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March 29, 2011

Tropic Star Lodge Fishing Highlights - Mar 12-19, 2011

As we move on through March, there are definitely signs that the Black Marlin and Blue Marlin are leaving our area, migrating south towards Ecuador and Peru. The crews are picking up a few here and there and most of them are being caught within 2-4 miles from the shoreline. What’s amazing is how every season seems to be a little different. Last march, around this time , the marlin bite was spectacular. As a matter of fact March 2010 was one of our top months. They’ll be back again soon but until then we’ll be busy with Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Roosterfish and a host of other inshore species.
We’ve released over 300 Roosterfish this month. Guests are returning with up to 25 Roosterfish release flags. There’s some big ones too, up to 70 lbs. The Tuna bite is also spectacular. The fish are in the 40-70 lb range with a few 100+ fish in the mix.
Andrew Nolasco was the top angler for the week. He released his first 2 BLACK MARLIN, both estimated between 250 and 300 lbs. He also released his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN that went around 300 lbs.  Paul Wirth also released his first BLACK MARLIN estimated at 350 lbs. Mike Powers had his shot and released his first BLACK MARLIN around 350 lbs. Eric Torano released his first BLACK MARLIN in the 300 lb range.
Other noteworthy catches were by Edwin Nolasco who nailed a lovely 40lb CUBERA SNAPPER last week. Mike Newman released his first ROOSTERFISH that went 40 lbs.

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