Marlin Cape Verde
Captains logs 2011

FLAT SEAS AND HOT WEATHER

11.10.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE

FLAT SEAS AND THE WEATHER IS HOT IN THE MOMENT.

SIX DAYS OF FISHING - 5 BLUES RAISE AND 14 BITES FROM YELLOWFIN.

ALL THE BLUES WE RAISED WERE TOO SMALL FOR THE 12LBS OR FOR THE 30LBS LINE RECORD.

THE BIGGEST BLUE WAS 5OO PLUS, ALL THE OTHERS WERE AROUND 200 TO 250LBS.

BERNO ON THE HAPPY HOOKER RAISED A COUPLE TOO, SO WE JUST NEED THAT BIG GIRL.

THERE ARE STILL SOME DAYS FOR NEXT YEAR IN CAPE VERDE.

IN THE AZORES - DONT HESITATE TO GO THERE - FISHING WAS VERY HOT THIS SEASON , LOTS OF BIG GIRLS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT , SO BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST TIME.

JUST ANOTHER FEW DAYS UNTIL THE END OF OUR SEASON.

REGARDS

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

SUNSHINE , FLAT SEAS AND BLUE MARLIN

04.10.11

HELLO FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

SUNSHINE , FLAT SEAS AND BLUE MARLIN AROUND IS WHAT ANY FISHERMAN IS LOOKING FOR.

YES, BLUE MARLIN IN THE NORTH OF MINDELO AND IN THE SOUTH.

CALU AND BERNO CAUGHT A COUPLE OF BLUES IN THE LAST DAYS, ALSO YELLOWFINS...

I WILL START FISHING IN TWO DAYS, GARY CARTER AND MARTIN WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW.

WILL BE FISHING FOR TWO WEEKS, MAIN TARGET : BLUE MARLIN ON 12 AND 30 LBS LINE.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS FOR THE CAPE VERDE NEXT YEAR AND 4 WEEKS FOR THE AZORES, BOOK NOW FOR BETTER DATES.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM TEXAS

13.09.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

WE ARE STILL ALIVE AND JUST FINISHED 5 DAYS FISHING A FEW DAYS AGO WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM TEXAS, PATRICK AND HIS TEAM.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE FAR AWAY FROM HOME.

FISHING WAS NOT THE BEST, WE FINALLY FOUND SOME FISH ON THE 4TH DAY ON THE RASO BANK, CLOSE TO SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

TWO GROUPS DIVIDE BY TWO BOATS, AMELIA AND ONDA EMMA , A 33 BERTRAM WITH CAPTAIN SIMON.

AMELIA GOT FOUR BITES FROM BLUES , A 600 AND A 1750 WERE CAUGHT , AND A NICE 700 AND A 300 WERE SWIMMING FREE AFTER PULLED OFF THE HOOKS ON THE BITES.

SIMON LANDED A 750 AND LOST ANOTHER 3 OUR 4 AND CAUGHT A YELLOWFIN OUT OF 4 BITES.

THE WEATHER WAS FANTASTIC AND IS STILL LIKE THIS.

GARY CARTER WILL BE HERE IN TWO WEEKS, WHERE WE WILL FISHING WITH 12 POUND LINE FOR WORLD RECORD.

JUST BEFORE THIS FISHING DAYS I DID A TRIP WITH OUR NEW BOAT FROM THE CANARIES TO THE AZORES.

BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR THE AZORES, NOT MANY DAYS LEFT SO BOOK FAST.

THE CAPE VERDE IS A FEW DAYS LEFT IN JUNE AND IN JULY , IN FEBRUARY ARE STILL TWO WEEKS OPEN FOR A GREAT PRICE.

MYSELF, STEVE AND XI WILL RUN AGAIN OUR 36 BERTRAM NEXT YEAR.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING FOR THE AZORES

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

YESTERDAY WE LOST A 1000LBS PLUS IN SAO PEDRO BANK

14.08.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

YES, WE DID NOT FINISH OUR SEASON - JUST A BREAK.

JUST FINISHED A 7 DAYS JOURNEY WITH NO LUCK, SPECIALLY YESTERDAY, WHERE WE LOST A 1000LBS PLUS IN SAO PEDRO BANK.

IN THE MORNING WE PULLED THE HOOKS ON A YELLOWFIN TUNA, IN AFTERNOON TROLLING ON THE 200METER-LINE. THIS HUGE GIRL CAME UP ON THE LEFT SHORT AND WHAT A BITE!! THIS FISH WAS SO BIG. FROM THE TIME THE FISH BITE UNTIL THE TAIL SHOW UP LOOKS LIKE AN ETERNITY. TWO HUNDERT METERS IN NO TIME AND HOOKS OUT, ALMOST BROKE MY HEART.

JAAP DONT SAY MUST, ITS FISHING.

YESTERDAY IN THE AZORES MY GOOD FRIEND FELIPE, CAPTAIN OF THE HABITAT, LANDED A GRANDER, A 539KG, JUST ONE KG FROM MY RECORD IN 1993. WELL DONE FELIPE, FANTASTIC ...

THE AZORES HAD A GREAT SEASON SO FAR, SO BOOK WITH ME FOR NEXT YEAR.

I PLAN TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR IN AUGUST AND SETEMBER. SO IF THERES ANY INTEREST - CONTACT ME. WILL BE TWO BOATS, A 31 BERTRAM WITH FELIPE AND MYSELF WITH A 31 EXPRESS.

THE REST OF THE WEEK WAS NOT THE BEST, WE RAISED ONE MORE BLUE AROUND 600 LBS 4 DAYS AGO IN THE SOUTH OF SANTO ANTAO, FISH DID BITE.

TWO DAYS AGO A SAILFISH - A 100LBS NICE ONE - PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SAIL I SAW HERE.

ALSO GOT A COUPLE OF WAHOOS AND PULLED THE HOOKS ON A WHITE.

AFTER ANOTHER FEW DAYS OFF I WILL START AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM CALIFORNIA.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH OUR FRIEND MICHAL DOENST

22.07.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

OUR FIRST TIME ANGLER IN THE CAPE VERDE , MICHAL DOENST HAD THE BEST FISHING IN THE WORLD.

HE BOOKED IN REFERENCE OF LAST YEAR, WHERE WE HAD THE BEST MARLIN FISHING OF 2010 IN JULY, BUT ALL YEARS ARE DIFFERENT.

WE FISHED SIX DAYS AND JUST RAISED ONE BLUE AROUND 400 WHERE WE PULL OFF THE HOOKS.

WE HAD TWO BITES FROM YELLOWFIN TUNAS LANDING ONE AROUND 46KG AND A COUPLE OF WAHOOS.

THANKS TO BEEN FISHING WITH US AND I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK AND YOU HAD THE BEST FISHING OF YOUR LIVE.

IN THE MOMENT WE HAVE A BREAK FOR TWO WEEKS , I AM IN THE CANARIES WORKING ON THE OTHER BOAT, I WILL BE BACK ON THE 4TH AUGUST AND I WILL START FISHING ON THE 6TH WITH OUR LONG TIME GUEST AND GOOD FRIEND JAAP FROM HOLLAND.

BEST REGARDS TO EVERYONE WHO IS READING OUR NEWS.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

HERE AT THE CANARIES I JUST MEET MARTIN BATES WHO IS FISHING FOR THE FIRST TIME HERE AND OTHER COUPLE OF FRIENDS, SO ITS GOOD FUN.

 

CALU AND DAVE LANDED A 1120LBS BLUE MARLIN

15.07.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE LAND OF THE GIANT BLUE MARLIN !

YES, ITS TRUE - CALU THE LOCAL CAPTAIN LANDED A 1120LBS BLUE MARLIN IN SAO PEDRO WITH DAVE FROM ENGLAND.

WELL DONE TO THE TIME FOR THIS BIG CATCH.

ITS NOT EVERYDAY YOU LAND A 1000 LBS BLUE , BUT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

SO FAR THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN LANDED THREE GRANDERS IN THIS WATERS - 1150, 1120 AND 1056LBS - AND ANOTHER TWO WE DIDNT GOT THE WEIGHT.

YESTARDAY NOTHING FOR US, SO WE WILL MOVE TODAY TO SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

WEATHER IS FANTASTIC.

IF YOU LIKE TO FISH IN THE AZORES NEXT YEAR LET ME KNOW , IM BOOKING FROM AUGUST TO THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

BEST REGARDS AND GOOD FISHING TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH ANDREI AND SERGEI FROM MOSCOW

05.07.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE.

NO LUCK YESTERDAY FOR THE CAPE VERDE FLEET, WE CAUGHT A 300 LBS AND THE BEBICHE ONE AROUND 450 SO NOT BIG ENOUGH TO ENTER.

ANDREI AND SERGEI FROM MOSCOW FINISHED YESTERDAY 9 DAYS FISHING WITH THIS RESULTS:

FISHING FROM SAO NICOLAU FOR 5 DAYS WE LANDED 6 OUT OF 16 BITES, AND ONE IN SAO VICENTE.

THAT MAKES A TOTAL OF 7 BLUES OUT OF 17 BITES.

IN SAO NICOLAU WE LANDED THE BIGGEST OF THE TRIP, A SOLID 750 ON 50LBS LINE, ANDREI DID A GREAT JOB AND THE FISH WAS RELEASED IN GREAT SHAPE.

SERGEI LOST A 500 JUST UNDER THE BOAT.

ALL THE OTHER FISH WERE AROUND 250 TO 400 LBS.

WE DID ONE NIGHT FISHING AND GOT ONE BULL SHARK AROUND 300LBS.

ALSO THIS TRIP WE CAUGHT A 60LBS SPEARFISH (LONG BILL).

LATELY THE FISHING HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT SLOW BUT THEY ARE STILL AROUND AND THE NEW MOON IS COMING, SO THEY WILL START BITING BETTER.

WE ARE OPEN FOR RESERVATION FOR 2012 AND WE HAVE TWO BOATS. THE AMELIA AND THE BOCA RATON, A 31 BLACK WHACT.

BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST TIME.

CAPE VERDE , AGAIN IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR BLUE MARLIN, WITH HAWAII JUST BEHIND, YES THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT SEASON THERE. TO OF MY FRIENDS THERE HAD GOOD FISHING.

NOW WE HAVE A BREAK FOR A COUPLE DAYS UNTIL OUR NEXT GUEST MICHAL ARRIVES.

THE AMELIA LANDED SO FAR 164 BLUES, THAT MAKES THE THIRD BEST SEASON EVER IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLAND.

THE HOOKER AND THE BEBICHE LANDED THIS YEAR TWO SWORDFISH IN THREE NIGHTS.

THAT CAN BE A GOOD CALL, IF YOU LIKE TO FISH FOR SWORDFISH - THAT MEANS, THEY ARE HERE IN GOOD NUMBERS.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN DOING NIGHT FISHING, TROLLING OR DRIFTING - CONTACT ME AND WE CAN WORK ON A GOOD DEAL.

HOPE TO GIVE SOME GOOD NEWS IN THE NEXT DAYS ABOUT THE FISHING HERE.

TO MY FRIENDS IN AZORES AND THE CANARIAS GOOD FISHING FOR THIS YEAR.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

PETR KHOTIN FROM MOSCOW LANDED HIS FIRST BLUE MARLIN

25.06.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

WEATHER IS FANTASTIC AND FISHING NOT TO BAD.

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM THE LAST 11 DAYS.

FIRST TIME IN THE CAPE VERDE, OUR FRIEND PETR KHOTIN FROM MOSCOW LANDED HIS FIRST BLUE MARLIN.

HE WAS FISHING IN OTHER PLACES WITH GOOD RESULTS IN OTHER SPECIES, SO HE DECIDED TO COME TO CAPE VERDE FOR A BLUE MARLIN - WITH A GOOD RESULT.

WE HAD 8 BITES AND CAUGHT 4.

THE BIGGEST FISH WAS A 400LBS.

AGAIN MOYES LURES NUMBER 6 HAVE SHOWN THAT THEY WORK.

WE FISH LURES ON THE LONGS AND TEASERS ON THE SHORTS, SO LOTS OF FUN FOR THE ANGLERS.

THANK YOU PETR FOR COMING HERE ALL THE WAY TO THE BEST FISHING GROUNDS OF THE WORLD FOR BLUE MARLIN FISHING.

YESTERDAY WERE THE LAST DAYS FOR PETER RIGHT, ERIN , BOB, RICHARD AND JAMES PROZEK.

THEY FISHED WITH US FOR 6 DAYS AND THE RESULT WAS NO TO BAD.

TWO FISH OF 700 LBS TOOK OUR LURES - WE LANDED ONE, THE OTHER LOST THE HOOK - AND ONE AROUND 500LBS A 450LBS AND A 350LBS.

THAT WAS THE RETURN OF PETER TO THE CAPE VERDE, HE FISHED HERE YEARS AGO ..

HE SAID, THAT MUCH LOOKS DIFFERENT NOW ON THE ISLANDS - AND IS TRUE, CAPE VERDE HAS BEEN GROWING VERY FAST IN THE LAST YEARS.

THANKS PETER FOR COMING DOWN HERE WITH OUR FRIENDS, HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN CAPE VERDE.

SOME REAL NICE FISH HAVE BEEN AROUND, NOT MANY BUT GOOD SIZES, ANDROMEDA WITH DIETER HARSELOSHT AND ULI LAUX HAD A 900LBS , ESTIMATED ON 20LBS LINE, THEY GOT HOOKED ON THIS FISH FOR ALMOST FIVE HOURS , BUT THE FISH DECIDED TO GO DOWN AND THEY BROKE THE LINE ON THE BOTTOM.

OUR BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR NEXT YEAR SO START BOOK NOW.

AMELIA IS NOW 157 BLUES OUT OFF 256 BITES, TOP BOAT IN THE CAPE VERDE AND THE ONLY ONE PASSING THE 100 MARK.

LIKE IT TO FISH IN THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR??? THEN BOOK NOW.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING FOR MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH ANDY AND ERIN

11.06.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

ANDY AND HIS WIFE ERIN JUST FINISHED YESTARDAY 8 DAYS.

THE RESULTS WERE GOOD, 13 BLUES AND THREE YELLOWFINS WITH THE AVERAGE SIZE OF 70KG.

IF FANTASTIC WEATHER AND GOOD FISHING IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR - THEN COME AND FISH WITH US IN JULY AND AUGUST.

22 BITES, 13 LANDED - NOT BAD.

ANDY LIKES STAND UP FISHING AND BAIT AND SWICHT, SO ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE BETTER RESULTS, THREE FISH OVER 700 LBS WERE CAUGHT.

ONE 800LBS SHOWED US FANTASTIC JUMPS CLOSE TO THE BOAT AND ANOTHER ONE TWO DAYS AGO COULD HAVE GIVEN THE BEST COVER SHOTS FOR A MAGAZINE, BUT NO CAMERA ON THE BOAT SO NO PICTURE.

WE HAD 5 BITES OF MARLIN OVER 600 LBS, ONE BROKE THE LINE (FIRST LINE BROKE THIS SEASON) AND THE OTHER PULL THE HOOKS.

ERIN CAUGHT TWO WITH AN EXCELLENT TECHNIC.

DOUBLE ON YELLOFIN, ALSO GOOD FUN, THEY ARE AROUND WITH AVERAGE SIZE OF 60KG.

THANK YOU, ANDY AND ERIN, TO HAVE BEEN BACK ON THE WATERS OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

YESTERDAY ARRIVED OUR NEW GUEST ATEM FROM RUSSIA, FIRST TIME IN THE CAPE VERDE.

FISHING HAS BEEN FANTASTIC FOR US, SOME OF THE OTHER BOATS CAUGHT A FEW TOO.

HOPE TO GIVE GOOD NEWS ON THE NEXT DAYS.

THE AMELIA AND HER CREW ARE CLOSE TO REACH THE 150 BLUES , ONE TOP TO GO SO HOPE WE CAN LAND ONE TODAY.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

CAPE VERDE AND THE GRANDERS - TWO IN 2 WEEKS AND A 950 - ONE 1065LBS WAS CAUGHT ON THE HAPPY HOOKER BY CAPTAIN JOSE.

02.06.11

1065LBS WAS CAUGHT ON THE HAPPY HOOKER BY CAPTAIN JOSEHELLO TO ALL FROM THE HOUSE OF THE GIANT BLUE MARLIN !

YES, ITS TRUE, TWO GRANDERS IN TWO WEEKS !

FOR US THIS NICE 1150LBS, AND FOR THE HAPPY HOOKER WITH CAPTAIN JOSE AND HIS CREW - THEY LANDED JUST THREE DAYS AGO A SOLID 1065LBS.

WE HAD ANOTHER BIG FISH WITH OUR LAST GUEST, TIM FROM ENGLAND(VERY EXPERIENCE ANGLER, BUT FIRST TIME IN CAPE VERDE), WHERE HE LANDED HIS BIGGEST BLUE MARLIN, AN ESTIMATED 900 PLUS.

THIS FISH HAD A TAIL OF 19 AND A HALF INCH SO I THINK MUST BE AROUND THAT.

+++ 1150 lbs Grander Blue Marlin caught near Santo Antao +++STEPHEN THE ANGLER WHO LAND THE 1150 LBS HAD IN 13 DAYS FISHING 16 BLUES OUT OF 25 BITES.

YESTARDAY WE JUST FINISHED A 5 DAYS WITH TIM AND JOHN, AND THE RESULT WAS FIVE DAYS FIVE FISH WITH THE BIGGEST AROUND 900 PLUS, ALSO A YELLOWFIN OF 72KG.

YES, THE YELLOWFINS ARE AROUND AND SOME OF THE BOATS START GETTING THEM.

LOTS OF FLYING FISH ARE AROUND SO THERE ARE TUNAS AND THIS BIG BLUE MARLIN GIRLS.

A COUPLE OF 800 BEEN CAUGHT ON THE LAST DAYS.

WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS IN JULY , THAT WAS THE BEST TIME LAST YEAR - SO IF YOU LIKE TO COME SEND AN EMAIL.

AMELIA, STILL MANAGING TO HAVE BETTER RESULTS, BUT SOME OF THE GUYS BEEN GIVEN A HARD TIME - ITS A HEALTHY COMPETITION WHERE ON THE END OF THE DAY ALL CAPTAINS AND GUEST HAVING DRINKS ON THE MARINA BAR.

THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WILL BE SURPRISED - THE CORPORATION BETWEEN THE BOATS, WE HAVE A NICE ATMOSPHERE IN THE MARINA.

A NEW HOTEL OPENED JUST TWO MINUTES FROM MARINA(DON PACO)

WWW.TAP.COM, THAT IS THE PORTUGUESE AIRLINE, WILL START FLYING FROM NEXT MONTH ON THURDAYS AND FRIDAYS, ALSO FOR OUR FRIENDS FROM AMERICA WILL HAVE A FLIGHT FROM MIAMI DIRECTLY TO LISBON, JUST CHECK WITH TAP.

BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR 2012 SEASON AND THE DAYS ARE GOING. BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST TIME.

REGARDS AND GOOD FISHING.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH STEPHEN AND JOERG FROM GERMANY

23.05.11

HELLO FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

FIRST OF ALL SORRY BUT I DONT HAVE A PICTURE IN THE WEB ABOUT THE NICE FISH WE LAND A FEW DAYS AGO, BUT I PROMISE IN THE NEXT DAYS THERE WILL BE A FEW PICTURES.

THIS REPORT IS FROM THE LAST DAYS FISHING WITH STEPHEN AND JOERG FROM GERMANY.

STEPHEN LANDED IN THE RODRIGUES ISLANDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN ON 80LBS LINE (124???PLUS BLUE), NOW WE LANDED THIS 1150LBS ATLANTIC BLUE - JUST MISSING THE 1000LBS BLACK MARLIN. WELL DONE.

STEPHEN HAS BEEN FISHING NOW FOR 10 DAYS AND THE RESULTS ON THE FIRST WEEK WERE VERY POOR, BUT IN THE LAST DAYS THERE IS MORE FISH AGAIN: THE LAST TWO DAYS WE CAUGHT 9 OUT OF 12 BITES . BIGGEST 400LBS. BAIT AND SWITCH HAS BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE.

ANY MOYES LURES AND STEPHEN LURES (WWW.BLUEWATER.EU) HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY GOOD.

STILL HAVE 10 DAYS FREE IN JUNE FROM THE 17 ON , SO IF YOU LIKE TO COME LET ME KNOW AND I GUARANTIE I WILL DO A REAL SPECIAL PRICE.

THE AMELIA AND ITS CREW, STEPHEN HALL AND FELICIANO TAVARES ON THE DECK AND MY SELF STILL LEADING IN NUMBER AND IN SIZE WITH THIS 1150 BLUE.

OUR SCORE NOW IS: 126 BLUES OUT OF 207 BITES, ALL THIS IN 69 DAYS OF FISHING.

BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR THE NEXT YEAR SO START NOW FOR BETTER DATES.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

115 BLUES IN ABOUT 63 DAYS FISHING

16.05.11

HELLO AGAIN FROM THE BEST SPOT OF BLUE MARLIN FISHING IN THE WORLD.

FINALIY AFTER 8 SEASONS IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS MY CREW AND OUR FIRST TIME ANGLER ON OUR BOAT LANDED THEIR THIRD THOUSAND POUNDS BLUE MARLIN.

STEPHEN HAD IN RODRIGUES ISLAND THE WORLD RECORD WITH A 1200 PLUS BLUE, ONE PACIFIC AND NOW A 1150 BLUE ATLANTIC.

VERY HAPPY ABOUT THIS FISH, AFTER ALL THE FISH IVE BEEN LOST WITH MY CREW FINALLY WE LAND A 4 DIGITS.

THANKS TO ALL THE SUPPORT FROM MY FRIENDS TO GET THE FISH OUT OF THE WATER AND GET THE RIGHT WEIGHT AT 11.30 IN THE NIGHT.

THANKS , BERNO , CLAY AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE BIG GAME AT THE CAPE VERDES.

WAS OUR FIRST DAY FOR STEPHEN, WHO WILL BE FISHING FOR THE NEXT 12 DAYS.

THREE DAYS AGO WE FINISHED 6 DAYS WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS, CHRIS FLOWERS AND ROGER.

WE HAD 9 BITES AND CAUGHT 5, BIGGEST ONE 650LBS.

FISHING JUST SLOW DOW A LITTLE BIT IN THE LAST DAYS, FEW FISH HAVE BEEN CAUGHT - SAME LIKE LAST YEAR.

THIS TIME THE AMELIA IS ON 115 BLUES IN ABOUT 63 DAYS FISHING.

STILL WE HAVE ONE WEEK FREE IN JUNE , FROM THE 17 TO THE 23, GOOD PRICES.

TAKE CARE TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING, AND IF YOU REALLY LIKE GOOD FISHING THERES JUST ONE PLACE TO COME...CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

REGARDS

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FANTASTIC WEATHER AND LOTS OF FISH AROUND.

09.05.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE.

NOT... PROBABLY NOT THE BEST SPOT IN THE GUARANTEE FOR BLUE MARLIN, TO THOSE WHO SAID THIS AND THAT - JUST COME DOWN HERE AND FISH WITH US.

JUST FINISHED A WEEK FISHING WITH PETER GURD AND HARRY FROM ENGLAND.

THEY ARE ONE OF OUR BEST CUSTOMERS, AND THEY KNOW WHATS THE BEST, SO AFTER A YEAR THEY CAME BACK AND RELEASED MORE AND MORE BLUES OUT OF THIS FANTASTIC WATERS.

WE FISHED SEVEN DAYS , 25 BITES , 19 FISH CAUGHT.

NOT BAD, FEW FISH CAUGHT ON BAIT AND SWITCH ON 50LBS - AND OTHERS ON 130LBS.

THE WEATHER IS FANTASTIC, WITH FLAT WATERS AND LOTS OF FISH AROUND.

PETER AND HARRY WILL COME BACK AGAIN AFTER THIS FANTASTIC WEEK .

THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS, REALLY LOVE YOU ALL AND HOPE GOD GIVE YOU ANOTHER COUPLE OF YEARS AROUND US.

EVERY ONE LANDED FISH HERE IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND, SO JUST A FEW COMPLAINTS ABOUT HOW BAD FISHING IS.

STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT IN JUNE AND JULY, SO BOOK NOW.

OUR SCORE IS 112 OUT 16 - I WILL TELL MORE ABOUT IT IN THE NEXT DAYS.

THANKS TO READ OUR REPORT AND IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS , FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

MOYES LURES AND MOLCRAFT HAVE BEEN USED , THEN THEY GOT THE BEST RESULTS OF THE WHOLE FLEET.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING AROUND THE WORLD.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH PETER GURD AND HARRY

03.05.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE BEST BLUE MARLIN FISHING ON THIS PLANET !

TODAY , A GREAT DAY ON THE OCEAN - OUR GOOD FRIEND PETER GURD TURNING 67 YEARS OLD, AND IN THE SAME TIME WE CAUGHT OUR NUMBER 100 FOR THIS SEASON.

YES , 100 BLUE MARLIN OUT OF 168 BITES. THAT MAKES TWO FISH A DAY, OUT OF 51 DAYS OF FISHING.

PETER GURD AND HARRY LANDED THIS LAST FOUR DAYS 12 BLUES, THE BIGGEST ONE 700LBS.

WE ARE STILL FISHING OUT OF SAO NICOLAU ISLAND, WEATHER IS FANTASTIC WITH FLAT SEAS .

ALMOST ALL BOATS ARE HERE, SO ITS A GREAT FUN TO HAVE ALL THE FLEET AROUND.

AMELIA - NOW IN THE 4TH YEAR ON THIS WATERS - BECAME AGAIN THE FIRST BOAT WHICH REACHED THE FANTASTIC NUMBER OF 100.

FISHING AROUND THE WORLD, AMELIA - FISHING JUST OUT OF ONE SPOT - IS THE TOP BOAT IN THE WORLD WITH MOST NUMBERS OF BLUES.

I REALLY HOPE TO KEEP IT THAT WAY, SO WE ARE THE BOAT WHERE YOU WANT TO FISH. BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR 2012, TIME TO DO IT.

REGARDS AND GOOD FISHING TO ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

A COUPLE BIG ONES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE FLEET

29.04.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

FISHING IS FANTASTIC AT THE MOMENT, SAO NICOLAU ISLAND IS THE PLACE TO BE NOW.

YESTERDAY TWO BOATS LAND 20 BLUE MARLIN OUT 31 BITES AND A FEW MORE DID RAISE.

THIS REPORT IS FROM OUR LAST GUESTS: JOHN, PETE AND PAUL WENT HOME WITH A BIG SMILE.

THEY DONT WANT TO LEAVE , FISHING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD.

THEY FISHED 5 DAYS AND CAUGHT 15 OUT OF 31 BITES I THINK.

BIGGEST FISH AROUND 650LBS , WITH NICE JUMPS ON THE LEADER.

BAIT AND SWITCH ON THE SHORTS AND LURES ON THE LONGS BEEN WORKED VERY WELL.

AVERAGE IS AROUND 300 POUNDS I THINK, A COUPLE BIG ONES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE FLEET.

THIS YEAR AMELIA AND HER CREW BEEN DOING VERY GOOD.

OUR SCORE FOR THE MOMENT IS : 88 BLUES OUT OF 146 BITES, 45 DAYS FISHING.

STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS IN JUNE SO, DONT WAIT ... BOOK NOW.

THE LURES MADE BY ANDY MOYES IN US HAVE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB.

ALSO MOLCRAFT, MY FAVORITE, BEEN DOING THE WORK.

LAST TWO DAYS A PROBLEM WITH ONE OF THE ENGINES. ALL GOOD NOW, SO I WILL GO TO SAO NICOLAU WITH OUR NEW GUESTS, PETER GURD AND HARRY FROM ENGLAND , OUR GOOD FRIENDS.

I WILL POST MORE INFO IN TWO OUR THREE DAYS.

TO ALL A GREAT FISHING WHERE YOU ARE , BUT THINK SERIOUS ON BIG GAME. IF SO, COME AND ENJOY THE BEST MARLIN FISHING OF THE PLANET.

REGARDS

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH PAUL, HIS SON AND THE WILD OLD CHRIS FROM ENGLAND

22.04.11

HELLO TO ALL,

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM OUR LAST 5 DAYS FISHING WITH PAUL, HIS SON AND THE WILD OLD CHRIS FROM ENGLAND.

WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAVE, FISHING WAS SPETACULAR IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

FROM 16 TO THE 20 OF APRIL WAS THE BEST WEEK SO FAR FOR THIS SEASON.

OUR GUEST ARRIVE FROM LISBON AND AGAIN GROUND FORCE IN PORTUGAL DID A GREAT JOB AGAIN AND LEFT ONE BAG IN LISBON , SO WE SPENT THE FIRST DAY FISHING ON THE NORTH OF MINDELO.

ONE BITE ONE FISH A 450 LBS BLUE ON THE MOYES LURES, SO THIS IS THE FIRST BLUE FOR OUR ANGLER AND FIRST BLUE MARLIN EVER AND FOR SHURE NOT THE LAST BECAUSE WE MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU ON THE SECOND DAY AND THE SCORE WAS 5 FOR 6, BIGGEST ONE 450 AND THE OTHERS FROM 275 TO 400LBS. WHAT A GREAT SECOND DAY FISHING.

BIG SMILES ON OUR FACES, AND BETTER JUST US FISHING THERE.

THIRD DAY, 4 OUT OF 8 BITES, BIGGEST 600LBS , OTHERS AROUND 300 TO 450LBS, BAIT AND SWITCH ON THE SHORTS LURES ON THE LONGS.

OUR FORTH DAY WAS THE BEST, 6 FOR NINE AND RACE THREE MORE, BIGGEST ONE 500 LBS, ON THIS DAY WE RACE 4 BLUES OVER 500 LBS JUST HAVING ONE BITE FROM ONE , THE ONE WE CAUHGT.

LAST DAY, TIME TO MOVE TO SAO VICENTE AND THE SCORE WAS 2 FOR 5 AND RACE TWO MORE.

WHAT A SHAME TO LEAVE ALL THAT FISH , JUST WANT TO STAY FOR EVER, FISHING IS FANTASTIC...

ONE OF THE OTHER BOATS CAUHGT 5 OUT 9 BITES YESTARDAY THERE AND WE STUCK HERE FOR ANOTHER TWO DAYS, SUNDAY WE WILL BE BACK TO SAO NICOLAU FOR ANOTHER 5 DAYS.

YESTARDAY WE FISH WITH OUR FRIEND FROM PORTUGAL, JOSE TELLES AND , NO LUCK , GREEN WATER IN SAO VICENTE ON THE SOUTH SIDE. SO WE WILL BE FISHING HIS LAST DAY ON THE NORTH.

AMELIA IS THE TOP BOAT IN ALL CAPE VERDE AND PROBABLY THE TOP BOAT SO FAR IN ALL ATLANTIC .

STEVE HALL AND FELICIANO TAVARES ON THE DECK JUST BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB, THANKS TO THE BOYS WE ARE A HEAD OF THE REST OF THE FLEET.

HAPPY HOOKER 2 JUST WENT YESTARDAY IN THE WATER AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF WORK, SHES LOOKS GOOD AND I WISH TO MY FRIEND BERNO AND SIMON A GREAT SEASON ALSO.

ANY QUESTIONS YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT OUR OPERATION OR ABOUT CAPE VERDE BE FREE TO ASK.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

FRIENDS FROM ITALY

17.04.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS,

THIS IS THE REPORT OF THE LAST WEEK FISHING WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM ITALY.

PIERFRANCESCO, RICCARDI FANELLI AND RICCARDI TAMBURINI WENT HOME WITH A BIG SMILE ON THEIR FACES.

WE HAD 21 BITES AND CAUHGT 11, NOT TO BAD.

TWO FISH ON THE HOUSE OF THE 500LBS AND THE OTHERS FROM 200 TO 450 LBS.

BEST LURES , ANDY MOYES NUMBER 6# BEEN THE KILLER, WE BEEN DOING BAIT AND SWICHT ON THE SHORTS AND LURES ON THE LONGS, SO FAR BEEN WORK OK.

WE CAUHGT ONE AROUND 300 LBS ON THE STELLA WITH A ROD FOR JIGGING , SO WE HAD LOTS OF FUN WITH THAT ONE.

TODAY WHOS OUR SECOND DAY WITH NEW GUEST FROM ENGLAND AND THE RESULTS ARE: YESTARDAY 1 FOR ONE A 450LBS IN SAO VICENTE ISLAND, TODAY I MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU ISLAND AND WORK PERFECT FOR US, 5 OUT OF 6 BITES BIGGEST ONE 450 OTHERS FROM 300 TO 350LBS.

BAIT AND SWICHT AND THE ANDY MOYES LURES DID AGAIN THE DAY SO THANKS TO THE NEPTUNE FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE SEA.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS IN JUNE, BOOK IF YOU LOVE MARLIN FISHING ON THE BEST SPOT IN THE WORLD FOR BLUE MARLIN.

OUR SCORE FOR THE ONES DID BELIEVE IS:

37 DAYS FISHING, 62 LAND OUT OF 105 BITES AND PROBALIY ANOTHER 10 OUR MORE RAISE WHERE THE FISH DID BITE.

FROM THE FLAT WATERS OF THE CAPE VERDE GOOD FISHING TO ALL AROUND.

YES, THE WEATHER IS JUST FANTASTIC AT THE MOMENT.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

MARC AND NEIL FROM ENGLAND

11.04.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM LAST WEEK FISHING WITH OUR FRIENDS MARC AND NEIL FROM ENGLAND.

THEY ARRIVE HERE WITH THE WISH OF CATCHING A BLUE AND THEY DID MORE THAN THAT WISH ONE LAND 6 AND MARC A SPEARFISH OVER 55 LBS.

TOTAL FISH CAUGHT IN 5 AND A HALF DAYS 12 OUT OF 20 BITES.

ONE OF THE DAYS WE RAISED A 500LBS AND A 700LBS , THIS TWO FISH DID BITE. SO MARC AND NEIL WILL COME BACK FOR MORE ACTION.

WE CAUHGT TWO FISH OVER 500 LBS A 450 AND THE OTHERS FROM 250 TO 350LBS.

WE FISH IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND THE LAST 25 DAYS, IN MINDELO THE FISHING HAS BEEN VERY POOR.

AT THE MOMENT WE START WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM ITALY: PIERRE AND HIS FRIEND START YESTARDAY AND WE ARE 3 FOR 6, A 500LBS ON 50LBS LINE AND A 300 AND A 200LBS.

PIERRE DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS 500 BLUE ON PITCH BAIT. BEBICHE AND THE SMOKER - ALL HAVE BEEN FISHING HERE AND HAVING GREAT RESULTS ALSO.

OUR TOTAL FOR THE SEASON IS : 48 BLUES OUT OF 84 BITES - ALL THIS IN 32 DAYS FISHING.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

SWEDEN & FINLAND

04.04.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE.

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM 23 TO THE 28.

OURS FRIENDS FROM SWEDEN DID A GREAT JOB CATCHING 8 BLUES OUT OF 14 BITES.

WE FISH THE ALL WEEK IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND, TWO DAYS WITH JUST ONE STRIKE AND PULL THE HOOKS, SO OUR GUESTS ASKED IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO FOR SHARK FISHING. SO WE DID TWO NIGHTS CAHTING TREE REEF SHARKS, ONE AROUND 300 LBS AND THE OTHERS AROUND 250 LBS.

WE CAUGHT A SMALL YELLOWFIN AND A COUPLE WAHOOS.

ULF, PETER AND MARTIN BEEN HERE LAST YEAR ON THE SAME TIME AND THEY FINISHED THIS WEEK FISHING WITH THE SAME SCORE, 8 BLUES, BIGGEST 600 LBS, OTHERS FROM 200 TO 450LBS.

THE TWO BEST LURES AT THE MOMENT HAVE BEEN FROM ANDY MOYES AND THE HOOKER FROM MOLCRAFT.

REPORT FROM THE 31 TO THE 2.

NO LUCK WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM FINLAND.

WE FISH FROM SAO VICENTE .

THIS LAST DAYS THE WIND BEEN VERY STRONG SO WE FISH ON THE WEST WAY FROM THE 30 KT WIND, AND WE HAD 4 BITES PULLING THE HOOKS IN ALL FISH.

MIGUEL ON THE DONA PI, LANDS A 800 PLUS BLUE MARLIN ON THE SOUTH.(WELL DONE)

YESTARDAY BEBICHE MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU ISLAND AND HAD THREE BITES JUST IN TWO HOURS SO I DECIDED TO MOVE ALSO. JUST ARRIVING IN SAO NICOLAU WE PULL THE HOOKS ON A SMALL ONE, AND WE DID AGAIN ONE HOUR LATER.

SOMETHING IS WRONG. LAST SEVEN BITES ALL OFF SO STEVE CHANCED A FEW THINGS AND WE FINALIY CAUGHT ONE AROUND 250LBS.

WE HAD THREE BITES AND RAISED 4 MORE TOO OF THAT FISH WHOS BIGGER THEN 500. ONE FOR SHURE CLOSE TO SEVEN. ON THE WAY HOME WE HOOKS UP A 50 LBS SPEARFISH(SHORT BILL), VERY NICE TO FINISH OUR DAY.

BEBICHE WENT 3 FOR FOUR SO I HOPE TO HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMOROY. THE SCORE FOR AMELIA AT THE MOMENT IS : 25 DAYS FISHING, 34 CAUGHT OUT OF 61 STRIKES.

BIGGEST FISH SO FAR OVER 800LBS.

TOP LURES FROM ANY MOYES AND MOLCRAFT. WE STILL HAVE FROM THE 11 TO THE 25 OF JUNE OPEN SO BOOK NOW FOR A BETTER RATE.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

THOMAS AND MARTIN

25.03.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE.

FISHING JUST SLOW DOW THE LAST FOUR DAYS.

THIS IS THE REPORT  FROM THOMAS AND MARTIN, THEY FISH 4 AND A HALF DAYS OUT OF SAO NICOLAU ISLAND AND THE RESULTS : 22 BITES 12 CAUGHT , NOT BAD...

FEW FISH CAUHGT ON BAIT AND SWICHT , GOOD FUN. TWO OF THIS 12 BLUES WENT BIGGER THEN 600 AND ONE 800 PLUS. ONE AROUND 250 ON THE FIX SPOLL ON THE STELLA , VERY GOOD FUN WITH THOMAS DOING A GREAT JOB.

BIGGEST FISH WHOS JUST 1 NM FROM THE HARBOUR ON FLAT WATER, FANTASTIC ...

SO MARTIN AND THOMAS WENT BACK TO DENMARK VERY HAPPY. YESTARDAY WE START WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM SWEDEN, AND THE RESULT WHOS 1 FOR 2 IN SAO NICOLAU, A NICE 450 ON STUND UP DID A GREAT SHOW JUMPING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

TODAY , 0 FOR 1, LOTS OF BAIT AND BIRDS BUT JUST ONE MARLIN. I M SHORE WILL BE GOOD ON THE NEXT TWO DAYS, SO I WILL GIVE MORE INF ON THE NEXT 2 TO TREE DAYS.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

Sunshine Islands

18.03.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE NICE HOT SUNSHINE ISLANDS OF CAPE VERDE. BACK ON THE OCEAN AND THE RESULTS OF THE LAST TREE DAYS WITH THOMAS AND MARTIN ARE VER GOOD.

FIRST DAY MOVE FROM SAO VICENTE TO SAO NICOLAU ISLANDS AND THE SCORE WHOS 2 OUT OF 3 BITES 300 THE BIGGEST.

YESTARDAY 3 FOR 6 AND RACE ONE MORE, BIGGEST 350LBS . TODAY WE JUST FISH HALF A DAY AND 2 FOR 3 WITH THE BIGGEST FISH AROUND 600. FISH DEAD SO WE PUT HIM ON THE BOAT.

MARTIN CAUHGT IS FIRST BLUE ON THE FIRST DAY AND ON THE FIRST BITE SO IS A HAPPY MAN.

ONE FISH FOR THOMAS ON BAIT AND SWICHT.

WEATHER IS FANTASTIC AND THE FISHING SO BOOK NOW FOR THE LAST DAYS ON THE SEASON.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

BREAKING NEWS COUGH 850 LBS AT 1715 IN FRONT OF TARAFAL.

New Year

10.03.11

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS WE START OUR SEASON A FEW DAYS A GO AND THE RESULTS ARE FANTASTIC. FIRST OF ALL WELCOME TO MARLINCAPEVERDE.

WE STILL HAVE A WEEK AVAIBLE IN APRIL AND TWO WEEKS IN JUNE SO DONT HESITATE TO CONTAC ME FOR A GOOD DEAL ON THE BEST MARLIN FISHING ON THE PLANET.

FIRST FOUR DAYS OF OUR SEASON WHOS WITH OUR FRIEND FROM SEDWEN. FIRST DAY FISH ON THE NORHT OF MINDELO AND THE RESULT WHOS A ZERO, SECOND DAY ON THE SOUHT AND ANOTHER ZERO. THIRD DAY I DICEDE TO GO TO THE NORHT WEST BANK 45 NAUTICAL MILLES FROM SAO VICENTE ISLAND, ROW WATERS , WIND AND SO ON TWO HOURS OF FISHING ON THE BANK AND OUR FIRST BLUE MARLIN WHOS CAUHGT BY BETRA, OUR FIRST AND HIS FIRST BLUE MARLIN FOR THE ANGLER.

WE RACE ONE MORE DID BITE.

LAST DAY WE FISH AGAIN IN SAO VICENTE AND ANOTHER ZERO.

NO BAITE SO NO MARLIN AROUND.

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WE WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR FOR ANOTHER ROUND ON THE WATERS OF CAPE VERDE.

FIVE DAYS A GO OUR SECON ANGLER, TIM TWIDDY FROM UK, THE RESULTS OF OUR SECOND ANGLER WHOS WAY BETTER THEN OUR FIRST FRIEND. FIRST DAY FISH ON THE SOUHT AND A ZERO.

AGAIN A ZERO ON ONE DAY FISHING AT THE CAPE, NOT NORMAL WHERE IS THE MARLIN???? A GOOD CALL AFTER TWO AND A HALF DAYS FISHING IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

WE TROLL ALL THE WAY FROM SAO VICENTE , FISHING JUST 2 HOURS AND 1 FOR 2 A 200 LBS . SECOND DAY 4 FOR 4, NOTHING BIGGER THEN 300, BUT SOME ACTION FANTASTIC. THIRD DAY 3 FOR 7, NOT BAD LOTS OF SMALL FISH BUT IS BETTER THEN NOTHING SO ALL VERY HAPPY.

OUR LAST DAY I DICEDE TO GO AGAIN TO THE SOUHT BANK BEFORE WE GET BACK TO MINDELO SO..., PERFECT 4 FOR 4 A TRIPLE AND MY SECOND TRIPLE IN MY CAREAR IN 20 YEARS OF MARLIN FISHING AROUND THE ATLANTIC WITH A FANTASTIC SIZES, A 600, 450 AND A 300 PLUS. PLAST ONE AROUND 300LBS.

BART MILLER LURES, MOYES AND MOLCRFAT DID THE JOB.

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A 40 POUNDS YELLOFIN TO FINISH OUR DAY ON A 20LBS LINE WITH A RAPALA PUT IN MY PLATE A FANTASTIC MEAL.

HOPE THIS REPORT MAKE YOU GUYS AROUND THE WORLD HAPPY SO WE WILL BE HERE TO TAKE YOU OUT FOR A FANTASTIC DAY IN THE OCEAN. WEATHER IS FANTASTIC AT THE MOMENT.

TO ALL THANKS AND I HOPE TO HAVE MORE NEWS NEXT WEEK WEND THOMAS PETERSEN FINISH IS FISHING DAYS.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

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