August 23 - August 29, 2015

The Environment - Another great fishing week just went by -- excellent in all respects. Great weather, calm seas and a lot of variety. The water temps seem to have stabilized in the high 80's and it seems to me that it's a little cooler than a month ago. Good bait on offer -- caballito, ballyhoo and dead sardina by the bag.

Billfishi - We continue to have a solid marlin bite. Blues were mostly taken off La Ribera although there were fish reported. to the north as well. Stripers and sails were abundant. Simon Lawrence from England boated a striper and a sailfish on the fly this week. As is common, most blues are on plastic and most stripers are on caballito.

Yellowfin Tuna – The tuna bite continues. Good fish up to 50 pounds all week, mostly down off Vinorama. All on dead sardina. Another bite off La Ribera produced smaller fish that were mostly hitting hootchies.

Dorado – Dorado are around in schools in different areas from the Lighthouse area to La Ribera. Plus, Simon Lawrence, whotook a dorado on a fly from the beach near the Lighthouse.

Wahoo – The wahoo are back and again they are south. Most fish were mixed in with the tuna. Other fish were near Punta Colorada.

 

Roosterfish – The ​​roosterfish continue to be elusive inshore. However​,​ as ​was the case last week​,​ there are very big fish in deeper​, ​cooler water slightly f​arther offshore. It just takes a little patience to find them.

  

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch … The bottom fishing is exceptional. Red ​h​auchinango, barred pargo, amberjacks​,​ cabrilla, pompano and​ --​ believe it or not, yellowtail!!!