If you follow Buenavista Beach Resort on our Facebook page, Twitter or on our website; you’re ahead of the game in knowing what’s going on with the fishing here. We post quite a few photos there most days! Our report cycle runs from Thursday to Thursdays – so here’s this past week’s report.
Starting with last Thursday (5-15) the panga Don Jimmy did a half day trip, just south of La Ribera and returned with four nice dorado. The Yanet returned just an hour later with four more and released four other ones. Capt. Juan Garcia on the Alegria had six dorado and released four, while the Mosca added another one to the tally and Mark Kane’s Marlintini released four marlin and Tail Chaser released one and boated a dorado.
The next day (Friday) however, things really busted open for a few days when a pod of fast moving porpoise headed south, gave up some nice tuna to about 150 pounds. Only a few others were accounted for the rest of the week – but it was a good start to the season! Sunday, the Eclipse released three marlin and boated eight tuna. A few blue marlin were also reported and a few sailfish were raised.
Generally speaking, with the baitfish moving in closer and waters warming up, so did the rooster bite and a whole lot more!
There were dorado and marlin combinations – like Vicente’s flags suggest.
More dorado for dinner, vacuum packing and fish fingers
Some NICE roosterfish. Dave LaCompte 6,000-plus miles to come fish here. I think it was worth the drive. In one day he released a marlin and landed and released 5 roosterfish between 40 and 70 pounds (and lost a few).
And caught a nice pargo
John and June Manfredi were back to soak in Buenavista Beach Resort’s pool filled from our famous underground mineral hot springs and do a little fishing. Not all striped marlin survive to fight another day – but you can bet NONE of it was wasted!
All-in-all the fish tally for this report was 40 striped marlin, 54 dorado, 54 triggerfish (very popular), 8 tuna, 2 pargo, 1 pompano, 1 wahoo and 5 roosterfish. Not bad for the middle of May!