Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper
After closing for the last two weeks of May we are now ready to begin the second half or our 2012 Season. As always the Marlin bite is firing up and should continue to improve in July until October. The big Black Marlin and Blue Marlin are on the outer ledges around 20 miles from the lodge and there’s plenty of bonitos and small Yellowfin Tuna for them to eat. The reef is loaded with bait and it won’t be long till the marlin bite turns on the reef. Until then, we’ll need to make some long runs offshore but that’s okay as the seas are calm this time of year. The Sailfish bite has been okay at best. Most of the schools have also moved further offshore and we are getting sots at them. The Yellowfin Tuna bite has been nothing shoe rot spectacular. Giant schools in the 20-50 lb range are gorging themselves on the smaller baits offshore and there are a number of larger fish prowling the coast. Some nice sized Dorado’s are showing up offshore and this is surely a great sign of things to come this summer. If you are into slugging it out with giant Yellowfin Tunas, now is the perfect time to be at Pinas Bay. These fighters will be here for the next few months and will peak around mid-July to August.
The inshore fishing has also been good. and we release them all. Both are fierce fighters ad keeping them out of the rocks are a real challenge.
Jon Culpepper and his buddy Cesar Vasquez has an epic first day of fishing last Sunday. They made the long run out to the outer banks and both released their first Pacific Blue Marlin in the 300 lb range. Jon also released his first Pacific Sailfish estimated at around 80 lbs. Rob Lair and Greg Huffman also released their first Pacific Sailfish last week. Both were 90+ lbs. These guys also has great action on the Yellowfin Tunas and caught a couple that went around 130 lbs. Barrett and Marshall Ponder were also here for their summer vacation and also scored some really nice inshore fish. Barrett nailed a couple Cuberas Snappers that went around 40 lbs and Marshall released a really big Roosterfish estimated at 50+ lbs. These kids had loads of fun all week catching the school sized Yellowfin Tunas on the reef.
With the bite improving we are preparing for another great bite this July-September so stay tuned. You know when it gets Red Hot!