This past week was a little pick and choose your adventure. The reason I say that is we had a couple of really windy days and you had to pick and choose where you went to find fish depending on how much wind you wanted to endure.
Closer to shore the winds were not as bad as offshore. So those that stayed close to shore were rewarded with some rooster fish and jacks along the shore with some very nice skipjack just a little further out.
We did get a very good marlin bite for three or four days just in front of town with plenty of action & chases. The fish are close to shore, between a half a mile to three miles off the beach. They were very active with each boat getting three or four on average. These fish have now moved out and the “hot marlin bite” has slowed. There are still marlin in the area and I’m sure the bite will get better.
Those that were willing to endure a little more wind were rewarded with some good fishing for tuna under porpoise. Most of the schools were between eight and fifteen miles out. We have started to see some tuna that are not associated with porpoise. The past couple of days we have had great action to the south just past the lighthouse. The tuna are there but a bit picky. They have been wanting chunk squid that is being dead drifted. If you put the time in and are lucky enough to get one you will be rewarded with tuna averaging #40.
We have also seen a few dorado in the area. This past couple of days we have seen a few singles as well as a couple small schools. The action for dorado should only get better as we are starting to see water temperatures climb a little and there is plenty of bait in the area.
This week is supposed to be flat and calm with clear skies and lots of sunshine. Fishing should continue to improve. I will be out every day this week of May 28th and I will be sure to report how the action is. I hope everyone gets a chance to get out and go fishing.