BOLA 7/15-22 & Front Page BD Picture!!

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Apr 29, 2009
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Canyon Lake, CA
Name
James
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25' Sportcraft
Tell me this isnt a front page picture!!

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First and foremost - Joel Prieto is great guy... He really saved our trip. We went down with our 26ft Sportcraft and a 14ft RIB, but the first day we had him take part of our group out in his boat and show us the lay of the land.. its always nice to fish with him the first day of our trip so we know whats going on... anyway, the first day the bait pump on our boat broke so we headed in to try nd find another one.. nothing in the city until Joel brings us an 800gph pump he had, and let us use for the rest of the trip!!! Really saved it for us because it seemed they werent chewing the iron at all!! Then on the last day we have some engine problems a few miles out on our way in, and had to jump in the water and start kicking the boat back.. it was hot outside, so it felt nice anyway lol... but none other that Joel Prieto comes to our rescue and throws a rope and gives us a tow back.. He is not just a great fisherman, but truly is a good man..

As far as fishing.. most of our work was done at Animas.. there wasnt much inside around the islands.. bait was kinda tricky, but we always made enough.. and came home with about 15 YT between 20-30lbs.. CRAZY THING happened though.. we REALLY wanted to get the first dodo so we would frequently troll some dorado and marlin jigs back from Animas while we clean the fish.. about a mile from Animas point we get a DOUBLE KNOCKDOWN on MARLIN!!! He hits the front mex flag and runs for a few seconds peeling drag and the POP.. then he pops up on the marlin joblong down the middle and that starts screaming!! the POP!! CRAP!! we boxed the area for another little bit but i think he got stung..

Los Vientos is under new management and the place is significantly improved. William Roberts bought it a year ago and his 17yrs in the hotel business is really turning it around..

All in all... some things broke, no one got hurt, safe travels there and back.. tons of life.. great trip as usual!

Ill let the pictures do the talking

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