The fishing continues to be good in Manta-Ecuador with a mixed blue and striped marlin bite that has been good most of the year and began to peak in late May. Galapagos has cooled down for the summer with colder water coming from the Humboldt Current but still lots of wahoo and tuna. Peru has become too cold for marlin this time of the year also affected by the Humboldt Current.
The fishing continues to impress with most boats and pandas raising 2 to 10 blue marlin a day. The last week has produced a good striped marlin mix with water cooler to the South of Manta and warmer to the North. Most fishing has been 40 plus miles out the past few days.
June 22/23, 2017– The panga fleet reported the bite had slowed to 1 to 4 raises per day per boat with about 10 pangas out. Two pangas did not raise anything.
June 24, 2017– The bite was a little better with some pangas raising as many as 5 and 6 blue and striped marlin.
June 25 and 26– were patron saints San Pedro and San Pablo day of the town of San Mateo just South of Manta. Only 4 pangas reported fishing but the bite kicked up with 2 to 6 raises on average of blue and striped marlin. They reported seeing numerous tailing striped marlin that were not hungry.
June 27, 2017– Panga Mazinger reported going 2/5 on blue marlin and 1/3 on striped marlin. Panga Explorer went 1/4 on blue marlin and 1/3 on striped marlin. Panga Don Eloy went 3/7 on striped marlin and 0/2 on blue marlin. Panga Eugenio went 0/5 on striped marlin. Panga Eduardo went 1/4 on striped marlin and 0/1 on a sailfish. Most pandas reported seeing dozens of striped marlin tails on the surface.
Santa Cruz Island
June 21, 2017– Patricia fished Hancok Bank looking for tuna and while trolling caught 6 nice big eye tuna about 25 to 40# plus 3 nice wahoo about 60#. Water was reported 70 F.
San Cristobal Island
June 26, 2017– On The Hook had a last minute walk on charter that was looking to catch striped marlin so they took a long shot and went to 88 Bank which is 68 miles from port. Water was a little warmer there at 73 F. They found some tuna as they arrived on the bank and caught a 70# and a 90# big eye. Close to 11 AM they raised a double of striped marlin and got a hook up but from one fish and it spit the hook. They raised 6 more striped marlin throughout the day and released 1. Total for the day was 8 raises, 4 bites and 1 release.
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