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Capt. Ezequiel "Zak" Conde

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Hello to all, that was our grander this year in the Azores.

 

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we landed a 550

13.07.14

Hello to all from the Azores,

First of all sorry for the delay, lots off work. Just arrived in the Azores two days ago, Boca Raton needs lots of love, 10 month away and shes real needs lots of work.

At the Cape Verde our last week of fishing with Olivier was ok, another year and the 4 July goes away to another country. We had three fish on the 4th but all small, on the 5th we landed a 550 who died during the fight. Olivier fished 7 days, caught 6 out of 14 bites, nothing big.

Like to say thanks to all who fished this year, we ended up with 200 blues, out of at least 500 bites, no luck on the hook up this year.

Bookings are open for next season, so book now for better dates.

If you like to fish the Azores i have two weeks in September, great price.

Regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

11 blues landed

04.07.14

Hello to all from the Cape Verde,

Its June, fantastic fishing. Three days ago we said bye to our first time guests, Sergei and Andrei. Four days fishing, 11 blues landed out of at least 25 fish raised. Thank you to both.

At the moment our good friend Olivier is ready for the 4 july. Today was our third day of fishing and three fish caught out of seven fish raised. Four more days and its the end of our season.

Bookings are open for the next year.

Regards and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

Unreal fishing...

29.06.14

Hello to all from CV

This year the month june is the best i ever saw in nine years.

Two days ago we said bye bye to our new guests from Russia, first time marlin fishing, great score. We fished four days and caught 12 out of 20 and raised 4 more. Some photos will come soon from that trip.

At the moment oue first time anglers for marlin fishing, Andrei and his friend started good. Yestarday we caught 2 out of 6 and raised two more. Sao pedro bank is goin off today, 5 out of 6 for the Hooker, my boat had a problem so they went fishing with Wilson. Well done. The Big Oh caught 13 blues today, they had two triples.

Some good size fish starts showing up. Tomorrow back out there, so hope they are biting.

Book for next year, days avaible in April, May and June

Regards and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

Marlin around in big numbers

22.06.14

Hello to all from the paradise.

Yesterday we finished 13 days of record fishing with Michelle and Dede. This couple was the first people to fish the cape verdes on the olds days, couple of world records in different species . The age doesnt stop this couple to chase records, michelle is 78 and Dede 76 years old. We had one on 12 lbs line close to the right size i think for two hours and 30 minutes and two on four lbs line for one minute, but lots of marlin on the end of the month, we raisede 93, 93 blues in 13 days fishing, not bad at all.

If you like to fish next year with us book for the best dates.

March and July special rates.

Regards and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

Best fish a 600 lbs

06.06.14

Hello from Mindelo,

A couple of days ago we fished five days with my friend Stephan and the result was not what we had expected. Released 7 out off a couple more bites, best fish a 600 lbs and we had another bite on my bridge teaser around the same size. Also one white marlin and two other bites. Again like to say thanks to Stephan to came down two times this year and we will be together again in late September in the Azores for a couple of big tunas and some big marlin , we hope.

Today, the 6 of June, the fishing is better for the fleet, tomorrow we are back on the ocean for 15 days, record fishing with my old friends from France, Michelle and Didi. Yes, 15 days off to try to get a record, fingers crossed.

We are booking for next season and there is a few weeks left, not much, so if you like to fish on the Amelia book now. For the month of March we are doing special rates and if you like to lease Amelia from July on the boat is ready to go with a full time captain/mate.

Azores: for this year the two first weeks of September are still open, great prices for great fishing on a great destination.

Regards to all and good fishing

Zak Conde

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 days, over 40 bites, landed 19

28.05.14

Hello to all from the cape Verdes

Good friend Peter from Moscow finished his week two days ago with good results. He was fishing 7 days, over 40 bites, landed 19, bad hook up but still able to manage to get this 19 blues, the biggest 350lbs. Bait and switch and lure fishing did the job. Thanks to Peter to been again with us and hope to see you very soon, thank you.

From Germany my other good friend, Stephan arrived today for another week of fishing.

Fish are in numbers in Mindelo, and tomorrow we will be out there.

Bookings are open for next season, and the days are going fast, so if you plan to fish here book now.

Regards to all and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

Best spot in the world for Blue Marlin

17.05.14

Hello from Cape Verde,

just finished six days with our friends from US, Jerry and his friend.

No luck on the hook up but still managed to get 8 blues, one 500 on 30 lbs line and a nice 650 for Jerry on 50 line with a great show around the boat, this fish made the trip.

Moon comes up and the fishing slows down a little.

If you like to come fishing with us in the last week of May send us an email and i will send you the price, best price ever for a day fishing on the best spot in the world for Blue Marlin.

In the Azores are a couple of days left in September.

Thanks to Jerry for coming down and fishing with us.

Our good friend Peter from Russia will start on sunday.

Regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

couple shoots from Jerrys fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friends Jerry and Claudio at the cape verdes

 

 

 

 

Fish is in big numbers here

12.05.14

Hello to all from Sao Vicente,

This year the fish is in big numbers here in Mindelo. First sorry for the delay on the reports.

This report is from the last three weeks, starting with the report from our friends from Holland, first time in Cape Verde they had a great time, doing first time bait and swicht. They fished 6 days and the score was: 28 blues caught. They enjoyed the fishing and they will come back. Thank you guys.

Peter Gurd and Harry came this year and they had a great time. Score: 14 blues landed. Peter turned 70 years old, still in good shape, was doing a great job on stand up fishing. Harry is 83 and he is one of my oldest guests. Thank you for being again this year with us, see you next year.

Our boys from Australia and South Africa, Dave and friends, had a great 5 days fishing with 28 blues caught. The weather has been fantastic, low wind and lots of fish around. Averige size for us was 250 lbs.

Our luck this year is not the best, pulling the hooks in a lot of fish, special on lures.

We started today with Jerry from US, being 86 years old he is the oldest angler i had in 23 years of fishing, but no luck. 0 out of 3 bites and raised one more. Hope we can do better tomorrow.

If you like to come fishing on the last week of May and the first 4 days of June, send an email to zakconde@hotmail.com. Special price

Regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

Jan & friends

 

70 years old for Peter this year. Big party at Foya branca hotel, with his friends.

 

9 BLUES OUT OF 19 BITES

24.04.14

HELLO TO ALL FROM THE PARADISE,

YES, FISH IS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

THREE DAYS AGO MY GOOD FRIEND STEPHAN AND IS FRIEND FROM GERMANY FINISHED THEIR 5 DAYS OF FISHING WITH A OK SCORE. 9 BLUES OUT OF 19 BITES, OUR HOOK UP IS REAL BAD AT THE MOMENT - HOPE TO IMPROVE IT SOON.

AT THE MOMENT OUR NEW GUESTS FROM HOLLAND ARE DOING GOOD, IN TWO DAYS FISHING 7 OUT 12 BITES AND RAISED 9 MORE WHICH DIDNT BITE.

EVERY BOAT IS GETTING LOTS OF BITES AND THAT IS JUST A FEW MILES FROM THE HARBOUR.

BOOK FOR THE AZORES, STILL 3 WEEKS IN SEPTEMBER.

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR NEXT SEASON.

REGARDS TO ALL

CAPT. ZAK CONDE

 

Zak Conde in action

 

600lbs on 50lbs line

20.04.14

Hello from the paradise of the blue marlin,

Like you can see on this photo - this is action.

First time anglers, our friends from Norway, had a great time. They fished five days, caught 15 blues out of 30 bites and raised 13 more which didnt switch.

Lots of action, biggest fish 600lbs on 50lbs line. Thanks guys for been with us.

Now our good friend Stephan from Germany is fishing the third day and our score is 6 for 9 and we raised four more which didnt switch.

We still have the last week of may available for a good price and the first three weeks of september in the azores.

Regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

big jump

 

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700, 600 and a 550

14.04.14

Hello to all from the marlin paradise,

We finished to days ago our 6 days with my good friends Francesco and Marco from Italiy.

We had a hard week, probably raised more blues than any one but no luck on the hook ups. We caught 9, the biggest ones 700, 600 and a 550, others around 250 to 400 lbs. Andy Moyes lures did the work. Thank to Francesco, Marco and Sandro for the good moments.

Yesterday we started our first day with our boys from Norway, late start , no fish. Being first time anglers for blue marlin they did great today, 3 out of 5 and raised two more.

We started in the north of mindelo, but the bites started in the south so we really arrived on the good spot around middle of the day, so tomorrow we hope to have even more action.

All the boats had a good day, flat sea and lots of fish around, some nice ones.

Regards

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

Fish is starting to show up in good numbers

05.04.14

Hello from Cape Verde,

Fish is starting to show up in good numbers, two boats today have seen 13 blues in Santo Antao.

This photo is from our friends from Sweden, we had around 10 bites and caught 4. We had three fish over 500, but no luck to get that ones. Thanks to my friends which came again, hope to see you guys in a near future.

Azores: season is coming soon, and we still have three weeks in september, send a email if may be interested. It will be good fishing there this year, tunas are in big numbers , NOW !

Regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

We caught three blues

31.03.14

Hello from Cape Verde,

our friends from Iowa just finished yesterday 5 days of fishing.

We caught three blues, slow fishing on the first 4 days, yesterday we had 5 bites , caught a 250 and a 600 on 50 lbs line. Two on baits and 0 for three on lures. We had another one around 500 plus which switched. To all the boys a big thanks, hope to see you guys in the near future.

Today we started with our friends from Sweden and the score was one fish raised, but didnt switch.

Hope to have better news tomorrow.

Regards to all and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

Some great shoots

26.03.14

Hello to all from the Cape Verde

Month of march has been great in the past, but this year so far its very slow for the fleet of Mindelo.

This are some great shoots from last week.

Thanks

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 for 5

22.03.14

Hello to all from the Cape Verde

we finished yesterday our first six days fishing of the season.

First day we fished out of the south of Mindelo, and a zero, bad water no bait. I called Ferdy in Sao Nicolau in the end of the day, and good news, he just released the first blue of the season, went 1 for 4. Good news, so we moved the next day and late on the day we had a nice 500 plus blue on 50lbs line on a circle hook. After only one hour and a half we pulled the hooks. Next day we went two for three, a 300 and a 250lbs. The third day a white and the last day 1 for 5.

We fished four full days, had 9 bites and landed three. The three we caught were on lures, and we pulled the hooks in three on the circle hooks but lost them.

Not much bait around and the water color is not the best so far.

We still have the last week of may so book soon.

Regards and good fishing

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

Green water around the islands

08.03.14

Hello to all from the Cape Verdes

The season started four days ago, we had our friends from denmark for three days and the result was not good. Green water around the islands. Ronnie and i had a look on the fishtrack, and the water and good temperature are around the southern islands. Santiago and Maio.

Our new guys will start on the 15th so i really hope the fish will be around.

We still have the last week of may and the third week of june. Contact Thomas Petersen for the best rate. For the Azores i have three weeks left, contact me for a good deal.

Best regards to all

Capt. Zak Conde

 

 

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