Loreto, Mexico



Aug. 23, 2005, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Loreto, Mexico Fishing Report:

Loreto fishing has been very, very slow. There haven't been too many boats going out at Loreto, so there is not too much to go on. I have canceled my own fishing trips out due to poor fishing and or conditions. Once it improves I'll be offshore looking for billfish or inshore looking for Roosterfish. We had a bright moon phase to contend with, very hot weather and hurricane Hilary has been brushing by the western side of the peninsula and helping to chop up the seas.

The weather blowing through the Loreto area should bring on a change in fishing conditions and boy do we certainly need that! So right now, we have a clean slate to work with and we'll just have to wait and see what surprises are in store.

There are hardly any billfish or dorado to speak of at Loreto. For whatever reason they simply are not being caught often enough for me to even mention them.

The inshore fishing at Loreto has slowed down some due to the effects of the full moon. Once this moon phase dims and the weather cooperates Cabrilla, and Pargo species should be numerous again. I have no reports on Yellowtail, but I know that there are still Roosterfish lurking around. Sardinas used as chum will attract any nearby Roosterfish. There's no shortage of sardinas inside and around the marina. Prime time for netting it these days is about 7 a.m. Larger baits are selling out so early so get there very early to get yours. If you miss out on the bait you can catch it yourself. They're trolling bait rigs for bigeye around the outside of the marina. Jigging for Mackerel has been unreliable. There's still squid to catch. Loreto water surface temperature 89-81 degrees.

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