Overall Catch Success Rate 96.5%
BILLFISH: Billfish catching rate keeps rising from 42% to almost 47% this week. Most of the boats catching billfish hooked only one fish and most of them caught a few dorado as well, there were are few boats with multiple hookups like Tracy Ann, releasing 3 striped marlin for Ellen Hardy and Leon & Jerrey Klien, or Rebecca, releasing 2 striped marlin and a blue marlin estimated at 250 lbs for Ola Skinnarmo group from Sweden. Valerie caught 3 striped marlin for Clinton Pike and Steve Bond from Keller TX, unfortunately one of the stripeys died before the crew could release it. The catch of the week goes to 37ft Falcon with Captain Manuel Romero releasing 4 striped marlin and a Blue Marlin estimated at 350 lbs for Brian and Mike Nelson from Dallas TX. A total of 33 striped marlin were caught, 32 were released, 4 pacific sailfish, all released, and 3 blue marlin, 2 were released.
Linda Smith from Norman Oregon aboard the Tracy Ann, ready to release one of her stripeys.
OTHER CATCHES: Much better week for small game, 84% of the boats catching at least one dorado, with an average of 5 per boat. Tracy Ann caught 15 dorados in one day for Donna Walker from Pleasanton CA, followed by Ruthless and La Brisa with 10 dorados each. Not much tuna action this week either, only 4 boats catching tuna, mostly under 20 lbs.
LOCATION: Los Arcos, 11:50 spot, 18 miles straight out from the Old Lighthouse..
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny sky.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 82 F
BEST LURES: Caballito, green, black and blue lures.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro.