Last Week Fish Report Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort Fleet

Last week's Fish and Condition report brought to you by Angel Ortiz, boat manager and Jesus Araiza on the Eclipse 91

From: July 26h - August 1st, 2002 

Total boats out: 65 Fisherman: 195

Weather Temperature: Mid 80īs - High  90`s

Water Temperature: 81°- 87°

Type Capture Release Total
 Blue Marlin ~ 6 6
 Black Marlin ~ ~ ~
  Striped Marlin 3 44 47
  Sailfish 1 15 16
  Dorado 52 20 72
  Tuna 181 4 185
  Wahoo 1 ~ 1
  Roosterfish ~ 20 20
  Grupper ~ ~ ~
  Shark ~ ~ ~
  Snapper 28 ~ 28
  Jack cravalle  4 1 5
  Amberjack 6 3 9
~ ~ ~
  Yellowtail 3 ~ 3
  Ladyfish ~ ~ ~
  Pampano 1 ~ 1
  Triggerfish 2 ~ 2
  Squid 15 ~ 15
  Cabrilla ~ ~ ~
  Skip Jack ~ 27 27

Water Temperature:  Captains are finding some areas where the water temperature reaches the 87 degrees, warm, nice color and calm sea, but they are not finding much fish here, since most of the fish is being found where water is in 83-85 degrees water.

Weather Temperature: Nice breeze has kept the days below the hundred, still it is hot, but very nice.

Fishing Spots and Distance: 

Off-shore fishing.- Tuna continue to produce good numbers early in the week, but it slow a little as the week came to a close. Still Jesus Araiza was telling me that the are seeing a lot more porpoise and it is a matter of hit and miss, you never know. Jesus also mentioned that there are a lot of squid in the water, some even washing into shore up North. Striped marlin continue to be around and with good numbers, a little late for them, since by now, it should be more sails than stripes, and more blues. But they are coming and next week Bisbee tournament should have a lot of fish to choose from. Also big dorados around up to 56 lbs, but we are starting to see more school dorados.  

In-shore fishing.- With such good off-shore fishing, we didn't have that many anglers targeting the in-shore species. Still, Jesus mentioned the conditions are great, and most it down from La Rivera to Punta Arena. 

Successful lures: Petrolero continue to be the best. But a good menu is the best to have chances at everything.  A big Seeder plug was what caught the 160 lbs tuna this week.

Bait Used: Mullet, sardine and small jacks, bait guys are limiting the bait to the boats so everyone gets some.

Highlight of the Week: The tuna continue early in the week. 160 lbs, two at 124.2 lbs weighted with a certified electronic scale, in the same date and during our Big Game Blow Out Tournament, something we never seen before.  Good number of billfish and big dorado. A very good fishing week, I would add.

Mr. Bob Mehrer while fishing on our tournament won the Dorado jackpot with a 51 lbs, he also caught and released a striped marlin, but the highlight is that he did it at the The old man and the sea, as he was fishing by himself, no captain and no deckhand. 

Hope to see you next week!!!