The East Cape is heating up. Our humidity is starting to rise and now daytime temperatures are starting to tip 90 degrees. Evenings are still cooling a bit and very pleasant.
Game fish have been fickle and hard to figure out. Smaller yellowfin tuna have been consistent south of Frailes trolling hoochies, Yozuri's and cedar plugs. The larger model yellowfin have been with porpoise schools offshore but it has been hard to get them to go. It has been a risk versus reward thing. The risk is getting skunked but the reward is the potential of catching a cow or even a super cow.
Striped marlin have been consistent and the best bet for sure action. We released our first blue marlin a couple days ago and have had several short biters. The aggressiveness and speed of a blue marlin always amazes me.
The great wahoo bite we have enjoyed for months has tapered off and roosterfish have not been much in the mood. We have been sighting schools of trophy size roosters in the shallows but they are spawning now and not showing interest in our baits.
We have also had an unprecedented showing of broadbill swordfish. Everyday on the VHF there are reports from fleet boats that have spotted one. It is hard to get them to bite but some anglers have been lucky. "Rude Girl" boated two fish in one day a couple weeks ago and Monday they hooked another. We were just a few hundred yards from them when this last event happened and they called us to borrow a gaff. There is just no justice!
I want one! Rude Girl skipper brought me a piece of fish for loaning him our gaff. It was very nice but somehow the ones we have caught just tasted a little bit better.
Blue marlin starting to make a good showing
Nice bonus while fueling up
Mark Kerns and friends were determined and pounded the shoreline for roosters but had to settle for limits of tuna
Striped marlin bending rods
The gamble paid off for these anglers. We deployed the kite and the fish liked the Yummie
Jon Marks and Freddy Lamay liking the new Accurate Valiant 300
Super cow on Jen Wren III. I want one!
Sashimi, from the sea to the plate.
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