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YEAR 4路 No. 25 路 MAY. - JUN. - 2014

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Megan Rosetti

The River People of the Amazon


A Riverboat Adventure By Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui

The old Amazonian riverboat chugged along, traveling slowly upriver in the Cuinni River, a tributary of the Rio Negro. Sitting in the upper deck of this old warrior of the river, I could see everything around us. On our way to our fishing destination, we passed by small settlements of the river people that dot many riverbanks in the Amazon. The rhythmic noise of the diesel engine would be frequently broken by the noise made by howler monkeys, green parrots and large blue and yellow macaws. We crossed path with many small riverboats along the way.


I have fished in the Amazon many times, but this trip was I have fished in the Amazon many times, but this trip was very special because we were traveling for one week on the Rita de Cassia, an old riverboat pressed into action at the last moment for this sport fishing adventure. I was going back in time, no compass, no GPS, no fast boats, just a an old river captain that knew the river so well he could navigate all night with no problem and a very efficient crew that attended to all of our needs very efficiently. The fishing was very good and all of my companions caught a good number of fish but to me the best part was going back


in time on this old riverboat. At the end of this memorable week we returned to Barcelos, a small town in the banks of the Rio Negro. I remember Barcelos as the site of the annual Tropical Fish Festival. Many years ago I had the opportunity to witness this musical festival, where the town’s people dress in beautiful Amazonian river costumes and spend the night dancing to the most exiting music I ever heard. This festival commemorates the tropical fish that bring life to Barcelos and happiness to so many people throughout the world. if you are interested of fishing in brazil contact: Alan Zaremba at: http://www.floridapeacocks.com/ or Ian Arthur de Sulocki and Alexandre Arruda at: http://www.kaluapesca.com.br


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THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH SHOOTOUT WILL BE HELD IN CAP CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, IN EARLY JUNE By Rick Alvarez

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In April and May many of the top sport fishing boats on the U.S. East and Gulf Coast make their way to Cap Cana’s fabulous marina as well as a large number from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations to enjoy the start of the white marlin season. These boats are attracted to Cap Cana because of the notoriety the area has gained as the Caribbean’s new hotspot and to compete in the prestigious International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout, known as the Grand Prix of billfish tournaments, which will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year from June 5th thru the 11th. In fact, the Dominican Republic was recently named the world’s number one billfish destination by the reputable Billfish Report!


And why shouldn’t visiting sport fishing boats want to visit Cap Cana? With only the first phase having been completed offering 115 slips, Marina Cap Cana is positioned to be one of the most complete state-of-the-art marinas in the Caribbean, already providing the perfect mix of recreation and relaxation. Located only seven minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ -second busiest airport in the Caribbean), with direct flights from most major East Coast U.S. cities as well as many major European and Latin American cities. In Cap Cana there are available long term villa and condo rentals for the entire fishing season and there are four luxurious five star hotels to choose from for short stays. The fishing season lasts into November with white marlin transitioning to blue ones in July and sailfish are added to the mix in October when many boats score multiple grand slams.


In addition to the fabulous fishing (last year resulted in an average of 7.44 billfish per boat in three days of fishing) the Shootout offers great nightly social functions culminating with the Awards Banquet to be held the night of June 10th at the elegant Al Sol Luxury Village located on the west side of the marina inlet. Parts of the proceeds from each year’s event are always donated to local children’s charities. Taking all of this into consideration it is worth quoting the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism slogan, especially as it pertains to fishing “DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS IT ALL”! For more information contact International Billfish Tournaments at info@intlbillfishtourns.com


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Cayo Caulker, Belice By Dion E. Vansen and Rebecca Coutant

Cayo Caulker is a small limestone coral island measuring about 5 miles (8.0 km) north to south by less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east to west and located 20 miles north-northeast of Belize City. Its nickname is La Isla Cari単osa and its motto is Go Slow. In 1870, Luciano Reyes purchased the island from Queen Victoria. A narrow waterway called The Split which separates the island in two is the main beach area. After a 45 minute ride on a high-speed boat from Belize City, we arrive in Caye Caulker. This tiny island has it all! Snorkeling and diving trips to the Belize Barrier Reef (the second largest in


the world) are just a few minutes away. There, you can swim with nurse sharks, sting rays, sea turtles, manatees and at the same time admire the beautiful reef. On a sunny day the Lazy Lizard bar & grill, by the Split, is my favorite place. Ideal for a refreshing drink, water sports and a breathtaking sunset. On Fridays, open jam sessions at the barrier reef sports bar from 4-7pm bring out all the island’s best musicians. The local and international cuisine is featured in most restaurants on Front Street; even pizza is on the menu. After sunset, the party is on at the I & I Reggae bar where you can dance in Caribbean style. Are you ready to go slow, take it really easy and relax? If yes, then I highly recommend you add Caye Caulker to your next travel itinerary.


Norwegian Cruise Line at the Cruise By John Bell Guy Harvey, Inc. Norwegian Cruise Line at the Cruise Shipping Miami trade event unveiled the new hull art design created by artist Guy Harvey for the new Norwegian Escape. This is Harvey’s largest canvas to date, at 1065 feet in length, with his artwork spanning from the hull to the aft featuring two undersea scenes. The Escape, the line’s largest ship to date, will homeport year-round in Miami and sail a seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary starting November 14, 2015.


“Ditch Digger” of Pompano Beach, FL Takes Top Team Honors in Wahoo Smackdown IV Tournament in Bimini “Fishless” Takes Heaviest Wahoo at 47.90 Pounds By John Bell Photo Credits: Courtesy of Kent Krebeck Following a day of dealing with some pesky kings, anglers at the Wahoo Smackdown IV Tournament in Bimini found and slammed over 27 fish on Saturday with “Ditch Digger” captained by Manny Legakis taking $6,500 including first place honors with 121.01 total pounds of Wahoo caught and second place for Heaviest Fish.


“Ditch Digger” was edged out for Heaviest Fish honors by “Fishless” out of Miami, FL. Fishless Captain Carolos Martinez weighed in the tournament’s largest Wahoo at 47.90 pounds, with “Ditch Digger” weighing in at 47.30 pounds. “Real Truckin” out of La Belle, FL, captained by Frank Diaz finished third in the category with 43.03 pounds. According to Tournament Director, Chase Camacho payouts were just short of $25,000 and another $10,000 in prizes was awarded. “We had a great show of boats and anglers and combined with the competition and camaraderie was two days of high spirits, great food and hospitality at one of the world’s most famous fishing destinations courtesy of the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina,” Camacho added. Tournament sponsors include Southern Wine & Spirits, Tito’s Vodka, Sand’s Brewery, G&G Shipping, Blue Coast Company, Ecoboats, Florida Yacht Interiors, Pantropic Power, King Sailfish Mounts, Blue Moon Co., Hooters, ROFF’s, Bows, Bost Lures and many more. Coming to Bimini on April 24-27, 2014 is the super bowl of billfishing, a stellar squad of NFL Hall of Famers and Legends for a one-of-a-kind tournament matching the country’s best anglers and greats from the National Football League for some hard-hitting blue water action. With eleven Hall of Famers and six NFL Legends scheduled to appear, the Hall of Fame Celebrity Billfish Invitational will feature over $250,000 in prizes, a tremendous gift bag per angler, and the opportunity to fish with a Pro Football Hall of Fame Player or NFL Legend. To register online go to www.HOFBimini.com and a brief tournament video overview can be viewed on the homepage. Several sponsorship levels are available including the Title sponsorship.


The River People of the Amazon By el Dr. Martín Aróstegui

The vast Amazonian rainforest is so dense that the only form of travel is through the vast network of rivers and streams that carve this magnificent jungle. For many years I have visited this wonderful place in search of fishing adventures and always have been fascinated by my encounters with the people that make the rivers and the jungle their home. These river people are called the ribereños. In contrast to our complex lives in the city, the ribereños lead simple subsistence lives that revolve around the rivers and streams of their surroundings. All travel is done on rustic riverboats that also serve as their permanent home. Ribereños rely on dugout canoes for fishing and hunting. They go about their lives without the benefits of most amenities we take for granted,


such as electricity, air conditioning, computers or modern ways of communication. The river people survive by planting plantains, cassava and others simple crops in small plots adjacent to the river. Most of their protein needs are met by hunting for small animals and fishing for a number of species that are abundant in the Amazon. They generate some income by collecting tropical fish that they sell for export to many parts of the world. Health care can be a problem but ribere単os are very knowledgeable about the use of medicinal plants from the rainforest and only have access to modern medicines when they travel by larger communities in the banks of larger rivers. The ribere単os have shown a great deal of resilience and adaptability to the seasonal changes in the Amazon. I am sure that they will be around for many years to come, forming part of the great tapestry of cultures that make our planet such a fascinating place.

if you are interested of fishing in brazil contact: Alan Zaremba at: http://www.floridapeacocks.com/ or Ian Arthur de Sulocki and Alexandre Arruda at: http://www.kaluapesca.com.br


Ladies Invited to Tackle Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Universities Lady anglers are invited to tackle fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University series. The weekend universities are held in conjunction with support from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) with Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration. With four locations in Florida, each provides classroom instruction, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip. Most offer a networking evening social. The one-on-one stations include dehooking, spin casting, net casting, releasing, knot tying, rod and reel maintenance, gaffing grapefruits, lure rigging, Magic Tilt trailer backing and boating on the Ranger boat. Equipment and opportunities are supported by sponsors and donors listed on the website.


Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing!” the goal is to provide education in a fun, non-intimidating atmosphere. No equipment or experience is necessary. Upcoming dates include May 16-18/Treasure Coast and Nov. 14-16/Florida Keys. Contact: (954) 475-9068; info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  


Interview with Dr. Martin Ar贸stegui, Director of Travel and Exploration of Sol y Mar Magazine, who holds the world record for largest sport fishing catches around the world, recognized by the IGFA (International Game Fish Association). Martin Ar贸stegui is the great-grandson of the famous and illustrious Cuban scientist Carlos J. Finlay. This interview was conducted by Wayne Filowitz of WRPBiTV.


THE REAL MARCH MADNESS BROKE OUT AT THE CASA DE CAMPO BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC By Rick Alvarez Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic – To say that fishing was outstanding during the inaugural Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic would be an understatement, unparalleled would indeed be a more accurate description! At the end of day one the fleet of 16 tournament boats had already released a whopping 39 blue marlin and at lines out on day two, the total


had risen to 73 blues. Numbers such as these represent an incredible average of 4.56 blues per boat in this two day event. It was Floridian Frank Rodriguez’s 70’ Viking Fa La Me with Captain Rob Moore that ran away from the rest of the fleet from the get go by releasing six blues on day one and repeating with another six on day two to complete an even dozen in just two days. Dates are set for 2015 when the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic will move to a three fishing day’s format with a lay day, with excellent activities already in the works including a skeet shoot competition and a golf scramble on the lay day.  Mark your calendars and please join us. www.intlbillfishtourns.com


Florida and South Carolina Lottery Programs Reward Players

With Sport Fishing Outing With Hall-of-Fame Angler and Artist Guy Harvey By John Bell Entering their non-winning lottery scratch-off tickets in a Second Chance drawing brought Ramona King of Miami, Florida and Mailoyn Davis of Hartsville, South Carolina the catch of a lifetime—a chance to fish with the legendary Guy Harvey in his own backyard in the Cayman Islands. Joining Davis for his day-on-the-water with the celebrated Harvey was his guest Sabrina McDonald-Mack. Lenzie Morrow fished with Harvey and King, who landed four dolphinfish during her outing.

South Carolina Second Chance winner Mailoyn Davis and his guest Sabrina McDonald-Mack and Guy Harvey


Lenzie Morrow (guest), Captain Derrin Ebanks, Guy Harvey and Ramona King (winner). (left-to-right)


Both winners were among hundreds of thousands of players participating in GUY Harvey Scratch-Off games launched by the Florida and South Carolina Lottery programs in 2013. Harvey, regarded as the world’s top marine wildlife artist, is a tireless advocate for ocean conservation and education, especially for youths. He has directed that royalties from both games be used to fund education and marine conservation efforts in Florida and South Carolina. www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org

Lenzie Morrow reeling in catch with Guy Harvey.


Roberto Guerra, creator of La Caja China, was presented on the Show “Martha Stewart presents: Secrets of great chefs Grill” which aired popular show on the Hallmark channel and lasted 60 minutes, in Stewart’s farm in New York. The show was attended by Guerra and five renowned chefs, who created and cooked a special recipe of barbecue with Martha Stewart for a private holiday that it celebrated in his farm. “Has been a pleasure working with Martha Stewart.” “It is a very nice person who has all my respect and friendship,” said Roberto Guerra.


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Dr. Martín Aróstegui

Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine He is a medical doctor by profession who, for many years, worked as a specialist in emergency medicine. His life has been devoted also to professional fishing. Dr. Aróstegui, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Game & Fishing Association (IGFA), is the holder of more than 400 fishing world records, including 200 with fly-fishing equipment, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Dr. Arostegui is also a professional photographer specializing in fishing and nature. He is currently the Director of Travel and Exploration for our magazine, for which he travels to different regions of the world to capture with his lens the most beautiful images that human eyes have ever seen.

Pat Ford

Angling Photographer

Pat Ford is considered the best sport fishing photographer in the United States of America. He graduated as a lawyer from the Columbia University School of Law in 1965. He is currently a senior litigation lawyer in the courts of Florida, as well as a photographer with a passion for fishing. Pat Ford has traveled extensively throughout the world and has won 32 world records in several fishing tournaments held by the IGFA. He is the author of “The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy” which tells about different places he would rather go fishing with a fly hook.


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Landing big game fish often demands perseverance through rough waters in remote locations, for days on end. The crew of the 60’ Spencer Carol Libby now has an advantage as they troll for giant bluefin tuna and other trophy fish. A Seakeeper gyro stabilizer creates a safe, stable platform that reduces fatigue, enabling the crew to focus on the catch. The gyro was installed by American Custom Yachts (ACY) of Stuart, Florida, as part of an extensive refit. It’s the first Seakeeper installation on a Spencer, and the first Seakeeper gyro refit for ACY. Carol Libby is a 2013 model powered by twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18s, with ZF gears and a 1,500 gallon fuel capacity. www.seakeeper.com


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YANMAR INTRODUCES NEW BY2 SERIES DIESEL ENGINES

years after its first electronically-controlled common-rail engines became available, Yanmar Marine USA Corp now announces the next generation of its lightweight BY Series diesels. These state-of-the-art BY2 Series engines feature many new improvements, including a glow plug controller that virtually eliminates cold-start white smoke. The Yanmar BY2 Series engine control unit has also been reprogrammed from torque to speed control, providing a smoother operation and better synchronization for twin engine applications. For simpler installation and servicing, the fuel inlet and return connections are now incorporated into a single manifold mounted on the lower side of the engine.


SHARKS: THE ANIMAL ANSWER GUIDE By Johns Hopkins University Press Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to skates and rays, and their critical role in healthy ecosystems in their new book Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide. Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round�the� world tour of shark habitats, which include oceans as well as lakes and even rivers (as far up the Mississippi as St. Louis). They describe huge, ferocious predators like (Great) White and Tiger sharks and species such as Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey yet can grow to lengths of more than 40 feet. The mysterious and powerful Greenland shark, the authors explain, reaches a weight of 2,200 pounds on a diet of seal flesh. Small (less than two feet long) Cookie cutter


sharks attack other sharks and even take a chunk out of the occasional swimmer. Despite our natural fascination with sharks, we have become their worst enemy. Many shark species are in serious decline and a number are threatened with extinction as a result of overfishing and persecution. Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide presents a perfect mix of current science, history, anthropology, intriguing facts, and gripping photographs. Whether your fascination with sharks stems from fear or curiosity,

your knowledge of these animals will improve immensely when you consult this book. Gene Helfman is a professor emeritus at the Odum School of Ecology's Program in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Georgia. He is coauthor of Fishes: The Animal Answer Guide, also published by Johns Hopkins. George H. Burgess is coordinator of museum operations and director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History.


Social Pages Sol y Mar Magazine attended the preview event GALA YEARS 1920’s, at the residence of Milays Rodriguez, President of MGA IMPERIAL GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which was subsequently performed in Maracas PLACE, whose celebration was attended by the artists cast crew of the show, attends were artist and journalist Call Graci, singer Dalia Matarama, songwriter and singer Ley Alejandro,  the Argentine artist Alex Diaz and Bonco comedian, among other distinguished guests from the entertainment, media and communication, to wish them every success!


Sol y Mar Magazine 25 English May June 2014  

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