Week of October 20, 2019

The Environment:

Water- 83-84. Clear, flat...

Air- Fall has arrived. Cool mornings in the mid 60’s, midday highs in the 80’s. Beautiful weather.


The Bottom Line

The fishing this week started slow and improved as the week progressed.  The very good and consistent billfishing we’ve enjoyed all season continued, with lot’s of Striped Marlin, quite a few Blues and Blacks and the occasional Sailfish being released daily. The Wahoo fishing really picked up as the week progressed.  The Dorado fishing also improved by mid week. Very, very good bottom fishing all week with Pompano, Amberjack, Pargo, Sierra, and Black Grouper all biting. Lot’s of Roosterfish around, very little fishing pressure. Lot’s of good bait, nice big Sardine available...

Wahoo-  The Hoo are way south off Vinaramas. Taking mostly Marauders and Rapalas, a few on trolled Ballyhoo. The bite improved as the week progressed. Fish from 25-65#’s.

Dorado-  Again the bite improved as the week progressed. The Dorado bite started way south and moved closer to the hotel later in the week. The lighthouse and Rincon have been producing some nice fish in the 5-25# class. Live Sardine the bait of choice.  

Bill fish- Lot’s around off the La Ribera bank and south. Very light fishing pressure. Anglers targeting are releasing at least one daily. Mostly Stripers, every fourth or fifth fish a Blue. Slow trolled Ballyhoo, live Sardine and Caballito working.

Inside/bottom-  Very good bottom fishing. There are lots of Skipjack throughout Palmas Bay, chunked Skippies on the bottom are by far the bait of choice.. big Amberjack to 45#, nice Pargo, lot’s of Pompano, Black Grouper and surprisingly quite a few Sierra, schooling in much warmer water than usual.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch
Very very good fishing.. Check out our fish Photo Gallery
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