Big tuna!

Things are trying to change but we are still seeing 83-85 degree water out of San Carlos. The northwest winds are blowing more consistently though with a strong front predicted for Thursday. We might see a rapid cooling and the last of the blue blue water here by next week. The air temps have been warm at times and we had humid air, winds, and waves from the south. There were even a few thunderstorms lingering over the mountains.
The news on the fishing front is big tuna. Most of us just got to gaze in wonder at the fish jumping, but some catches of up to seven were had. I haven’t heard of any over 100# landed lately, but there are a few stories of big tuna and marlin lost. Most of the fish are nice 40-60# bruisers. They will put a hurt on even the strongest. A lot of times you would see them jumping or boiling right up until you got to them. Some even had them all around the boat without hooking up. It’s a lot of being in the right place at the right time. It seemed that a couple dozen boats were all within a few miles of each other on Saturday as tuna fever hit a peak.
Some larger dorado are being caught, but for the most part they are still thin in number. The billfish too have been scarce, but maybe there are better concentrations on the reef. The water is still plenty warm, but we may start seeing them group up for the migration out of here, as well as seeing more fish tailing on the surface. Good numbers of dorado could start to be found at anytime too.
Inshore my friend was having tons of success with fun smaller fish on light tackle off of the kayak. He had one battle last a half hour though before the fish won. There are lots of Sierra around. With some cooler water we will probably see the bonita, sierra, and yellowtail make a strong run with all the bait out there. For the moment though, most all we can dream about is big tuna steaks.

Tight Lines,


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