PISCES FISH REPORT
OCTOBER 1st to 6th, 2010
Overall Catch Success Rate 100%
BILLFISH: We saw quite a drop on billfish catches this week, down to thirty three percent; that is not to say fishing is not good, because every boat out caught something but just that more small game were caught. That said, we did have several blue marlin this week, just not the impressive sizes seen over the past few weeks. First blue marlin of the week was caught aboard “Yahoo” for Denny Scott and Jeff Ham from Piqua, Ohio six miles before the 95 spot. The fish took pink and blue lure and weighed approximately 250 lbs, they also boated a dorado. “Valerie” did well for blue marlin releasing one for long time Pisces client Gary Allison, with the fish around 260 lbs that took a yellow tail; they also boated three dorado, fishing 22 miles offshore. The next blue marlin for “Valerie” was on October 3rd this time for Rob Denkewalter and friends from Chicago, fishing at the 95 spot on the Cortez side, they released a 270 lb blue marlin and boated seven dorado. An enviable day was that had by Marla and George Goodman from Los Angeles, Ca. aboard “La Brisa” on October 5th. They fished the Pacific between Gaspareño and Golden Gate and caught and released both a blue and striped marlin and caught eleven dorado (six released) - the striped marlin took a petrolero lure and the blue a yellowtail. Another notable catch was aboard the 61ft Viking “El Gallo” on October 1st, for Barry Satterfield and friends from Franklin, Tn for three striped marlin released all on live caballito twenty miles out, plus a couple of dorado. Our only sailfish of the week was caught aboard “Fearless”, just four miles out by David Fisher from Columbus, Ohio. The reason striped marlin catches may have dropped is the bait source, right now mackerel has not been readily available so ballyhoo and other baits are being used, such as caballito, which work but are not ideal. Pisces anglers caught a total of 17 striped marlin, 4 blue marlin and 1 sailfish this week, all but one fish were released.
OTHER SPECIES: This could almost be called the dorado report, as we caught so many this week. Ninety percent of boats caught between one and seventeen fish with weights ranging from 10 to 40 lbs. “Rebecca” caught the most in one day, with the seventeen fish caught on October 5th at Migriño on a combination of lures and ballyhoo for Nicole Shepherd, Brian Roberts, Jason & Tara Wakefield from Kansas City, Mo. Our total dorado count was 264 fish. Hope the yellowfin tuna catches continue like this a month from now, when we have the Jackpot tuna tournament as this week we had some very nice fish. First up was on October 2nd aboard “Bill Collector” ; Kari & Eric Wilson fishing with Haylee & Seth McGinnis from Dallas, Tx caught a 180 lb yellow fin on sardines 20 miles out from the Old Lighthouse as well as two dorado. We had some anglers visiting from Holland who did really well aboard “C Rod” with two large tuna at 120 and 180 lbs at the 180 spot the tuna took black and green lures; they also had a striped marlin released, for anglers Ron Veendaal, Kees de Bie, Piet Weldam, Louis Bakker Bary Silleman, Siemen & Theo Buddingh. “Falcon” also had two nice tuna on October 6th for Dave and Tanya Petrucci from New Albany, Ohio. Their fish were caught on flying fish seven miles out from the 120 spot and weighed 70 and 185 lbs respectively. The only other catches for us were three wahoo all around the 40 lb mark.
LOCATION: Golden Gate, Migriño, San Jaime, out from Old Lighthouse, Pozo de Cota, Los Arcos, 95 spot, Herradura, 180 spot.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, seas mostly calm, some chop in the afternoons on the Pacific late in the week.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 85 F
BEST LURES: Ballyhoo, tigrillo, petrolero, green, red/black, blue/white.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg