May 14 - May 21, 2016

The Environment - The weather has been beautiful. Flat seas, a few late afternoon ripples; no chop or swells to speak of. Daytime temps have now risen to the high-70s at the peak.

Bottom Line - We are getting good to excellent bait: caballito, mullet and finally, some sardina! Eddie also sells ballyhoo and squid on the dock, so most options are covered.

Tuna - There were tuna down south again this week. Boats choosing this option were again rewarded with wahoo and dorado on the way back. Tuna were an “on and off” bite with fish mainly caught on squid, and they were all better fish in the 20-pound class.

Billfish - The striped marlin bite picked up nicely this week and most boats targeting them were able to boat at least one fish. They are spread out all over the East Cape. Some boats had success by using downriggers, which means fish are probably holding in deeper water.

Wahoo - The consistent wahoo bite makes for some happy anglers! These are good-size wahoo with some in the 50-pound class. They were hitting smaller Rapalas, so be armed.

Dorado - While there are a lot of smaller dorado around, some very nice fish also hit the fillet table. Best areas were around the Lighthouse and farther south.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch.... - Some very good-sized jack crevalle were taken along the shore. Roosters are also on the rampage all along the beaches. Best areas for gallo are around the Marina and all along the coast to Los Barriles. Pompano and barred pargo are still on the reefs. All-in-all another great week -- something for everyone!