Marlin Cape Verde
Captains logs 2012

TOP TAGGING CAPTAIN FOR 2012

14.12.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE

CAPTAIN ZAK IS AGAIN THE TOP TAGGING CAPTAIN FOR 2012

TO ALL THE ONES WHO FISHED WITH US A BIG THANK YOU.

THERE IS SOME MARLIN AROUND, A FEW HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LATELY.

THERE ARE STILL SOME DAYS IN LEFT IN JUNE , FROM THE 14 TO THE 23.

AZORES STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT, SEND A EMAIL TO THOMAS, AND HE WILL TELL YOU MORE.

GOOD FISHING FOR 2013

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

DECKS FULL OF ALBACORES, BIG EYES AND YELLOFIN TUNAS

07.10.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE BEAUTY OF THE AZORES,

A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WE FINISHED TWO WEEKS OF FISHING WITH GARY AND SHERELL. THANKS TO BOTH FOR BEEN FISHING WITH US.

YOAN AND CHARLES CAME TO HELP US - NO LUCK AT THIS TIME, BUT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE THEM BOTH ON BOARD. I CAN TELL YOU GUYS, I LEARNED TO WIRE FISH AND BECAME A BETTER WIRE MAN JUST BY WATCHING HIS MOVIES. THANKS CHARLES TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES. SEE YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR.

TIM, WHO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR ALMOST TWO MONTH, FISHED ANOTHER FEW DAYS AND WE LANDED ANOTHER FOUR BLUES.

OUR SCORE IN THE AZORES IS NOW 49, MAKING THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF 329 BLUES.

THREE DAYS AGO I WENT WITH A FRIEND AND LUIS, MY LOCAL MATE, JUST OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOUR AND WE LANDED TWO BIG EYES, A 120kg AND A 88kg. ALSO TWO ALBACORE, SIZES 35kg AND 15kg. A COUPLE OF THE OTHER BOATS FILLED THE DECKS FULL OF ALBACORES, BIG EYES AND YELLOFIN TUNAS.

WE STILL HAVE FOUR WEEKS LEFT FOR THE AZORES AND A WEEK FOR CAPE VERDE, BOOK NOW FOR BETTER RATES.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

07.10.12

WE HAD A COUPLE SHOOTS BUT THE MARLIN WIN THIS TIME

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AZORES

ON THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT, CAPT. ZAKCONDE, STEVE, GARY CARTER,CAPT.YOAN, CAPT.CHARELS PERRY AND ON THE CENTER SHERELL

WE HAD A COUPLE SHOOTS BUT THE MARLIN WIN THIS TIME.

 

A NICE 500PLUS ON 16lbs

20.09.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AZORES

BAD WEATHER, HURRICANE NADINE GETTING CLOSE TO US. RAIN AND STRONG WIND FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE FISHING HAS BEEN JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD.

GARY AND HIS WIFE HAD A COUPLE OF SHOTS ON 12 AND 16lbs LINE.

THIS ARE THE REPORTS FROM:

09.09.2010 - WE HAD A GOOD ONE ON 16lbs BUT HOOK WENT OUT. JUST ONE BITE TODAY.

10,11,12.09.2012 - BAD WEATHER.

14.09.2012 - WE RAISED THREE FISH BUT NONE SWITCHED. A 400, 250 AND A 600lbs.

15.09.2012 - TWO FOR FIVE ON BLUES, WE HAD TWO ON 30lbs, THE OTHERS NOT BIG FOR 12lbs LINE.

16.09.2012 - A GREAT DAY, ONE FOR SEVEN. GARY HAD A MONSTER ON 12lbs, HE HAD THIS FISH FOR FOUR HOURS BEFORE WE BROKE THE LINE. HE LOST TWO ON 16lbs AND THE OTHERS ON 30lbs.

17.09.2012 - WE HAD TWO BITES, A 300 ON 30LBS AND A NICE 500PLUS ON 16lbs FOR LADIES, WE HAD THIS FISH ON THE LEADER ONE TIME, CHARLES PERRY DID A GREAT JOB, YOAN WAS READY TO GAFF WHEN A WAVE JUST WENT STRAIGHT TO HIS FACE,NO LUCK, LEADER ALSO UNDER THE FISH, MAYBE JUST TWO FEET OF LEADER CAME OUT OF THE TAIL.

OUR SCORE IS NOW 322 BLUES.

IN THE AZORES WE HAVE BEEN FISHING 36 DAYS AND WE LANDED 42 BLUES. 13 OF THIS DAYS WE WENT FISHING FOR RECORDS. MAKES MORE THEN ONE FISH A DAY, JUST FANTASTIC.

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR NEXT SEASON.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

NEW PONTOON IN MINDELO, CAPE VERDE

THIS IS OUR NEW PONTOON IN MINDELO, CAPE VERDE

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LOOKING FOR WORLD RECORDS

11.09.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE GIANT BLUE MARLIN

THE AZORES HAVE THE BEST SEASON EVER. FISH IS AROUND IN GOOD SIZES AND NUMBERS.

FOUR DAYS AGO OUR GOOD FRIENDS, LEN AND FRED, LEFT US AFTER FIVE DAYS OF FISHING. THEY CAUGHT A COUPLE, ONE NICE AROUND 700LBS AND THE OTHERS FROM 350 TO 500LBS. THANKS TO BOTH FOR FISHING WITH US. THAT WAS OUR LAST TROLLING DAY WITH LURES.

GARY CARTER AND HIS WIFE JUST ARRIVED FOUR DAYS AGO FOR A LONG COUPLE OF DAYS LOOKING FOR WORLD RECORDS. OUR MAIN TARGET IS ON 12LBS POUND LINE AND 30lbs FOR GARY. FOR HIS WIFE, 16 LBS. OUR GOOD FRIEND CHARLES IS HERE WITH US FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE AZORES. CAPTAIN GARY IS HERE AS WELL, SO HE HAS A DREAM TEAM. ON THE FIRST DAY I DECIDED TO GO TO AZORES BANK. JUST WHEN ARRIVING THERE WE HAD TWO BITES FROM WHITES, LATER ON WE RAISE A 300LBS BLUE, TO SMALL SO WE JUST PLAYED WITH TEASERS - GOOD FUN.

AT 1:30pm A 600plus JUST SHOWED UP AND DID A GREAT SWITCH. FIRST DAY AND THE RIGHT ONE FOR THE 12lbs LINE. THIS FISH NEVER JUMPED, WE HAVE BEEN A FEW TIMES CLOSE TO THE BOW BUT NEVER CLOSE ENOUGH. TIME PASSED AND PASSED, THE NIGHT CAME AND WE WERE STILL FISHING. WE WERE FIGHTING THIS FISH FOR 20 HOURS UNTIL THE LINE BROKE. EVERY ONE DID A GREAT JOB, BUT THIS TIME THE FISH WON.

ON THE CONDOR BANK ALL THE OTHER BOATS ARE HAVING GOOD FUN WITH LOTS OF FISH.

09.09.2012 - WE HOOKED UP ON 16lbs LINE A 400plus ON LIVE BAIT, IT GAVE US A GREAT SHOW, NICE BITE RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT. AGAIN THE FISH WON, WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO GET THIS ONE, I SAID VERY CLOSE. WE LOST THIS ONE RIGHT ON THE BACK OF THE BOAT.

10.09.2012 - BAD WEATHER.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

BEST OF THE BEST

05.09.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM HEAVEN,

THE FISHING IN THE AZORES IS JUST AMAZING, BEST OF THE BEST. THIS IS THE BEST EVER, EVERY BOAT IS GETTING UP TO THREE FISH A DAY. THERE WERE FIVE BOATS FISHING ON THE CONDOR, AND BETWEEN ALL RAISED AROUND 45 BLUES - JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD. FLAT WATERS JUST MAKING EVERYTHING BETTER AND BETTER. TWO BOATS HAD TOGETHER 28 BITES, WITH AN AVERAGE OF 500LBS.

04.09.2012 - WE HAD THREE FOR THREE, A 300, 600 AND A 800LBS. WE RAISE TWO MORE, A 700PLUS AND A 400LBS.

03.09.2012 - TWO OUT OF THREE AND RAISED ONE MORE, THIS WAS ON THE AZORES BANK. FIRST DAY FOR FRED AND LEN WITH A SOLID 500 AND 600LBS, JUST FANTASTIC.

BOOKINGS FOR NEXT SEASON ARE OPEN, SO BOOK NOW. THE SEASON IS VERY SHORT, JUST 7 WEEKS.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISH HERE IS JUST STRONG AND VERY HEALTY

03.09.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AZORES

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE BEST YEAR EVER, NO MEMORY OF FISHING LIKE ITS NOW. NUMBERS AND GOOD SIZES MAKING THE AZORES THE BEST DESTINATION OF ALL.

HERE ARE NOT FISH IN BIG NUMBERS LIKE IN CAPE VERDE, BUT THE FISH HERE IS JUST STRONG AND VERY HEALTY.

WE JUST TURNED 22 DAYS FISHING, LANDED 31 BLUES. NOT BAD, I AM LEARNING ABOUT THIS BOAT AND PLACE, HOPE I CAN DO IT BETTER IN THE NEXT YEAR.

THE OTHER BOYS ARE ALSO DOING GREAT.

THANKS TO MICHAEL AND SWAN, THEY FINISHED THREE DAYS AGO, LEFT US TO GO TO NOVA SCOTIA FOR THE GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA (GOOD LUCK BOYS). THANKS TO BOTH , SEE YOU GUYS IN THE CAPE NEXT YEAR.

THIS WE CAUGHT IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS:

29/08/2012 - ONE FOR TWO 350lbs

30/09/2012 - ONE FOR ONE 450lbs

31/08/2012 - ANOTHER GOOD DAY THREE FOR SIX. 400, 450 AND A 700 LBS.

01/09/2012 - TIM STARTED TWO DAYS WITH US AND HE WENT TWO FOR FOUR ON THE FIRST DAY. A 200 AND A 450lbs.

02/09/2012 - ONE FOR TWO AND RAISE ONE MORE. A 400lbs MADE OUR DAY.

IF YOU LIKE TO COME DOWN I HAVE THE LAST WEEK AVAILABLE.

BIG THANKS TIM AND HIS FRIEND, THEY LANDED TOGETHER MORE THEN 110 BLUES THIS YEAR.

THANKS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

THREE OUT OF FIVE

28.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM HORTA,

FISHING IS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD, NOT THE SAME LIKE IN THE CAPE VERDE BUT THE SIZES ARE JUST AMAZING.

THE BEST NEWS I HAVE IS THAT WE HAVE REACHED YESTERDAY THE 300 BLUE MARLIN FOR THIS SEASON.

BIG THANKS TO ALL CAPT. WHO HELPED US AND TO ALL THE ANGLERS.

THIS IS THE REPORT OF THE LAST THREE DAYS:

26 AUGUST - ONE FOR THREE, A 250LBS MADE OUR DAY

27 AUGUST - TWO FOR TWO, A 800 AND A 700LBS. WE RAISED ONE MORE.

28 AUGUST - THREE OUT OF FIVE, A 700, 550 AND A 500LBS. ONE OF THE OTHER BOATS DID SIX FOR SIX.

SO FAR THIS YEAR IS THE BEST YEAR EVER IN THE AZORES. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MONTH AUGUST LIKE THIS ONE IN THE HISTORY OF THE AZORES.

OUR SCORE IS NOW 303.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

BOCA RATON

 

BOCA RATON

 

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BOCA RATON

 

SCORE IS NOW 297 BLUES

25.08.12

HELLO FROM THE PARADISE

YESTERDAY THE 24.08. - FIRST DAY FOR MICHAEL AND SHAW. GREAT DAY, NOT MUCH ACTION BUT TWO GOOD SIZE FISH. FIRST A 650 PLUS ON THE MAKAIRA 19", YES SHES BACK IN ACTION . A FRIEND FIXED THE LURE AND IT LANDED A 700 AND A 650 AFTER REPAIR. THEN THE TUBE OF ANDY MOYES DID THE REST OF THE WORK. JUST TWO FANTASTIC LURES.

BOOK FOR THE AZORES NOW, IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO IT !!!!!

SCORE IS NOW 297 BLUES FOR THE SEASON, AND WE HAVE ANOTHER 40 DAYS FISHING

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

4 OUT OF 7

23.08.12

HELLO FROM HORTA, AZORES

WEATHER IS JUST AMAZING AND THE FISHING EVEN BETTER.

THIS IS THE REPORT OF THE 22.08. AND 23.08.2012.

YESTERDAY THE 22.08. - A FANTASTIC DAY WITH TIM - WE CAUGHT 4 OUT OF 7 AND RAISE ONE MORE. SIZES CAUGHT: TWO 500LBS AND TWO 400LBS. WE PULLED THE HOOKS OFF ONE AROUND 800LBS, AND RAISE ANOTHER ONE AROUND THE SAME SIZE. THE OTHERS WERE SMALLER.

TODAY THE 23.08. - A VERY SLOW DAY FOR BOCA RATON, A 600LBS MADE OUR DAY. ONE BITE ONE FISH, WE RAISE ONE MORE AROUND 400LBS, BUT DIDNT BITE. OTHER BOATS DID IT BETTER , WITH OLAF THEY GOT 4 OUT OF 6.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

OUR SCORE IS NOW 295

 

GREAT DAY FOR BOCA RATON

22.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE BIG BLUE MARLIN PARADISE

HERE IS THE REPORT OF THE LAST TWO DAYS:

20 AUGUST - WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR BOCA RATON, TIM RELEASED TWO BLUES, A 700 AND A 600LBS. WE RAISED ONE MORE AROUND 800PLUS, THIS BIG GIRL CAME UP BUT DIDNT BITE.

21 AUGUST - ANOTHER GREAT DAY: ROBERT AND NATE HAD A GREAT DAY, 3 FOR 4, NATE RELEASED A 600LBS AND A 450LBS. ROBERT RELEASED A 350LBS. WE LOST ONE AROUND 300LBS, AND RAISED TWO MORE.

ALL BOATS ARE DOING WELL, AND WHAT I CAN SAY - ITS THE AZORES BACK IN ACTION.

BOOKINGS FOR NEXT YEAR ARE OPEN, OUR SEASON IS VERY SHORT SO BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST PERIOD: AUGUST TO SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

10 BLUES AWAY FROM THE MAGIC NUMBER AND JUST 8 TO BECOME THE BEST YEAR EVER IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTFISHING

MAKAIRA

MAKAIRA 19" - DID THE WORK ON FOUR BLUES: 700, 600, 450 and a 350LBS

MAKAIRA

MAKAIRA 19"

 

HURRICANE GORDON JUST MISSED US

20.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AZORES ISLANDS

HURRICANE GORDON JUST MISSED US. LIGHT WINDS AND LOTS OF MARLIN AROUND.

THIS IS THE BEST SEASON SINCE 1996, FISHING IS JUST GOOD, LIKE IT WAS LONG AGO. I JUST HOPE IT STAYS LIKE THIS.

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM THE 18TH AND 19TH OF AUGUST:

TWO DAYS AGO WE CAUGHT OUR FIRST BLUE WITH TIM AND ROBERT, A 250LBS ON THE ANDY MOYES N SIX. WE LOST A 700LBS PLUS, NICE BITE BUT HOOK CAME OUT. IN THE END OF THE DAY WE RAISE ONE AROUND 500LBS, DID BITE.

YESTERDAY THREE FOR THREE, 500, 350 AND A 250LBS.

ALL THE OTHER BOATS DID THE SAME, TWO TO THREE FISH PER BOAT. DOUBLE HEADER WITH JORGE ON THE HELM AND MARIO LANDED SIX IN TWO DAYS, WELL DONE.

WE STILL HAVE THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE, IF ANY INTEREST LET ME KNOW ASAP. IMPORTANT NEWS: BOOKINGS FOR CAPE VERDE 2014 ARE OPEN NOW, FOR BOOKING CONTACT THOMAS PETERSEN. WE HAVE ALREADY A COUPLE OF BOOKINGS ON THE BOOK, SO IF YOU LIKE THE BEST DAYS DO IT NOW.

FOR MYSELF, MY GOAL IS NOT FAR AWAY, 15 BLUES TO REACH THE NUMBER 300. NOW WE ARE AT 285 FOR THIS SEASON.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

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THE BOYS IN HORTA MARINA

 

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS

13.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AZORES ISLANDS

THE AZORES ARE JUST ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS IN THE ATLANTIC. FISHING JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.

ALL BOATS HAVING 2 TO 3 STRIKES A DAY, AVERAGE SIZE IS JUST AMAZING, 600LBS WITH SOME REAL BIG GIRLS.

THE ONLY PROBLEM NOW IS THE WEATHER, JUST TURNIN BAD AND THERE IS NO WAY TO GET TO THE BANKS WHERE THE FISH ARE.

THE 11TH OF AUGUST WE RAISE OUR FIRST BLUES AFTER 4 DAYS TROLLING AROUND DIFFERENT SPOTS, 4 BOATS OUT THERE MADE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN WE SPLIT THE FLEET.

WE HAD A 800 LBS, PULLED THE HOOKS ON THE 50LBS STAND UP JUST AFTER THE BITE, ANOTHER ONE AROUND 650 LBS DID SWITCH THE BEST WAY AND TO FINALIZE THE DAY WE RAISE A 450 WHICH DID SWITCH.

ULI AND DANI, MY GOOD FRIENDS FROM GERMANY (FOR THE ONES WHO SAID I DONT LIKE GERMANYS, THIS IS NOT TRUE, THIS ONES ARE REAL GOOD FRIENDS). AND BIGGER FRIEND WE BECAME WHEN WE LANDED THE FIRST BLUE MARLIN FOR BOCA RATON, OUR 31 BLACK WATCH, GOOD SWITCH AND STEVE HAD THE LEATHER JUST IN 3 OUR 4 MIN THROUGH THE FIGHT. WE HAD ANOTHER ONE AROUND 500 WHICH DID SWITCH.

THE OTHER BOATS DID WELL, FILIPE ON THE HABITAT HAD A GREAT DAY WITH 3 BLUES.

DAYS AVAIBLE ON THE BOCA RATON AND THE HABITAT. DONT MISS THIS CHANCE TO GET SOME OF THE BIGGER BLUES YOU CAN SEE IN THE ATLANTIC

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING

IF YOU LIKE TO FISH BRASIL, BRASIL, BRASIL LET ME KNOW.

I AM BOOKING FOR THIS SEASON 4 WEEKS OUT OF CANAVIEIRAS, A SMALL CITY SOUTH OF ILHEUS, IS PROBALIY THE BEST AREA IN BRAZIL IF YES SEND AN EMAIL.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

News from Kinetic / Fairpoint Outdoors

Six years old and stand up fighting a spearfish + New Marlin Video

Most anglers think that fighting a billfish is a sport for heavy weight champions. And yes, it sometimes takes a lot of raw muscle power and strength to succeed, but the right technique is usually more important. At an age of six years young Christian Eldor had to develop his own big game fighting technique when catching a 44 lbs spearfish. Christian was visiting the small island La Gomera which is part of the Canary Islands and together with his father Thomas Eldor Petersen from Fairpoint Outdoors/Kinetic he was fishing on board a private boat Beast’n owned and sailed by Søren Jensen from Vejle in Denmark. Besides targeting blue marlin they were also using a heavy popper rod and a fixed spool reel rigged with a smaller lure to target spearfish. When a spearfish finally attacked the lure, the rod was handed to Christian. To be able to fight the fish he had to hold the rod handle between his legs and use all his strength to turn the reel and constantly put pressure on the rod and the fish. He managed to succeed in his first stand up fight against a billfish and land the impressive Atlantic spearfish that was twice as long as Christian himself and had a weight of 44 pounds (20kg). The catch could have been a new world record in the small fry category, but skipper handed Christian the rod from the rodholder placed near the flybridge. According to the record rules no one else can hold the rod during the fight.

This fish wasn’t the only one Christian caught during his visit on La Gomera. On board Beast’n he also caught a three kilo skip jack tuna and when fishing in the local harbor he had some excellent fishing for mullets. By using bread on a small hook he caught several mullets up to three kilos. Most of them were fighting like crazy in between boats, poles and piers. In addition to this he also caught several smaller colorful fish of different species.

 

 

 

 

 

Marlin action Video

Christian’s Father Thomas Eldor Petersen from Kinetic is an experienced blue water angler who has caught a large number of billfish and large tunas around the globe. During this trip to La Gomera he also caught and released a 550 lbs blue marlin. This marlin from La Gomera was his first from this location, but far from being his first blue marlin. On several occasions he has been visiting Cape Verde to fish with one of the World’s top marlin skippers Zak Conde onbord the boat Amelia (www.marlincapeverde.com). A new video showing some of the fights, jumps and incredible marlin action is now found on YouTube.

 

 

BIG FISH AROUND

12.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE PARADISE OF THE AZORES ISLANDS

GREAT NEWS TO ALL, FISHING IS JUST AMAZING, BIG FISH AROUND. FIRST BLUE FOR BOCA RATON - AFTER FIVE DAYS FISHING WITH OUR FRIENDS ULI AND DANI WE RELEASED A 800LBS TODAY ON 50LBS LINE.

YESTERDAY WE RAISE THREE BLUES, ONE AROUND 800LBS, PULLED OFF THE HOOKS, A 650 AND ANOTHER ONE AROUND 450 LBS.

TODAY, LIKE I SAID, WE LANDED THIS BIG ONE AND HAD ANOTHER ONE AROUND 500LBS.

THE OTHER BOATS ARE DID GOOD AS WELL, WITH SOME BIG ONES THEY LANDED.

WE STILL HAVE THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE, IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST COME AND FISH WITH US AND THE BOCA RATON, AZORES.

BOOKINGS FOR NEXT YEAR ARE OPEN SO BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST TIME. WE WILL START ON THE LAST WEEK OF JULY UNTIL THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

THE DEEP BLUE FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

06.08.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE AMAZING AZORES ISLANDS.

THE GREEN OF THE ISLANDS AND THE DEEP BLUE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FILL ANY EYES, JUST BEAUTIFUL.

A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WE FISHED IN CAPE VERDE WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM RUSSIA. THE RESULT WAS 2 BLUES OUT OF 6 BITES, TWO FISH AROUND 300LBS. ALSO TWO YELLOWFINS, ONE 165LBS AND A 140LBS, AND TWO WAHOOS.

THE WEATHER WAS JUST AMAZING, FLAT WATERS AND SOME BLUES AROUND. I WILL BE BACK IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IN LATE OCTOBER, IF SOMEONE LIKES TO FISH IN THAT TIME GIVE ME A CALL.

THE AZORES: SOME FISH AROUND, NOT MANY BUT GOOD SIZES. WILL START FISHING TOMORROW WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS ULI AND DANI. THE WEATHER IS GOOD, HOPE TO FIND ONE OR TWO BLUES AROUND.

IF YOU LIKE TO FISH IN THE AZORES, WE HAVE THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE FOR A GREAT PRICE.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

MORE NEWS FROM THE AZORES

23.07.12

HELLO TO ALL

THE BIG NEWS ARE COMING EVERY DAY FROM THE AZORES, JUST AMAZING. BITE, BIG FISH AND MORE.

YES, THREE BOATS FISHED YESTERDAY: HABITAT WITH FELIPE LANDED A 985LBS, AND TWO WHITES. THE SECOND BOAT WAS 3-3, THREE FISH OVER 700lbs, AND THE THIRD ONE 2-2, ALSO TWO FISH MORE THAN 700lbs. JUST AMAZING, THANKS NEPTUNE TO GIVE US BACK ALL THIS FISH.

AZORES IS A FANTASTIC PLACE, FOR ME THE BEST ISLANDS ALL OVER WORLD, AND I HOPE THE FISHING GETS THAT GOOD ALSO.

GOOD FISHING FOR MY FRIENDS THERE.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

GOOD CONDITIONS IN THE AZORES

22.07.12

HELLO TO ALL

MY FRIEND FELIPE ON HABITAT JUST REALESED TWO BLUES AND A WHITE IN HORTA FOUR DAYS A GO. THE CONDITIONS ARE GOOD, LOTS OF BAIT, DORADOS, WHITE MARLIN ARE AROUND IN GOOD NUMBERS AND THE BLUES ALSO.

COME FISH WITH US, I HAVE THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE AND FELIPE ON HABITAT A COUPLE ALSO. SEND AN EMAIL AND I LET YOU KNOW PRICES ETC.....

IF YOU LIKE JIGGING, BOTTOM FISHING (COASTAL), LET ME KNOW, FAIALMARTERRA IS READY TO TAKE YOU TO THE SPOTS AROUND FAIAL.

REGARDS AND GOOD FISHING.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

SOME NICE ONES ARE AROUND

22.07.12

HELLO FROM THE CAPE

THE BIG NEWS FOR THIS MONTH WAS THE BIG BLUE MARLIN LANDED BY THE HAPPY HOOKER WITH CAPT. SIMON BRACEY. WELL DONE, SIMON LANDED TWO FISH OVER THE MARK IN ONE MONTH. SOME NICE ONES ARE AROUND, A COUPLE OF YELLOWFINS ALSO.

IF YOU LOOKING FOR SOME GIANT BLUES YOU HAVE TWO OTPIONS, THE CAPE VERDE AND THE AZORES. YES, THE AZORES, LOOKS LIKE WE WILL HAVE A GOOD SEASON THERE. FOUR BLUES IN TWO DAYS, HABITAT WITH FELIPE AND BRASILIA WITH LESS, STARTED THE BEST WAY. THE FOUR FISH ALL OVER 500LBS, ONE 800 AND 750. I STILL HAVE THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE, IF ANY INTEREST JUST SEND AN EMAIL.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

THANKS TO ALL

17.07.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS,

IN MY LAST REPORT I DID MENTION A VERY IMPORTANT THING: TO REACH THIS AMAZING NUMBERS WAS JUST POSSIBLE WITH THE GREAT FRIENDSHIP OF ALL THE CAPTAINS AND MATES. CAPE VERDE IS STILL A PLACE WITH A SMALL FLEET, TEN CHARTER BOATS AND A COUPLE OF PRIVATE ONES.

I LIKE TO MENTION ALL WHO CONTRIBUT: CAPTS. MARTY BATES (MY GOOD FRIEND), SIMON BRACEY (THE OLD BOY), JHONO, FERDY, CALU, MARCO (THE CRAZY ITALIAN), BERNO, MATTHIAS, CALY HENSLEY, JAMES ROBERTS AND ANDY MOYES. THESE ARE THE CAPTAINS OF THE CHARTERS BOATS.

PRIVATE: MY GOOD FRIEND KUMAR AND RANDY FROM THE DREAMIN ON.

THANKS TO ALL FOR SHARING INFORMATION AND FRIENDSHIP.

TO ALL GOOD FISHING

I WILL START FISHING NEXT WEEK. HOPE TO GET AT LEAST ANOTHER TWO BEFORE I GO TO THE AZORES.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

NINE BITES AND JUST ONE ON THE HOOK

14.07.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE,

FISHING JUST SLOW DOWN FOR US.

OUR FRIENDS FROM SOUTH AFRICA WENT HOME WITH ONLY ONE BLUE MARLIN IN FOUR DAYS FISHING. YES, ITS TRUE. NINE BITES AND JUST ONE ON THE HOOK. WE PULL THE HOOKS OFF ONE AROUND 600 AND ANOTHER OVER 500LBS. SO THE DREAM TO GET THE 300 IN THE NEXT SIX DAYS IS IMPOSSIBLE.

FISHING SLOWED DOWN SO I WILL WAIT A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE OTHER BOYS FIND THEM IN BIGGER NUMBERS AND THEN I WILL TRY TO GET A COUPLE BEFORE I MOVE TO THE AZORES.

STEVE JUST WENT BACK HOME FOR TWO WEEKS UNTIL GETTING THE PLANE FROM BOSTON TO AZORES. BIG THANKS, SPECIAL TO HIM FOR THE GREAT JOB HE DID AND TO EVERYONE WHO WAS FISHING WITH US.

WE LEARNED EVERY DAY, WE TRIED TO BE BETTER EVERY DAY, WE DID NOT FISH JUST FOR US, WE FISH FOR ALL ON BOARD, AND STEVES AND MY PASSION IS MORE THAN MOST OF THE ANGLERS WHO COME FISHING WITH US. JUST TRYING TO EXPLAIN FOR SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO FISH WITH US - LIFE IS NOT EASY AND I LEARNED WITH MY GOOD FATHER TO BE THE BEST IN EVERYTHING I DO AND TO REACH THAT I NEED THE HELP FROM ALL YOU GUYS, SPECIAL MY CREW AND OF COURSE ALL THE FRIENDS WHO TRAVEL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD - A BIG THANKS. WITHOUT YOU GUYS IT WOULD NEVER BEEN POSSIBLE TO BE THE TOP BOAT IN THE WORLD FOR BLUE MARLIN FISHING.

THANK YOU FOR ALL AND SORRY IF I GET MAD WITH ANY OF YOU, I SIMPLE LIVE FOR THE MOST AMAZING TYPE OF FISHING IN THE WORLD, AND WITHOUT YOU GUYS OUR DREAM NEVER COME TRUE.

HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SO I WISH SUCCESS IN YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR LIFE, NO MONEY NO FUNNY !!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

CAPT. EZEQUIEL CONDE (ZAK)

HAVE A GOOD TIME IN NORTH CAROLINA TO MY MATE AND FRIEND STEVE, THANKS MY FRIEND.

GOOD FISHING TO THE CANARIES, AZORES AND MADEIRA

GOOD LUCK JASON AND WOSKIE

 

TEN MORE DAYS TO GET 23 BLUES

07.07.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS,

WE ARE STILL FISHING, NOT THE END YET. TEN MORE DAYS TO GET 23 BLUES TO REACH THE 300.

WE FINISHED YESTERDAY SIX DAYS WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND SERGEI FROM MOSCOW.

FIRST TWO DAYS I DECIDED TO GO TO SAO NICOLAU, THAT BECAME A BIG MISTAKE, NO FISH WAS THERE. NEXT DAY BACK TO MINDELO AND THEN TO SANTO ANTAO, ANOTHER DAY WITH ZERO. THIRD DAY WE WENT TO THE NORTH WEST BANK, AND THE SCORE WAS 8 FOR 16 BITES. 4TH DAY THE WORLD CUP. 2 FISHES BUT NOT BIG ENOUGH TO ENTER. THIS DAY WE HAD 10 BITES. ON THE 5TH DAY: THE FISH WE LOOKED FOR ON THE 4TH OF JULY CAME ONE DAY LATER, A SOLID 923LBS, THIS FISH DIED JUST AFTER 20MIN, THROUGH THE FIGHT. WHAT A SHAME BUT THIS IS FISHING. ONE FOR 8 WAS OUR SCORE, REAL BAD COMPARE WITH THE DREAMIN ON WHICH LANDED 10 OUT OF 18 BITES. A GOOD DAY FOR RANDY AND THE BOYS. YESTERDAY WE PULLED THE HOOKS ON ONE AND CAUGHT A YELLOFIN AROUND 100LBS.

DAY OFF TODAY AND TOMORROW, BACK IN THE WATER ON MONDAY FOR 5 DAYS.

OUR SCORE IS 277 FOR THE SEASON, LOOKS MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO REACH THE NUMBERS WE LIKE, STREESSSSSSSS.....

LONG SEASON FOR US BUT WE WILL GET IT SOONER OUR LATER.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR US!

29.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE BLUE MARLIN PARADISE,

THIS IS THE REPORT OF OUR LAST FOUR DAYS FISHING:

26-06-2012 - WE MOVED THROUGH THE NIGHT FROM SAO NICOLAU TO SANTO ANTAO, BECAUSE THE DREAMIN ON HAD 4 OUT OF 17 BITES. THIS DAY THE DREAMIN ON MADE HISTORY WHEN THEY LANDED 17 OUT OF AT LEAST 30+ BITES. WE WENT 10 FOR 22 AND RAISED 4 MORE. WHAT A DAY !

27-06-2012 - ANOTHER GOOD DAY. WE WENT 7 FOR 14, DREAMIN ON 5 FOR A COUPLE. THIS DAY WE FISHED HALF A DAY AND THE DREAMIN ON ALSO.

28-06-2012 - WHAT A GOOD DAY FOR US! 11 FOR 14, BIGGEST 600LBS, DREAMIN ON 8 FOR 17.

29-06-2012 - LAST DAY FOR TIM, ANOTHER HALF DAY AND THE SCORE WAS 2 FOR 7 AND WE RAISED 4 MORE.

WE HAVE BEEN FISHING ON THE NORTH WEST BANK. TIM FISHED 10 DAYS AND WE CAUGHT 39 OUT OF 71 BITES.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON IS NOW 266 BLUES.

THANK YOU TIM FOR BEEING AGAIN WITH US.

SERGEI, OUR ANUALLY GUEST FROM MOSCOW, WILL ARRIVE ON 30-06-2012 FOR 6 DAYS.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

A COUPLE OF FISH

25.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE,

SAO NICOLAU IS STILL GIVING US A COUPLE OF FISH.
THIS IS THE REPORT FROM THE LAST 3 DAYS.

23-06-2012 - 3 FOR 7 AND RAISE ONE MORE, SIZES FROM 250 TO 450LBS. HOOKER 1, DREAMIN ON 0, BEBICHE 1.

24-06-2012 - A SOLID 500 LBS MADE OUR DAY AND A 175LBS YELLOFIN TUNA. WE LOST ANOTHER THREE BLUES, ONE AROUND 500LBS, OTHERS SMALLER. HOOKER 2, BEBICHE 1, DREAMIN ON 0.

25-06.2012 - HALF A DAY FISHING FOR THE AMELIA, THE BOYS WENT TO SEE SOME PART OF THE ISLAND. IN THE MORNING WE HAD TWO BITES AND CAUGHT ONE, A 300 LBS. HOOKER 0, HAPPY HOOKER 1, OTHERS ZERO.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON NOW IS 236 BLUES

THERE IS COUPLE OF DAYS LEFT FOR 2013. IF YOU LIKE TO FISH WITH US IN 2014 ITS BETTER TO BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DATES, MAY IS FULL AND TWO WEEKS LEFT IN APRIL.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

Email from Denmark

24.06.12

the first blue

We are three young men, from Denmark who has fished a little through life, fishing has kept us together through the years, with some trips to Sweden and Norway, yes and of course here at home in Denmark.

But now was the time, we've seen many movies with blue marlins, where you just thought it's one thing you should try one day in your life. Last year I wrote a couple of boats in Cap Verde, because we had heard it would be the best place in the world fishing blue marlins, we agreed we would  go full in,no compromises, so the most important facts should be some of the best, (place) (time), (boat / captain),the fish you can only hope also is there, but with the 3 other facts in place, the chance  can be really good.

I had written quite a bit back and forth with Zak Conde, and could see that he caught were really good + I got hold of some others, who have fished with him and they said, it must be tested and he is one of the best blue marlin fisher. Late in the year 2011, we ordered 5 days from D. June 9 to 13 2012, with Zak, that would prove to be a really good decision. In the 5 days we got all 3 fulfilled our dream of catching a blue marlin, yes and more to, where we have waited a half years and been anxious to get to Cape Verde and might not catch anything (like fishing  can be).

We got 13 blue marlins and lost 11, which is more wilder,then we had hope anddream for, with fish Around 300 lbs as the smallest and up to 600 lbs, looking at game fish in that size get out of the water, and feel how strong they are, it's just too wild.

Zak goes up in fishing with life and soul, along with Chii and Steve, who  put the gear and keep hold of the boat, it was a tough trio to marlin fishing, no doubt about it !, so we are deeply grateful for fishing and if there are others who are in doubt, it's just to go

Best regards: from Denmark

René Rasmussen

Mikkel Herup

Daniel Jensen

 

THE BEST SEASON EVER FOR THE AMELIA

22.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE,

WE ARE NOW IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND AND THE FISHING IS NOT HOT BUT THERE IS SOME FISH AROUND.

20-06-2012 - FIRST DAY FOR TIM AND THE SCORE WAS 1 FOR 4 ON BLUES. FIRST DAY WE FISHED OUT OF SAO VICENTE.

21-06-2012 - WE STARTED IN SAO VICENTE, THERE WE WENT 1 FOR 2 ON BLUES, LANDING A 350LBS. SAME DAY I DECIDED TO MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU, AND JUST WHEN WE ARRIVED ON THE SOUTH BANK ONE BLUE AROUND 250LBS GOT STUCK ON THE 50 PITCH BAIT. SO WE WENT 2 FOR 3. THAT FISH MADE US REACH THE NUMBER 230 FOR THIS SEASON.

22-06-2012 - BACK TO THE SOUTH BANK AND THE RESULT FOR THE DAY WAS 1 FOR 4 AND WE RAISED ONE MORE. I MARKED A COUPLE ON THE FISH FINDER BUT THEY DIDNT LIKE OUR CHOICE OF LURES FOR THIS DAY.

THE DREAMIN ON CAUGHT ONE YESTERDAY AND ONE THE HOOKER. TODAY DREAMIN ON 1 FOR 2 AND THE HOOKER ZERO. FEW FISH WERE CAUGHT IN SAO VICENTE.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON NOW IS 231 BLUES AND THAT MAKES US TO REACH THE BEST SEASON EVER FOR THE AMELIA.

THE CAPE VERDE RECORD IS NOT FAR AWAY, BEBICHE THE 31 BERTRAM LANDED 241, IN THE SAME YEAR WE CAUGHT 230 BUT ONE MONTH OF FISHING LESS THAN THE OTHER BOATS.

BEBICHE CAUGHT IN THAT YEAR 104 IN MARCH - SO FOR THE ONES WHO SAID MARCH IS TO EARLY - TAKE THIS ONE AND THINK ABOUT IT.

FEW DAYS LEFT FOR NEXT SEASON SO LET ME KNOW YOUR INTEREST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING FOR THE CANARIES AND MADEIRA

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

BIGGEST FISH A SOLID 600LBS

19.06.12

HELLO TO ALL,

JUST FINISHED FIVE DAYS OF FISHING WITH OUR GUESTS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC. LIKE I SAID BEFORE THIS WAS THE FIRST TRIP FOR JOHN AND THOMAS - MICHAEL FISHED WITH US LAST YEAR BUT WITHOUT ANY LUCK. THIS YEAR THEY GOT TWO BLUES, THE BIGGEST FISH A SOLID 600LBS - CAUGHT YESTERDAY IN THE NORTH OF SAO VICENTE. THANK YOU GUYS FOR FISHING WITH US.

TOMORROW, THE 20 OF JUNE, WE START WITH OUR FRIEND FROM FLORIDA. TIM IS THE SECOND TIME WITH US. SEVEN DAYS FOR TRACY TO GET A BIG MAMA...

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

AGAIN MOVED TO SAO NICOLAU

16.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND,

WE ARE BACK AND THE FISH ALSO.

WE HAVE ON BOARD NOW OUR NEW GUESTS FROM CZECH REPUBLIC.

OUR FIRST DAY STARTED TWO DAYS AGO AND WE WENT ZERO FOR ZERO ON THE NORTH OF SAO VICENTE. TWO OF THE BOYS WENT SEESICK, SO BACK AT HE HARBOUR TO DROP THE BOYS, THEN BACK TO THE OCEAN ETC...

SECOND DAY I DECIDED TO MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU AND ON THE SOUTH BANK WE PULLED THE HOOKS ON A NICE ONE, 650PLUS.

TODAY 3 OUT OF 8 BITES.

THOMAS, JOHNS AND MICHAELS FIRST BLUE MARLIN EVER.

THANK YOU MARLIN

BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING TRIP OF A LIFETIME

13.06.12

A REPORT FROM MICHAEL VILJOEN

I have just returned from the fishing trip of a lifetime in Cape Verde with skipper Zack Conde on his boat Amelia and it was fantastic. I fished for a total of 12 days with Zack and we caught 54 blue marlin, 37 in the last four days - I am still pinching myself to make sure it is real. It started off slowly and we did not see a fish on day one. On the second day we caught two but pulled hooks on a few and it was frustrating for Zack and I and the crew as we had ten bites and could not convert. Things finally came together a bit better on day 5 and we caught 8 for 16. We were still battling with hook-ups on the lures though and had much more success on the pitch baiting. After The Hooker moved to Sau Nicalau and saw quite a few fish we decided to move as well and as things turned out it was the right decision as the next few days provided a blue marlin feast. We concentrated mainly on pitch baiting, which not only was extremely exciting but it worked. In the last 4 days we had a day where we caught 11, a day of 6, another day of 11 and 9 on the last day. The last day was a short day as Zack had to run the boat back to Sao Vicente and we finished by twelve. By this time we were properly settled in a routine and even though we had not managed to catch a double header the whole trip, we finished off with a double header on the last day, with Steve pitching to a second fish after I hooked up on the first one – a great ending to a fantastic 12 days.

Marlin fishing is a team sport and the angler has got an important but a limited role to play. I therefore want to thank Zack and mates Steve and Tchi for the wonderful job they have done. Even though Zack has been fishing for years, he is still as keen and excited as the day he started. What makes this valuable is the fact that he has got years of experience that come into play and that together with his eagerness and attention to detail is a recipe for success. As a result he is continuously adapting to the way the fish are biting and trying all the time to improve amounts of fish raised with his lure patterns and improving hook – up ratios. Zack is continuously striving for perfection and motivating his mates and anglers to do the same, even though the encouragement can be heated at times.

Thanks guys it was wonderful! Thank you Blue marlin – you are magnificent creatures!

Michael Viljoen

 

GOING HOME WITH A BIG SMILE

13.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE

FISHING JUST IMPROVES AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL HAVE SOME FUN IN THE NEXT DAYS, I HOPE.

OUR BOYS FROM DANMARK JUST FINISHED FIVE DAYS OF FISHING AND THEY ARE GOING HOME WITH A BIG SMILE. FIRST TIME BIG GAME FISHING, 24 BITES 13 CAUGHT - NOT BAD.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON IS NOW 221 BLUES, JUST TEN AWAY FROM THE AMELIA RECORD.

BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FIRST TIME BLUE MARLIN FISHING AND 8 BLUES

11.06.12

HELLO FROM SAO VICENTE ISLAND

FISHING JUST SLOWED DOWN.

10-06-2012 WE HAD 2 BLUES OUT OF 4 BITES AND RAISE ONE MORE. ALL SMALL BUT GOOD FUN.

11-06-2012 WE GOT 1 FOR 2, A NICE 600PLUS ON ANDY LURES.

OUR GUESTS HAD A LOT OF FUN. FIRST TIME BLUE MARLIN FISHING AND 8 BLUES ! WE HAVE TWO MORE DAYS SO I HOPE WE CAN FIND ANOTHER TWO.

I STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST LET ME KNOW.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

OUR FRIENDS FROM DANMARK STARTET VERY WELL

09.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

FISH IS STILL AROUND, AND WE STARTED TODAY WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM DENMARK.

JONATHAN AND JEFF WERE FISHING WITH US FOR FIVE DAYS UNTIL THE 7TH OF JUNE. THEY LANDED 9 BLUES AND A SPEARFISH. ON 07-06-2012 WE CAME FROM SAO NICOLAU, NO LUCK ON THE LAST DAY.

ON 08-06-2012 WE DID NOT FISH.

TODAY 09-06-2012 OUR FRIENDS FROM DANMARK STARTET VERY WELL - 8 BITES, 5 FISH CAUGHT. THE SIZES: 450, 400, 350, 300 AND A 250LBS. WE LOST ONE CLOSE TO 500LBS.

WE ARE FISHING NOW IN THE NORTH OF MINDELO.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON IS 213 BLUES.

BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

GOOD FISHING

06.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE

TODAY WE WENT 3 FOR 7 AND RAISE THREE MORE.

THE DREAMIN ON WENT 6 FOR 11, TWO OF THIS FISHES WERE GOOD ONES - A 700 AND A 600LBS. WELL DONE RANDY. THEY HAVE NOW 92 BLUES, NOT TOO BAD.

THE HOOKER I THINK WENT 4 FOR 11 OR TWELVE AND THE SMOKER 1 FOR 7. LOTS OF FISH AROUND, WE MARK PROBABLY 15 ON THE MACHINE.

IN SAO VICENTE THEY CAUGHT A COUPLE OF MARLIN AS WELL, I HEARD ONE WAS AROUND 850LBS.

WE ARE NOW AT 208 BLUES FOR THE SEASON, TODAY WAS OUR LAST DAY FOR JONATHAN AND JEFF. FRIDAY WE WILL BE BACK IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

WE ARE STILL FISHING OUT OF SAO NICOLAU

05.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

WE ARE STILL FISHING OUT OF SAO NICOLAU, NOW IT SLOWS DOWN A LITLLE BUT THERE ARE STILL A COUPLE OF MARLIN AROUND.

THE DREAM TEAM - THATS HOW I CALL THE AMELIA'S CREW. WITH SOME MISTAKES WE STILL DO BETTER THEN ANY OTHER BOAT AROUND IN THIS WATERS. MANY OF THIS GOOD RESULTS COME OUT OF MY CREW - XI, MY LOCAL MATE AND STEVE FROM NORTH CAROLINA. THANKS TO THE BOYS, WE ARE COMING CLOSE TO HAVE THE BEST SEASON EVER IN THE CAPE AND PROBABLY THE BEST SEASON ALL OVER THE WORLD. OTHERS PLACES - LIKE VENEZUELA AND STA. THOMAS - ARE GREAT, BUT NOT LIKE HERE. DAVE NOLLIGHAN LANDED ONE YEAR 290 PLUS BLUES, BUT THAT WAS FISHING IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. LOTS OF SMALL FISH AROUND BUT THIS WEEK IN SAO VICENTE A COUPLE 800PLUS WERE CAUGHT AND THE HOOKER IN SAO NICOLAU GOT ONE 950LBS.

04-06-2012 - WE WENT 3 FOR 7 AND LOST TWO TUNAS. THE SIZES GOING FROM 175 TO 300 LBS. ALL FISH CAUGHT ON BAIT AND SWITCH. I MARKED LOTS OF FISH BUT THEY ARE NOT COMING UP, HOPE AFTER THIS MOON THINGS COME BACK TOGETHER .

05-06-2012 - 2 FOR 3 AND RAISE ONE MORE. ALL ON BAIT. ONE LONG BILL SPEARFISH, SIZE AROUND 45LBS.

OTHER BOATS DID THE SAME, I DONT KNOW THE SCORE FOR TODAY IN SAO VICENTE.

ANY INTEREST TO FISH THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER IN THE AZORES JUST SEND AN EMAIL.

LIKE TO FISH AUSTRALIA NEXT SEASON BOOK NOW AT ME OR AT GLENN JOHNSTON(JOHOO). HIS EMAIL IS: fishermansfriendcairns@yahoo.com. ALSO YOU CAN CONTACT HIS MATE JAMES KINNIBURGH(JIMMY) jameskinniburgh@bigpond.com THIS BOYS ARE SOME OF THE BEST AROUND IN CAIRNS, THEY ARE FISHING MANY YEARS. ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE FEEL FREE TO ASK.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING TO CANARIES AND MADEIRA.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

IN 12 DAYS WE REALEASED 54 BLUES

03.06.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU

YESTERDAY WAS THE LAST DAY FOR MICHAEL. HE HAD THE BEST FISHING OF HIS LIFE, IN 12 DAYS WE REALEASED 54 BLUES. MOST OF THIS BLUES WERE CAUGHT ON BAIT AND SWITCH WHERE MICHAEL DID A GREAT JOB - JUST MISSING A FEW FISH.

1-06-2012 - 11 FOR 16 ON BLUES, BIGGEST 450LBS.

2-06-2012 - JUST HALF A DAY FISHING WE WENT 9 FOR 12 AND RAISE 3 MORE, TWO FISH WERE CLOSE TO 450LBS.

3-06-2012 - TODAY WE WELCOME JONATHAN, WIFE AND FRIENDS. THEY WILL BE FISHING FOR 5 DAYS. WE RAN FROM SAO VICENTE TO SAO NICOLAU AND THE SCORE WAS 1 FOR 2 AND THREE OTHERS DID SWITCH. FISHING JUST SLOWED DOWN TODAY, WE STILL MARKING ON THE FISH FINDER BUT THEY WONT COME UP.

LIKE TO FISH NEXT SEASON? I STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS AVAILABLE IN JULY.

AMELIA JUST TURNED TO 200 BLUES FOR THE SEASON, NOT BAD!

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

THE FISHING HAS BEEN JUST AMAZING

31.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE PARADISE OF BLUE MARLIN,

THE FISHING HAS BEEN JUST AMAZING FOR US AND FOR ALL FLEET.

THREE DAYS AGO THE GLADIUS CAUGHT A 900, YESTERDAY THEY PULLED THE HOOKS IN ONE ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AND TODAY I CALLED JOHHO, GLENN AND HE TOLD ME: I JUST SAW THE BIGGEST MARLIN OF MY LIFE ! HE DIDNT SAY ANY NUMBERS, BUT JOHHO SAW LOTS OF REAL BIG GIRLS IN AUSTRALIA, SO CAPE VERDE HAS NOT ONLY SMALL FISH.

OUR GUEST AND GOOD FRIEND MICHAEL JUST PASSED THE ONE UNDER BLUES YESTERDAY.

THREE DAYS AGO I LEFT SAO VICENTE ON THE WAY TO SAO NICOLAU. IN THE MORNING IN SAO VICENTE WE WENT 2 FOR 3 RAISE ONE MORE AND PULLED THE HOOKS ON A WHITE MARLIN.

EVERY BOAT HAD BITES BUT THE HOOKER WAS IN SAO NICOLAU ALONE WITH LOTS OF FISH. SO I DECIDED TO DO THE MOVE. ON THE WAY THE BOYS IN SAO VICENTE HAD JUST LOTS OF FUN AND THE GLADIUS LANDED 10.

YESTERDAY THE 30TH OF MAY THE HOOKER WENT 5 FOR 20 AND RAISE 8 MORE. WHAT A GREAT MOVE IN SAO VICENTE - THE FISHING JUST WENT DOWN SO IT WAS A GREAT CALL.

TODAY THE 31 MAY WE HAD ANOTHER GOOD DAY, JUST IN THE MORNING WE FINISHED OUR DAY AROUND 3:00 IN THE AFTERNOON AND THE SCORE WAS 6 FOR 10, AND WE RAISE TWO MORE.

MAINLY WE ARE DOING BAIT AND SWITCH AND MICHAEL HOOKS UP ALMOST EVERYONE.

GREAT FUN AND AMELIA IS JUST MISSING 21 TO THE MAGIC NUMBER OF 200, HOPE WE CAN MANAGE TO REACH THAT.

TO ALL MY BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH MICHAEL FROM SOUTH AFRICA

27.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE

WE ARE STILL AROUND. SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT IT IS NOT JUST FISHING AND WRITING REPORTS ON THE END OF THE DAY.

GARY CARTER FINISHED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, AND HIS SCORE WAS 21 BLUES. I AM SHURE THAT TWO OF THIS FISHES WOULD HAVE BEATEN THE RECORD ON 12 POUND LINE. ONE OF THAT FISH WAS CLOSE, BUT THE FISH DID WIN. WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AND GARY WILL BE HERE NEXT YEAR FOR ANOTHER TRY.

AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE HERE OUR GOOD FRIEND FROM SOUTH AFRICA. MICHAEL FISHED WITH ME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GHANA, 12 YEARS A GO. TODAY WAS OUR 5TH DAY, AND THE RESULTS ARE 15 BLUES FOR 38 BITES. OUR HOOK UP JUST HAS BEEN REAL BAD. YESTERDAY THE 26TH WE WENT 8 FOR 16 - BIGGEST 550LBS, THE OTHERS FROM 200 TO 400lbs.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON IS NOW 159 BLUES.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FIVE FOR FIVE ON 30LBS LINE

18.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

REPORT OF THE LAST TWO DAYS:

17/05/2012 - A GREAT DAY IN SAO VICENTE, FIVE FOR FIVE ON 30LBS LINE, ONE AROUND 600PLUS, A 450 AND THE OTHERS FROM 200 TO 350LBS. THE BIG ONE WAS FOR THE 12LBS LINE, BUT THE FISH CAME FROM THE DEEP AND DIDNT LOOK THAT BIG AND WHEN HE TOOK THE BAIT IT WAS TOO LATE. FANTASTIC JUMPS, PICTURES WILL COME SOON ABOUT THIS ONE. All THE OTHER BOATS DID WELL.

17/05/2012 - ONE FOR ONE AND RAISE ONE MORE, DID SWITCH. A 400 POUNDS FISH MADE OUR DAY. MARTY AND MATTHIAS MOVED TO THE SOUTH OF SAO VICENTE TODAY AND THEY FOUND LOTS OF FISH THERE SO TOMORROW WE WILL BE THERE EARLY IN THE MORNING.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

 

 

BOATS HAVING 8 TO 13 STRIKES A DAY

16.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDES

WE ARE STILL IN SAO NICOLAU BUT WE WILL LEAVE IN A FEW HOURS TO SAO VICENTE, FISHING JUST TURNED FANTASTIC THERE WITH BOATS HAVING 8 TO 13 STRIKES A DAY, SO ITS TIME TO GO AWAY FROM THE FLAT WATERS. STILL FISHING WITH GARY FOR ANOTHER SEVEN DAYS.

THIS IS THE REPORT FROM THE LAST DAYS.

13-05-2012 - 3 FOR 4, ALL ON 30LBS LINE, GOOD FUN. NO BIG ONES AROUND AT THE MOMENT.

14-05-2012 - TODAY WE DID NO GREAT JOB ON THE SWITCH SO WE WENT ONLY 1 FOR 4.

15-05-2012 - A 200 POUNDER IN THE MORNING, AND IN THE AFTERNOON A BIG ONE ON 12 LBS LINE - THE ONE WE NEED I THINK. AFTER ONE AND A HALF HOUR STEVE HAD THE LEADER, DID A GREAT JOB AND WE STICK ONE GAFF, TRIED TO GET THE SECOND, AND THE FISH JUST HIT WITH THE BILL AND THE GAFF CAME APART, XI TRIED ANOTHER SHOT BUT GAFF DIDNT WENT IN, SO IN THE END WE LOST THIS POTENCIAL RECORD IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT, GAFF AND THE HOOKS WENT OUT AT THE SAME TIME. MAYBE WE HAVE MORE LUCK WITH THE NEXT ONE.

16-05-2012 - RAISE ONE, DID BITE. OUR SCORE FOR NOW IS 132 BLUES. NOT BAD, BUT I HOPE WE CAN GET THE NUMBERS UP TOMORROW IN SAO VICENTE AND HAVE THE ONE WE ARE LOOKING FOR - A SOLID 600 PLUS ON 12LBS LINE.

I STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS FOR NEXT SEASON SO LET ME KNOW YOUR INTEREST.

REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

MOUNTING A VIDEO CAMERA ON THE TOP OF THE FISH

12.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE PARADISE

THE FLAT WATERS OF SAO NICOLAU, THE COLOR OF THE SEA IS JUST AMAZING. THIS IS THE REPORT OF THE LAST TWO DAYS.

11-05-2012 - ANOTHER GREAT DAY, SMALL BLUES BUT GOOD FUN. 4 FOR 5, GARY DID AN EXCELLENT SWITCH, IN ALL IT WERE FOUR BLUES, BUT MY MATE STEVE PULL THE HOOKS OFF ONE. SIZES FROM 400 TO 175LBS THE SMALLEST. SAM, WHO CAME WITH GARY, IS A YOUNG BOY WHO PUTS A LOT ON THE GAME. HE MOUNTS A VIDEO CAMERA ON THE TOP OF THE FISH JUST NEXT TO THE DORSAL. HE DID IT ALREADY WITH SAILS AND STRIPES IN COSTA RICA WITH GREAT SUCCESS. NOW IS TRYING HERE IN THE CAPE VERDE. BUT 4 BLUES AND NO WAY TO MOUNT THE CAMERA.

12-05-2012 - ANOTHER GOOD DAY, 3 FOR 3 AND RAISE ANOTHER, DID SWITCH. RANGE FROM 150 TO 300LBS. ALL SMALL FOR OUR 12LBS LINE OR 30, BUT STILL GOOD FUN TO PLAY WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL FISH. AND ANOTHER GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE GOT MOUNTED A CAMERA AT ONE, AND DO YOU LIKE TO KNOW THE RESULTS ???? THIS FISH WITH 250LBS WAS CAUGHT CLOSE TO THE BANK IN SAO NICOLAU. THE CAMERA WAS PROGRAMMED TO POP ON THE SURFACE AFTER ONE AND HALF HOUR, AND IT POPPED AND THE RESULT WAS, THAT THE FISH HAS MOVED 3 NAUTICAL MILES IN THAT TIME GETTING AWAY FROM THE BANK. I DIDNT SAW THE VIDEO, BUT I HOPE TO SEE IT LATER IN THE NIGHT.

OUR SCORE NOW IS 127 BLUES FOR THE SEASON.

I HAVE THE LAST 5 DAYS OF JUNE AVAILABLE AND THE FIRST 4 OF JULY. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN DOING THE WORLD CUP, CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND GARY CARTER

10.05.12

HELLO AGAIN FROM SAO NICOLAU,

09-05-2012 - WE STARTED 12 DAYS OF FISHING WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND GARY CARTER. OUR TARGET IS A 600PLUS ON 12LBS LINE OR A 900PLUS ON 30LBS LINE. WE MOVED FROM SAO VICENTE TO SAO NICOLAU AND ON THE WAY TO HERE WAS NOTHING.

10-05-2012 - TODAY WE CAUGHT A LITLLE ONE, A 200LBS AND HAD A ANOTHER BITE ON THE TEASER. FISHING IS A LITLLE SLOW, BUT WILL IT CHANGE SOON WE HOPE.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

WHAT A MORNING

08.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO VICENTE ISLAND

YESTERDAY THE 7TH OF MAY 2012 WAS THE LAST DAY FISHING FOR PETER AND CHRIS.

06-05-2012 - ANOTHER GOOD DAY, 4 OUT OF 7 BITES MADE OUR DAY IN SAO NICOLAU. A SOLID 600 PLUS FOR CHRIS AND A 350, 300 AND A 250 MADEIRA, A GREAT FISHING DAY. FLAT WATER, BAIT AND BLUE MARLIN AROUND AND JUST THREE BOATS MADE EVERYTHING EVEN BETTER. ONE FISH CAUGHT ON BAIT AND THE OTHERS ON LURES.

07-05-2012 - WHAT A MORNING!!! YES, THE LAST DAY STARTED IN BIG FOR THE TIME OF AMELIA, A SOLID 650LBS JUST CRASHED INTO OUR LEFT LONG, THE MOYES TUBE HAD NO CHANCE AND THIS BEAUTIFUL FISH GOT STUCK GIVING US A GREAT SHOW JUMPING ALL OVER THE PLACE. CHRIS DID A GOOD JOB WITH HIS ACURATE TECHNIC. JUST AFTER THIS ONE ANOTHER SOLID 600 CRASHED INTO MY TEASER AND PETER GRABBED HIS 50LBS ROD AND DID A GREAT SWITCH, WHAT A FISH, JUMPED AT LEAST 20 TIMES - WHAT A SHOW ! THANKS TO HARRY, PETER AND CHRIS FOR BEING AGAIN IN THE CAPE VERDE.

OUR SCORE NOW IS 120 BLUES FOR THIS SEASON...

BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

THE MARLIN ARE JUMPING

06.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM CAPE VERDE,

FISHING HAS JUST BEEN AMAZING AT SAO NICOLAU AND SAO VICENTE. THE MARLIN ARE JUMPING IN ALL LURES AND TEASERS LIKE DOGS.

05-05-2012 - FISHING IN SAO NICOLAU TOGETHER WITH LA ONDA AND BEBICHE. WE WENT 3 FOR 11 AND RAISE ONE MORE. WE PULLED THE HOOKS OFF THREE FISH OVER 500LBS, JUST BROKE MY HEART WATCHING ALL THAT NICE SIZE FISH GOING AWAY. THATS FISHING, BETTER DAYS WILL COME. WE PULLED THE HOOKS OFF FOUR FISH ON BAITS, NOT NORMAL. LITTLE FRUSTRATION ON THE BAITS. PETER AND XI DID A GOOD JOB, BUT THE FISH WON THIS TIME. MARTY HAD A GREAT DAY AND LANDED 7 OUT OF 12 BITES.

06-05-2012 - A GOOD DAY. STARTED THE DAY PULLING THE HOOKS OFF ONE AROUND 300LBS JUST OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOUR. THEN ON THE BANK WE CAUGHT A 600, 350, 300 AND A 250LBS. ONE FISH ON THE BAIT, THE OTHERS ON LURES. AGAIN ANDY MOYES LURES DID THE JOB.

OUR SCORE FOR NOW IS 117 BLUES FOR THE SEASON.

STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR NEXT SEASON SO BOOK NOW. FOR THIS YEAR JUST HAD A CANCELATION FOR THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE AND THE FIRST 4 DAYS OF JULY. IF YOU LIKE TO FISH THE WORLD CUP LET ME KNOW.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH PETER AND CHRIS

04.05.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND,

FISHING STILL OK, SLOWS DOWN BUT STILL GOOD.

30-04-2012 NOTHING FOR US, ONE BITE ON MY TEASER REEL AND THAT WAS ALL THAT DAY.

01-05-2012 LAST DAY FOR HARRY, PETER WILL STAY FOR ANOTHER SIX DAYS WITH CHRIS FLOWERS WHO WAS ARRIVING TODAY. WENT TO THE NORTH AND WE CAUGHT A 350 FOR PETER.

02-05-2012 FIRST DAY FOR CHRIS WITH PETER, WE WENT TO THE NORTH, LOTS OF WIND SO WE JUST FISHED UNTIL 2 O CLOCK. 4 FOR 4, A 450, 300, 250 AND A 175. ALL ON LURES. THAT WAS A GOOD START.

03-05-2012 WE MOVED TO SAO NICOLAU AND AS SOON AS WE ARRIVED CLOSE TO THE ISLAND WE CAUGHT A 200LBS BLUE, THE ONLY FISH FOR US.

04-05-2012 ONE FOR TWO ON BAIT AND SWITCH, AGAIN PETER DID A GREAT JOB. A 200 LBS MADE OUR DAY. WE LOST ANOTHER ONE AROUND 350 LBS ON A LURE, PULLED OFF THE HOOK.

OUR SCORE NOW IS 162 BITES, 110 CAUGHT - NOT BAD

BEST REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH PETER AND HARRY

28.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD FOR US AND THE REST OF THE FLEET. PETER AND HARRY ARE HAVING FUN AND WE TOO. THE WEATHER IS GOOD, BUT LOT OF CURRENT AND SOME GREEN WATER AROUND MAKE OUR FISHING DIFFICULT.

26-04-2012 THE FIRST DAY FOR PETER AND HARRY STARTED VERY GOOD ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SAO VICENTE. 2 FOR 2, A SOLID 650LBS FOR HARRY ON LURES (AND MOYES), AND A 300LBS ON BAIT AND SWITCH FOR PETER. PETER DID A GREAT JOB ON THE PITCH. IN THE AFTERNOON WE MOVED TO SAO NICOLAU TO START A NEW DAY ON THE 27.

27-04-2012 ANOTHER GOOD DAY. 5 FOR 5, A 400, 350, 175 AND A 250LBS. TWO ON LURES AND TWO ON BAITS, AGAIN WITH PETER, DOING A GREAT WORK.

28-04-2012 A FANTASTIC DAY FOR THE AMELIA AND GUESTS. WE REACHED THE NUMBER 100 THIS MORNING, AGAIN PETER DID A GREAT JOB ON THE PITCH AND FOR THE SECOND TIME WE LANDED THE NUMBER 100 FOR THE BOAT. LAST YEAR HE DID THE SAME. SO: WELL DONE, PETER! PETER CAUGHT THE FIRST BLUE MARLIN FOR THE BOAT IN THE CAPE VERDE 5 YEARS A GO. END OF THE DAY WE WENT 3 FOR 4 AND RAISE TWO MORE.

FIRST LINE BROKE THIS YEAR, THIS 300 LBS BLUE JUST WENT CRAZY AND RUN UNDER THE BOAT. SIZES FOR TODAY: 150, 300 AND A 250LBS.

THE SMOKER IS ALSO CLOSE TO REACH THE NUMBER 100 AND MARTY ON THE LA ONDA IS NOT FAR AWAY TOO. SO THAT MEANS THIS SEASON HAS BEEN GREAT TO ALL.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND GOOD FISHING

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

MOVING FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND

25.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE PARADISE OF THE ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY, BUT I HAD LONG DAYS WITH LOTS OF ACTION AND MOVING FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND AND SPENDING NIGHTS ON THE MOTHERSHIP ITOMA FOR TWO DAYS WITH JOHN AND HIS TEAM.

16-04-2012 SECOND DAY FOR JOHN IN SAO NICOLAU ISLAND. 1 FOR 3, A 300LBS. WE PULL THE HOOKS OFF ONE AROUND 800LBS, A BEAUTIFUL FISH. NICE CONDITIONS, BUT NOT SO MANY AROUND.

17-04-2012 ZERO, YES A DAY WITH NO FISH. SOMETIMES ITS TRUE - NO FISH TODAY.

18-04-2012 0 FOR 1, PULL THE HOOKS OFF ONE AROUND 500LBS.

19-04-2012 A GREAT DAY AND A BAD DAY, 5 FOR 14 BITES. OUR FRIEND JOHN HAD NO LUCK ON THE PITCH AND ON LURES ON HIS TURN. ITS BAD FISHING, NO LUCK THIS DAY. WE HOOK UP FISH ON BAIT AND LURES - 350, 300, 200, 400 AND 275LBS. WE LOST TWO NICE FISH ON THIS DAY. FISHING OUT OF SAO VICENTE, FANTASTIC WEATHER AND LOTS OF ACTION FOR ALL THE FLEET.

20-04-2012 ANOTHER GREAT DAY, 650, 550 AND A 250LBS, ALL ON LURES. MAKAIRA AND ANDY MOYES LURES HAVE BEEN DOING ALL THE WORK. THEY ARE FANTASTIC LURES.

21-04-2012 LAST DAY FOR JOHN, BOB AND WENDY. 2 FOR 2, A NICE 600LBS AND A 200LBS BLUE MARLIN. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME AGAIN, JOHN THIS TIME HAD NOT MOST LUCK BUT THIS IS THE WAY FISHING GOES. THANK YOU TO ALL FOR BEEN AGAIN ON THIS PART OF THE WORLD.

22-04-2012 WELCOME TO OUR FIRST TIME ANGLERS FROM DENMARK, CLAUS AND HIS FRIENDS JUST STARTED THE BEST WAY WITH A FANTASTIC DAY - 6 FOR 7, A 700, 600, 400, 350, 300 AND A 250LBS. WHAT A DAY, AND WE LOST THE BIGGEST FISH OF THE DAY JUST UNDER THE BOAT. TWO FISH ON BAITS THE REST ON LURES. FOR THE FIRST TIME ANGLERS THEY DID AN EXCELLENT WORK.

23-04-2012 ANOTHER ZERO DAY AFTER A FANTASTIC DAY. ALL BOATS HAVING A GREAT TIME.

24-04-2012 2 FOR 3, ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR AMELIA AND THE TEAM. A 350 AND A 300 LBS.

25-04-2012 THE LAST DAY FOR OUR VIKINGS - FRIENDS, A 600 AND A 450 TO FINISH FOUR DAYS OF MARLIN FISHING. FANTASTIC JOB FOR OUR ANGLERS.

THANK YOU TO ALL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS ONE DAY AGAIN AT THE CAPE VERDE OR AT THE AZORES.

TOMORROW WE WILL START WITH OUR LONG TERM FRIENDS, PETER GURD AND HARRY. WE WILL MOVE TO SAO NICOLAU FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

THIS SEASON IS FULL AND NEXT YEAR WE HAVE FOUR WEEKS LEFT. LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY, LAST ONE OF JUNE AND THE FIRST TWO OF JULY. IF YOU LIKE TO FISH ON ANY OF THIS DATES ITS BETTER TO BOOK NOW.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

...THAT IS BIGGER THEN 1000LBS !

15.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND,

THIS IS THE REPORT OF THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF FISHING.

12-04-2012

0 FOR 1 ON BLUES AND ALSO 0 FOR 1 IN SPEARFISH, NOT SO GOOD. ITS CALLED FISHING AND NOT CATCHING SO I HOPE FOR A BETTER DAY.

13-04-2012

A BETTER DAY WITH A FANTASTIC 500LBS BLUE, THIS FISH JUST GAVE US A SHOW, JUMPING AROUND THE BOAT -JUST FANTASTIC. ALSO A 225 - A LITLLE BLUE ON BAIT AND SWITCH, GAVE ONE OF THE BEST JUMPS ON THE LEADER, JUST AMANZING.

ALL THE BOATS ARE DOING A GOOD JOB

14-04-2012

OUR LAST DAY FOR THE SNOW BOYS FROM SWEDEN. WE STARTED EARLY AND JUST OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOUR WE RAISE A 600 PLUS. THIS FISH CAME UP ON THE HOOKER, BLACK AND GREEN AND DIDNT GIVE ANY INPORTANCE SO I GOT ANGRY AND I TOLD STEVE: TAKE THAT WAY AND PUT THE GRANDY CANDY FROM BART ON, IT WORKED, AFTER 20 MIN WE HOOK UP THIS MONSTER ON THE LEFT SHORT, JUST AN AMAZING BITE. I TOLD XI: GET THE GAFFS OUT, THAT IS BIGGER THEN 1000LBS AND I AM SHURE SHE WAS LITTLE BIT BIGGER THEN THAT, BUT AGAIN WE PULLED OFF THE HOOKS CLOSE TO THE BOAT, JUST AFTER 10 MIN BECAUSE OF A SHORT BATTLE. ANOTHER MONSTER IS GONE, HOPE SHES AROUND FOR ANOTHER SHORT, THATS MY DREAM. WHAT A FANTASTIC FISH. WE ALSO LANDED A 110LBS YELLOWFIN AND A SMALLER ONE ON THE WAY TO MINDELO

THANKS YOU TO THE BOYS, HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN GUYS IN THE CAPE.

15-04-2012

FIRST DAY FOR OUR GOOD FRIENDS - JOHN, BOB AND FIRST TIME IN THE CAPE VERDE OUR NEW FRIEND (HIS NAME I DONT REMEMBER NOW, SORRY).

WE STARTED FISHING ON THE RAZO BANK, AND TROUGH THE FIRST TEN MINUTES OF TROLLING WE HAD A DOUBLE HEADER, CAUGHT A NICE 500LBS ON BAIT, JOHN DID A GREAT JOB. THE OTHER FISH JUST JUMPED OUT OF THE HOOK.

OUR BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR 2014 SO BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DATES.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH MARK AND SANDRA

11.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND, THE BEST SPOT IN THE WORLD FOR BLUE MARLIN.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY ON MY REPORTS.

THE LAST 4 DAYS HAVE BEEN A LITLE LOW FOR THE AMELIA.

THE 7 AND 8 OF APRIL WE FISHED TWO DAYS WITH MARK AND SANDRA.

THE RESULTS WHERE NOT THE BEST, WE WENT FROM SAO VICENTE TO SAO NIOLAU ON THE 7, PULLING THE HOOKS OFF A BLUE JUST OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOUR.

THE LAST DAY, THE 8 OF APRIL WE MOVED AGAIN TO SAO VICENTE, AND AGAIN JUST OUTSIDE OF THE LOCAL VILLAGE TARRAFAL WE RAISE A BIG ONE. THIS FISH CAME ON OUR TEASER BUT DIDNT SWITCH TO OUR BAIT AND OUR LURES.

SO MARKS DREAM DIDNT COME TRUE THIS YEAR. NEXT TIME MY FRIEND. THANK YOU FOR FISHING WITH US.

YESTERDAY, THE 10 APRIL, WE STARTED WITH OUR NEW GUESTS FROM SWEDEN, PATRICK, PETER AND MATTIAS.

FIRST TIME BLUE MARLIN FISHING AND THE SCORE WAS NOT BAD: 1 SPEARFISH, A 20 LBS BLUE AND A NICE 450 LBS. THIS TWO FISH WHERE CAUGHT ON THE ABACO PROWLER AND GRAND CANDY WITH RODDY HAYS HOOKS.

2 FOR 2 WAS OUR SCORE, JUST ONE MILE FROM THE HARBOUR.

 

11-04-2012, ANOTHER GOOD DAY

AGAIN, JUST 3 MILLES FROM THE HARBOUR, WE RAISE A 600LBS BLUE, THE FISH CAME ON OUR TEASER AND DID A PERFECT SWITCH TO OUR BAIT.

MATTIAS DID A GREAT JOB ON 80LBS STAND UP.

IN THE AFTERNOON WE RAISE ANOTHER ONE AROUND THE SAME SIZE AND ANOTHER PERFECT SWITCH AND A GREAT WORK FROM PATRICK - BOTH FISH DID GREAT JUMPS ON THE LEADER, SO OUR BOYS JUST WENT CRAZY.

ALL BOATS ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

OUR SCORE OF THE SEASON IS ON A GREAT NUMBER : 69.

OUR GOOD FRIEND THOMAS PETERSEN JUST TURNED 41 YEARS OLD TODAY, SO TO HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

SOME PICTURES

11.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND.

THIS ARE SOME PICTURES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS FROM ITALY.

FRANCESCO, RICCARDO AND MICHEL.

THANKS,

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400-450LBS ON THE LURE FROM ANDY MOYES

07.04.12

HELLO FROM THE PARADISE,

YESTERDAY WAS OUR LAST DAY WITH PAUL, CLAUDE, BERNARD AND HIS WIFE.

WE JUST WENT OUR BOW TO SAO VICENTE ISLAND, AND JUST OUTSIDE OF SAO NICOLAU WE HOOK UP OUR LAST FISH FOR THE TRIP WITH OUR FRENCH FRIENDS. 400-450LBS ON THE LURE FROM ANDY MOYES. THE WIFE OF BERNARD DID A GREAT JOB REALIZING THIS BLUE IN 15 MINUTES.

THEY FINISHED THIS 6 DAYS WITH 20 BLUES WITH 5 FISH OVER 500 AND A REAL ONE, 900LBS. THANKS AND SEE YOU NEXT YEAR GUYS.

TODAY WE ARRIVED IN SAO NICOLAU JUST FOR TWO DAYS, MARK AND HIS WIFE FROM ENGLAND WILL FISH TODAY AND TOMORROW, SO WE COME JUST FOR TWO DAYS. JUST LOST ONE OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOUR, AFTER TAKING FUEL AND WATER WE WILL BE IN THE WATER AGAIN AT 3 O CLOCK.

FISH ARE STILL THERE.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

ANOTHER GREAT DAY WITH A SOLID 700/750 ON STANDUP

05.04.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM SAO NICOLAU,

REPORT FROM 5 MARCH 2012:

ANOTHER GREAT DAY WITH A SOLID 700/750 ON STANDUP, A 500 AND A 300LBS, ALL CAUGHT ON BAIT AND SWITCH.

PAUL DID A GREAT JOB.

IN THE END OF THE DAY WE LOST A SMALL ONE ON THE LURE.

STILL A FEW DAYS LEFT FOR NEXT YEAR SO BOOK NOW, JUNE AND JULY ARE SOME DAYS AVAILABLE.

REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

OUR FRENCH GUESTS GOT THEIR DREAM RESULT.

04.04.12

HELLO TO ALL,

FISHING IS STILL GOOD, EVERYONE IS HAVING FUN.

THIS ARE THE REPORTS FROM 3RD TO 4TH OF APRIL 2012

3/4/2012: ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR THE AMELIA. OUR FRENCH GUESTS GOT THEIR DREAM RESULT.

WE WENT 4 FOR 6, BIGGEST ONE AROUND 350LBS, THE OTHERS FROM 270 TO 200

WE RAISE A REAL BIG ONE, JUST CAME UP TO HAVE A LOOK AND SAID GOODBYE.

NOT BAD FOR THE 4TH DAY.

 

4/4/2012: TODAY IS ANOTHER GOOD DAY

WE START OUR DAY BY PULLING THE HOOKS OFF TWO FISH AROUND 450 AND 550.

I WASNT A HAPPY BOY AFTER THAT.

IN THE END OF THE DAY WE WENT 4 FOR 7 WITH A 450/500, THE OTHERS AROUND 300 TO 200LBS. WE RAISE ANOTHER 4.

TODAY WE LANDED OUR NUMBER 60 FOR THIS SEASON OUT OF 102 BITES. BEST LURES: ANDY MOYES, MOLCRAFT.

IF YOU LIKE TO FISH NEXT YEAR WE HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT IN JUNE AND TWO IN JULY.

BOOKINGS FOR 2013 ARE OPEN.

REGARDS TO ALL.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

...AFTER 20 MIN TROLLING WE HOOKED UP THIS BEAST

02.04.12

HELLO FROM SAO NICOLAU ISLAND,

FISH ARE STILL AROUND WITH A MIX OF SIZES.

EVERY BOAT IS GETTING BITES, WEATHER IS GOOD.

GOOD PEOPLE AROUND, GOOD FUN ON THE SEA AND ON SHORE.

1 APRIL 2012: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS OF FISHING I HAVE A GROUP FROM FRANCE. FOR PAUL, BERNARD AND HIS WIFE AND CLAUDE SART ITS THEIR FIRST DAY IN BIG ACTION. WE LEFT MINDELO AROUND 5 O CLOCK IN THE MORNING TO SAO NICOLAU. WE ARRIVED AT RAZO BANK ABOUT 8, PUT THE LURES AND TEASERS IN THE WATER AND AFTER 20 MIN TROLLING WE HOOKED UP THIS BEAST, I THINK THAT FISH WAS WITHOUT QUESTION A GRANDER. CAME ON THE LEFT LONG, WIDE RANGE. WE HAD THIS FISH ON FOR 10 MIN BEFORE WE PULLED OFF THE HOOKS - WHAT A SHAME, JUST A GREAT FISH.

IN THE END OF THE DAY WE WENT 5 FOR 6 WITH ANOTHER BIG MAMA, THIS TIME ON THE LEADER A FEW TIMES. WE FIGHTED THIS FISH FOR 3 HOURS ON A 80LBS LINE. CHANGED ANGLERS THREE TIMES, XI OUR MATE WAS THE LAST ONE. AFTER TWO HOURS THIS FISH JUMPED FULL OUT OF THE WATER ON THE BACK OF AMELIA, WHAT A SHOW !

WE HAD ALSO A 550LBS ON 50LBS LINE, A GREAT FISH WITH A LOT OF ACTION, THE OTHERS FROM 200 TO 300LBS.

2 APRIL 2012: LOTS OF SMALL FISH,WE WENT 3 FOR 5 AND RAISE 3 MORE.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

SECOND WEEK OF MARCH STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2013 - BOOK NOW

 

ANOTHER UNBELIEVABLE DAY

30.03.12

HELLO FROM THE PARADISE OF THE ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN,

WHAT EVER PEOPLE SAY ABOUT DESTINATONS FOR BLUE MARLIN FISHING, THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT CAPE VERDE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. DO YOU LIKE TO BELIEVE??? THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

JOHN FLOYD AND BILL FROM SOUTH CAROLINA FINISHED THEIR DAYS FISHING. AT LUNCH TIME WE SAID GOOD BYE TO JOHN. AT TWO O CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON WE WENT BACK WITH FRANCESCO, RICARDO AND HIS FRIEND.

THREE DAYS AGO WE HAD 4 FOR 4 AND RAISE ONE MORE.

YESTERDAY 7 FOR 9, IN THE MORNING BILL HOOK UP A SOLID 700LBS ON 50 LINE. WHAT A GREAT FIGHT, LOTS OF JUMPS ALSO ON THE LEADER.

IN THE AFTERNOON WITH OUR NEW GUEST A SOLID 800LBS BLUE ON 80LINE. ONE OF THE BEST BLUES I´VE SEEN IN MY LIFE, THIS GIRL GAVE A SHOW OF A LIFE TIME, THIS IS REAL BLUE MARLIN FISHING.

IF IT WOULD BE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE WRITING THIS WORDS - AND I HAD THE MONEY AND THE PASSION FOR FISHING FOR THE MOST SPECTACULAR FISH IN THE OCEAN - I WOULD BOOK NOW FOR 2013, DAYS ALMOST SOLD FOR THE MAIN SEASON.

TODAY ANOTHER UNBELIEVABLE DAY, 12 FOR 15 BITES. YES ITS TRUE, WE DID AGAIN, WITH A GREAT JOB FROM OUR GUESTS AND CREW, STEVE AND BILL ON THE DECK.

TWO DOUBLES AND A TRIPLE, YES MY FOURTH TRIPLE IN THE CAPE. A 600, 400 AND A 200LBS. WE LANDED ANOTHER FISH AROUND 450LBS, ALL THE OTHERS FROM 200LBS TO 350LBS.

OUR SCORE FOR THE SEASON IS: 44 BLUES OUT OF 80 BITES.

BEST LURES: MAKAIRA, WIDE RANGE FROM MOLCRAFT AND DAVEY BOY FROM ANDY MOYES.

BEST REGARDS

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

12 BLUES ON THE LEADER OUT OF 19

27.03.12

HELLO FROM THE BEST MARLIN FISHING OF THE PLANET

A FANTASTIC DAY , 12 BLUES ON THE LEADER OUT OF 19 BITES AND RAISED 6 MORE.

A 600LBS WAS THE BIGGEST FOR US ON 50LBS LINE, THE OTHERS CAUGHT BETWEEN 4 AND 175 THE SMALLEST.

WE LOST ONE OVER 750 ON A 50 LBS LINE ON A CIRCLE HOOK.

LOTS OF ACTION AND GOOD FUN, EVEN OUR SECOND MATE AND FRIEND, BILL FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, WENT FOR A JUMP INTO THE WATER TOGETHER WITH A 250 BLUE - YES IS TRUE - LUCKILY DIDNT GET ON THE PROPS. FISH JUST DID ONE OF THAT MOVEMENTS AND BILL WAS FLYING THROUGH THE WATER.

NICE TO HAVE HIM ONBOARD AGAIN AFTER A NERVOUS BRAKE. THANKS GOD HES WITH US.

MARLIN TODAY WAS CAUGHT ON RPP AND WIDE RANGE.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

FISHING WITH OUR FRIEND FROM MOSCOW PERT KHOTIN

26.03.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE FANTASTIC ISLAND OF SAO NICOLAU.

FISHING IS GOIN OFF HERE, LOTS OF FISH AND GOOD SIZES.

LAST FRIDAY WE FINISHED OUR WEEK WITH OUR FRIEND FROM MOSCOW, PERT KHOTIN.

WE HAD IN SIX DAYS 22 BITES AND JUST CAUGHT 6 AND A SPEARFISH. NO LUCK ON THE HOOK UPS, NOT LAST WEEK AND NOT THIS WEEK ALSO.

WITH PERT WE LANDED A 800 LBS ON THE 19 INCH FROM MAKAIRA LURES AND OUR FIRST BLUE OF THE SEASON ON LENA - ALSO FROM MAKAIRA LURES.

THANKS PERT TO BEEN AGAIN WITH US AND THANKS FOR THE PICTURES.

THIS WEEK WE HAVE OUR FIRST TIME GUEST IN THE CAPE JOHN FLODY FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND HIS MATE AND FRIEND BILL.

WE ARE DOING BAIT AND SWITCH ON THE SHORTS AND LURES ON THE LONGS. ON THE BAITS WE ARE USING CIRCLE HOOKS WITH NO LUCK.

TODAY HE LOST ONE ABOUT 800PLUS ON A LURE, MOLCRAFT.

THREE DAYS FISHING - THREE BLUES OUT OF 10 BITES.

THE WEATHER IS FANTASTIC WITH LOTS OF FISH .

THE OTHER BOATS, MARTY AND MATTHIAS ARE DOING GREAT WITH GOOD LUCK ON THE HOOK UP.

I THINK TODAY ARE CAUGHT AROUND 20 BLUES, 6 BOATS FISHING.

THE HOOKER WITH WILSON AND XI LANDED A 900 PLUS.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL AND COME FISH WITH US NEXT YEAR, MARCH STILL TWO WEEKS LEFT SO DONT BE SHY.

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FISH ARE AROUND

22.03.12

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE CAPE VERDES

YES, WE ARE STILL ALIVE AND IN GOOD HEALTH.

TWO DAYS AGO THE GLADIOUS OWNED BY MR. FUAD FROM MORROCO LANDED A POTENTIAL WORLD RECORD ON 20LBS TIPPET(FLY). THE FISH WAS 100KG, HOPE THEY GET THE RECORD. WELL DONE !

FOR THE AMELIA: AFTER 13 DAYS OF FISHING IN FEBRUARY 4 DAYS WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM SWEDEN (NO LUCK) AND LAST WEEK WITH MY GOOD FRIEND THOMAS PETERSEN FROM DENMARK ALSO NO LUCK.

TWO DAYS AGO AT SAO NICOLAU ISLAND WE FINALLY CAUGHT OUR FIRST BLUE, A 300LBS ON A MAKAIRA LURE FROM JUSTIN ROPER. THAT DAY WE WENT 2 FOR 4, YESTERDAY 0 FOR 4 AND WE RAISE ONE MORE. TODAY 1 FOR 2 - A 350BS AND A SPEARFISH AROUND 60LBS.

WEATHER IS GOOD AND THE FISH ARE AROUND, NOT IN BIG NUMBERS BUT THE CONDITIONS ARE LOOKING GOOD.

MARTIN AND MATTHIAS HAD GOOD FISHING ALSO. MARTY HAD TWO GREAT DAYS WITH TWO NICE BLUES AND THREE BIG EYES.

BEST REGARDS TO ALL

CAPTAIN ZAK CONDE

 

 

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