Week of May 6-13, 2018

The Environment:
Spring has arrived!

Water temps were up and down this week from 76 to 81. Light easterly afternoon breezes, but flat and fishable all week.

The weather was clear and beautiful with highs in the 80s.

The Bottom Line: It has been a mixed bag this week. One day wide open yellowfin fishing, the next day, slow. Lots of striped marlin mixed with a few blues. Inside the fishing has been very good. The big gallo's are showing up and there are lot's of good-sized pompano and pargo in the mix. Great live bait, both big sardina and caballito.

Billfish – Lots of striped marlin spread throughout Palmas Bay and outside. Although it’s early for blues, a few blues have been released as well! Yesterday a hotel boat released a blue and a couple of stripers. Live caballito working best.

Tuna –Most of the tuna were taken later in the week under the porpoise from 15- to 40-miles straight off the Ranch. Early in the week, the tuna were close inshore off the lighthouse and on the Pulmo Park boundary, as well as off Las Barracas 1/2 to 1 mile off the beach, was producing nice tuna to 65#. Average fish outside under the porpoise was in the 20-pound range. Most were taken on Hoochies and live sardina. Later in the week the bite moved outside.

Dorado – Dorado were still scarce this week.

Wahoo – Early in the week. Two taken off the lighthouse mixed with the tuna. One went 70#. All on sardina. Lots and lots of bite offs.

Roosterfish – The big roosterfish are starting to show in good numbers. Quite a few 30 to 40 plus pounders released.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch

Big roosters and big pompano are plentiful with all anglers targeting scoring all day. Off the lighthouse is the best spot for the Pompano, and the gallo's are spread throughout.

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