Numbers at a glance: Billfish 61%, Dorado 84%, Tuna 28%, Other 30%
What an outstanding week for Pisces Sportfishing, every single boat that went out caught fish and several of them, for that matter. Although billfish weren’t the majority fish caught this week, the fleet still managed to catch 72 marlin and six sailfish , with all but one marlin being released. Chic from Scotland aboard the Valerie, managed to start off the week very well in this department, catching and releasing five striped marlin and eight dorados. This made Valerie the boat with the most billfish catches this week. However, we did see quite a number of boats catching sailfish this week as well. The La Brisa had an outstanding day on Tuesday, with Ladean and Dorren and friends from Tulsa, OK, releasing a sailfish around 80 lbs as well as a striped marlin. They also caught 25 dorados and two wahoos! Dorado catch limits of two per angler were respected; both billfish were caught outside of Gaspareno.
Barbara and friends aboard the Tiburon also managed to catch and release two sailfish and one nice sized striped marlin around 180lbs on caballito bait outside of San Jaime and Pozo Cota. They also caught one dorado on a blue and white lure in the same area.
Dorado topped the charts for the number one species caught by our boats, with all but twelve boats this week landing at least one.
It was hard to choose which was our leading boat this week as so many did an outstanding job and caught many fish, however the Rebecca wowed us with an awesome catch of 25 dorados and two striped marlin. Again, dorado catch limits were respected and both marlin were released. The dorado were all caught on lures, both white and blue as well as green, out at Gaspareno.
The Bill Collector had a great day on Saturday, with twelve dorados and four yellowfin tunas reeled in by Linda and friends from Virginia. The dorados averaged about 20 lbs and the tuna averaged about 30-35 lbs, all were caught outside the Cerros de Arena and San Jaime on cedar plugs and blue and green lures. The anglers also landed one striped marlin and one sailfish, both released.
The Listo, with anglers John Delaney and friends from Arkansas found luck outside of Golden Gate catching 18 dorados and four wahoo on lures and one striped marlin, released, on caballito bait. The Andrea and anglers from New Jersey found wahoo and dorado luck at Migrino and Golden Gate, catching seven wahoos and thirteen dorados on lures: green, purple, and white and blue.
Other species caught this week were sierra, roosterfish, grouper, skipjack and bonitas.
LOCATION: Migrino, Golden Gate, Gaspareno, Pozo Cota, San Jaime.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: A few windy days but mostly good conditions.
WATER TEMP: 81-84 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito, blue/white, purple, yellow and tigrillo.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Rebecca Ehrenberg