All Species-All the Time !!
Capt. Bob Baker
April 1, 2011
Boca Chica - Saltwater Fishing Report
While yellow fin tuna to WAY over 200 lbs. are caught daily, many , many in the 60-150 lb. class are boated every day. The tuna bite is just wild! Poppers are the primary weapon of choice, but big butterfly jigs take some truly awesome 'fins'.
While idling around to get within casting range of the swarming tunas, BLUE and BLACK MARLIN are taken regularly. Some days they show, but don't hook on( full of Starkist?), but a rigged ,live tunito( football-size tuna) , or bonito can bring the big girls up for one last snack.
DORADO catches get better every time out, as the blue water is dominating, and that hot, hot water has swirled away.
SAILFISH continue to make a respectable showing, even though most anglers stay with gear that will get them on the other end of a tuna.
Got SNAPPER? Yep ! Just throw the boat in neutral and let that idle-trolled bonito swim down..It doesn't take long. Remember, no YANKING! Those are circle hooks! Just point the rod tip towards the water and reel steadily until the hook does its job. After that , yeah, you can "pump & reel', but don't drop the rod tip too fast and cause a slack line. Many fish take that opportunity to "swim off' the hook.
Roosterfish are doing well out at Isla Secas, Las Paridas, and of course around Coiba and Jicaron.
Hannibal Bank remains fantastic. Isla Ladrones , and inside on the reefs and outcroppings are holding a LOT of fish. Wait for blue water, then give them a try there.
August/September will be another wild MARLIN bite, so make a plan, contact me@ email@example.com with requested dates, number of anglers, and duration of the trip (fishing days / Relaxing days).
Good Fishing ! Wherever You Are in the World ! Capn' Bob
Boca Chica Fishing Forecast:
Excellent on all species, billfish, offshore and inshore species.
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