June 30th to July 6th, 2012
Overall Catch Success Rate for All Species Combined 71.42%
BILLFISH: This week we had the full moon, round and shining as beautiful as always, reflecting itself over the ocean, messing up our catch rate. Sorry, we are fishermen, not honeymooners, we want the moon gone so we can catch a bunch of fish. Still though, we had some nice catches, “Rebecca” released a striped marlin and a pacific sailfish estimated at 130 lbs for Addie Ashmore from Atlanta GA and Wesley Pritchett from Johns Island SC, for a pacific sailfish, that is a very, very nice size, average is from 75 to 90 lbs. “Andrea” released 2 sailfish and landed 3 dorados for Matt & Jane Kovaks. Catch of the week goes to “Bill Collector” landing 7 yellow fin tunas and releasing a sword fish estimated at 200 lbs for Daniel Willett from Mt. Pleasant SC.
A total of 27 billfish were caught this week by Pisces anglers, 26 were released. Billfish success rate 60%
OTHER SPECIES: Small game catch rate suffered as well with the full moon, with all the fish feeding at night, gets harder to catch them in the morning. “La Brisa” landed 8 dorados for Charles Kaberline from Williston ND, the rest of the catches were between 2 and 4 dorados. Until last week, we were catching the tuna and dorado around the same spot as the marlin, dorado is still at Destiladers along the marlin but the yellow fin tunas moved apart, most of the catches were closer to Cabo, around the 11:50 spot so we are figuring out where to get them, however, most clients have been more interested on the marlin so we have not really chased after the tuna.
LOCATION: Destiladeras, 11:50, Punta Gorda.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Clear sunny sky, 91F average.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 80 to 86F.
BEST BAIT OR LURE: Caballito.
Based on the catches of Pisces by Jorge Narro
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