The Ocean Explorer from Belmar is looking at better weather on Wednesday for an opportunity to give bottom fishing another try. Mike Augat of Pesca Panama says his barge fishing the fish-filled waters around Isla Coiba is filled through June 9 except for two last minute opportunities.
JCAA Beefsteak and Fishing Seminar 2 10 18 4 PM - 9 30 PM At the Forked Fiver Tuna Club 50. Per person On Saturday, 2 10 18, the JCAA will be holding an all you can eat Beefsteak Dinner along with a fishing seminar.
Normally, a NE wind is the worst thing for anglers -- but bottom fishing is so poor now that the Ocean Explorer from Belmar is looking forward to it tomorrow as it may shake up the present dead fishery. Only a few short blackfish were caught during Saturday's quest for big tog in deeper waters, and most areas were completely dead in Sunday's rain.
In 1989 Al won his first of 13 awards from AFTCO's Tag a Tuna for Tomorrow Program (for bluefin, yellowfin and bigeye), and in 2011 was one of five selected from the U. S. to receive Sport Fishing magazine's Making a Difference Award. Al is always willing to share his knowledge, including details of where, when and how, and has done so in hundreds of articles and five books The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, To Catch A Tuna, Game Fish Tag Release, Over-Winter Striper Secrets and Island Stripers.