FISHING AREA WINDS TRANSITIONING INTO WINTER PATTERNS
Oct. 9, 2005, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Baja California Sur, Loreto, Mexico:
Last Sunday and Monday were a wash as far as Loreto fishing was concerned. Hurricane Otis never materialized even though everyone was hoping for rain. Loreto fishing water was still rough on Tuesday and Wednesday and calmed by Thursday. I didn't have anyone out until yesterday, Saturday.
Eulogio Davis Sanchez went out on Wednesday and brought back six Yellowfin Tuna in the 20-30 pound size range. He got them approximately 20 miles east northeast of Isla Coronado.
On Saturday Nacho Quintero Rodriguez got a Sailfish 15 miles NE of Loreto, between the islands. On the way back in they fished the north shore line of Isla Carmen and got a 30 pound Roosterfish.
I heard of Dorado being caught on Friday and Saturday. They're small, under 10 pounds with none over 20, and being caught along the shorelines.
Today, Loreto winds started out strong from the west northwest and have since shifted to coming from the south. The seas look reasonable out there but I think it would be a good idea to stay inshore and hide from the wind until it calms down offshore.
This part of the Sea of Cortez is getting transition winds and that system to our south never developed. The air has cooled down for the season and the water will do the same, so these may be the last weeks in 2005 that we'll get dorado.
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