Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper
After 3 three weeks of hard work rebuilding the dock, cabins and pool we are now ready to begin the summer Billfish Season which will last all the way through till the end of September. It promises to be epic as the waters have already warmed up and there is loads of bait offshore. Not to my surprise, Blue Marlin and 50lb class Dorado are already showing up on the 100 fathom curve and the ocean is alive with school of porpoise and Yellowfin Tuna. Just to give you a recap of the fishing just before we closed for maintenance on 27th April; the Sailfish bite was slower than what we would normally expect but our great captains managed to get a few folks on some Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Roosterfish.
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting a number of anglers from New York, New Mexico, Texas and Florida and the fishing was insane to say the least. We released an amazing 98 Roosterfish during the week, at least half of them in the 50-80 lb range, and a couple of anglers even got a few shots at Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Tuna offshore. The Roosterfish that inhabit these waters are world record size and landing them on light tackle is perhaps one of the most grueling tasks in saltwater fishing.
Lee and Valerie Weiss had a trip of a lifetime and really got into some hot fishing. Lee is an Elk hunter and guide from New Mexico and this was his first time deep-sea fishing. Well as luck would have it, he released his first 2 Blue Marlin (400 &350 lbs) on the last day of fishing and both he and his wife Valerie also released their first Sailfish around 100 lbs. Add that to the countless numbers of Roosterfish up to 65 lbs, Cubera Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado I’d say they had a pretty busy week of fishing.
Gerhard Fritsch also released his first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 100 lbs and his group of friends had an incredible 4 days of inshore fishing for trophy sized Roosterfish . Wayne Knapp and his wife Karen Fox were also here last week and also hammered the Roosterfish good. Wayne ended up with an enormous 75lb Pez Gallo and Karen also got one up in the 70’s and released her first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 100lbs. Louis Maffettone also released his first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 115 lbs.
This is just a tidbit of all the action from last week and from the looks of things we are off to an excellent Summer Season at TSL. The Giant Yellowfin Tuna are already showing up offshore and it’s only a matter of time till the bite goes off. Stay tuned…..