Numbers at a glance: Billfish 26%, Dorado 47%, Other 30%
OTHER SPECIES: Dorado was the most widely caught fish this week but even though catches were excellent, even this abundant fish was missing in action a couple of days. Best day for dorado was February 19th when boats had fast and furious action, with Ruthless and Valerie getting twenty plus fish in the Elias Calles and Gaspareno areas as well as several skipjacks. Weights were nice at 15 to 30 lbs. and on this our best day, the dorado were hungry for live caballitos. Adriana did well for Cindy & John Jacober from Ohio with nine dorado and a striped marlin released in the same area. The average catch per boat was closer to two fish per boat. Forty seven percent of our charters caught dorado giving us a total of 186 fish, with many released. Bill Collector was the only boat to catch a shark this week, not a huge one but they did release the 60 lb. mako at Punta Gorda for Troy and Ada from Michigan. Inshore there was a lot of skipjack, some sierra and triggerfish, as well as a few amberjack, needlefish and roosters.
LOCATION: Gaspareno, La Ballena, Elias Calles, 95 spot, 11.50, Punta Gorda, Chileno, Los Arcos, Golden Gate.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Great – clear sunny skies and calm seas.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 74-75 F
BEST LURES: Live caballito & frozen ballyhoo.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing by Tracy Ehrenberg.