April 23 - April 30, 2016

The Environment - Water – 76-degrees, clear, flat as a tortilla. Air – Cool mornings, highs in the low 80s with afternoon easterly breezes. All-in-all, beautiful spring weather. The Bottom Line – It was a slow beginning to the fishing week with the bite vastly improving over the last few days.

Tuna - Yellowfin from 5- to 50-pounds are being taken off the banks from Vinaramas to Iman bank. Lots of tuna have been biting aggressively on squid all week.

Billfish - Hard to say exactly … There was not much pressure on the billfish as most anglers are going for the tuna or staying inside.

Dorado - A few dorado a day are coming in with noticeably larger fish than last week. As noted before, 2015 was not a great dorado year, so seeing this many this early is encouraging.

Wahoo -Wahoo have been taking Rapalas with at least one boat a day bringing in fish in the 25- to 55-pound range.

Roosterfish - Wahoo have been taking Rapalas with at least one boat a day bringing in fish in the 25- to 55-pound range.

Pompano - Some nice-sized pompano are coming to the cleaning table daily. Bring your collection of hoochies if you want to get bit.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch.... - The inshore fishing picked up with pargo and lots of jack crevalle bending rods.