Ecuador and The Galapagos Island Marlin Bite Is Fantastic!

Jan 28, 2018Fishing Reports

Ecuador & Galapagos Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Swordfish Fishing Reports!

January 24-28, 2018

Fellow Anglers,

If you have doubted trying your luck in any of our destinations in Ecuador such as Manta, Salinas and the Galapagos Islands then you should doubt no more. Galapagos is experiencing double digit marlin raises mainly of striped marlin plus incredible tuna and wahoo. Salinas is the best it has been in 5 years and Manta is delivering up to double digit raises of blue and striped marlin. If you want improve your chances at the world’s most consistent and year round marlin fishery then you need to call or write today and let us customize your package anywhere in Ecuador or the Galapagos Islands.


San Cristobal/Galapagos Islands

Most of the days on this report were dedicated to inshore fishing for wahoo, jacks and tuna. Pay attention to the last two days for incredible numbers of billfish.

Jan 24, 2018– Jhonamar 2 snorkel and fished with Michale Jane near the island having fun and catching a fe bonitos. On The Hook fished with Dean Lukin, Alicia Gibbons and Paul Thomas from Australia catching tunas, wahoo and jacks.

Jan 25, 2018– Jhonamar 2 fished with Michael Jane and caught a few tuna. On The Hook again fishing with the Aussies caught tuna and wahoo.

Jan 26, 2018– On The Hook fish with Australian group and caught jacks and wahoo.

Jan 27, 2018– Mantaraya fishing 0-30 Bank with Captain Julio Rodrigues reported 18 raises of striped marlin and two sail fish. They released 5 striped marlin and 1 sail fish. On The Hook fished Rosa Blanca Bank and reported lots of bait but no marlin action.

Jan 28, 2018– On The Hook fished 0-30 Bank and had triples, doubles and lots of fun raising 18 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin and 1 sailfish for a total of 6 striped marlin released by angler Paul Thomas.


Boats out practicing this last weekend for the IGFA International tournament coming up in a few days found good action from Marlin.

Jan 28, 2018– Florimar went 3/5 on blue marlin and 3 mahi-mahi. Por Fin went 1/2 on blue marlin 2/2 on striped marlin and saw 2 more marlin that would not feed. Amanecer went 0/1 on blue marlin 0/1 on striped marlin and 0/3 on marlin they were not sure if blue or striped. Titagao went 1/1 on blue marlin and a mahi-mahi. Saray went 2/2 on blue marlin and 5 mahi-mahi. Juvenil went 0/4 on blue marlin and 5 mahi-mahi. Don Agustin went 2/5 on blue marlin and 5 mahi-mahi.


Jan 27, 2018– Miura with Captain Andres Calero, Peter Gelfand and Bobby Carrillo went 1/3 on blue marlin. Peter Gelfand caught his first Manta blue around 250#

Jan 28, 2018– Miura went 1/3 on blue marlin and 0/4 on striped marlin and 2 mahi-mahi. Bobby Carrillo caught his first Manta blue around 350#.

Folks conditions everywhere in Ecuador are beautiful to fish now! The marlin are bitting the time to book you trip is now! The Galapagos are on fire, Manta and Salinas are red hot. You will not find too many places with such consistent good fishing in a safe environment where you can relax and enjoy with spouse or the whole family. Space and dates for 2018 are getting limited so don’t pass up you chance to secure your fishing days.

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