Hot Marlin Bite For The Galapagos 2019 Season Underway & Rosa Blanca Bank Is Back!
2019 is officially here and January has been the second best on record in the last 7 years! In 2018 we experienced double digit raises on many days in January and February. Now 2019 has had a strong showing with one welcomed exception: Rosa Blanca Bank has come alive again!
The famous sea mounds east of San Cristobal credited for putting the Galapagos on the map of world class marlin fishing in the early 1990’s went almost dead from 2012 to 2018. 2019 is the first year Rosa Blanca Bank has registered double digit raises of marlin on several days.
Our crews have talked about the sardines, dolphins, birds, whales, tunas and more marine life being on the bank again. The lack of sardines in the last few years made fishing on Rosa Blanca a challenge. We are happy to see the large schools of sardines and bait balls back. More reports to come from the Galapagos as we will be fishing here hard until June.
Introducing Captain Mike Crosier Ecuagringo’s 2019 Newest Team Member, Galapagos Islands
Ecuagringo is proud to welcome experienced mate and captain Mike Crosier to the Ecuagringo Fishing Team and family. In the ever growing competitive world of sport fishing we feel quality and service control is of utmost importance. Captain Crosier is in the Galapagos not to drive boats or lead charters but to make each charter as special as possible. He is in charge of keeping all tackle inventories and gear up to shape, teaching crews how to improve the latest tactics and customer service. Mike is a very experience world traveled angler who will no doubt bring improvements to your Galapagos fishing experience.
Mike has put a few words together for this newsletter to introduce himself so here he is:
Let me introduce myself. I am Capt. Michael Crosier, and I am reporting from the World Heritage Site known as The Galápagos Islands. San Cristobal Island to be exact. In my brief but concentrated time here on Planet Ocean, I have been blessed to have spent nearly two years of my life here, first arriving in 2002. Since, I have sailed through the islands on a yacht delivery which started in Panama and was realized in Tahiti. Also, returning countless times by plane.
The Galápagos Islands are not the only islands I have lived and worked on. However, I continue to return as there truly is no place like it on earth. For reference, I have lived and worked in Hawaii for fifteen years, the Pacific Northwest for twenty years, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Midway Island, Alaska and Panama to name a few. Not to mention, visiting Fiji, Samoa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, Switzerland, Canada, Tuamotu Islands, Marquesas Islands and transiting the Panama Canal twice. My point is: I keep coming back to San Cristobal, Galapagos.
The wildlife is absolutely stunning as is the scenery. Being a fisherman by trade, and having fished all corners of the Pacific, I can say that no other location compares. The scuba diving and snorkeling are out of this world. Surf? You bet. We have three breaks within walking distance of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. All which are open to the public seven days a week. Tongo Reef and El Canon (accessible through the Navy Base with valid I.D.). And, the Crown Jewel, Punta Carola! She is a long right hand rock/reef point break. Also, Loberia, which is a longer walk or a $2 taxi ride.
We, ECUAGRINGO, are here with specific goals. First, to extend the invitation to visit as one must have everything prearranged. We have a solid presence and restrictions are going to become more and more strict. Secondly, to help facilitate a safe and memorable trip for Families. Our real focus are Families. Thirdly, put Galápagos fishing back on the charts. There is NO pressure. One or two boats operating in the entire Archipelago. We catch and release all billfish, raising up to 100 fish per day at times (Blue, Black and Striped Marlin). We can keep one tuna, wahoo, grouper etc. per day per person. Thus, as we become even more established, I invite you to come and be my fifth guest who lands and IGFA WORLD RECORD!
Captain Michael Crosier
Now Taking Bookings To Fish The Grander Marlin Of Isabela Island, Galapagos 2020
Arranging a trip to fish the furthest populated Westward Island in the Galapagos is not easy because of the logistics involved. Ecuagringo will be providing a sport fisher to fish on a limited basis with 4 days fishing minimum out of Isabela Island. The action starts just 8 miles out of port when the island shelve drops 600 to 6000 feet. The famous FAD buoy is 14 miles from port and has produced some of the largest marlin in Galapagos including a 1400# blue marlin and an 1100# black marlin weighed by the same local fisherman.
If you are considering the perfect getaway for the family on a vacation that includes giant marlin fishing, the best snorkel tours in the Galapagos, volcano crater, horseback rides, hiking and tasty seafood on an island with virtually no crime then it is time to book.
Ecuagringo Also Provides The Finest Adventure Vacations In South America
Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, Middle of the World, Amazon Jungles, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lima, Quito, Patagonia, Iguazu Falls and many more destinations in South America are all customizable for VIP experiences with our local staff and guides.
Ecuagringo began in 1993 as a hunting and fishing outfitter and worked with the best hosts, guides and outfitters all over South America. If you are looking for an off the wall trip to do in the privacy of your group or family then look no further and ask for a custom package today.
Never Book A Cruise To The Galapagos Islands Again! Book A Custom Package Instead
Why stay on a noisy, dirty, crowded greedy cruise ship while visiting the Galapagos? Why be herded like cattle when touring with dozens of other people you probably won’t like? After operating in the Galapagos for over 25 years we cannot think of one good reason for you to spend you hard earned money on a monopolistic cruise ship. Cruising companies have never been friends to sport fishing in the Galapagos and on the contrary often like to tell their guest that fishing is not possible or illegal in the Galapagos.
We are happy to say that more and more guest are booking custom trips to visit the Galapagos where they can sleep in the comfort of land based hotels, do tours privately at their own pace and get to see most of the wildlife and best adventures in the Galapagos without the absurdity of a cruise ship and their greedy ways. If you want to experience the Galapagos the way they were meant to be explored then contact us today and we will customize the perfect adventure with the best fishing, lodging and tours in all of the Galapagos.