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Marlins and Dorados in Salinas

Capt. Luis Gomez
March 25, 2008
Salinas - Saltwater Fishing Report

Now that we are in the middle of the winter season in Ecuador, the warmer temperatures and incredible humidity have been all around us for the past few weeks.

The Salinas International Billfish Tournament took place at the Salinas Yacht Club during the first days of February and it was as successful as in previous opportunities. Participants from Ecuador, Peru and the USA took part in the competition. 35 boats hit the water , resulting into the victory of the ¨Veronica¨ whose owner Cesar Baquerizo also won the individual competition with 3 Marlin releases (1 Blue Marlin and 2 Stripped Marlin) and 2 Dorados caught.

Water temperatures stood this weekend at 80F and the current held South. There were 3 boats out which totaled more than 7 Marlin strikes and saw a dozen of other Marlin (mostly Stripped and Blues) eating around the area. None were lucky enough to bring them close for a release but we can see that the Marlin are still out there. We have seen several rainy days in Salinas which have been excellent for bringing Marlins close by. However, when the sun finds a clearing (specially around noon) screens and protection is a must due to the unbelievable warm temperatures it can reach.

We expect that Salinas will stay strong until mid April, upon which we should see Manta becoming the best spot for fishing in the country. Needless to say, we´ll be there with our boats as well, as soon as the action begins.

Time to take advantage of Salinas and enjoy these coming weeks which guarantee warm temperatures and excellent fishing in the #1 beach town in the country.

Salinas Fishing Forecast:

We expect that during April our Manta destination will become the most popular due to the conditions that usually happen at that time of the year. It should stay like that until October.

Target Species:

Marlins, Dorados, Wahoos

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