July 9 - July 16, 2016

Environment - Terrafin SST showed a real mix of temps all over the East Cape. Again, there was some cooler water inshore with very warm water outside, ranging from 79 to 83.

The Bottom Line - It was another unbelievable marlin week! Anglers who targeted them were rewarded with a mix of blues, blacks, stripers and even some sails. It was common for boats to have multiple fish with multiple species.

Billfish - Mike Dicks from San Diego boated a 320-pound blue along with other billfish. El Jefe released three blues and four stripers last Friday; on Saturday, El Jefe released four blues and four stripers! Let’s just say it was memorable.

Dorado -Dorado were scarce. Only one was caught in the “Dorado Shootout” held Saturday.

Tuna - With the incredible marlin bite, fewer boats were out looking for tuna, but they were around in small numbers down south near El Farito.

Wahoo - Wahoo continue to come aboard Rancho Leonero boats daily and hit the fillet table, mostly coming from the south from Punta Colorada to Cabo Pulmo.

Roosterfish - No signs of a let-up. The rooster fish bite continues with great fish for all who targeted them. The action was all along the beaches from Los Barriles to Los Frailes. If you’re planning to target them with a flyrod, bring a spare line or two along with extra backing. They can spool you in a blink, especially from the beach.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch … - The reefs continue to produce a good mix of pompano, cabrilla, barred pargo and huachinango. Schools of jacks are also around, both inside and outside. A big jack will definitely make you cry “tio!”