//WL2K Raining in San Carlos
We dropped the anchor in San Carlos at 0630 this morning and were greated with a cool rain shower thanks to hurricane Amanda I’m sure. Conditions exceeded expectations and Stormy was a rocket on the crossing resulting in a predawn arrival. This meant heaving to and bobbing up and down like a cork a few miles out while we waited for the sun to rise 🙂
The fishing was amazing as we left Isla San Marcos. For the first 4 hours we had at least one fish on per hour. Unfortunately, keeping them on proved to be a bit of a challenge. While I did land a couple more skipjacks, the 4ft, blue and silver, thrashing, jumping mass of fish managed to shake the hook. When it jumped it was a few hundred feet from the boat, and all I saw was giant silver and blue—marlin maybe???
There was another that took the rapala and –almost– all of my line before letting go deep underwater. It took me a while to reel all the line back in, and it really felt like it had snapped. However, once I got it back, the rapala was still there unharmed. Maybe it’s too small for these fish?
The dorado will have to wait for us to come back…
We will be heading over to the marina office today to book our haulout. Then Stormy will be put in the storage yard, and we’ll hitch a ride or take a bus back to the US.
This shouldn’t take more than a week. See you all soon.