We have boats fishing both sides, calling each other when the bite starts. These are no longer the little schoolies, we’re talking 15-25 lbs. We had a couple of groups that came from Peru chasing only Marlin. Their success was limited but, that’s how it goes when you fish a specific species, trust my I’ve done it plenty only to be disappointed more then not.
As I wrote last week the Wahoo conditions I’m my humble opinion were coming together. This week the moon was big, the water is cooling and a lot of larger baits like Bolitos and chihuil are starting to gather around the ridges and seamounts. All that being said guess who showed up, yep not only there are big numbers, they’re big fish. Of course with Wahoo your hook up vs. landing percentage is not always great but most boats fishing for these rockets were hooking 5 a day landing around 3. Not so bad. I think the smallest fish on the scale was 35 lbs with many over 45-50lbs. Purple Nomad Marauders and ballyhoo with trolling weights and pink Brujas (sea witches) we’re getting crunched.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of the wahoo fest.
We have had a few yellowtail and cabrilla starting to show around their normal areas. We will start exploring this to see if it’s a fluke or if it’s an early Christmas gift.