The last few weeks yellowfin tuna have been inconsistent, biting one day and not the next. This week was a different story. A huge volume of tuna has shown on East Cape waters and are feeding on red crabs. These fish are not on porpoise and we are sighting them breezing on the surface. Most boats targeting tuna are taking limits everyday.
The last couple days the bite has been good in the morning and then slowed. In the afternoon the fish pop back up and if you didn't get a limit in the morning it is a sure thing in the afternoon. Yesterday afternoon tuna were jumping and feeding in a huge area as far as I could see in all directions. Quality dorado are also mixed in along with a few striped marlin and bite while we are waiting for the tuna to pop back up.
Cedar plugs have worked well but Halco's have been our secret weapon. They have been the first jig bit on almost every stop.
Larger tuna to 100 pounds are being caught with the porpoise. We are able to see these fish in our fish finder but it has been frustrating trying to get them to bite. Pitching in a live bait in front of the porpoise school has been the most effective.
In shore rooster fishing has been outstanding. This week we were able to put several anglers on their first roosterfish. One afternoon we released a dozen fish in about an hour.
Gary Noble landed this dandy cubara (dog tooth snapper) while fishing for roosterfish
Might not have landed this snapper with a J hook
Halcos are fish candy
I think this dorado must have escaped a gill net at some point in it's life
Skipper Chuy watches 4 anglers battling tuna
Love our Accurate reels
Taking em 2 at a time on Halco lures
We have been filling the fish box with tuna everyday
Bigger grade of tuna are starting to cooperate
Several of our guests caught their first rooster fish this week
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