EAST CAPE FISHING -- FISH SPECIES

  • Rooster Fish ROOSTER FISH
    Nematistius pectoralis

    Size:10-50lbs common, monsters near 100

    Peak Season:May thru October

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  • Striped Marlin STRIPED MARLIN
    Tetrapturus audax

    Size:to 200lbs common, larger possible

    Peak Season:May-July, Sept-Nov

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  • Dorado DORADO
    Coryphaena hippurus

    Size:5-50+ lbs

    Peak Season:May-Oct

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  • Wahoo WAHOO
    Acanthocybium solandri

    Size:20-50lbs, 100lbs is possible

    Peak Season:July-Oct

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  • Sailfish SAILFISH
    Istiophorus platypterus

    Size:50-100lbs

    Peak Season: January

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  • Black Marlin BLACK MARLIN
    Makaira indicus

    Size:200+, 1000lbs rare but possible

    Peak Season:??

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  • Blue Marlin BLUE MARLIN
    Makaira nigricans

    Size:300-600, 1000lbs possible

    Peak Season:July-Oct

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  • Jack Crevalle JACK CREVALLE
    Caranx hippos

    Size:10-30lbs common

    Peak Season:May-Oct

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  • Sierra Mackerel SIERRA
    Scomberomorus maculatus

    Size:2-10lbs

    Peak Season:Oct-April

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  • Yellow Fin Tuna Yellow Fin Tuna
    Thunnus albacres

    Size:10lbs to 300 for the cows

    Peak Season:June-Oct

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  • Yellowtail Yellowtail
    Seriola lalandi

    Size:15-40lbs common

    Peak Season:winter time

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  • African Pompano African Pompano
    Alectis ciliaris

    Size:15-30lbs

    Peak Season:spring and summer

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  • Pargo Snapper PARGO (SNAPPER)
    Lutjanidea family

    Size:1 to 40lbs for the bruisers

    Peak Season:Mar-June, Sep-Nov

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