Another great week for tuna fishing in the East Cape. The iggest tuna this week was landed by Ryan Alsop on the El Loco II on Saturday. Ryan landed a very nice 200lb. Yellowfin. Ryan commented about his tuna on last weeks fishing report, but keep in mind that the fishing report is done on Friday and that any fish caught on Saturday are included on the following week?s report. Along with the 200 pounder, we saw lots of tuna in the 50-70 pound range, with many football size tuna as well. Even though the tuna bite continued to be the big story in the East Cape, the bigger news this week was the return of the dorado. We haven?t been seeing the number of dorado that we have grown accustomed to in the East Cape for a few weeks and this week we started to see that turn around. Several of our clients came in with dorado in the 10-20 pound range. The biggest reported was landed by the super panga Siboney which weighed in a nice 40lb. dorado this week. Hopefully the trend will continue and the dorado number will continue to grow. Not too many billfish were landed this week, but it wasn?t because they weren?t out there. With so many tuna and the arrival of the dorado schools, many just were not interested in fishing for billfish, although many were spotted. The Julkate did land a nice 350lb. blue marlin this week, but that was about the biggest news as far as billfish go. The Rooster bite remained solid this week, with some nice 20-35 pounders landed. We also saw some nice pargo this week, with the Champagne landing the biggest at close to 80lbs. The air temperature continues to range for a high in the upper 80?s to low 90?s and an overnight low in the upper 70?s. Water temperatures are holding steady in the mid 80?s. That is it for this week from the East Cape. Hope to see many of you in the weeks to come.
I was the one that caught the bull Dorado on the super pangas.