The fishing in Manta has been on fire!! If you want to experience perhaps the best natural blue marlin fishery in the world then you need to put Manta-Ecuador on your map. The last few days some boats have experienced double digit raises. The Galapagos has not done too bad either with somewhat of a striped marlin bite with the waters having cooled off a bit.
If you want to have incredible shots at blue marlin the time is now. The season has just coming into swing and this is your chance. Manta rivals the best blue marlin fisheries in the world without having any fads!
May 30, 2017– Atomic had a good day fishing 35 miles out. Raising 6 blue marlin and releasing 4 out of 5 bites. Panga Don Teofilo had 3/8 blue marlin. Panga Panita went 2/5 on blue marlin. Panga Mazinger went 5/10 on blue marlin a 1/1 on black marlin. Panga Explorer went 1/2 on blue marlin.
May 31, 2017– Atomic went 2/5 on blue marlin. Panga Eclipse went 3/10 on blue marlin. Panga Panita raised 11 blue marlin and caught 3.
June 1, 2017– Panga Mazinger went 3/4 on blue marlin. Panga Jose went 4/7 on blue marlin and 1/1 on striped marlin. Panga Toribio had an incredible day with 14 raises and 8 blue marlin caught. Panga Tony went 2/9 on blue marlin. Panga Eclipse went 1/5 on blue marlin.
June 2, 2017– Chola raised 10 blue marlin and caught 3 out of 10 bites. Amalita raised 9 and caught 1 and lost 8 blue marlin. Panga Panita raised 15 blue marlin and caught 8! Panga Eduardo went 4/7. Panga Don Teofilo went 8/12 on blue marlin. Panga Jose caught 7 blue marlin and lost 6 more.
Water has cooled to average 74/75 in most areas around San Cristobal Island. The striped marlin bite has improved with the cooler water but there still have been some blue and black marlin around. A nice swordfish was caught by a local skiff this week that weighed out at 322#.
May 30, 2017– On the Hook fished Rosa Blanca Banks and raised 7 striped marlin and released 2. Late afternoon they caught a big eye tuna around 90# and lost a blue marlin estimated around 600#.
May 31, 2017– On the Hook fished Rosa Blanca Banks again and hooked into a big eye tuna estimated over 300# that pulled the hook 7 feet from the leader after and almost 2 hour fight. They raised 4 striped marlin and released 1. Jhonamar 2 fished 0-30 Bank and raised 6 striped marlin and released 2.
June 1, 2017– Jhonamar 2 fished 0-30 Bank again and raised 3 striped marlin and released 1. A black marlin estimated over 600# tried to eat the teaser several times before fading away and did not eat a bait. Two nice big eye tunas around 35# would make for a great dinner.
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