Archive for December, 2010

Island yellowtail

December 20, 2010

Stuck at the office, but I’m sure my father and father-in-law are getting more yellowtail at the Island. Going to try to figure out the picture thing.

Good Island action

December 18, 2010

I was able to go to the Island with my friend Adam on Telamon the other day. We had great success trolling and jigging for fourteen yellowtail. Four were large ones. I had caught a nice cabrilla, until Adam held it out over the water thinking it was dead. The next day we mainly trolled, and the jiggers weren’t doing too hot either. We had about eight keeper sized yellowtail and one cabrilla. A little slower yesterday with only four, but we lost about the same number. The average size was increasing. We did watch a panga get a marlin in 66.5 degree water yesterday. It went ballistic jumping around the boat. Several more were seen and a guy did claim to have released three the other day in 67 degree water. We might see some here as the water is now 69-70 is some areas. I did see my first sunfish down here and it was huge. Maybe well over 1000#. I guess they get up to 5000#. Maybe we’ll see a marlin soon.

Happy Holidays!

Team Margarita


Yellowtail season

December 12, 2010

Not to make you think from our last post that we’ve stopped fishing. We’ve made it to the Island a couple times and several times right out front. A lot of small fish, but some are close to ten pounds. A few big ones at the Island with the biggest at 27#. The fishing is slow to good with each day different. A warmwater trough pushed in and I thought we might see a marlin but I think it was just wishful thinking. Still enjoying great fresh fish, the beautiful ocean, and at least we’re not digging out of snow.

tight lines,