Tuna, Dorado And Billfish Battle East Cape Visitors
According to Eddie Dalmau at Van Wormer Resorts, the fishing off the East Cape is outstanding for a variety of marquee species. Most anglers are targeting tuna and dorado, but are encountering and catching lots of marlin.
Dalmau reports that striped marlin, blue marlin and sailfish are showing up at a number of different locations. Boats heading out for tuna have been spotting marlin and hooking 2 to 3 before they even get to the tuna grounds!
“The dorado bite has been hot to the north near the buoys and the ocho ocho. They have also been landing some big bulls to the south near Frailes. We are starting to see more numbers and they are still some very big fish. The dorado this week have ranged from 20-55 lbs. and have been coming in each day. They have been landing them on ballyhoo and small to medium size lures,” said Dalmau.
On the tuna fishing front the bite continues to be very productive. Most of the fish are in the 35 to 50 pound class, but fish into the 200 pound range have been landed.
Boats that head out to target billfish are hooking and landing as many as 6 per trip!Back To Reports