HEAVY BIRD ACTION AND YELLOWTAIL FISHING
AT SAN FRANCISQUITO
June 23, 2006, Chuck Decker, San Francisquito, Baja California, Mexico:
Myself, Chuck Decker from Tucson, Arizona. and Jim Bunck from Huntington Beach, California, flew our two planes down to San Francisquito with 6 passengers and fished Saturday June 17th through Monday June 19th.
Over the 2-1/2 days of fishing we picked up about 35 yellowtail. Not one fish was less than 34 pounds and some were 45 plus pounds.
We fished in the resort's local pangas with Juan and Ernie. Sea conditions were flat and calm, water temperatures I can only guess, the beach was 80-plus but out about a mile it was maybe 72 degrees.
We also caught a few pinto bass, one weighed 8 pounds, and big sheephead about 15 pounds, but we mostly surfaced fished so we were not really trying for any other type of fish. The yellows were not down deep so we stopped jigging.
We never ever saw so much bait in the water, there were acres and acres of bait balls. You could see them everywhere.
However because there was so much bait the yellowtail were not always biting when the birds were working.
We fished north of San Francisquito about 5 miles and right in front off the beach very close to shore and worked the birds. We used surface blue and white jigs. The yellows only bit on the surface and only for a very short period and they would just shut off in minutes. We spent most of the time just waiting for the birds to start working and cast into the frenzy in hopes of a yellowtail.
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