LORETO DORADO--Aaron, Jeff, and Matt Globerman (from left) with some school-sized dorado caught while fishing north of Isla Coronado out of Loreto's Hotel Oasis with Capt Francisco Martinez. Photo courtesy Patty Zapata.
DORADO FISHING GOOD FOR SMALLER SIZES
Oct. 8, 2005, Patty Zapata, Hotel Oasis, Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico Fishing Report:
The Loreto fishing area of Baja California did not have significant rainfall from Otis even though the forecast indicated heavy rain. Fishing water temperatures probably have reached their higher peak and right now are between 85-90 degrees.
Dorado has been showing it's strange shaped head lately and those who were fishing this week at Loreto had a good catch them even though the size of dorado was small.
Captain Francisco Martinez took Tim Walford, Willie Moore and Howard Schauble fishing 20 miles out of Loreto and 10 miles past North Point of Coronado Island. They made great bait within 10 minutes, bigeye at day light. It was scratch fishing for Dorado; 3 were landed on 4 or 5 short bites. Bait was 8 inches. The average fish size was 15 pounds.
Jeff, Matt and Aaron Globerman started off slow on October 7th. First a hit on a red and white feather. Then nothing for about one and a half hours. Then they moved North Coronado Island and caught 8 Dorados in about 1 1/2 hours using bigeye bait. They had to go back because they ran out of bait! Their Captain was Isidro Mendoza.
The same day Steve Glentsch and Robert Pegan fished 25 miles North of Loreto and caught 12 Dorados guided by Captain Francisco Martínez. The average size of Dorados caught in the Loreto area of the Sea of Cortez was 25 Pounds.
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