Ecuador & Galapagos Marlin & Tuna Fishing Report
August 16-20, 2017
If you are looking to fish some of the world’s best waters or want a shot at very consistent fishing then look no further than Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Ecuagringo is the company that began the first fishing charters in the Galapagos Islands which has become legendary fishing. Now Ecuagringo is offering some of the best & consistent blue marlin fishing on the planet.
August 16, 2017– Atomic reported 1/3 on blue marlin. Panga Jose went 1/2 on blue marlin and 2/2 on striped marlin. Panga Explore fishing for wahoo went 7/12 on wahoo and caught a black marlin estimated around 600#
August 17, 2017– Atomic went 0/1 on blue marlin and 0/1 on striped marlin. Panga Henry went 0/2 on striped marlin a1/1 on sailfish. Panga Don Teofilo went 1/1 on a nice 400# swordfish and 1/1 on blue marlin.
August 18, 2017– Panga Don Teofilo went 1/3 on blue marlin. Panga Mazinger went 3/5 on blue marlin and 0/1 on a very large black marlin they lost close to the boat. Panga Maximo went 0/0.
August 19, 2017– Fishing slowed down a bit with sportfisher San Thomas out and going 0/1 on blue marlin.
August 20, 2017– Abismal went 0/3 on blues. Panga Henry went 0/2 on blue marlin. Panga Marlon went 1/2 on striped marlin.
A 23 ft boat that reside part of the year in Casa Blanca Club & Marina reported the following:
August 19, 2017– Fishing 30 miles out they raised 6 blue marlin and did not land any.
August 20, 2017– Fishing same area they went 1/3 on blue marlin.
San Cristobal Island:
August 19, 2017– On The Hook fishing with Vinicio Gonzalez from Uruguay made the run to Bank 88 which is 68 miles Northeast of San Cristobal Island. They took a beating on the way out but was well worth it. Vinicio landed a big eye tuna estimated around 250# and the mate lost another off a double hook up of large tuna. They raised 9 striped marlin, got 6 bites and released 3 nice stripeys. Conditions on the bank were loaded with flying fish. They caught 6 more big eyes from 75 to 90# to make for terrific sushi. Water was 73/74 F and a lot better than around the island where water is 69 F on average.
August 20, 2017– On The Hook went wahoo fishing around El Pescador reef. They caught 5 wahoo over 50# and one wahoo about 75# plus 3 big eye tuna about 20#.
Folks there is still time to book fishing in Ecuador for 2017. Galapagos 2018 is almost sold out February and March so don’t be left out. Let Ecuagringo put together the fishing or family trip of a lifetime.