The bite over the last few days has started to bounce back somewhat, after unseasonably late North winds shut things down last week, with rough seas producing churned up conditions.
On Sunday, April 11, at 1:30 am, we awoke to a Squall that came thru the East Cape, with sustained winds from the North of 35 mph, with gusts approaching 50 mph! With boats on the anchor, needless to say we were all anxious to see the Sun rise to check on our boats, as there was nothing we could do about the situation at the time the system came thru. Luckily, the resort’s boats were still on anchor and no other boats in the area suffered damage, although one boat was lost up at Cardonal.
The North winds lingered into Tuesday and it subsequently took until Thursday to bring back calm conditions and clear blue water. The few boats that have had charters, have reported seeing Striped Marlin on the surface and in the lure spread and have managed to get 1-2 hookups for our guests. Tuna and Dorado finally started to show, but still not in the numbers that we expect to see, with most fish in the 15-20 lb. range. Two nice Wahoo (approx. 40 lbs.) were also caught over the weekend. Inshore started to produce as well, with Roosters, Jack Crevalle and Sierra providing some action for our guests. With blue water, calm conditions, and water temps at 78-79 degrees, we’re expecting this week’s action to be much improved. Stay tuned.