The Environment - Things are starting to slow down here on the East Cape. Not a lot of boats out but the fishing was slightly better this week. The beautiful weather continues with nice warm days, mild evenings and flat calm seas.
The Bottom Line - There were both blue and striped marlin caught this week. Blues on lures and stripers more on bait. Call it an 8 on the Rancho Leonero 1 to 10 scale.
Billfish - The Captains located mackerel on the La Ribera Bank which was holding stripers. The trick was to catch the macks with Lucky Joes and soak them with a sinker.
Yellowfin Tuna - There are smaller tuna farther south and also on Punta Gorda … far out of range of the local boats.
Dorado - A very few small ones with an occasional larger one showing up.
Wahoo – Wahoo continue to be the big news. Ted Baker, fishing with Captain Ramon, caught two 40+ pounders on Friday. The big Rapalas worked best with many boats scoring multiples. Best areas were the Light House and just south of Frailes.
Roosterfish – Roosters and jack crevalle to 30 pounds were taken inshore near the Marina and Punta Colorada.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...Some anglers went bottom fishing and were rewarded with pompano, sierra and pargo.