The 2021 MONGO Offshore Challenge set a new Gulf Coast bluewater tournament record with an incredible 132 participating boats.
If sailfishing off of Palm Beach were like going to Augusta to watch the Master’s, catching black marlin off of Montousa is like going on safari in Tanzania to throw sandwiches at cape buffalo.
Sure, you can find fish tacos can be as “gourmet” and complicated as you can imagine, but at the end of the day a fish taco can be as simple as wrapping a tortilla around a piece of fish.
Were it not enough that the swordfish he boated in the first week of the 2020 MONGO surpassed the 175-pound threshold, it also set the Texas State Junior swordfish record.
For the fisherman, Islamorada’s location is much more strategic. It is in the middle of not just the Florida Keys but also squarely between two of America’s most intriguing fishing opportunities.
I tell the boys in the cockpit and moments later, an implosion of white water behind the boat.... Our bait disappears.
“I asked the doctor if I could fish. He said yes, but I told him, “I’m not going perch fishing, I’m going to be sitting in the chair fishing for blue marlin!’”
Part of what makes the Kudu such a fascinating system is the connection between two common patterns of thought. Thought 1-- Let's go catch something. Thought 2-- Let's grill it and eat it!
It has been my experience that spending time around people who have freed themselves of the burdens of caring about what others think—be them Nick or somebody like the Dalai Llama—is good for you.
As the Pandemic transforms from an oppressive, all-encompassing fog of shit into a strange, horrible, Twilight Zone episode of a memory... perhaps we can all begin to get back about our business.