Pisces Fish Report—February 11th to February 17th, 2017
PISCES FISH REPORT
February 11th to February 17th, 2017
Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 88%
Numbers at a glance: Billfish 4%, Tuna 68%, Dorado 2%, other 19%
This week boats mostly caught yellowfin tuna again, although there were a few more marlin and dorado than last week. As far as inshore species that mostly make up the “other” category, we had catches of skipjack, jack crevalle, yellowtail and roosterfish. With most fishing being done on the Pacific side, with some at San Jaime and Golden Gate, while inshore boats were fishing nearer to Migriño.
The Pisces Tracy Ann, captained by Julio Castro had a nice day fro their anglers from Texas, they caught and released one of the few striped marlin of the week, coming in at 120lbs. It was landed on caballito live bait out at the Golden Gate. While they also caught 19 yellowfin tuna at the same spot, with the fish ranging between 10-20lbs. The next day this same boat went out with some anglers from Minot, North Dakota and caught four nice yellowtail, weighing in near 20lbs each, also on the Pacific side. The largest yellowfin tuna of the week went to the Pisces Bill Collector, they landed a 60 pounder on a kite lure out at San Jaime bank for a lone angler from Eastham, Massachusetts. While the Pisces Thresher had a very successful day out on the water for a group of fishermen from New York, they caught and released a near 200lbs striped marlin, a 15lbs dorado was also landed as well as 17 yellowfin tuna. All of these out at the Golden Gate.
LOCATION: Pacific side.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mostly clear skies with some partly cloudy days, and moderate to choppy seas most days this week. Air temps in the 70s.
AVERAGE WATER TEMP: 68ºF.
BEST LURES: Cedar plugs, caballito live bait.
Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing Fleet by Glenn Ehrenberg