Manta continues to be productive for blue marlin and black marlin!

Aug 29, 2017Fishing Reports

Ecuador & Galapagos Marlin & Tuna Fishing Report

August 26-28, 2017

The cooler water from the Humboldt Current continues to mix bringing nutrients and bait from the South and predators are riding the warmer Panama Current coming from the North around the Manta area. Fishing in Manta continues to be productive for blue marlin and the has been some black marlin action too. Esmeraldas has heated up with blue and black marlin.

Tail Wrapped Black Marlin



August 26, 2017– Absolute went 1/2 on black marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin. Panga Henry went 1/3 on black marlin and 1/2 on blue marlin. Panga Don Teofilo went 3/6 on blue marlin fishing further North.

August 27, 2017– Golfito went 2/3 on blue marlin and 0/1 on striped marlin. Water conditions were very good with bait and clear water. Panga Jose went 1/2 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin. Panga Tenorio 2/5 on blue marlin and 1/1 on striped marlin.

August 28, 2017– Panga Henry found the current changed and managed 0/2 on striped marlin. Panga Mazinger 0/1 on blue marlin and 1/1 on sailfish. Current changed and seem to be pushing North.

Manta Yacht Club 3

Manta Yacht Club

Manta Yacht Club 2

Manta Yacht Club

Manta Yacht Club 01

Manta Yacht Club


August 26, 2017– Center console Juanito fishing with local tourist 18 miles out of Punta Galera found several tailing black marlin. They raised 4 black marlin and went 1/3 on bites. They ended the day with a black marlin release and a blue marlin release.

August 27, 2017– Juanito returned to the same area and found a good number of bonito. They had varied action with 1/1 on striped marlin 0/1 on blue marlin and went 1/2 on black marlin. The day ended with a nice double of 65# wahoo. They fishing was inside 20 miles.

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island:

August 25, 2017– Jhonamar 2 fished Mcgowen Reef with anglers looking to catch big eye tuna. They caught 6 large bonito about 15# and 7 big eye tunas varying from 15 to 55# all while casting poppers at surface feeding fish. They ende the day jigging a bit and caught 3 nice “bacalao” grouper for dinner around 15 to 20# each.

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