Fantastic End Of 2017 Blue Marlin Bite in Manta

Dec 31, 2017Fishing Reports

Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Swordfish Fishing Reports!

December 29 – 30, 2017

2017 was a great year of fishing in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with several of our destinations reporting incredible catches of marlin, tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi and grouper. The last few days has exploded with a very hot blue marlin bite out of Manta, Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands are closing the year with fantastic tuna, wahoo and jack fishing.



December 29, 2017– Exceptional water conditions, clarity, current and nice seas lead Blue Fin to report going 4 out of 8 blue marlin. Amalita which could only fish half a day went 1/5 on blue marlin. Dogma fishing a bit further North out of Crucita went 3/5 on blue marlin bites but raised 8. The panga fleet fishing out of Manta did very well with Mazinger going 5/9 on blue marlin. Panga Don Teofilio went 3/6 on blue marlin. Panga Explorer went 5/9 on blue marlin. Panga Eliceo went 1/7 on blue marlin. Panga Josuet went 0/3 on blue marlin and 1/1 on black marlin. Panga Mario 2/5 on blue marlin.

December 30, 2017– San Thomas could not hold on going 0/3 on blue marlin. Panga Mazinger went 3/6 on blue marlin. Panga Eliceo went 1/4 on blue marlin and 2/2 on striped marlin. Panga Mateo went 4/7 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin. Panga explorer went 1/5 on blue marlin.

Galapagos Islands:

December 29, 2017– On the Hook hosted Harish Virhia and wife from UK. They fished for tuna and caught several big eyes on poppers as well as a few amaro jacks. Good times bending rods and eating fresh tuna ceviche. The topwater tuna bite with poppers and plugs continues to be excellent. Captain Gus mentioned seeing a large striped marlin tailing on the surface but had no interest.

December 30, 2017– On the Hook headed for Espanola in hopes of finding tuna and marlin but the bite was slow. They were able to catch some jacks On McGowen Reef. Sea conditions continue to be unusually cold for the time of year.

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