The wahoo are starting to become more consistent. The numbers aren’t huge but if you target them your chances of picking a couple up are pretty good. The Spearos are having more success with the speedsters due to the fact they only need to find them, they don’t have to be feeding. Dark colored Rápalas or pre rigged Ballyhoo around Cerralvo seems to be the ticket. Large schools of porpoises are still being located offshore. These schools are holding fish but they can be far out and make for a long boat ride. Not to mention the fish are small 10-15lbs.
We have had increased activity off the islands for much larger tuna. These fish are the bruisers. 80-120 lbs. A few are being caught by the locals every day. We are metering them daily. Large schools around 60-80 feet deep. The trick is getting them up. They may be on the feed of pelagic red crabs or squid and that’s what’s keeping them at depth. We will continue to crack the code on this. The fish are too nice to ignore, we’ll figure it out.
Stripe Marlin are in abundance around El Bajo and El Charro. We had one boat with a triple, 2 strippers and 1 blue all on ballyhoos. Pargo and Cabrilla are on the rocky spots. Mostly targeted by the spear fisherman, as the traditional guys are targeting the Pelagic’s.