Manta – Ecuador Marlin Fishing Report, March 2-8, 2017

Mar 9, 2017Fishing Reports

Fellow Anglers,

We can’t stress enough ho good the marlin bite has been in Manta-Ecuador for almost a year now. The last week of fishing has been exceptional by all means for a natural fishery like Manta. The artesanal pangas have reported heavy activity mainly from blue marlin. Manta is an easy destination to get to. Ecuador is a less than 4 hour flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Then about a 3 hour drive by private vehicle to your hotel of choice. Board your boat from a private marina and you are fishing in about an hour run. Rates are very reasonable and there are restaurants, nightlife and tours to enjoy during your stay.


The fishing has been red hot with mainly blue marlin and some striped marlin. From March 2-7, 2017 the current was pushing South and brought a tremendous amount of bonito and small tuna to the area causing great conditions to attract billfish. Most artesanal pangas had 3 to 10 raises a day on average with some reporting as many 12, 14 & 16 a day. Conditions were flat calm and cobalt blue water with excellent weather. The fish were aggressive and most marlin were noted to be 200-300 lbs. Most of the fishing was within 30 miles West of port.

March 8, 2017 the current changed abruptly pushing North. Water and bait conditions were still good but fish were further out. Miura was captained by Andres Calero and headed out with Justin Bidwell to try luck. They raised 4 nice blue marlin went 2/4. The fish averaged 300#.

Folks we can’t stress enough how continuously good this fishery is. This is a true year round fishery! There is also excellent wahoo, jack and grouper fishing.

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