Tuna snap . . . roosters crow

What a difference a week can make. The cooler, off-color water, along with the bad moon rising that was mentioned last week, faded into a bad memory as water temps and color quickly returned to normal.

Our fleet found the best action to the north in 85 degree water. At the Punta Pescadero shark buoys, strung out toward the Ocho-Ocho, the tuna continued to provide action for 20 – 50 pound fish with a few Volkswagen-sized behemoths hooked and fewer landed. Dottie B Captain Vicente did report seeing a panga boating one approaching 300.

Back closer to shore, a mile offshore from Buenavista to La Ribera, a good dorado bite developed along with a few striped marlin in the same area.

Yesterday, our 12 cruisers accounted for 130 yellowfin tuna for the second day in a row.

To add spice to the mix, roosterfish action for smaller fish from the shore has exploded in the past few days.

This week’s catch (the R indicates fish released):

10 Striped Marlin 7R
1 Sailfish R
47 Dorado 2 R
287 Tuna
2 Pompano
2 Cabrilla
3 Amberjack
15 Snapper
119 Roosterfish R
1 Shark
2 Jack Crevalle R

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