The Environment - Water temps of 85-86 together with nice, flat days are the stuff fishermen’s dreams are made from. Mornings are in the 60s and climb to the low to mid-80s. Fishing should remain hot through November.
The Bottom Line - Blazing hot dorado bite averaging 8-12 pounds, perfect for light tackle and flyrods. Striped marlin average just over two per boat per day. Wahoo and roosters, too! Let’s call it an 8 on the Rancho Leonero 1 to 10 scale.
Billfish -The billfish bite was slow at the start of the week but gradually increased. Rancho boats targeting stripers, have been releasing 2 or 3 daily. The fish are deeper now in 100 feet of water off La Ribera. Sinkers with live caballito did the trick.
Yellowfin Tuna -YFT just about disappeared. Where they’ll show, nobody knows.
Dorado - Very consistent bite providing limits for everyone.
Wahoo – Rapala and Marauders are the ticket!
Roosterfish – Smaller gallo predominate, but there are just enough whoppers around to keep things highly interesting.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...
All the usual suspects: pompano, cabrilla, pargo and jacks banging the sardina. In a few words – Fun For All.