Pete from Fishing Finatics was down in San Cristobal when I checked-in this week and he reports some awesome marlin action is taking place right now. His first day there they went 3 for 5 with about 550-pounder and a pair of 250-class stripes. There have been some really large black marlin popping up as well. Between marlin they're targeting yellowfin and bigeyes on topwater plugs and also scoring on wahoo, palometa, cubera and other mixed local fish. There are still some openings in March and April so contact Pete ASAP for a trip of a lifetime.
Back home, the shop will be closed until March as Pete remains down south, but he wanted me to let interested anglers know about the second annual Old School Bass Dinner on April 26 at Avelino's restaurant in Medford. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance. There will be raffles, door prizes, special guest speaker fisheries biologist Matt Ayer as well as several local sharpies.
Pete Santini from Fishing Finatics told me that Vertigo 2 in San Cristobal Galapagos is going to be launched on New Year's Day and all ready to for 2017. The early reports are fantastic for striped, blue and black marlin. Yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mahi mahi are also plentiful. Pete can be found in his winter home during the months of February and March. He still has a few openings if you are looking for an offshore fishing adventure of a lifetime. Visit for some of the best marlin fishing on the planet. Contact for more information.
Pete from Fishing Finatics reports that there isn't much going on locally as safe ice has yet to form on the local lakes and ponds despite s quick shot of cold weather last week. His partner down in San Cristobal reports marlin, black blue and striped, are being caught in good numbers with blacks and blue between 450 to 700 average and striped average 225 pounds. They are seeing lots of bait and birds with perfect conditions for this upcoming season. They are also encountering piles of yellowfin, bigeye, wahoo, almaco jack, grouper and snapper. He is looking for one more angler to join two other repeat Boston clients for 5 days of fishing February 12 through 18. Contact him asap if interested. The package included lodging, breakfast, lunch and the best marlin action on earth.
Pete from Fishing Finatics reports that there is some pretty good freshwater fishing going on right now. Rainbow trout are being caught Sluice Pond in Lynn, Horn Pond in Woburn and Spit Pond in, Walden Pond in Concord and Jamaica Pond in Boston. Power eggs and mealworm combo fished on an egg sinkers with a Mustad mooching rig will get bites as will a slowly-retrieved Al's goldfish. Charles river is giving up yellow and white perch, catfish and largemouth bass on crawlers fished deep. Smelts are being caught at the Summer Street Bridge and yacht clubs in Hull, Dorchester, Charlestown and Winthrop as well as in the Saugus River. The shop has frozen grass shrimp, Swedish Pimples and bamboo smelt poles in stock as well as Jaw Jackers for ice fishing. Pete's partner in San Cristobal reports that some large yellowfin tuna to the 100-pound class are being caught on topwater lures. Pete will be joining him in February and still has a few spots available so contact him ASAP to get in on this trip.