Rancho Leonero Fish Report: August 13. 2023

Water- 86-87. Clear, flat, some afternoon SE winds. .
Air- Clear mornings, some afternoon clouds and light rain. Highs in the low 90’s.

A very good week of fishing. A very strong Dorado bite very close to the hotel with good sized Yellowfin being taken daily further south. Lots of Striped Marlin mixed with some big Blue and Black Marlin. Some big Wahoo taken this week to 90#’s. Medium sized Roosterfish are abundant. The Tuna, Marlin and Wahoo are concentrated south of Frailles at the white cliffs from 1-5 miles offshore. The local La Ribera one day tournament winners yesterday were a 376# Blue and a 57# Yellowfin, with numerous tuna weighing in over 40#’s.

Dorado- Lots and lots of Dorado very close to the ranch almost all taken within 3-4 miles from the hotel. Lots in the 5-15# range with some big Bulls mixed in to 47#’s. All anglers limiting. Trolled Ballyhoo working best.

Yellowfin- Boats going south of Frailles to the White Cliffs are picking up Yellowfin from 20-50#’s. Closer inshore within a mile of the beach. Dropping Squid, cut bait and iron off the bottom. Most boats taking at least a couple.

Marlin- The billfish are very concentrated off the White Cliffs. Striped Marlin mixed with quite a few Blues and Blacks. Taking Ballyhoo and darker trolled lures.

Wahoo- Quite a few Wahoo taken this week. The largest in the 90# range. Almost all on CD 18 Rapalas and Marauders. Again off the very productive White Cliffs.

Roosterfish- Lots around in the 5-20# class, not much pressure. Lots released right off the Costa Palmas Marina entrance.

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