Archive for July, 2011

Blue water everywhere

July 27, 2011

The blue water is right up to the shore at the moment. We caught a 32# bull just five miles offshore. The flying fish were everywhere. Tons of whales and dolphins on the reef. Released a nice Striped Marlin that jumped over a dozen times at the boat yesterday. Heard of one spooling yesterday. A few tuna being caught. A few floaters were found and one guy caught a mess of nice 30-35# dorado that were chasing small skipjack. Water temps are 87 and we’ve been having some relatively cool weather. Who says that you can’t have great fishing throughout the summer!


July 18th report

July 19, 2011

Well, it just keeps on proving to be an incredible year for dorado fishing. It seems like the monster 40-50# fish are a little scarcer, though plenty of 30# fish were caught this week. We won’t complain about that. We can’t complain about the weather either. It did blow like crazy on Sunday, and even crazier that it was a winter wind easily a month late for when we could usually see the last NW wind. We were fishing with three other boats and eight wounded but healthy veterans for a ‘mini-tournament’ over the weekend. The billfish are getting a little scarce, but you still never know. A lot of boats are scraping together a release a day, or every other day. If you make it into the blue water there are plenty of small to medium-sized dorado. The boats getting out there are finding a few tuna in the 20-30# range. No one has made a killing, but just one is a good treat. I filled my belly with seared Ahi and raw Hawaiian poke style tuna one night this last week. Now I just need to get a Wahoo.
In the Bay dorado in the 10# range are being found. There are some Skipjack and Sierra Mackerel around. A lot of the billfish are being caught within eight miles of shore. The blue water has pushed in close, with the deep blue water not too far out there at times. One angler reported a massive school of delicious eating Pacific Skipjack tuna not too far out today. The picture this week is what they look like. I wouldn’t throw them back! They are often called Blue Backs out here. They are the favorite bait of big Blue Marlin. I’m ready to see one test the 1000 yards of line on one of my reels, the marlin that is. The water is warming up, but the air is staying reasonable and the days a little more overcast. We’ll be out fishing this weekend, and of course catching.

tight lines,


July 8th – The great action continues

July 8, 2011

Several abandoned longlines were found yesterday. One had “a thousand dorado” and the other my friends pulled off seven yellowfin over 30#. We had great sushi that night! The action is a little slow in close. Still plenty of nice dorado, sailfish, and marlin out there. We released one Blue just under 200#. About a 30#+ fish a day, and I think we had one that was about 45#. One wahoo was caught during the tournament. Tons of bait in close and will be looking forward to some good fishing in the next few days.

Tight Lines,