Captain
Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)

Member since April 2014

Willemstad, Curacao

Background
Captain Gordo has won various major fishing tournaments in Curacao and the region, for example the prestigious Presidential Challenge Central America: The 2011 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. This young and enthusiastic captain has been fishing since childhood. He took every opportunity to fish with the older and experienced fishermen to learn the tricks of the trade.
Techniques
All Trolling

Hey, I'm Captain Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon)

Willemstad, Curacao
Background
Captain Gordo has won various major fishing tournaments in Curacao and the region, for example the prestigious Presidential Challenge Central America: The 2011 Chivas Regal Aruba Caribbean Cup. This young and enthusiastic captain has been fishing since childhood. He took every opportunity to fish with the older and experienced fishermen to learn the tricks of the trade.
Techniques
All Trolling

My Charter Listings

Willemstad
trips from
US$ 600

Fishing Reports

White Marlin

April 25, 2016

Bunch of mahi's and a white marlin today, just started reporting. Watch me :)!! Read Full Report →


Yellow fin tuna

May 04, 2016

While chasing the wahoo's we caught a decent 68 lbs Yellowfin Tuna!!! Enjoying very very calm sea these days! Read Full Report →


Full day fishing trip

August 20, 2016

Fished for a full day and released a blue marlin catch 4 nice mahi mahi's. Sea conditions where just perfect!!! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We had a fantastic experience aboard the Papucho IV.  Captain Gordo and his mates were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and really worked hard to get me my first marlin, a 250lb blue.
During the bite, the crew was insanely good. After a refusal of the first bait, they kept the fish interested while feeding him a ballyhoo on a chugger head that he absolutely clobbered. We landed a few mahi, multiple yellowfins, and a blackfin and had quite a few wahoo short strike the ballyhoo. These guys would shine up against top guides anywhere in the world, and the boat is a rough water tank.
We will be back for sure!
Tony + Meggan

 

 

 

 

 

Fished January 2017

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Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 9, 2017

Mr Tony and mrs Megan,

Thanks again for choosing us and guys are just great to have.
Also I have sent you the video I made of the blue marlin release hope you like it.

Hopefully we will meet again some day.

Take care and tight lines

All the best

Gordo

Went fishing on Friday, February 19, 2016

There was 3 adults and 4 children on our fishing trip. We didn’t catch anything but it wasn’t for the lack of effort of captain Gordo and his crew they were great. Very friendly and knowledgeable on stuff about the island and the ocean. Thanks again captain Gordo we will try again with you next time.

Fished February 2016

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Gordo (Charles Heldewier Vignon) (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mr Paul ,

That is fishing indeed , we give our best and try hard.
Still thank you for choosing us , you where great people to have aboard.

Regards,
Capt.Gordo

Went fishing on Monday, January 25, 2016

great day in spite of sea conditions 4-7 We tagged a 400lb blue marlin and a 100lb white marlin Mr. Blue took 13/4 hours to tag and moved us 6+ miles from the strike. The captain worked as a great team to raise the fish and get it to the boat ,  Seven times to the double line.  We also had a wahoo and a double mahi

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 19, 2015

We didn’t catch any fish - not even a bite - but we had an awesome time. They tried very hard to find fish but they just weren’t biting that day. They were really nice and a lot of fun. Great boat - we had an awesome boat ride! We will try again if we get back to Curacao. FishingBooker, thanks for all your help. We appreciate it.

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Capt. Gordo, and crew -/Enrique and Cornell were great and made for a nice 1/2 day fishing experience.  My wife pulled in a wahoo by hand and we caught several tuna some of which the crew prepared as sushi (on the boat for us to sample while fishing) , we recommended the Papucho to several others attending our same conference

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Captain picked me up at the hotel dock. About 15 minutes out we hit a school of Bonita feeding close to the shore. It was non stop action for the first few hours. There were several double headers .
In addition, I landed a Mahi Mahi and a 60 pound Yellow Fin tuna. This was my best 1/2 day   fishing trip ever and I have been fishing for over 60 years.

Fished February 2015

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