Monday, May 18, 2009

It's fishing time!

mahi mahi
May and June are the good months for Blue Marlin fishing in Antigua and although this season seems very slow getting started we managed to get our first Blue this past weekend. It was our second time out looking for them and although we had caught some lovely mahi mahi the first day we had seen no marlin then. Day two was much better with four mahi, one tuna and a nice release of a blue marlin. The blue was not even hooked as the hook was just looped around it's bill. We released the 150-175 lb fish to fight another day. Here the little movie shows part of the Xtreme Team having some fun.

The biggest tournament of the year is being held in Nelsons Dockyard at the end of the month. For more info and even some photos you can check their site. It's the 43rd year this tournament has been running and Adventure Antigua has done many of the recent ones.
the older big john
Will let you know how day three of our practice sessions goes later in the week.


Anonymous said...

What a great video and it was very nice to see my Tony live in person.
Very, very happy that you let the fish go! Did you get any still pics of the fish?
Donna Jean

Anonymous said...

we did have some stills but i took them on one of the other guys' cams. will get them sooner or later. eli

Andrey said...

Hi there,
This is really great blog that I have been reading for the whole day of today. Thank you!

I have a question to you, might be you can help me with. Me and my friends are going to charter a catamaran sailing yacht in Antigua either in July, Aug or September. This seems to be the same time as hurricane season in Antigua, so

1) Is that a good idea to charter a sailing boat there in summer/Sep? Or we should cancel our plans immediately?

2)When you say about hurricanes danger in Caribbean is that the only danger? I mean obviously you say that hurricans only hit Antigua 6 times before.. but how often the weather is not suitable for sailing during July-Sep?

3) What will happend if there will be real hurricane during our charter time? Will we just loose money or we can do some kind of insurance there?

I would really appreciate if you could comment this