Rooster fish, Marlin, Tuna, and wahoo all in the mix
The fishing took a turn for the better this past week. We saw excellent action for rooster fish both to the North as well as here locally. Locally we saw more fish along the beaches than we have seen up to this point. We had shots at fish up to thirty pounds each day. Most of the fish we saw were smaller in the five to fifteen pound range with a few bigger fish in the mix. We found good schools of smaller to medium fish further offshore as well when throwing sardines.
Further to the North the roosters really turned on this past week giving excellent opportunities to catch them. We managed a few small to medium fish as the couple bigger fish we managed to fool were able to get away before we could get them to hand. One of the fish the hook just worked it’s way out after about a forty minute fight. The other one the line came off the deck so fast it got wrapped around the reel and that’s all it took to snap the leader.
Besides rooster fish we also had a good showing of Marlin moving into the area. They were about eight to fifteen miles out. They were fairly aggressive with most boats getting an average of two or three bites for every half a dozen fish seen.
I got a report of a decent wahoo bite in the area of Cerritos mid week. The report was that the wahoo were bitting decent on trolled jigs and the bite was mostly in the morning.
Finally there were some of the first tuna of the year caught this past week. We were fishing for skip jacks and the boat next to us caught a couple yellowfin. They are the first ones I have seen caught this year although I had heard there were a few others in the area. That’s a great sign. Hopefully they will be here in better numbers this week.
Overall the fishing continues to improve each week. The bait is still tough here in the Los Barriles area but to the North we have good populations of sardines. Hopefully we will start to see some of them here in Los Barriles soon.
We will be fishing each day this week so please check back to see the latest updates. Until then we wish everyone good fishing.