ROUGH WATERS HAMPER SPORTFISHING AT PUNTA PULPITO
Nov. 21, 2005, Pam Bolles, Baja Big Fish Company, Loreto, Mexico Sportfishing Report, Baja California Sur:
We've had to cancel our Loreto fishing trips for the last six days due to strong winds. So we haven't been out since last Tuesday.
The Yellowtail were being caught regularly at Punta Pulpito north of Loreto, at least they were before the strong winds prevented us from getting up there.
Captain Abrahn Fernandez Davis camped at Punta Pulpito to fish commercially for Yellowtail and his crew was beached the entire time. He reported the waters so rough that it was impossible to go out. Prior to these winds, Punta Pulpito was giving up limits of Yellowtail in the 20 pound size range on both live bait and jigs at the bottom.
Tuesday, November 22, is forecast to be a decent day on the water at Loreto with light winds, we'll see. We have boats waiting to go out that I've had to cancel four days in a row due to severe wind conditions.
At Isla Coronado last time we fished we were getting plenty of Pargo, Cabrilla and the occasional Dorado. The last of the migrating Dorado feed near the shorelines as they are currently lingering in warm water pockets that are slow to cool. Baja California offshore water temperatures on the Sea of Cortez are too cool to their liking at this time.
Loreto water temperature range, 68-79 degrees.
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