Fishing Report: Yes it´s true………The title of this report may sound a bit over the line or people may think that these are the same numbers we have seen in Ecuador at this time of the year. Well,…..not quite.
Ever since the time of the legendary and best fishing days we had in Salinas and Manta for many seasons, we have never seen such an Invasion of Blacks and Blues for quite some time.
With water temperatures at 78F and a north current, these past couple of days have been a real ¨Marlin Extravaganza¨. 5 boats out during 4 days. Totalized more that 100 Black and Blue Marlin strikes. Total release amounted for 32. One of the boats even lost 9 on a single day. The important fact again, is that much like last week´s report, these Marlin are Blues, we don´t see the smaller Stripes which are also present here in large numbers around this time of the year. In addition to this, one boat was lucky enough to land a Giant 340 pound Big-Eye tuna. Last year´s national record was 390 pounds, but it was still an enormous fish. Capt. Sergio Bazan of the Bertram 31 was certainly tired on Sunday night after recording 18 Blue Marlin strikes and 6 releases after 4 days of non-stop action. ¨We were aware that Marlins came to Manta during the equatorial summer, but we could have never expected this situation. I´ve been fishing these waters for more than 20 years and this is, by far, the best marlin activity I´ve seen in years¨ he said.
We are expecting these results to continue for the remaining of the season which should go on until October. After that, we start the Salinas season, in which we expect to see the large Blues and its beautiful Salinas Yacht Club.
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Buena pesca Amigos y Buena suerte
Luis Gomez Jr.