The Galapagos Islands continue with an incredible double digit marlin bite. Manta with very good blue marlin action!

May 15, 2018Fishing Reports

Fellow Anglers,

Still waiting to decide wether Ecuador or the Galapagos are right for you? Well ask yourself if double digit raises of large striped marlin plus shots at blue and black marlin are high on your priority and you will know the answer. Ecuador and the Galapagos are on fire and we still have some limited availability to book charters last minute from San Cristobal Island with Captain Gus Hernandez and with Captain Nicolas Schiess from Santa Cruz. This is your opportunity to fish onboard two of the top crews and boats led by the current most successful captains of 2018. We also have 33, 40 and 53 foot boats available to fish in Manta’s extraordinary blue marlin fishery that has started already.

Here is the latest fishing report:

Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island:

May 14, 2018– Captain Nicolas Schiess onboard Tesoro Galapagos fished 0-30 Bank. He reported plenty of tailers and hot action from striped marlin. He raised 27 striped marlin and 3 blue marlin. They went 2/15 on striped marlin an 1/3 on blue marlin. One of those days that the fish were very finicky and hard to hold on. The bank was full of sardines and conditions were calm and beautiful.

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Photo credit: Nicolas Schiess

San Cristobal Island:

May 14, 2018– Captain Gus Hernandez aboard the On The Hook also fished 0-30 Bank. Captain Gus said the bank was loaded sardines, perfect water conditions and lots of marlin. He reported seeing over 30 marlin slashing bait on the surface in one event and several pods of trailers. He fished with UK angler Andrew Hebard and his family. They raised 26 striped marlin and 4 blue marlin. They released 3/7 on the striped marlin bites and 2/4 on the blue marlin. One blue marlin apparently had the tip wrapped and broke a rod causing the crew to loose the fish a few feet from the possible release.

Folks 60 marlin raised in a single day between two boats! 53 striped marlin and 7 blue marlin in one day is not a bad number.

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May 14, 2018– Panga Felipe went 1/5 on blue marlin and 1/2 striped marlin. Panga Explorer went 0/2 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin.

If you want to fish South America’s best marlin waters the contact us today. We have two boats still available to fish May May 25 to 30, 2018 in the Galapagos if you are considering a last minute trip this month now that the bite is red hot. Call us 561-563-4165 today to book your boat. There are a few dates still open for the summer in Manta. The 2019 season in Galapagos is 70% sold out so make sure you book your dates now.

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