Overall Catch Success Rate 90.27%
BILLFISH: Marlin catches still a bit slow with 42% of the boats coming back with blue flags flying. Fish are getting closer to shore making the traveling time shorter and offering more time to actually fish, however, the full moon didn’t help, the crew and clients saw the billfish practically next to the boats but with their bellies full, they were not interested in taking the anglers bait. “Rebecca” released 3 striped marlin at the 11:50 spot for Gerald Richmond and John Mason from Florida, they also landed 4 25 lbs dorados. John decided to go by himself the next day again aboard the Rebecca, and he released 2 striped marlin, one pacific sailfish, landed 4 dorados and 5 yellowfin tunas. Rebecca again, this time with Stephen Price and Gary Crisp from Silverdale TX released 2 striped marlin and one pacific sailfish, they boated 3 white skipjacks (perfect for ceviche). “La Brisa” also released 2 stripeys and one sailfish for Vicky and Ross Haberman from New York, New york on December 6th, same day, “Bill Collector” released 3 striped marlin and landed 3 20 lbs dorados for Stan Pilinko from NYC, NY, Hal Williams from Albany, NY and Cliff D’Angelo from Orlando, FL. A total of 28 striped marlin and 4 pacifi sailfish were caught, all of them successfully released.
OTHER CATCHES: Dorado catches keep rising, almost 87% of the boats are catching at least one. Average size of 22.5 lbs. Most catches were of 3 or 4 per boat, with some really nice ones like the one of “Andrea” with 12 dorados for Torbjorn Svensson from Sweden, “Adriana” with 11 for Daniel Esparza’s party from California, “Ruthless” with 15 dorados gets the catch of the week award for Tim Wilson from Huntington Beach, CA. Only 3 boats caught yellowfin tuna this week, “Valerie” caught 10 of them, 2 white skipjack and released one sailfish for Larry Harrell from Gilette, WY.
LOCATION: 11:50 spot, Gaspareño, Golden Gate.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny sky.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: Caballito, dead ballyhoo.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro.