PISCES FISH REPORT
JULY 15th to 21st, 2010
Overall Catch Success Rate 92%
BILLFISH: We are thrilled with the fishing right now, we had great catches abounding around our shores. Ninety percent of charters are catching billfish right now, with blue marlin showing, up sailfish present and the most numerous being striped marlin. Striped marlin can be found from the East Cape down to Cabo. We had some great catches, such as one blue marlin around 200 lbs and four striped marlin released aboard “Tracy Ann” on July 21st by Matthew Pace, Peter Page and Roman King, from Stockton, California, at the 11.50 spot. This same day “Valerie” had two striped marlin, a sailfish and two tuna in the same location for Chris Oswalt and friends from Memphis, Tn. For sheer marlin numbers, “Attitude Adjustment” was the top boat with six stripers released for Wes & Brandie Leifer, from Yorba Linda, Ca fishing with Brad Robinson. “Ruthless” had the first blue marlin of the week, a little over 200 lbs, at Punta Gorda for Mark Cherney from Ladesa Ranch Ca. Jerame & Mandi Shultz from Salt Lake City fished with Steve & Laura Lee from Houston and did very well to release four striped marlin aboard “No Big Deal” on live bait. Pisces anglers caught a total of 54 striped marlin, 2 blue marlin and 2 sailfish; all but four fish were released.
OTHER SPECIES: Marlin was by far the most abundant game fish this week followed by dorado. Thirty-two percent of boats caught dorado though usually the catches were no more than one or two fish with sizes from 15 to 50 lbs. The Dorado Shootout took place at East Cape, in which over 400 anglers participated with the winning fish 53 lbs that took $33,000.00 dollars and a new pickup truck for first place. Yellow fin tuna catches were at thirteen percent with catches usually of a single fish; the exception was “ C Rod” with ten caught at Destiladeras in the 10 to 15 lb class, plus a wahoo and one dorado for Kathryn & Chris Collins, Nicholas & Joe Warner, all from Las Vegas. “Ruthless” had a fabulous day on July 20th, with Amy & Rusty Olsen from San Antonio, Texas when they caught three wahoo up to 40 lbs, plus two dorado and a sailfish released, all at Destiladeres. “Ruthless” was also the only boat to catch a hammerhead shark plus a striped marlin, for Jason Smyrl and friends from Texas.
LOCATION: 11.50 spot, Destiladeres, 95 spot, Palmilla.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Sunny, hot, clear skies, seas mostly calm….the Pacific seems to have its own climate though; still cool and breezy.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 76 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, green/black, orange/black, petrolero, guacamaya.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg
Rusty & Amy Olsen from San Antonio, TX