Bob Uecker

Captains Report July 8, 2008

Summer is here in Puerto Aventuras which means the days are longer, the winds are a bit calmer, and the spring game fish migration is beginning to wane. It was a great migration season, though. We had one of the highest sailfish counts that I can remember as well as some good size blues. One of recent memory is a 400 pounder that Captain Rambo on the Reel Screamer hooked into two weeks ago. He snagged it around 4:30 PM about 3 hours into a 4 hour afternoon charter. The client got the thrill of a lifetime, fighting the big beast for almost 3 hours. The fish was successfully released and a beaming crew got back to the dock around 8 p.m., flying the release flag to a waiting group of fellow captains and mates who didn't mind the late hour as refreshments (read b-e-e-r-s) were provided for those who chose to stay courtesy .

Back fishing bright and early the next morning, the Reel Screamer managed to get two more blues the next day, one for the morning charter and one for the afternoon, and another blue the next morning again. While these weren't as big, they still provided a lot of fun. I was beginning to think that Captain Rambo had a pet marlin following the boat but the streak finally came to an end the next afternoon.

As the bite does move on, we still have plenty of game fish to chase. Last Saturday afternoon, Glenna and I went out with some friends who were down to celebrate the U.S. 4th of July Holiday. While the first two hours proved a bit slow, we finally released a nice sailfish which gave our normally landlubber friends a great fight and some wonderful photos. We then decided to catch some dinner so we hit a few productive holes which produced about 5 nice sized red snappers that made a tasty feast that evening.

That's all for now.

Hope to see you soon in Puerto Aventuras!

Fish Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo,Grouper
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Water Depth: 80 ft to 800 ft
Water Temperature: 80
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13 year old Jeremy Weidner with Sailfish
13 year old Jeremy Weidner with Sailfish

Two Mahi-mahis for the Funk Family
Two Mahi-mahis for the Funk Family

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Bob Uecker

About The Author: Captain Bob Uecker

Company: Capt. Rick\'s Adventures

Area Reporting: Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen Mexico

Bio: The Yucatan Peninsula offers unbeatable vacation options and the fishing waters are famous worldwide! Peak fishing season runs from early March through early July when Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Mahi-mahi are migrating through. We also get tuna, wahoo, snapper and grouper.

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