The Galapagos have long time been an incredible marlin and tuna fishery. However the last few years they have gained a lot of attention as more and more anglers visit the islands to pursue yellowfin and big eye tuna. The daily double digit shots at tuna and the incredible wildlife make the Galapagos a dream destination for any angler. Other destinations such as Manta and Salinas have been unusually slow for marlin in mid March. Manta is producing a good amount of grouper, sea bass and almaco jacks. Galapagos has had some slow marlin action from blue, black and striped marlin but not in the numbers that make it famous in March.
San Cristobal Island
Unusually slow marlin bite for the month of March but the tuna have made up for it.
March 15, 2018– Jhonamar 2 fish with part of the Charles Moore group for tuna and jacks. On The Hook with the rest of the Moore group had fun catching tuna and jacks near Espanola Island with plenty of rod bending action. A boat from Santa Cruz Island reported releasing a very nice black marlin over 600 lb at 0-30 bank and Tesoro Galapagos reported loosing a blue marlin.
March 16, 2018– The Ecuagringo boats targeted marlin and headed for 0-30 Bank today. Jhonamar 2 fishing with Moore group reported releasing one striped marlin on 0-30 Bank. On The Hook fished 0-30 Bank and Captain Gus Hernandez said he raised one small striped early morning that did not eat and caught a tuna while trolling on the bank. Another boat reported releasing a small blue marlin. Tuna were reported seen busting on the bank during the day but since boats were looking for marlin they did not stop to cast poppers.
Santa Cruz Island
March 15, 2018– Captain Gutierrez onboard Patricia fisher Hancock Bank and reported going 6/10 on wahoo and 8/15 on yellow fin and big eye tuna while trolling diving plugs. Hancock Bank has been one of the best reefs and banks to catch wahoo and tuna near Santa Cruz Island.
Green water has slowed the marlin bite significantly but the inshore fishing has been very productive.
March 14, 2018– Captain Andres Calero onboard Miura showed some Australian guests a fun day of jigging for grouper and trolling of jacks and corvina. The mixed bag made for a fun day.
March 15, 2018– Miura fished for jacks and corvina and had a fun day of inshore action catching several very nice jacks and corvina.
Folks 2019 is filling up fast and we are almost out of dates for February and March. The best months to fish Galapagos for all species are January to May so book your trip today before you are left without the best boats and crews. If you are considering coming down for a last minute charter in 2018 we still have some open dates in April and May. Be a part of the best tuna and wahoo fishing in the Pacific Ocean. We are also booking up for the summer of 2018 in Manta which has one of the most incredible blue marlin bites in South America. Contact us today to plan your trip. Ecuagringo provide custom packages to fish, tour, snorkel, dive and explore almost anywhere on Pacific South America. Talk to one of our specialist today.