Pete from Fishing Finatics checked-in this week to remind me of the Zobo Flounder Derby taking place on May 20 this year and the Striper Shootout on June 17. We'll have complete details on both as we approach the dates. Fishing down in the Galapagos has been very good for black marlin, tuna, dorado and wahoo. He is heading down there on February 6 and will be back in late March.
Pete from Fishing Finatics reports that he and Denise are down in Florida beating up on the local fish, and Denise landed a huge largemouth bass recently right at Disney. His contacts in San Cristobal report some black marlin in the 800-pound range are being seen feeding on 60-pound class yellowfin around the Bullseye—that has to be quite the sight! They are also getting into a good mix of striped and blue marlin as well as plenty of tuna, wahoo and palmetto jacks on topwater. Pete will be down there next week through the end of March. Back home, the store will be open on limited hours so be sure to call ahead if you need anything. There isn't much for fishable ice locally, but anglers hitting the open water are doing well on panfish, bass and trout in the same spots that they would normally be drilling holes.
Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics told me the word from San Cristobal Galapagos is the Vertigo 2 is rigged and ready for some crazy marlin fishing. Pete will be leaving early February and from the reports it's going to be a great season. Contact if you are interested in the tropical fishing adventure of a lifetime.
Pete from Fishing Finatics was down in San Cristobal when I checked-in this week and he reports some awesome marlin action is taking place right now. His first day there they went 3 for 5 with about 550-pounder and a pair of 250-class stripes. There have been some really large black marlin popping up as well. Between marlin they're targeting yellowfin and bigeyes on topwater plugs and also scoring on wahoo, palometa, cubera and other mixed local fish. There are still some openings in March and April so contact Pete ASAP for a trip of a lifetime.
Back home, the shop will be closed until March as Pete remains down south, but he wanted me to let interested anglers know about the second annual Old School Bass Dinner on April 26 at Avelino's restaurant in Medford. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance. There will be raffles, door prizes, special guest speaker fisheries biologist Matt Ayer as well as several local sharpies.