Advertise Your Product at SCMO
The Offshore Angler's Online Home ©
Trip Reporter
MarlinNut Forums  

Go Back   MarlinNut Forums > The Forums > Trip Reporter

Trip Reporter Tell us the details of your recent offshore trips - successful or not!

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2016, 05:06 PM
vseasport's Avatar
Jen Wren
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Buena Vista, BCS, Mexico
Posts: 158
vseasport is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to vseasport
Default Shades of blue

Billfish have been the name of the game this week. Boats targeting marlin have good action and averaging 2 to 3 fish a day. Most have been stripers but more blue marlin are in the count everyday. Fishing yellowfin tuna has been a tough proposition. A few of the larger 100 to 200 models have been brought to the scale which has gotten everyones attention but most of the anglers with tuna fever are not having success. A few wahoo have been picked off but the solid bite we enjoyed for the last 2 months has tapered off.

The bite down south dried up so there are not many footballs. Tuna are on porpoise schools 20 to 30 miles off shore from north of Punta Pescadero spreading south to below Los Frailes. It has not been hard to find porpoise but only about one out of ten schools are holding tuna. Then when the right one is found the fish are very spooky. Kite fishing has been deadly when conditions are right but there has been little wind and the porpoise changing direction and speed too much to make a good bait presentation.

Marlin have been scattered everywhere but the best bet has been about 15 off shore on a sea temp break that has been there for a few weeks. Today the Sea of Cortez was very grumpy with small craft advisories in the afternoon and we still managed a blue marlin just 3 1/2 miles from our mooring. Also a broadbill or two are still being sighted everyday.

So, the other day I was talking about how spectacular blue marlin are. An angler asked how do you know when you have a blue on the line versus a striper or sailfish? Here is a quick photo illustration. Some of these photos are not my best work but they were all captured this week.

THAT'S a blue marlin

Striped marlin





Getting the idea?



Today's blue

Mark Rayor
US cell 310 308 5841
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1996 - 2012, Southern California Marlin Online - marlinnut.com


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.0