Overall Catch Success Rate 62%
BILLFISH: Water is still hot 86 to 88 F, which is quite normal for this time of year; clouds gathered on the horizon turning the air humid but no rain was produced. Live bait was on the scarce side, which may have been a factor in less striped marlin catches, but again, this is the time of year when we see a dip on this species and should see more action on blues and blacks. “La Brisa” caught and released 2 striped marlin for Dirk and Tricia Rachfall from Westminster B.C. and landed a very nice 30 lbs dorado for a lovely dinner. On the 24th, “Ruthless” released the only sailfish of the week as well as a striped marlin and kept 20 lbs dorado for Matt & Heather Adamson from Middleton, TX – both of these groups were repeat clients that always seem to do well. Forty six percent of our boats caught billfish, a total of 7 striped marlin and one sailfish, all released.
OTHER SPECIES: Tuna catches are on the slow side, but when caught tended to have a better size than the norm, with most being over 30 lbs and the largest was a150 lb species caught by Harvey Rosen & Mort Perchick from New York aboard the “Bill Collector” they hooked this large tuna 30 miles out from the Old Lighthouse on the Pacific Side. Dorado were mostly absent at the start of the week, but by Wednesday the catches changed with most boats catching between six and nine ranging from 25 to 45 lbs. Some skipjack made an appearance and “Rebecca” caught a 30 lbs wahoo along with 7 dorados and one striped marlin released for our good friend Dr. Gary Allison from Henderson, NV.
Harvey Rosen & Mort Perchick, New York, N.Y. with their 150 lbs yellow fin tuna.
LOCATION: 95 spot, Los Arcos, Herradura, Golden Gate.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: 90 to 96F. Partly cloudy.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 86 – 88F
BEST LURES: Green petroleros, caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Tracy Ehrenberg and Jorge Narro