Aug 06

Jen Wren Sport Fishing “No stinking badges! “

No stinking badges!
It has been another action packed week on the East Cape. Striped marlin, yellowfin tuna and dorado are all on the prowl. Now a few blue marlin are showing and a huge volume of humblot squid have arrived.
It is pretty hard to go out on the water and have a tough fishing day right now. That is not to say there aren’t lulls in the action but at the end of the day if your fish box isn’t full something went wrong.

The marlin are not all over the board like it has been and are mostly just a couple of miles off the beach. Tuna are with the spotted and spinner dolphin and spots are being found to the north and south from just a couple miles off the beach to 40 miles out. It is anybody’s guess where they will be tomorrow.

Over the last couple of weeks it appears to me a huge fuss has been made over the fact that Mexico is no longer offering paper fishing licenses. Now the only way to obtain one is on line. Some negative press has come out which has caused some of our clients to contact us in a bit of a panic.

I’m here to tell you the new system is better than the old one. It is just Gringo nature to need something to worry about. We are buying licenses for our clients on line for less money than before. We know the money is going where it belongs and can print as many copies of a persons license as they want. For the day guy that may not mean much, but for a guy that frequents Mexico it is very convenient to make as many copies as a person wants.

Enough of that. We just installed an entire new Simrad electronics package on Jen Wren. Simrad’s new NSS touch screen multi function GPS’s are incredible. It is almost a curse because after using one it is hard to go back to the old technology. We also installed a new 400lb a day ice maker in our boat house. Now that we are making snow the fish coming off the Jen Wren boats are nice and frosty.


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Jul 30

Tell me why?

Tell me why?
It has been another banner week on the East Cape with very constant action for all anglers.  I have run out of ways to describe how sick the bite is.

If you are reading this report and haven’t just returned from fishing or just getting ready to go I would like to know why?  The weather couldn’t be nicer, the Sea of Cortez hasn’t yielded like this in a long time and airfares to Los Cabos are at a bargain price.

The Dorado Shoot out and EC Bisbee are now behind us for 2013.  While no record breaking monster fish were landed both events were well attended, very successful and loads of fun.   During the Bisbee 183 striped marlin and sailfish were released.  Good lord, teams weren’t even fishing for those species.

Broadbill swordfish are still popping up everyday.  We had one in our sights today on Jen Wren III but it sank out before we could present a bait.

Mark Rayor OUT!  I’m going fishing!

Click Here to see the pictures, Very worth it!!!

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Jul 26

Ever wonder who owns the TUNA PEN’S

Ted Dunn was born and raised in San Diego, California. By the age of thirteen, he had already started building lobster boats and before he graduated junior high school he had three Summer jobs working on sport-fishing boats behind him. In High School, Ted Dunn had already begun working on commercial fishing vessels and he also studied engineering and celestial navigation. By the age of nineteen, Ted had bought his first fishing boat called the Don Q and began fishing Albacore in the Summer and offshore lobsters in the winters. Three years later, Ted purchased a larger vessel named the Mary K. Ted then began fishing Albacore, Yellowfin and Skipjack ;selling his catch to the canneries of San Diego and Los Angeles. At this time, he became an active member of the Board of Directors for the Western Fish Boat Organization, and also helped form the American Research Foundation for Tuna. Off-season, Ted worked as a Port Engineer for Tuna Seiners and he also worked in diesel repair of General Motor’s engines.

Ted continued to expand his career, and approximately 4 years later he built his second Tuna vessel also named the Mary K. He began consulting and chartering for the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission. Successfully he tagged over 50,000 tuna in a three year period on the Eastern Pacific. Once again, he successfully completed a 120-day exploratory trip fishing and tagging in the Marquesas and Society Islands. Ted built and designed a laboratory site in Panama for holding Tuna in captivity and designed a system for capturing and transporting live Tuna from sea to the land base tanks.
Also, Ted worked jointly with Woodshole University and IATTC designing, tagging and tracking the first acoustical-tagged fish. Back on the West Coast, he also captured live Tuna for specially designed display tanks for the Monterey Aquarium in Northern California.

In 1985, Ted Dunn and Frank Lo Preste formed Lo Preste-Dunn Sportfishing Inc. and Dunn-Lo Preste Boatyard Inc. Ted designed and built two 90′ long-range sportfishing boats, the Royal Star and the Shogun, which operate out of San Diego, California, and Mexico. This business specializes in catching large Bluefin Tuna.

In 1996, Ted joined partnership with Phillipe Charat to form Ocean Farmers and Maricultura Del Norte to pioneer and create the first Tuna Farms in the America’s based in Ensenada Baja, CA. Ted manages all capturing and holding for Maricultura Del Norte.

In all of North America, Ted Dunn was the first to successfully capture and hold Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna in ocean pens. Currently, Ted resides in La Jolla, California where he is owner and founder of Ted Dunn Inc. for Marine Consulting, and Partner/Project Manager of Maricultura Del Norte. Ted Dunn strives for excellence and top quality for the world Tuna market.

Jul 12

Tips, Tricks and More!!!

This a great time to pay attention to the tip that are posted with in the site. Brush up on your skills remember some details that could be foggy and get ready to catch that fish your targeting.

Preparing for a Fishing Trip
Choosing the Right Fishing Hook
Baiting Your Hook and Rigging Live Bait
Finding and Locating Fish in the Water

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Jul 12

Baiting Your Hook and Rigging Live Bait

Baiting Your Hook and Rigging Live Bait

Whether you are an amateur angler or a professional deep sea fisherman, the type of bait you use can means the difference between fishing success and failure. Live bait often works when nothing else will. Following are some useful tips that will help you.
1. Choose the strongest, liveliest bait available. Larger baits are often the strongest, and the liveliest ones will be difficult to catch.
2. Use the smallest, lightest hook available and the least amount of weight possible.
3. Hook big, fast bait, like sardines and mackerel, through the nose when surface-baiting. It will help slow them down and make them easier for predators to catch.
4. Add weight to your rig to get live bait into deeper water. Hook bait through the collar or anal vent to get them to swim deeper.
5. Keep fresh, live bait in the water at all times. This might mean changing bait every 5 minutes.

Tips: Treat bait with care to get the most out of its performance.

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Jul 11

Wheelhouse Tales: “Captain Shark Bait”

Wheelhouse Tales: “Captain Shark Bait”
This is a write up from our friend Captain Jeff of

I could go back through my old log books and find the exact details of this adventure, but it’s still fresh in my memory.  I was running the RailTime, a custom 35′ Radovcich 6-pac charter boat that Gary Adams had built, and hired me to run.  It was early in that operation, so lets say 1999 (ish).  It was spring time, and still lobster season.  I remember that because it’s a major part of this story.

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