DORADO CAUGHT BY LOCAL SPORTFISHING BOATS ARE MOSTLY OF SMALLER SIZES
Oct. 28, 2005, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Loreto, Mexico Fishing Report:
Loreto winds have been cooperating since the beginning of the week, but anglers have been disappointed in the size of the dorado, as most fish were in the ten-pound range.
Sardinas have been the best bait to get the dorado on, and the best technique is to troll until one dorado is hooked, then chum sardinas to attract more. Once more dorado are attracted to the boat, if that happens, flylining live sardinas is the way to get them. Light tackle is suggested for these fish.
I have reports of marlin and sailfish being caught at the "bajo de las boyas," which is located about 20 miles north of Loreto off the San Bruno area There is still a buoy anchored there and folks go in search of dorado but they've been having better luck on the billfish instead.
Yellowtail are starting to bite consistently off Punta Perico, the easternmost point of Isla Carmen on Mexico's Sea of Cortez. These are are about 25 pounds and taking live mackerel or bigeye at the bottom, about 90 feet. We'll have more news on these as our boats go out and get them. Tourism has been slow at Loreto, and we have not been going out very often.
The sardinas are thick inside and around the Loreto marina. Water surface temperature range, 78-83 degrees.
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