April 29 , 2018

It was a week all about yellowfin tuna and small roosterfish. They make a great combo for a fun day on the water.

The Environment:

Water – Really warming up. 79 or 80 degrees for a good start.

Air – 70 degrees early mornings. A warm summer is predicted.

The Bottom Line:

Gangbusters on tuna and inshore fishing everywhere. The dreaded North Wind picked up on Tuesday and lasted through Thursday. On Friday, the North Wind went away and that should be the last we see of it. No wind predicted this coming week. A few boats went out, but stayed mostly inside for roosters.

Billfish – Lots of striped marlin this time of year, but anglers are targeting tuna, so no one is going after them.

Tuna– Yesterday (5/5) Rancho boats found nice yellowfin tuna and wahoo off lighthouse and on the Iman Bank. Lots and lots of picky eaters.

Dorado – Little to report.

Inshore – Small roosterfish, skipjack, ladyfish and jack crevalle as well as sierra are keeping all of our fly-fishers happy. Nothing smaller than a 9-weight rod unless you want to turn a 4-piece into a 6-piece.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

Small, aggressive roosterfish are everywhere. Good, large sardina and caballito bait continues to be available.


April 24 2019

Water. 73-74. Warming clear and flat

Air. Cool mornings, midday highs low 80’s.
Very pleasant spring weather.

The fishing is finally starting to pick up. The water is cleaner and much warmer than last week.
Early in the week the inshore fishing was best. A good consistent Rooster bite, Sierra early in the morning. Pargo, Grouper and Amberjack.
In the past few days Yellowfin have started biting. Some nice tuna to 50#’s, not many but a good start. Lots of Bonito and Skipjack are keeping anglers busy.
A few Wahoo are being taken south.
The fishing is definitely improving.