WEATHER: It’s Sunday morning, George is off fishing somewhere between Turtle Bay and Ensenada. So you are stuck with my short and sweet fishing report. Our high the end of this week was a sweltering 107 degrees, stay close to a fan and or AC! For me the lows are what temperature it is at 5:30AM when heading to the marina. It’s been a steady 84 degreees. There is a nice afternoon wind, which helps a bit.
WATER:The Sea of Cortez has beautiful blue waters 88-90 degrees. With seas in the 1-3 ft range. The Pacific side on the other side is a bit cooler 81 -86 degrees. The wind chop on the Pacific side is keep the inshore waters green. There is a daily search to find where the blue water starts form a mile offshore to 15 miles off shore.The banks have been blue and holding fish
BAIT: Caballito and Mullet were available at the normal $3 per bait and you could get them if you were out early, many boats were unable to get bait and had to settle for frozen horse ballyhoo at $3 each.
BILLFISH: here is where I get a little light on the report! George will be home soon! The blues are in! Being caught on a daily basis. I didn’t hear of any new larger ones this week, hopefully that is because they were released! Most of the marlin catch of course is still the Striped Marlin we have all year round. With the Dorado, there has been a score of Sailfish again this year.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: Well the story of the week this week Here they are there they go. The Purse seiners arrive in force this week and tuna are gone. Upset with this? Please take a few minutes to let the Mexican Government what you think about the Purse Seiners repeatedly fishing in our waters. Please no cussing and swearing, that won’t solve anything. English replies are accepted.
Also, try dropping an email to Senator Luis Coppola, who is said to be sympathetic to Cabo fishermen. luis.coppola firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!!
DORADO: Lots of dorado this week and the Sailfish that come with them. They ranged from way too small to some really nice 50 lb bulls! Since the tuna are gone for now, this was dinner of the week.
INSHORE: Amberjack, Roosterfish and a few Grouper were pretty much the inshore action this week. For anglers fishing fly gear or light tackle there was a good bite on nice sized Skipjack as well. This has not changed, although green in places the roosterfish bite remains strong.
FISH RECIPE: Check the blog for this weeks recipe! I know I’m slacking on this. I have a pile right next to me.
NOTES: Written to the sounds of Tawny snoring at my feet, waiting patiently for her Sunday morning beach romp. Just need to hope no one will throw us out! More next week when George gets back.