Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper
As we enter the month of March we continue to catch a few Black Marlin offshore and there were a few decent sized Yellowfin Tunas out on the drop-off. The inshore bite has been beyond our expectations. Roosterfish and Cubera Snappers were piled up on the coast and anglers enjoyed some of the best Inshore I’ve seen here in a few years. One boat released an amazing 20 Roosterfish and 3 Cubera Snapper in one day and many other crews managed to put our guests on the action. They were eating the live baits as soon as you could get them in the water and quite a few were taken on plugs and poppers. Anglers released some monster Roosterfish in the 80+ range and Cubera Snappers that were in the 50-60 lb range. Among the other fish caught were Broomtail Groupers, Almaco Jacks and African Pompanos.
Debbie Bell released her first Black Marlin estimated at 600 lbs and Dan Burkes also had great luck and released a big Black Marlin that went 500 lbs. Louisa Aristidou did not get a Marlin on her last trip to TSL but as they say; second time’s a charm. She released her first Pacific Blue Marlin estimated at 550 lbs. Bob Stephens also had great luck and released his first Black Marlin around 400 lbs, and Ronald Glinski released his first Black Marlin estimated at 300 lbs.
Charles Tullio came down to Pinas Bay in search of one fish, a Black Marlin and on the last day he received his wish; a 400 lb Black. Charles Taylor also had some great luck offshore and released his first Black Marlin estimated at 500 lbs. Andrew Glatfelter released his first Black Marlin estimated at 400 lbs and David Glidewell released his first Black Marlin, 250 lbs. Brian Richey released his first Striped Marlin, a trophy fish, estimated at 250 lbs and Joe Gudka was very happy with his first ever Pacific Sailfish estimated at 70 lbs.
Some other catches of note were by George Couch who released a monster Roosterfish, estimated at well over 80 lbs. Jere Parish also nailed a giant Roosterfish estimated at 80 lbs.