Overall Catch Success Rate 97.7%
BILLFISH: Excellent week, billfish are starting to pop again and in good numbers. We are beginning to see more Blue Marlin as October closes in, the “Great Escape Jr” caught a 280 lbs Blue for Graham Osborne from LA, CA. “Tracy Ann “ released a Pacific Sailfish and landed a 22 lbs tuna and a 20 lbs dorado for Ivan Kury from Monterrey, Mexico. Same day “Ruthless “ caught another Blue Marlin of 210 lbs, for Daniel Mirisola also from Los Angeles. On the 18th “La Brisa” caught a 200 lbs Blue marlin and 3 tunas for George Willard, from Lebanon OR, same day “Andrea” caught two Striped Marlin one was weighet at 140 lbs and the other one was successfully released by Nila Vanacore from Cedar City UT. September 19th, “Andrea” hooked a Blue Marlin estimated at 200 lbs for Walter David, he struggled with the fish for a little over two hours, to successfully release the fish, little after, they had a triple hookup, 3 tunas about 40 lbs each, the anglers were thrilled already with the success of the trip, when a 4th line zipped off, the line was almost gone so Captain Nicolas maneuvered the boat until one of the anglers could take the rod, John David was the lucky guy, he fought the fish for an hour and forty-five minutes to boat it, it was a very nice 160 lbs yellow fin tuna. 33.3% of the boats caught billfish this week, 6 striped marlin, 5 released, 4 pacific sailfish, all released, and 6 blue marlin, 3 were released.
OTHER SPECIES: Good week for small game as well, with 50% of the boats returning with Dorado flags and 48% with tuna. Dorado catched started slow with only one or two fish per boat, later it got much better as they were coming back with 4 to 8 dorados per boat, this week we caught a total of 86 dorados. Tuna was average, between 3 to 6 fish per boat, ranging from 20 to 45 lbs except for the 160 lbs John David caught as we mentioned before. There were some nice catches, “Falcon” caught 14 tunas from 20 – 30 lbs for Ricky Stutts from Magnolia TX, “Andrea” again for John David’s party, 14 yellowfin from 10 to 40 lbs, Castle Rock CO will be eating a lot of fish for a while.
LOCATION: Herradura, 20 to 30 miles from the Old Lighthouse, Los Arcos.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: 90 to 94F.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 84 – 86F
BEST LURES: Green petroleros, caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro