Billfish biting plus a jack attack

October 10, 2011

Blew Jeff Pierce







Recent billfish fishing included striped marlin in addition to a few blues and sails which provided the most consistent action. Unfortunately, there were many more bites than releases as most came unbuttoned before the leader was near enough to touch to make it official.

With the fish moving inside the 20-mile mark, it was a quick run to find them and get the party started. While the sails seemed to be on the large side, the stripes were average and blues barely hitting the 200 mark.

A couple that fishes together...stays together









Tuna action fell off not because they were gone. Plenty were spotted feeding with the porpoise, but were not interested in lures or live bait.

While the dorado action seem a bit on the ho-hum side, our fleet still caught nearly 10 times more of them than tuna … go figure.

Jeff Pierce beach landing











Inshore action was great for Captain Victor on Mosca 1. Most of the roosters landed were in the 30-pound class plus a slug of jacks working close to the beach allowed guests to post release number in double digits for the week.

The numbers: (R indicates Released)

2 Blue Marlin 1R
10 Striped Marlin 8 R
11 Sailfish 10R
29 Dorado
3 Tuna
30 Snapper
3 Wahoo
6 Cabrilla
16 Roosterfish all released.
16 Jack Crevalle all released

We hosted Mark Davis from Penn Big Water Adventures fishing with his buddies from Mustad Hooks; plus Jeff Pierce and Nick Honachefsky from Saltwater Sportsman, researching an article for the magazine.


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