Unlike most billfish destinations, we had an entire patch of ocean to ourselves that day: both a blessing and a handicap. To the upside, any fish in the area were ours and ours alone, since we had no competition. On the other hand, we had a vast area in which to locate them and were totally without the shared information that often makes offshore fishing so much more productive. Captains are accustomed to fishing without company here. The sole exception is in August, when the Marina Puesta del Sol, which was hosting us, also hosts the Flor de Caña Tournament.