“Iffy Conditions”, Moving Fish and Red Tuna Crabs

“Iffy Conditions”, Moving Fish and Red Tuna Crabs

Every year about this time we start to see the currents change, water temperature drop and now the types of bait have changed.

We get periods of time where we get Squid and tiny Shrimps in the water which can be frustrating. Then we get these Red Crabs. We call them the Tuna Crabs, they float and travel with the currents and when they’re around, you have a major challenge. Right now we have both so it’s a double whammy. But it’s not just about bait, water temperatures are in a “free fall” right now, but we still have warm areas and that’s the real story this week!

Let’s start with the “iffy conditions”. Iffy because water temperatures are dropping and massive bait in the form to tiny Squids and Shrimps have moved in. Hard to mimic these baits and every species out there are just chowing down and stuffing themselves. Big fish, small fish, they’re all just happy as can be stuffing themselves. The challenge is to get them to turn their heads. Then you throw the “cursed” Red Tuna Crabs in the mix and at that point you’ll be glad you have a real captain that’s experienced. The “talkers” are always going to make excuses. At Corbetena this week fishing was “iffy” for sure. Sailfish for some reason have moved back in the area as have Striped Marlin. Of course some days they’re “in” and other days they’re “out”. The whole area is in transition which is normal. For now it’s going to be work to catch larger species at Corbetena. Now El Banco is a little different right now. Sailfish and Striped Marlin were thick on Tuesday, Wednesday they were nowhere to be found. Fish move and they’re moving. What does this mean, well you can’t expect to find fish where they were yesterday. For now the deep water locations are still producing, but at what cost?

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