The Salinas season started with great perspectives. The first two weeks of the year brought in an important number of Blue Marlin and Stripped Marlin to our coastline. Several Black Marlin were released too while Dorado and Wahoo catches soared to impressive numbers
Perhaps the only major decrease is the amount of Bigeye Tunas caught and in Ecuador, we owe this to the hundreds of artesanal boats that ravage the sea every day.
The “Cope” bank is still the best Wahoo spot, while "Las Puntas" in front of Salinas, is the best area for Stripped Marlin.
We are glad to see that Salinas is finally turning into the “Release culture” for the billfish, becoming more conscious and aware of the conservation priorities we are facing with the species, while only bringing in Dorado and Wahoo.
Water temperatures remain stable at 78° and 79°, and the “El Niño” current has arrived with some rain which has not been significant for now.
We are happy to announce that the new highway Guayaquil-Salinas is up and running, becoming the best highway of the nation. Now, you can arrive to Salinas after a one hour ride.
We are expecting a lot of action during the next couple of months.