Sunday, January 02, 2011

Thank You Letter from Steve Britsch

My brother in-law Ray Sallee and myself fished with Enrique and Fernando aboard Adriana on 12/28. I'm sending along a couple photos of the 9ft - 180lb Striped Marlin that was brought aboard. It was Ray's birthday and he was blessed with catching a similar sized striped Marlin. We had a great time and want to thank you all for making our experience one we'll never forget.


Steve Britsch

Marysville, WA

Latest Fish Report

December 24th to December 30th, 2010

Overall Catch Success Rate 85.75%

BILLFISH: The marlin action is getting better week by week, this time thirty seven percent of our boats caught billfish. One of the best days was on the 30th for the Keller family and friends from San Jose, CA with four striped marlin aboard “Fearless” with captain Benito Agundez; they also caught one 40 lbs yellow fin tuna. This same day, Gordon Love and family released two striped marlin aboard “Shambala” at fifteen miles out from the Old Lighthouse. “Tracy Ann” had a double marlin day too on the 29th for Michael Cerrito and friends from Los Angeles, CA; they went thirty two miles out from Cerro Blanco and were lucky to boat eight yellow fin tuna for dinner. A day earlier, Steve Britsch and Raymond Sallee were thrilled to release one striped marlin each aboard “Adriana”; the fish took live bait- caballito. “Fearless” did well on the 28th for Michael Narset from Houston, TX with two striped marlin released at six miles out from the Old Lighthouse. Early on in this report, “Cabolero” had two striped marlin for a group from New York. Pisces anglers had a total of 33 striped marlin this week.

OTHER SPECIES: Dorado catches are decreasing as the water is getting colder for them, only eighteen percent of our boats caught between one to three fish this week. On the 29th, Mitch and Sharon Gunter from Edmonton, Alberta boated three 25 lbs dorado aboard “Adriana”. They were a couple of good size dorado catches, such as aboard “Great Escape” for Steve Dick and family with a nice 40 pounder; they were fortunate to released one striped marlin as well. Jeff Satterlund from Washington was lucky to catch another 40 lbs dorado aboard “Adriana”. Tuna are still the favorite catch this week with forty three percent of our boats catching between one to sixteen fish. The best day was on the 29th for Rick Walsh from Cleveland, OH with a total of sixteen yellow fin tuna between 25 to 40 lbs aboard “Rebecca”; they went thirty two miles out from Cerro Blanco. At the beginning of this report, “Bill Collector” boated fifteen tuna for Lucy and Tim McCulloch from Oregon; the fish took cedar plugs. On the 30th, David Scott and friends from Illinois had a great day too with four yellow fin tuna aboard “Attitude Adjustment”. A day prior, Charles Lebel and friends from Tennessee also boated fourteen tuna aboard “Valerie”; they went thirty miles out of Chileno and had plenty fillets to take back home. The Rimsza family from Phoenix, AZ had an active day aboard “El Gallo” boating ten yellow fin tuna, mostly football size. Our total tuna count was two hundred and eight fish.

As to other species we had some rooster fish, Spanish mackerel, amberjack, jack crevalle, yellow tail, skipjacks

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear, sunny skies, some windy days, seas mostly calm to a few choppy days, cooler weather

LOCATION: Pacific Side - Golden Gate, Los Arcos, Migriño, Gaspareño, La Ballena, Old light house, San Jaime, 180 spot, 210 spot, Cerro Blanco,


BEST LURES; Cedar plugs, tigrillo, green, red/black, green/yellow, red/orange, petrolero, rapalas, hoochis, guacamayo, white/blue

Live ballyhoo and caballito

Based on the catches of Pisces by Ale Almada & Tracy Ehrenberg.