Welcome to the November & December’s EPIC Fishing Forecast
November marks the end of rainy season & start of the high dry season here on the central Pacific where smooth seas and sunny skies are the norm. It also marks the season influx of tourists into the area so be sure to start booking early as good boats book up far in advance.
Mahi mahi (dorado) should be very plentiful around color changes just a short distance offshore, as this is usually the peak time for them before their numbers begin to taper off around year end. Last year we had a pretty bad showing of them probably from the lack of rain in October, but this year looks to be plenty of rain pushing dirty water and wood out of the rivers to form the color changes and trash line the dorado accumulate on.
Further offshore, expect sailfish numbers begin to rise as they begin their yearly migration into the area in big numbers, and by January sailfish season should be in full swing getting 20+ bites every day. We have a very good run of blue and striped marlin here from October to December, giving you an excellent chance to hook up with one of these prize catches known for their strength and endurance.
We have had a great year for yellowfin tuna, which have been consistently around almost daily for over a year now, thanks to regulations passed a year ago. Hopefully this continues as they provide great fun action offshore with a tough fight. Plus, our guests are always happy to take home a few bags of fresh tuna after a day of fishing.
Expect Inshore fishing for roosterfish, snappers and grouper to be good around rocks and structure. Lots of other species to catch as well, including jacks, mackerel and bonitos providing plenty of action to keep your lines tight.
Captain Michael Alligood