Overall Catch Success Rate 100%
BILLFISH: What a great week for fishing, beautiful weather, clear sunny sky and tons of striped marlin. Multiple catches on most boats, there were actually quite few the ones who caught only one fish, most of them were between 3 and 4 striped marlin. Our 42 ft “Yahoo” and the 32ft “Bill Collector” were the only two boats to reach 5 marlin released in one day, Yahoo with Captain Ricardo Escamilla released all 5 of them for the Kenedy party from Englewood CO on April 29th, and Captain Julio Gonzales aboard the Bill Collector for Mattew Rainwater and Sean O’neil from Texas on May 3rd. “Andrea” released 4 striped marlin for Joseph Eskew from Lewsville TX on April 30th, and another 4 for Danny Dale King’s party from Syracuse, UT on May 2nd, same day “Adriana “ also released 4 stripeys for Brad Child and Zack McGahey from San Mateo, CA, and the “Yahoo” released also 4 striped marlin for Mark Chiavetta and Captain Julio Gonzales from the Bill Collector, weird isn’t it? 85% of the boats caught marlin, a total of 67 striped marlin were caught, all of them were successfully released :D
OTHER SPECIES: Very few boats went out looking for small game this week, however, the ones who did, came back with roosterfish, yellowtail and Spanish mackerel (sierrita). Still very slow for Dorado, only 4 were caught in the whole week, tuna season is closing in, remember last May we caught 157 tunas and it jumped to 800 in June.
LOCATION: 11:50 spot for the marlin, Old Lighthouse and Pedregalito for small game.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: 91 – 94 F, beautiful week, although on Friday there was an electric storm and huge black clouds, however, only 20 seconds of rain, that was our London weather of the year.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 68 - 72F
BEST LURES: Live bait, small yellowtail, dead ballyhoo. Green lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro.