April 15, 2018

The Environment - It’s all about yellowfin tuna! Water – 74-75 degrees; clear and flat all week. Air – Beautiful spring weather with blue skies and cool mornings. Mid-day highs are in the low 80s.

The Bottom Line With the exception of one day, nearly all anglers limited on quality tuna in the 20- to 60-pound range. Striped marlin are being released daily and a couple of dorado a day are hitting our boat decks. It’s the tuna, however, that are receiving all the attention. Good sardina have been available all week.

Billfish – Skippers report striped marlin are around, but very light pressure as almost all anglers are going for the tuna.

Tuna – Pods of porpoise moving around outside have been holding nice yellowfin tuna in the 20-pound class. These are being found mostly to the south. Some are being taken on Hoochies, but most on are being taken on chunk squid and live sardina one-half to one mile directly off the white sand cliffs, south of Frailes.  This area consistently has been producing free swimming yellowfin in the 30- to 60-pound class.  Reel burners! All are being taken on squid and sardina with limits for anglers most days.

Dorado – A couple of nice bulls were landed this week.

Inshore – Nice barred pargo and a couple of big, 30+ pound amberjack came in during the week.  Not much fishing pressure.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch... Tuna, amigos; it’s all about the yellowfin tuna!

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