The Hooker was nursing a broken Turbo Booster, so the beautiful Picaflor was to be our trusty ship for 9 days of Record Fishing with Gary Carter in Pinas, Panama.
With Captain Wade leading the charge, Gary and the Picaflor managed to raise 17 Blue Marlin, Caught 7, broke 2 record fish off the line; and caught plenty of sailfish and Tuna. Even though he didn’t yet get his record on this trip, the fishing was hot and the Weather was a bit variable. Gary was using light pound test line, 8lbs, 12lbs and 30lbs line. He was trying to get the 8lbs Blue Marlin Record, 12lbs Blue Record and 8lbs Dorado Record as well.
In the releases that Gary had, he managed to hook 2 different fish on 8lbs test line. Both fish were too small for the record of 315lbs, but he came close with both of the fish approximated weight around 280lbs or so.
Here is a Selection of Shots from our 9 Days of Fishing with Gary. Record Fishing was pretty neat to watch, the patience and skill it takes to be able to handle the fish is truly an art!
Nice Blue Marlin
Taken from a remote camera on the Tower of the Picaflor.
The Picaflor got Her work out on this Marlin Fight!
Nice Blue Marlin smacking at the drop back bait.
We had this guy on 8bls test. The pictures later revealed that he wasn't actually hooked. Just carrying the bait around with him.
Captain Yoan, ready for the Fish.
Bait Ball's stacking up under the boat.
Yoan and Gary ready to Gaff in a nice Tuna! Gary using 8lbs Test Line and a Spinner Real.
Captain Wade Richardson, trying his hand at Leadering! Nice 200lbs Blue Marlin.
If you are looking to stay dry, then the back of the Picaflor is not for you!
Gary Taking a much needed Reeling Break.
Yoan, Trying to get us some bait!
Bait Ball's are one of the coolest things to be able to photograph.
Hand Lining with Wade 101!
Ligorio Showing off his Filleting skills!
The Man and General Badass!!