Wahoo & Tuna Explosion

Dec 12, 2017Fishing Reports

Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Swordfish Fishing Reports!

December 8-11, 2017

Fellow Anglers,

While Ecuagringo began mainly fishing for marlin in 2000 when we started our Galapagos operation, we now have been concentrating more and more on tuna and wahoo fishing as more anglers are asking to catch them on light tackle. This past week Salinas was quite productive for wahoo, Manta has good blue marlin action again and Galapagos had a very solid big eye tuna bite. Water temperature was unusually cold for this time of the year in all destinations and the wind has been blowing harder than normal this time of the year. Cabo Blanco, Peru reported good tuna action around the rigs as well.



December 8, 2017– Panga Luis fished 45 miles NW of Manta and went 2/5 on blue marlin and 1/3 on striped marlin. Panga Henry fishing further South went 0/0 on blue marlin and 1/2 on striped marlin.

December 9, 2017– Panga Maziner fished the wahoo cages and went 5/9 on wahoo and 1/1 on a black marlin about 300#. Panga Explorer fishing about 45 miles NW of Manta went 1/2 on blue marlin.


December 9, 2017– Several boats fishing 15 to 25 miles reported cold water and no billfish action. Joshua fishing a closer bank to shore caught 6 wahoo.

December 10, 2017– Yogi caught 3 wahoo and several nice grouper. Gonzabay caught 4 wahoo. The boats were focused fishing one of the banks looking for wahoo.


San Cristobal Island

December 8-11, 2017 boats Jhonamar 2 and On The Hook saw their fair share of big eye tuna action on the banks and on the fads but no marlin bites reported as usually rough and green water has move in the archipelago. Seas have been quite rough for this time of the year for the past week.


Cabo Blanco

December 9, 2017– Millennium reported a good tuna and bonito bite around the its 4 to 6 miles offshore. Water is still a bit cold for this time of the year.

Fellow anglers book now before you are left out on the incredible tuna and marlin fishing our destinations have to offer. Galapagos should be coming into warm season anytime making it perfect to fish for all pelagics and snorkel, dive, swim and explore.

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