Our staff is working hard to continuously provide the latest news and reports
for all our destinations. We believe some of the world's best and safest
marlin fishing is in Pacific South America. If you want to experience
something new, if you are tired of the same fishing holes year after year, if
you want to have the trip of a lifetime, if you want activities for the whole
family and if safety is a must then you need to book your next trip with us.
We want to remind all our anglers and friends that we will be at the Fort
Lauderdale Boat Show Nov 3 to 7, 2016 in the Sailfish Pavilion. Come and
Colder waters moved in about the third week of July and
temperatures have been 68 to 71 F in most areas. This mixing year after
year usually creates and abundance of nutrients and bait. While Santa
Cruz Island may have a decrease in the marlin fishing it is known for the tuna
and wahoo fishing is fantastic! San Cristobal Island having access to
several banks on the East and the North usually hangs strong with striped
San Cristobal Island
August 1, 2016 Colombian anglers Pedro Andersson and son Jaime
fished aboard Jhonamar 2 as light tackle and spinning aficionados! They
headed out very early to Bank 88 which is a 68 mile run from Puerto Baquerizo.
The bank was loaded with bird life with frigates chasing flying fish.
Seas were a modest 3 to 4 foot chop and temperatures were 72 F.
Water clarity was and offset blue grey. Just minutes after arriving
on the bank a double of striped marlin came into the teasers. Pedro
pitched a chugger bait with his spinning rod rigged with 80# spectra. The
striped marlin took a solid hook up. Jaime pitched a second bait to the
second stripey but got back a "san cocho"! Minutes later a nice 160#
was quickly released. About 2 hours went by before another striped marlin
was raised but would not eat. Around 1:06 pm 4 striped marlin came into
the spread chasing teasers and daisy chains. Father and son would hook up
this time for a perfect 2/2 and release. Around 2:15 another striped marlin was
raised that took a bait and spit. As soon as teasers went back in the
water a double of striped marlin came in the spread and Pedro hook one and the
other fish faded away. Another quick release of a stripey around 180#.
Teasers went back in the water and 10 minutes later a large striped
marlin around 220# took Jaime's bait for about a 20 minute battle. 12
striped marlin raised, 7 bites and 5 releases.
August 2, 2016 our Colombian anglers went back for more on the 68 mile run to
Bank 88 onboard Jhonamar 2. Conditions were similar with an overcast day.
Teasers went in the water about 1 mile from the bank as bait was seen on
the surface. Pedro put out a feather on his spinning outfit and less than 5
minutes into the troll a big eye tuna took the feather for a nose dive. The
battle went on for about 10 minutes. The nice 80# big eye was brought to gaff
and would make for a perfectly delicious sashimi later in the day. The morning
was quiet until about 11:00 am when 3 striped marlin were seen tailing on the
bank. Immediately as the captain made a pass the fish dived and came out in the
teasers. Father and son pitched their baits for a 2/2 perfect hookup.
After releasing both striped marlin about 20 minutes later lines went back in
the water. Not long before another stripey came into the spread and Jaime
would get a good hook set. After release lunch was served but the pair
had hardly time to sit down when a double of striped marlin came out one on
each bridge teaser. Getting baits out both anglers had to settle for a double
"san cocho". Things were silent for about another hour when two
stripey would come into the spread. Pedro managed to get a good hook set
while Jaime got another "san cocho" Pedro released his fish
after less than 15 minutes. Next a stripey would come in to inspect but
would not eat. A few minutes later another stripey would do the same and no
bite. The day would end with 10 striped marlin raised 6 bites and 4 releases!
August 1, 2016 a few boats from the Manta Yatch Club focused on
fishing for wahoo nearby and averaged 4 to 8 wahoo in the 30 to 60# range.
One boat went after marlin and reported 2 bites from blue marlin and 2
from striped marlin but were not able to get solid hook ups on any.
Fishing the edge of a mixture between 72 F and 76 F with quite a few
pockets of cold and warm water North of Manta.
August 2, 2016 a skiff reported catching 2 blues and losing a striped marlin.
Another skiff fought a blue estimated over 800 for 3 hours before it died
deep. It took them over an hour to ease the fish up.
August 3, 2016 a boat named Atomic went 0/4 on blues while Raquel went 1/1 on a
blue. A skiff from the nearby town of San mateo went 1/3 on blues.
Folks the fishing in Manta continues to be today the most reliable blue marlin
fishing in South America for a natural fishery without fads.
The great Marlin Boulevard after being quiet for marlin most of
the summer Salinas has had some action!
August 3, 2016 Choca went 1/1 on blue marlin.
August 4, 2016 Chasin Tail went 1/3 on blue marlin including a a double of
blues. Saray went 1/2 on blue marlin
Many anglers have been asking about Peru and we
appreciate the excitement building. We are working diligently to have our
boat ready by late 2017 there. As soon as we have more reports from some
possible exploratory trips we are planning we will keep you posted. If
you would like to be part of one of our exploratory trips please contact us.