Totally agree. That's the easiest way to differentiate YFT and Bigeye.Definitely a YFT. The notch in the fork of the tail gives it away. Bigeye don't have that.
What charter operation did you use down there ?
I'd like to go. I never hear of folks going to Peru to fish. And your right, it must be a throw back to an earlier time. The harder it is to do something, the less people do it. I'm imagine that the fishing is top notch.late entry- just came across this thread...
there are charters there, from Tumbes down to Negritos (I've not ventured further).
Punta Sal, then Zorritos, in order of ease of acquiring Charters. These ain't no Costa Rica SF charters though- most of my trips have been on Pangas, one on a 27 BW Outrage.
Truly a throwback place...highly recommend anyone with the means to go- getting there is a PIA, but worth it. Relatively cheap too- as far as accommodations, food, etc go.
For me, it was like what PCH (the trail) must have looked like 150 yrs ago; endless blue ocean to the west and hardly anything to the east.