Marlin & Tuna Fishing Report, July 7-9, 2017

Jul 11, 2017Fishing Reports

Fellow Anglers:

Fishing in Manta-Ecuador continues to be amazing with lots of blue marlin 400 to 600 lbs the last few days. Salinas has reported wahoo action and Galapagos has a good tuna bite.



July 7, 2017– Fishing 30 to 35 miles out Miura with Captain Andres Calero fished for about 1 hour raising a nice blue marlin over 500# to the teaser, however seas were very rough and made it very difficult to present the pitch bait. Captain Calero decided to head in and bottom fish for grouper. Silvia went 0/2 on blue marlin and quit by 12:00 pm because of rough sea conditions and headed in. Panga Teofilo went 0/4 by 2:00 pm and headed in due to rough sea conditions.

July 8, 2017– Sea conditions were better fishing 30 miles Northwest. Titago went 0/2 on blue marlin, Chola went 1/2 loosing a blue marlin estimated over 600#. Bluefin went 0/3 on blue marlin. Atomic went 0/3 on blue marlin. Panga Mazinger went 1/3 on blue marlin. Panga Antony went 2/4 on blue marlin. Panga Don Henry went 1/5 on blue marlin.

July 9, 2017– Chola went 1/4 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin. Panga Don Teofilo went 2/3 on blue marlin and 2/3 on striped marlin.


Cold water in general has brought less marlin with some striped marlin in the area seen earlier in the month. The wahoo bite has been ok with some boast catching 2 to 4 wahoo a day with some fish as big as 80#. water has been 72/74 F in most areas.

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island

July 7, 2017– On the Hook fished Bank 88 which is a 68 mile run from port. Choppy seas made for a slower run than usual but paid off when arriving on the bank and finding it loaded with big eye tuna 50 to 80#. Frigate birds were chasing flying fish and a few striped marlin were around in the 73/74 F water. They caught 6 nice big eye tuna on the troll and had 7 striped marlin in the teaser releasing 2 out of 5 bites.

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