Overall Catch Success Rate 100%
BILLFISH: Marlin fishing was really great this week, with lots of action and hungry fish around, despite the lack of what we would consider “good” bait. Every boat out this week caught fish, with eighty six percent catching marlin and in fact multiple marlin catches were more the norm than a rarity. “Rebecca” had a great week, producing a couple of back to back days with six marlin as well as days with two to four fish; on May 28th we had a group predominantly of Texan women Crystail & Jade Porter, fishing with Lauren & Helena Thomas, who brought along the only guy in the group David Thomas, maybe as a bodyguard as this group cut quite a figure in their bikinis. This group ended up releasing six marlin at the 11.50 spot. The other six fish were on the 29th for Dave Nolt & Meagan Weakle from Longtree, Colorado fishing with Kaden Smith, from Dallas, Texas. Not only did they release six marlin they also boated a dorado and released a pilot share around 100 lbs. May 30th, saw “Andrea” release five marlin for Chad Willingham, Dennis Carreiro & Alexis Gilberi from Rockwall, Texas….I tell you these Texans are lucky. “Fearless” our 50 ft Viking showed some good fishing to Marc Cleary and friends from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with five striped marlin from 120 to 160 lbs at the 11.50 spot. Pisces anglers had a total of 72 striped marlin this week with all but one fish released.
OTHER SPECIES: “Falcon” had the only wahoo of the week a 45 lb’er caught by Nick Pappas from New York who also released a striped marlin. The wahoo took a petrolero lure. Dorado and Tuna were on a par this week, though when tuna were found the numbers per boat were a bit higher. Nevertheless the catches weren’t that great at fourteen percent. We actually had more sharks than small game this week, with pilot sharks being the most numerous, also known as silky sharks. . Some roosterfish showing up of a good size.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy skies, seas mostly calm, though one day was very windy with whitecaps.
LOCATION: 11.50 spot, Cabeza de Ballena, Chileno.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 78 F
BEST LURES: Live bait, dead ballyhoo, petrolero.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg