two grown remoras on it!
Pretty work by the boys of Contango, releasing a blue marlin while fishing off the Dominican Republic!
A fun end to the tournament. After taking the lead on day 1 going 2 for 2 on blue marlin, we slid back a couple of spots day 2 and entered day 3 in tight competition with several teams. Contango finished the tournament strong with a 2nd place on time, having caught our last fish about an hour after the 1st place winner: Shoe. Congrats to Devin, Johnny and the crew. Great job Contango and to Captain Daryl who captained his 600th Atlantic Blue Marlin today!
From the Case de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic:
March 15, 2014: Contango releases 2 Blue Marlin
March 18, 2014: Contango goes 2 for 5 on Blue Marlin