East Cape Round up with Team Jen Wren

East Cape Slug Swordfish. Definite fish of a lifetime.

The East Cape is heating up. Our humidity is starting to rise and now daytime temperatures are starting to tip 90 degrees. Evenings are still cooling a bit and very pleasant.

Game fish have been fickle and hard to figure out. Smaller yellowfin tuna have been consistent south of Frailes trolling hoochies, Yozuri’s and cedar plugs. The larger model yellowfin have been with porpoise schools off shore but it has been hard to get them to go. It has been a risk versus reward thing. The risk is getting skunked but the reward is the potential of catching a cow or even a super cow.

Striped marlin have been consistent and the best bet for sure action. We released our first blue marlin a couple days ago and have had several short biters. The aggressiveness and speed of a blue marlin always amazes me.

The great wahoo bite we have enjoyed for months has tapered off and roosterfish have not been much in the mood. We have been sighting schools of trophy size roosters in the shallows but they are spawning now and not showing interest in our baits.

Stripe Marlin
Local Stripe Marlin fishery is on fire

We have also had an unprecedented showing of broadbill swordfish. Everyday on the VHF there are reports from fleet boats that have spotted one. It is hard to get them to bite but some anglers have been luck. “Rude Girl” boated two fish in one day a couple weeks ago and Monday they hooked another. We were just a few hundred yards from them when this last event happened and they called us to borrow a gaff.

There is just no justice!

If you are looking for a good time call Mark at Jenwrensportfishing.com to book a date.


Hope all you fishing is full of tight lines.

Team Accurate

Boys testing the Valiant on the Yellowfin tuna with good results.


Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin getting with it on the East cape.

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