Salvador's Sportfishing Charters

Member since April 2015

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Background
With over 35 years of experience, Captain Salvador is still as enthusiastic as ever about fishing because, as he says, it is simply fantastic. He looks forward to heading out on the water every day, and along with his experienced and friendly crew, can't wait to introduce you to the fantastic fishing in this beautiful location.

Salvador's Sportfishing Charters

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Background
With over 35 years of experience, Captain Salvador is still as enthusiastic as ever about fishing because, as he says, it is simply fantastic. He looks forward to heading out on the water every day, and along with his experienced and friendly crew, can't wait to introduce you to the fantastic fishing in this beautiful location.

Our Charter Listings

Cabo San Lucas
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US$ 380
Cabo San Lucas
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US$ 485

Fishing Reports

El Budster Fishing Report

May 11, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. John Dossey party from Bentonville, AR catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN. ( 120 lb. and 140 lb. ) They were attracted and caught by the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time were… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

May 09, 2015

EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Steve Papillon party from Toronto, CAN catches and releases a 130 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught on the rigged Ballihoo. The fighting time was 40 minutes. It was caught on the 11-50 Reef… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

May 09, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. Kris Bennett party from Tucson, AZ catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN ( 130 lb. and 140 lb. ) They were attracted and caught by the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time were… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

May 08, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Cameron Green party from Sydney, Australia catches and releases a 130 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught by the Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 35 minutes. they also released… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

May 02, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Myrna and William Margowsky from Fort Worth, TX caugth a 140 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught by the rigged Big Eye Caballito. The figthing time was 35 minutes. It was… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

May 01, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Myrna and William Margowsky from Fort Worth, TX catches and releases a 120 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. I t was attracted and caught by the rigged Ballihoo. The fighting time was 35 minutes. It… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 29, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. Lisa Harrison party from Maple Valley, WA catches three 20 lb. JACKRABEL and four SKIPJACK. They were caught by The Arches, 16 miles from Cabo. Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

April 29, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Myrna and William Margowsky from Fort Worth, TX catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN ( 130 lb. and 180 lb. ) They were attracted by the live Big Eye Caballito. The figthing time… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

April 25, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. Lou Khon party from Fillmore, CA catches and releases a 130 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught on the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 30 minutes. They also… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 24, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. Richard and Danielle Nino from Los Angeles, CA catches a 25 lb. DORADO. They also catches five ROOSTERFISH ( 15 lb. to 20 lb. ) and five JACKCRABEL. ( 15 lb. to 20 lb.… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 22, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Rod Lowe party from Taylor, MI catches and releases three ROOSTERFISH ( 40 lb. 20 lb. and 15 lb. ) They were caught inshore the beach named Pozo de Cota. Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

April 22, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. The Brian Hansell & Doug Jones from Pittsburgh, PA catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN. ( 140 lb. & 130 lb. ) They were attracted by the Black Bart Lure ( CABO PROWLER… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 20, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Gary Lewchak party from Alberta, CAN catches and releases a 120 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught on the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 30 minutes. They also… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

April 20, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. The Tracy Pasin party from Alberta, CAN catches and releases a 140 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught by the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 40 minutes. The… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 19, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. David del Olmo from Eagle Pass, TX catches and releases a 120 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught on the rigged Ballihoo. The fighting time was 25 minutes. It was caught 14… Read Full Report →


El Budster Fishing Report

April 17, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER. The Tim Jordan party from Escondido, CA catches and releases a 120 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted by a Black Bart Lure ( MINI 1656 ANGLE / Blue / Pink / Silver )… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride Fishing Report

April 16, 2015

Fishing on the EL BUDSTER PRIDE. The Otto Shelland party from Ensenada, México catches and releases a 130 lb. STRIPED MARLIN. It was attracted and caught on the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 35 minutes. It… Read Full Report →


El Budster fishing report

April 14, 2015

Fishing in the world famous El Budster Jason Frost party from BC, Canada catches and releases two Striped Marlin 120 lb. and 140 lb. They were attracted and caught on the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time were… Read Full Report →


El Budster Pride fishing report

April 14, 2015

Fishing on the El Budster Pride Jason Frost party from BC, CANADA catches and releases a 130 lb. Striped Marlin, it was attracted and caught by the live Big Eye Caballito. The fighting time was 35 minutes, the Marlin… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.60 out of 5 stars from 43 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The crew worked hard to get us into fish they just were not biting.

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Rollin Mitchell does not recommend El Budster

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I was very unhappy that we had to buy our own bait when the website states “all bait” included. But it was only $20 for 7. I asked Capt. Andy if that was enough and he said yes for the fact we were only doing a 1/2 day. we ran out of live bait by 10-10:30. I wished we had bought more but we did catch a mess of Roosters, Skip Jacks and a Spanish Mack that we were able to bring in and have cooked for us at Captain Tony’s (well Recommended)!!!!

All in all, we had a great trip and Captain Andy and his mate put us on our target fish and knew what they were doing.
We had a BLAST!!!!!!!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

We wanted to go offshore after tuna and dorado but it wasn’t meant to be.  Water is still to cold. Crew recommended staying inshore and looking for Rooster fish. The day was filled with action. We caught 8 Spanish mackerel 3 rooster fish 1 jack creval and a skip jack tuna. 

The gear was appropriately matched to the size of the fish. The crew worked hard and made you feel at home.  They were great. I strongly recommend the Budster.

Thanks

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The crew worked so hard that at one point I caught 4 Roosters in a time span of 10 minutes. I have never seen anything like it before….

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 24, 2017

Not my 1st trip but definitely none for the books! 2 great marlin in the boat

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crew and captain was a scram never showed up at boat. Had to hire another boat the day of the 24th

Steve Reece does not recommend El Budster

Fished March 2017

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Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hello Steve, You had booked the El Budster for March 24th and the boat was in the dock # 3 waiting for you until 10:00 am and you never show up. I have two boats the El Budster and the El Budster Pride and the two boats did not fished on March 25th. I do not know why do you say that we where not there.

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We had an amazing time catching our air fish for the first 1.5 hours but we only caught 3 small fish after that. Not the fault of the crew or boat, guess the fish just weren’t biting that day. The crew did all they could do to find fish for us, they were great. While we were fishing we saw a huge dolphin pod, several whales and a few sea lions. It was a fun day for sure!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 26, 2017

The crew was nice but in 8 hrs my wife and I did absolutely nothing except sit and wait.  The crew spoke to us maybe a total of 15 min the whole time and we sat in the cabin the rest.  When we moved on deck we felt like we were in the way when they switched gear .  We didn’t catch any fish or even hook one to be caught.  I gave a small but appropriate tip when we got off the boat and they didn’t seem to appreciate it.

Russell Butler does not recommend El Budster Pride

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Very fun, crew was friendly and very helpful! Caught a lot of fish and would recommend this for every one!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Both captain and first mate were grand! Even though we didn’t catch marlin or hardly had any bites the whole day, it was a fantastic time. Next time we are fishing during a better season in Cabo we will use El Budster!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wow, Just epic, We did not catch fish due to I wanted to go out and after stripped marlin,
We could have went in close and surely caught something, we chose not to, I was fine with it.
Ismael the 1st mate was unbeleivable , worked his tail off the whole time, captain was awesome as well.
I’m going back as Capt Andy and my birthday are 5 days apart in Oct and thats the season.

I give 5 stars

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great crew, great service, great value and caught ALOT! of fish

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Went out with El Budster- husband and 2 kids.  Crew was great with kids. Brought in good size Roosters which were good fish for the girls to “fight”.  Saw many whales and sea lions.  Sea lions came up on the boat on the way in and crew let the kids feed them. 

Highly recommend this boat and crew.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, January 30, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Couldn’t have been better.  Good boat, great crew, helped us catch the fish, get them cleaned, told us where to have them cooked.  Wonderful time.  Great memories.  Thankd

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Not happy with fishingbooker, didn’t include live bait, fishing license cost Over $40 dollars. I want all costs up front.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, January 16, 2017

The fishing was decent.  My friends and I each caught an inshore fish.  No marlin hookups, but briefly had one or two follow the bait.  The surrounding sea life was excellent, with a breaching humpback whale, pod of dolphins, a passing sea turtle, and a brown pelican and sea lion that came up on the back of the boat when nearing port.  I would have given this trip four out of five stars had the two following listed things not occurred, which cost the deduction of a star for each.  Otherwise, it was a good trip to Baja California Sur.  Did some little trips with SunRider and Cabo Adventures that were excellent and highly recommended.  If I fish out of Cabo San Lucas again, it will not be with El Budster.

1) Payment.  Credit card should be accepted.  El Budster has a store, which should support credit cards, especially since it was used for the reservation.

The following incident happened.  Had made a reservation, so there was a $97 already paid for a full day trip (8 hours).  I had paid $120 in cash and then went to the ATM.  I withdrew $300 to pay the rest ($268 was needed at that point).  Had a $35 fee from the ATM for withdrawal, which was very steep.  Returned to pay $268, so I had used 14 out of 15 of the 20 dollar bills which amounted to a total of $280, only to find out that the owner recounted it and said I was $20 short.  He obviously put away one of my original $20 bills I had paid when I ran to the ATM, so then he took the last $20 I had left from the withdrawal and then had the audacity to refund me $12, when it really should have been $32.  I was plenty aware of what he had done at the time.  However, since the payment is entirely in cash (no paper or electronic trail) and since I had already paid and had not fished a single minute yet, I figured his taking my additional $20 was better than making a scene and potentially losing everything.  So, I was out the extra $20 plus the additional ATM fee of $35 for nothing- this would not have occurred using an actual card.  Simply outrageous.  I was half expecting some of this nonsense being an American in Mexico, but at least SunRider and Cabo Adventures were completely professional, including in the payment department, and pulled none of this horse manure.

2) Paid for a full day: 8 hours: 7 am to 3 pm.  We were at the dock at 2:00 pm.  I thought we may do some more nearshore fishing when we briefly stopped in the bay, but it was only for a moment, and then we straight went in.  Ridiculous.

And who knows with fishing?  Sometimes, that marlin could have happened in the hour that was lost, and this review would be ecstatic instead.  Or, maybe another exciting fish or fishes would have been caught in the hour- and maybe not.  The point is coming in an hour early is not being true to your word. 

However, having fished plenty and knowing that you don’t always get perfectly lucky, I would have still given a four star review without the marlin and as the fishing was if items 1) and 2) had not happened.  There is no better review I can give above 2 stars with such flaws.  I was really expecting less shadiness with how good the reviews were.

Peter Kozich does not recommend El Budster

Fished January 2017

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Salvador's Sportfishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1.- I am so sorry to know that you have had such a bad time getting some cash on the ATM machine for pay your balance due of $ 388.00 But since you booked your chárter with Fishingbooker you knew that your balance must be paid in cash on the morning you fished. Some time is hard to get some cash from the ATM in the morning, is better to get the cash the day before. We accapt credit cards but though our own web site.

2.- Unfortunlly This January was not very good for the fishing like most the January, probably for the wáter temperature.

Went fishing on Friday, December 16, 2016

Great trip with my sons. Fish weren’t biting all that much but I could tell the crew was really trying hard. I think the next trip will be a full day so I can go out a little farther.
Crew was very friendly and heplfull.

Fished December 2016

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Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 27, 2016

The boat was immaculate! Very clean! Everything was top of the line and the captain and deckhand were extremely professional. Would love to go again!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Would definitely recommend this boat and Crew!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

We only caught 3 small fish but is wasnt from a lack of trying. The captain and crew did what they could to get us on the fish but they just weren’t biting. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. The El Budster Pride was very clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to book this boat again.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, October 24, 2016

Couldn’t of booked a better Team captain Hugo and deckhand Reece.very clean and well equipped boat.
We targeted Marlin and did we get them. Two large blue marlin 350 pounds and 450 pounds thanks lads will come back next year.was worth very long trip from England. JON DAVENPORT & ANTHONY HOGG.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Had a great time! Boat, crew and tackle were all top notch!
Got us back in time to catch our tender back for final boarding.
We caught 3 Dorado’s and a Striped Marlin!!
Great Job! I highly recommend the El Budster Pride!!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 14, 2016

My son and I booked a half day trip on El Budster.  Everything from being met at the Marina and help fishing was perfect.  We quickly starting catching fish and my son ended up with a nice Wahoo and Blue Marlin.  We also almost caught a Dorado and Shark but the Wahoo and Blue Marlin’s made the day. Beatiful scenery too, trolling up the Baja coast.  Would and will go again.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Couldn’t have been a better day! Crew is great! We saw Dolphins, a whale, stingrays all before catching some marlin!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Had a great trip, little slow in getting w bit but they pulled it off

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Good service, tripulation with experience, they dont have USB or AUX to listen music

Jose Carlos Moses Cardin does not recommend El Budster

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, May 20, 2016

Had a great day,. It was windy and didn’t have luck with Marlin. Did get a tuna

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 21, 2016

We headed out early for a 1/2 day of fighting Marlins.  Although that did not happen as planned we did catch a few yellow fin tuna.  The Captain and Crew were great, very attentive and eager to catch fish.  The boat was in pristine condition and the facilities were very clean.  There was added fun on the way back to the harbor when we fed the birds and sea lions what remained of our bait bucket.  Fun trip!!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I have been fishing a lot over the years, and as we were traveling to Cabo I decided that I wanted to go see what we could catch! I read the reviews and decided on El Budster! It did not disappoint!  We arrived right on time and took care of the necessary paperwork with Mike then got on board and started our day! We stopped at a little store and was even able to get some snacks. As soon as we were out the first mate, Ishmael, got the lines set - I loved the fact that El Budster had 2 fighting chairs instead of just 1 so my husband and I could be together.  Not long after we had the lines in we got 2 big bites! I lost mine, but my husband reeled his in and it was a 20lb tuna! Not too bad….On we went and then my line got hit again and after at least a 15 minute fight that was HARD I reeled in a 44lb Wahoo!  It was amazing! Unfortunately after those 2 we didn’t get another bite but we tried to get 3 different marlin we saw.  The captain, Andy and first mate, Ishmael, were excellent and made sure we were comfortable and had a great time.  The boat was impeccable and the first mate cleaned it after each fish.  We came back to the marina and saw pancho waiting for his lunch (the resident sea lion).  All in all it was a great day! The best fish I have EVER caught! I would highly recommend.  Just make sure to bring a little extra money for bait (around $20), licenses ($20 each), and fish cleaning ($15) - which wasn’t much!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, February 19, 2016

The girls and I decided to go out on a half-day trip while visiting Cabo San Lucas. We had a wonderful time!  Unfortunately we only caught a few fish and weren’t able to snag a big game fish. But our captain and first mate went above and beyond to try and put us in good waters. They were very friendly and did all they could, but Mother Nature won the day. Since the fish weren’t biting they did their best to point out whales, dolphins, and put on a little show with Pancho, the friendly sea lion that lives at the marina. He swam right up on to the back of the boat! We will most certainly be back on the Budster soon!!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thanks again to Captain Endy and first mate Ismael. They did a great job getting us in to several Mahi Mahi and a very nice 8ft stripped marlin. Their service and attentiveness made for a memorable day fishing for my brother and myself. See you in the spring. Troy

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I caught 2 nice Marlin on my first fishing experience. Crew was great-boat was nice-equipment was in good condition. No problems here-will book this company again!

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 10, 2015

These guys put us on some tuna and we caught a bucket full! We were actually able to spot 2 marlin who just didn’t take our bait. We were extremely satisfied!

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What a nice clean beautiful boat…. our captain and crew hand were very very professional and very good at their job…. they wanted as much as us to catch good fish… we caught 2 marlins and some tuna.

We would love to come back… i will give you 4.5/5 stars coz there is always scope for improv but excellent trip.

I have to also give my friend Seema as many stars as she picked the best boat in Cabo through FishingBooker, sitting in Cali…lol

Thank you very much!
Walter and Seema

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, September 14, 2015

Captain and deck hand were very helpful and friendly. It was a mixed day of results. Caught some skip Jack and a Blue Marlin. I would recommend them. Mike on shore was very friendly and helpful as well. Looks like they have seven boats in the El Budster fleet.

Fished September 2015

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