Fishing continued to be good this week with 82% of Pisces boats landing fish; they were mostly of the inshore variety. Our top species this week for inshore were: sierra mackerel, red snapper, grouper, amberjack, roosterfish, yellowtail, ladyfish, skipjack, and jack crevalle. Most of the boats ended up heading to spots on the Pacific side, however, fishing at the 11:50 spot yielded the only marlin catches this week, all of them being striped marlin near 150lbs. On the 22nd the
We had great catches this week, with many species of inshore fish in large numbers making an appearance. This week, the “other” category (75% catch success rate) was populated with: sierra mackerel, red snapper, sea bass, grouper, pompano, yellowtail, ladyfish, roosterfish; as well as thresher, hammerhead and mako sharks. Since most of these aren’t too big, they make the perfect fish for the whole family to target. We would also note that there have been reports of big wahoo catches out of San Jose, which perfectly represents our variable fishing as the seasons change. With that being said, the Pisces Bill Collector managed to break the pelagic slump this week, landing a 280lbs. . .
This week saw almost exclusive catches in the other category, with the main gamefish being caught by our boats in the fleet being: sierra mackerel, grouper, yellowtail, red snapper, roosterfish and amberjack. Boats remained for the most part on the Pacific side and used macarela (mackerel) for live bait, or it was cut up as bait and sunk to the bottom to coax out the groupers and other deeper water inshore fishes. Two boats this week landed marlin, one of them having gone out to the Finger Bank, while the other was lucky enough to find a marlin near the Old Lighthouse at Cabo Falso.
This week saw boats landing fish in the other category mostly, and we saw a return of some billfish catches. Those mostly revolved around clients that were willing to pay extra money for fuel to go to the Finger Bank, were they got into some marlin action. Most of the fish landed this week were in the inshore category, the most common being ladyfish, skipjack, yellowtail, sierra, roosterfish, jack crevalle, red snapper, grouper, amberjack as well as the odd shark. This week top marlin catches went to the Pisces Tracy Ann