Rancho Leonero Fish Report: 9 May, 2021

Water- Flat, clear, warming water.. 77-79*. The water has warmed ten degrees in less than a month...

Air- Very pleasant spring weather, cool mornings, warming to the low 80’s midday.. clear blue skies.


The warming water is helping the fishing. Lots of good bait available. Striped Marlin and big Roosterfish have been biting aggressively all week. Friday and Saturday Yellowfin and Dorado started showing in decent numbers. The bottom fishing has been good with Pargo, Pompano and Amberjack coming to the cleaning table daily.

Striped Marlin- A very good week for Stripers. Multiple releases common. All the Billfish were being released closer inshore this week, off the inshore drop offs from the hotel to the lighthouse. Lots and lots around. Ballyhoo is by far the best bait.

Roosterfish- Big Gallo’s this week! 30-50#er’s common. Anglers targeting Roosters are releasing multiple big fish. Mixed with lots of big Jack Crevalle. Close to the beach throughout the bay, best fishing south of the lighthouse. Big live Sardine are the ticket.

Dorado- In the past couple of days quality Dorado have arrived. A couple of 30# Bulls taken yesterday. Taken on trolled Ballyhoo by anglers trolling for Marlin. The Bulls were taken south of Frailles. The warming water is going to help the Dorado bite.

Yellowfin- Yesterday a couple of local boats got into some nice tuna from 10-30#’s. Under the Porpoise pretty close inshore, 2-3 miles off the lighthouse. Taking bright Hoochies, Sardine working best. Again the rapidly warming water is bound to improve the tuna fishing.

Bottom- Lots and lots of Pompano, some nice Pargo, a few decent Amberjack.

The fishing is definitely improving.

Lots of photos on our website..

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