April 20th- still waiting

April 20, 2017

On Sunday we started to see the marlin come in on hordes of bait, then the winds came up. It looks like it will blow hard from the south for a couple days next week. We had a few days of good calico fishing. We found a couple yellowtail right outside the harbor yesterday and got one of two grouper that went 55#. A few small dorado were caught 30mi. south. One friend caught 9 at the Island and caught nice fish at Tortuga. It shouldn’t be too much longer a wait for the pelagics.

Well I guess I haven’t reported here! My weekly reports can be found on whatsupsancarlos.com. El Nino ended with some decent dorado in close, smaller ones on the last of the summer debris, a few small blues, one surprise Black in close, and a short marlin and sail bite in close. The numbers were there but the water turned and they weren’t biting, and then they left. The bonita were decent, with a mediocre Sierra run. The yellowtail ran big in close and in huge numbers, but we’re often tough to catch. Found some good cabrilla in a new spot. The Island has turned on rarely with a little more consistent bite up the coast. Overall it has been a tough winter, with good bites lasting a day or two. There has been a ton of bait at times. If they can Digest the crab, this could be a good moon cycle. It seems to be warming quickly, so we could see marlin soon.

March 13, 2017


March 13, 2017


October 13, 2016

Won by default, first place lost two photos and dq’ed one fish, but 3 releases got us the intimation to the World’s in April. Now just to come up with the money. Still waiting on the first flights to start up.

Slowly picking up.

October 13, 2016

Every morning is glass calm. It is staying warm though. Picking up some small Blues and some better dorado, along with a few Sails and Stripes. First Bonita today.

Fall is here!

September 26, 2016

Just got back from a month of freshwater. Two weeks camping with Fisher and the dogs in Marble Canyon, Powell, my friend’s private lake, and the Uintas, then Silverthorne, Carbondale, and Durango with Lisa. A few weeks in Tahoe and Heber before that. I didn’t miss much besides the heat and a small hurricane. La Nina definitely seems to be the case, as the water is already in the mid-80’s. We’ll see if we still get the remnant late marlin bite like the last couple of years. They are getting lots of tuna and wahoo to the south, so hopefully we’ll see a few soon. Small Blues have been around. There is a ton of bait, decent billfish, and a ton of big debris holding hordes of small dorado. Lots of inshore fish. I think we’ll have a good mix of everything for the next few months. What I’d really like to see is the flight into Guaymas materialize in the next few weeks. You never know down here. All I know is that the water is cool and flat, the air very comfortable, and that the fish are in the water and ready to eat ballyhoo.

Tuna time!

June 14, 2016

Caught 11 today to20#. Crazy sailfish numbers.

Another Rescate win!

June 6, 2016

Released 25 over two days. Lots of fish here. Thursday we experienced a beyond legendary sailfish mass. We were literally almost hitting them with the boat. I saw a thousand, but there were probably tens of thousands over a few mile radius area. The tuna are moving in too!

Summer is here!

April 28, 2016

The marlin are here in good numbers. A few small dorado and sailfish. Still some yellowtail to be caught. Looks like some flights to Guaymas should be starting up in June.

March Marlin!

March 5, 2016

Two on the 5th. I think we’ll double that tomorrow. We had a few good afternoons on boiling yellowtail at San Antonio. Things have been off and on. Some cabrilla and calicos starting.