Manta, Ecuador – There has been an excellent Blue Marlin bite going on. Capt. Luis Gomez at the Blue Marlin Lodge (www.bluemarlinmanta.com) has been averaging four blue marlin bites a day. There have been a few striped marlin around as well, but blues have been the main attraction. Fish have been mostly in the 200 to 300 lbs range but one fish was estimated at 850+ lbs. Capt. Gomez writes….
“The cold mass of water of the Pacific Ocean which is right in front of Manta and Salinas is ramming into the warm mass of water coming from the Caribbean for several weeks now, causing several changes, not only at sea but in land too with constant rains and low temperatures with water temperatures at 79F and fish all over the place!!”