First and foremost: Thank You to all those who served in the armed forces and we honor you today May 28, 2018 Memorial Day!
Happy Memorial Day 2018
Now for the fishing:
The fishing out of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is action packed. May is almost over and has proven to be one of the best months of 2018. The Galapagos Islands continues to be full of striped marlin and some blue marlin. The tuna bite is very strong and seas continue to remain perfect for great fishing. Water in Galapagos averages 76/77 F with plenty of bait and smooth seas still. Manta, Ecuador 78/79 F with good currents pushing South bringing the blue marlin 17 to 40 miles off the coast. Folks the best marlin and tuna fishing happening at this moment is out of the Galapagos Islands!
San Cristobal Island:
May 26, 2018– Captain Edwin Buenano has a small 25 ft boat he does independent charters at times. He reported going 7/20 on striped marlin fishing lures on 0/30 Bank. He raised over 30 fish in the spread and had plenty of striped marlin action keep him busy.
A panga belonging to one of the mates who often fishes on our sportfishers from San Cristobal Island went to a FAD buoy North of San Cristobal and caught 7 yellowfin tuna,1 bigeye and a swordfish drifting baits around the FAD.
May 27, 2018– A panga from San Cristobal fishing for tuna on 0-30 Bank who we asked to be on the look out for marlin said the bank was loaded with sardines and surface feeding striped marlin, birds and even tuna. They reported seeing marlin slashing at bait balls on the surface in pods of 20 to 30 marlin at a time and saw dozens of striped marlin tailing in pods of 2 to 6 fish.
More fishing reports on the hot marlin action to come as On The Hook will be fishing this week on Bank 0-30.
May 25, 2018– Panga Don Mario went 2/5 on blue marlin. Panga Jose went 1/3 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin. Panga Mazinger went 0/2 on blue marlin.
May 26, 2018– Several Manta Yacht Club boats saw decent action. Golfito went 1/3 on blue marlin. Solo Mia 0/3 on blue marlin. Isabela 1/2 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin.
May 27, 2018– Golfito went 1/2 on blue marlin and 1/3 on striped marlin. Solo Mia 1/3 on blue marlin and 2/3 on striped marlin.
Folks the marlin bite is holding very well in the Galapagos and we still have a couple of last minute openings for June and July 2018 to try your luck at the best marlin bite on the planet happening now. Don’t miss out. If you are looking to book the 2019 season act now as dates are selling out fast.
Manta, Ecuador will begin to peak in June and July with phenomenal blue marlin bite at an easy to get to destination. Fish with Captain Andres Calero on Miura 33 which is equipped with LP 1200 electric reel to pull dredges and daytime swordfishing.
Fish with the outfitters who started it all back in the year 2000 in the Galapagos Islands. Only Ecuagringo has the boats, crews and top tackle to customize your family vacation to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and Peru.