I am a little late posting this report, but July is turning out to be a very busy month
We are in the green season, which is technically the off season for tourism here
But there still is plenty of very good fishing to be experienced here
There are good mix of species inshore and off to provide lots of action. Good sized fish too.
Offshore, The sailfish and Marlin bite was definitely slow through most of June, (it has since turn back on quite good, so far in July, averaging 8-10 bites a day now). But here were a couple good billfishing days here and there, and Live baiting around logs this time of year is very productive for marlin.
But the best part of green season (May-November)is that it is peak season for yellowfin tunas here.
Chasing tunas is one of my personal favorite types of fishing
They have been showing up quite consistently all month, despite the purse seiners hammering away at them.
If you find the spinner dolphins and birds, there will most likely be yellowfins with them.
We have been finding them anywhere from 18-40 miles out from Los Suenos.
Most have been in the 50-60lb class with a few bigger ones in the mix. They should be getting bigger and even more consistent over the next few months.
Last season there were several 100-200 lb fish caught from may-november and a few in excess of 200 caught.
If you really want to catch them well here make sure you carry live bait, some heavy spinning / spectra setups and poppers. Throwing poppers for them is some of the most exciting fishing you will experience.
A few islander/ ballyhoo combos also work good if they are moving too fast to live bait or throw poppers
If you go tuna fishing with anyone here without this gear, you are wasting your money.
When we find them we usually have no problem catching 10 nice ones within a couple hours, depending on how long it takes the anglers to land them.
We only really have enough room and Ice for 500 lbs aboard the 31 contender La Vida, so we let them go after that.
Here is a video I put together from our June 20th trip, pretty typical offshore action for us this time of year.
there are many logs, branches and trees floating around offshore this time of year, and finding a good one, filled with life can provide hours of fishing fun of all different species.
any one can be loaded with jacks, small yellowfin tuna, bonito and skipjacks, Dorado, tripletails, sharks, wahoo, and bigger predators lurking around, the small tunas provide excellent bait to use to try to catch a marlin.
Inshore fishing has been excellent and very consistent , as it has all year long.
The variety of species changes throughout the year, but june provided lots of Cubera and smaller snappers, roosterfish, and some big AJís and other jacks. there have also been many small wahoos in the 10-30 lb range around some of the inshore rocks and reefs, which will readily hit trolled islanders, spoons, and jets
Weather has been good, mostly sunny almost all day, with cloudy forming in late afternoon followed by a couple hours of rain in the evening 3-5 nights a week. temps in upper 80's.
scattered rain offshore some days, which you can usually avoid
July is looking good, so far we have still been catching tunas, and the billfish bite has been very good .
I did finally get my next boat here, a 33' L&H walk around, which will ready and legal by Oct, 2012.
It is the perfect boat for any serious angler looking for hands -on action.
check this post later I will be adding more....
Here are some pics from June aboard La Vida
Captain Michael Alligood
Last edited by EpicFishingCR; 07-29-12 at 01:50 PM.