Overall Catch Success Rate 68%
BILLFISH: Full moon combined with 88F waters are giving anglers a hard time. Many clients report they are watching the marlin jump out the water and even play with the bait but they are just not biting. Still, “Shambala” went kite fishing and managed to catch and release one Sailfish and one Striped marlin for Johnny Mac Powers from Rockwall, TX on August 13th. After that it got pretty slow for billfish, until the 17th when “Adriana” released a Blue Marlin estimated at 250 lbs and landed 9 Dorados between 25 to 44 lbs for Javier Guzman from Ynez, CA. And on the 18th, “Great Escape” caught a 350lbs Blue Marlin, the angler fought for over an hour and used a petrolero lure. This week only 30% of the boats caught billfish, a total of 4 striped marlin, one sailfish and two blue marlin, only one was kept by the angler.
OTHER SPECIES: On small game, tuna catches keep dropping as the season ends until they come back later on the year, on the other side, dorado keeps getting better with over 76% of the boats catching this gorgeous and delicious fish. We had some great catches this week, on August 15th, Dylan Allman (age 9) from Stamford CT caught a 25 lbs dorado and a 65 lbs Wahoo. Fish was caught outside the Old Lighthouse with a grey/green lure. It took him 20 minutes to boat the fish. Same day “CROD” caught a 154 lbs yellowfin tuna for Steve, Heather & Patrick Sack from Chicago IL, they fought for the fish for over 3 hours on 30 lbs test line. We had a couple of rooster fish closer to shore but no other species caught.
LOCATION: Punta Gorda, Destiladeras, Herradura, 11:50, Los Arcos, San Jaime.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: 91F feels like 105, clear skies.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86 – 88F
BEST LURES: Green petroleros, caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro