Marlin & Tuna Fishing Report, May 14 – 20, 2017

May 22, 2017Fishing Reports

Fellow Anglers,

Have you wondered what it would be like to fish in an island paradise on the Equator?

The Galapagos Islands are located on the middle of the world sitting in the Pacific roughly 600 miles of the coast of Ecuador. The islands have been home to some of the best striped marlin and tuna fishing known to man. They are also safe, virtually crime free and a terrific place to dive, snorkel, tour, island hop and visit with family.


San Cristobal/Galapagos Islands

May 14, 2017– On The Hook hosted a group from Finland who wanted to fish for big eye tuna. They fished McGowen Reef and caught 8 big eye tuna, 6 bonito and 2 almaco jacks and ended the day with a nice wahoo around 50#.

May 15, 2017– On The Hook fished a reef known as the Barcasa on the North side of San Cristobal. They caught 6 big eye tuna and several bonito before wanting to try their luck on marlin. Fishing just 8 miles out of Punta Pitt they went 1/2 on striped marlin and 1/2 on blue marlin.

May 16, 2017– Jhonamar 2 made the 68 mile run to fish 88 Bank. Upon arrival they saw several frigate birds chasing flying fish. There were several nice mahi-mahi chasing the flying fish and they caught nice bull about 50#. The crew managed to raise 11 striped marlin and release 4. One striped marlin was estimated over 200#.

May 17, 2017– On the Hook fished for tuna and caught 6 big eye tuna, a few grouper and did some snorkeling on a nearby beach and Kicker Rock. Jhonamar 2 fished 0-30 Bank and caught 2 big eye tuna averaging over 50# and raised a blue marlin estimated over 500# that missed on the bite several times. The crew also mentioned seeing 2 tailing striped marlin that would not feed.


May 19, 2017– Joshua went 1/3 on blue marlin. 3 Amigos went 1/1 on blue marlin.

May 20-21, 2017– Boats from the Salinas Yacht Club reported 1 or 2 bites of mainly blue marlin each.


May 16-19, 2017– The pangas reported slower action due to a current pushing North and they averaged 0-2 bites from blue marlin a day.

May 17, 2017– Miura fished with a group from Chile but did not raise any marlin. Overall bite was slow for almost everyone.

May 20, 2017– conditions improved a bit 35 miles North of Manta and the pangas reported 1 to 4 raises of blue marlin and some striped marlin per day. Miura had fun fishing for grouper and jacks jigging a reef not far out.

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