Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by OleajeFan, Friday, February 11, 2011, 20:40 (2446 days ago)

No kidding, no bs. I've been sportfishing North America for 55 years. This guy, Ramon Olea, ranks as the best charter boat captain in my experience based on several parameters, and believe me, he has good competition:
A. Knowledge. I had made the mistake of hiring others for my Zihua fishing experience. The others didn't even come close as to Ramon's overall knowledge and instincts. Ramon was out of town at the time, I shoulda stayed in the hotel instead of gone fishing with others. I've made seven fishing trips to Zihua for fishing, 5 of them were on the Oleaje. He's not known as the Sea Wolf amongst his brethren for nothing.
B. Character. Ramon is completely trustworthy. I'd leave the family jewels with him (actually, in a sense, I did. Didn't trust the hotel safe, left some jewelry purchases in Ramon's safekeeping instead. No worries. )
C. Sense of humor. He'll catch you when you are not looking. This guy coulda been a renown satirist had he the inclination.
D. Judgment. You're safe on the Oleaje. He's not a dollar worshiper. Not good to go, he won't.
Just a helluva good soul, a wonderful guy to get to know. A future friend for you. Simple.
Glad to hear he now has two pangas, but how can he be on both at the same time? :) Must be a colleague he trusts....no hay problemo.

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Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, February 11, 2011, 21:13 (2446 days ago) @ OleajeFan

I couldn't agree with you more, which is why I've been saying the same thing ever since I put up my first Zihuatanejo website.

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Wow, you even call yourself "OleajeFan" in his honor. Must be true love!
:brilliant:

Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, February 11, 2011, 21:23 (2446 days ago) @ OleajeFan

Ramon has been my captain of choice for many years now. In the beginning when I first started fishing here I went with a different captain every time I went out(5-7 times), until I fished with Ramon and I have not gone with anyone else since. That about says it for me.

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Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Friday, February 11, 2011, 22:59 (2446 days ago) @ OleajeFan

Is Ramon committed to releasing billfish in decent shape?

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Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, February 11, 2011, 23:18 (2446 days ago) @ JeffMN

Absolutely. I always tip @ $20USD for each billfish released, in addition to my regular tip, as that is what they used to get in the market for them.

Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by fishfan, Friday, February 11, 2011, 23:47 (2446 days ago) @ allen

Arranged to go fishing with Ramon, but when we got down, couldn't get in touch with him. Tried his cell phone numerous times, but only got a busy signal. Sure he's still in business? Everything you say is correct. He's a fine captain--that's why we wanted him. We were very disappointed when it didn't work out.

Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, February 11, 2011, 23:51 (2446 days ago) @ fishfan

You can always get a hold of him through Joe at the Cafe Marina. You can also look for his brother Hector in the early evenings at Coconut's. He has a full white beard.

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Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 08:39 (2445 days ago) @ allen

You can also look for his brother Hector in the early evenings at Coconut's.

No you can't. Hector doesn't go to Coconuts anymore. You'll find him having coffee in the evenings at Café Marina (Joe's place).

As far as calling Ramón, obviously during the morning or early afternoon is not a good time to reach him during the busy season. And most folks here (who are actually from here) don't answer the phone during siesta time from 2 to 5.

Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 13:10 (2445 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Just when I thought I had found the one thing that didn't change in Zihua. :)

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Ramon Olea - Best Charter in North America!

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 16:13 (2445 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Remind him of that., I was eating at Don Memo's and I would have sworn I saw him there through the door sitting at the bar. That was just a few days ago. I will ask him if it was him when I see him this evening.

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